The Laughing Jesus: Religious Lies and Gnostic Wisdom by Timothy Freke, Peter Gandy

By Timothy Freke, Peter Gandy

Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy, authors of The Jesus Mysteries and Jesus and the misplaced Goddess, go back with a robust indictment of Jewish, Christian, and Islamic fundamentalism and a passionate reinterpretation of Gnostic spirituality. in line with Freke and Gandy, religiously encouraged acts of violence, reminiscent of the assaults on 9-11, are not anything new. they're the continuation of an extended and bloody background of brutality because of mistaking extraordinary previous books for the observe of God. The time has come to finish spiritual intolerance and get up to oneness by way of rediscovering the Gnostic method of reworking oneself and the world.

Freke and Gandy's Incendiary New ebook Is a take-heed call to the World

What if the previous testomony is a piece of fiction, Jesus by no means existed, and Muhammad used to be a mobster?

What if the Bible and the Qur’an are works of political propaganda created via Taliban-like fundamentalists to justify this type of non secular violence we're witnessing on the planet today?

What if there's a titanic concept that may perhaps unfastened us from the us-versus-them international created by means of faith and give the opportunity for us to actually love our neighbors—and even our enemies?

What whether it is attainable to evoke to a profound kingdom of oneness and love, which the Gnostic Christians symbolized through the enigmatic determine of the guffawing Jesus?

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Darauf beruht die Tabelle oben S. 15f. 82 Schräder, Studien zur Kritik, 148. 83 Gunkel, Genesis, 139f. 32 Christoph Levin der Priesterschrift wird bis zum Ende des einleitenden Gottesbefehls beibehalten (6,9-22). Danach schließt der Jahwist bis zur gleichen Höhe auf (7,15*), wobei nur der Befehl zum Bau der Arche entfallt. Darauf lässt die Redaktion den ausführlichen Bericht der Priesterschrift über die Besteigung der Arche 7,6-16a* folgen. Er liest sich als Erläuterung der Ausfuhrungsnotiz 7,5 und mündet selbst wieder in eine summarische Ausfuhrungsnotiz, nämlich 7,16aß.

Rad, Die Priesterschrift im Hexateuch, Β WANT 65, 1934, 40. 2 macht sich ein Überarbeiter spürbar, der schon die Combination von Gen 1 -3 vor sich hat". 73 Blum, Studien zur Komposition, 280. "74 Dafür gibt es auch positive Indizien. Die Art des Temporalsatzes mit DVH ist dieselbe wie in 2,4b RJP. Dieser Temporalsatz erscheint sogar zweimal, am Anfang und am Schluss des Einschubs, wobei mit der Klausel DN"Qn DVH „am Tage, als sie erschaffen wurden" auch die Rückbindung der Toledotformel aus 2,4a übernommen ist.

Entscheidend sind dabei nicht die einzelnen Motive, etwa Hagel oder Heuschrecken, sondern deren erzählerische Ausgestaltung zu einzelnen Handlungen in ihrem Zusammenhang. 38 Werner Η. Schmidt Dabei kehren aus der Urgeschichte (wie aus anderen Textbereichen) vertraute Charakteristika wieder oder treten gar prägend hervor. ", aus der sich die folgende Handlung entwickelt, so stellt Ex 7,14 im deutenden Wort einen Zustand fest, der das weitere Geschehen bestimmt: „Das Herz des Pharaos ist schwer".

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