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This portrait of Jesus concentrates on ethics, as opposed to theology, claiming Jesus' preaching was first and foremost about simple living, pacifism, and vegetarianism, and that he had never intended to create a new religion. Jewish Christianity has a history which can be traced from the Essenes and John the Baptist, through Jesus, to its disappearance into Islamic mysticism in the 7th or 8th century. The author claims that gentile Christian groups are the spiritual ancestors of modern Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox churches, and that the true followers of Jesus are his earliest followers - the Jewish Christians. He argues that only by understanding this mysterious and misunderstood strand of early Christianity can we get to the heart of the radical message of Jesus of Nazareth.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781930051263
ISBN-10: 1930051263
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 11mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Lantern Books,US
Publisher: Lantern Books,US
Publish Date: 1-May-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Keith Akers

Keith Akers is also the author of Vegetarian Sourcebook: The Nutrition, Ecology and Ethics of a Natural Foods Diet.