Here’s some info about my latest project, which hopefully will be out sometime in 2011. It’s called The Christ Myth Anthology, and I started working on it last year. I published a tentative cover for it in my “Origins of Christianity” article, which I uploaded a year ago.
The Christ Myth Anthology is a collection of essays specifically about Jesus Mythicism. Although it’s not exactly an update per se of my first published book, The Christ Conspiracy, CMA does update the original article from which that book was written, “The Origins of Christianity and the Quest for the Historical Jesus.” The updated parts also include chapters from my book Suns of God, as found on my websites, such as in my “Christ Conspiracy Articles” section but with additional quotes and edited citations to include the best modern scholarship on this subject.
I have included some brand-new chapters as well, which contain much fascinating information, including the significant trade between India and Rome just centuries before and into the common era. This information vital to Christ-myth studies is well documented and appears in scholarly books but is largely unknown to the public at large. In fact, this crucial and interesting cultural exchange is hardly given a mention in mainstream education. How many people are aware of the substantial commerce between the Mediterranean and India during the first centuries BCE and AD/CE?
CMA comes to a very interesting conclusion concerning the origins of much Krishnaism and Buddhism as well: Believe it or not, these three general mythoi of Krishna, Buddha and Christ were concretized in significant part at largely the same time! Evidently there was a concerted effort from a multinational priesthood at Alexandria to unify the various religions not only of the Roman Empire but also of India. In other words, an archetypical mythos was adapted to individual cultures.