This is one of the most controversial books about the Christian narrative of Jesus ever published. Graves tried to gather together all of what was known at the time about other similar stories of gods who walked the earth, preached ethical and mystical doctrines, and ended up as Deicides. Today, folklorists have discovered a set of world-wide themes relating a story of a culture-hero who has a miraculous birth and tragic death. This is one of the archetypal stories which Jung and Campbell discussed. This does not lessen the impact, however, on traditional believers in these narratives as the absolute truth. So is the need for a deathless hero who saves humanity part of the deep structure of our brain? Is religion simply filling a psychological need which is part of being human? The World's Sixteen Crucified Saviors raised a host of questions, few of which have yet been adequately answered, over a century later.This is one of the most controversial books about the Christian narrative of Jesus ever published.
|Title||:||The World's Sixteen Crucified Saviors|
|Publisher||:||Lulu Press, Inc - 2013-01-12|