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A Pre-Christian ‘God’ on a Cross?

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Stellar House Publishing is delighted to offer this 40-page PDF/ebook. In this ebook, I have put together some very important and special information that sheds a tremendous amount of light on the environment in which Christianity was formulated.

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Stellar House Publishing is delighted to offer this 40-page PDF/ebook. In this ebook, I have put together some very important and special information that sheds a tremendous amount of light on the environment in which Christianity was formulated. Without this fleshing out of the milieu of the place and era, we cannot understand how Christianity came about. I think you will really enjoy my work here, which breaks it all down into subsections with many illustrations. While my work is scholarly, with many footnotes, I am always aware of the lay reader and attempt to make the information both interesting and accessible.

  • Contains over 40 images illustrating the main themes
  • Includes numerous primary sources, often with original text in Greek and Latin
  • Provides 119 footnotes and annotated citations
  • Includes a bibliography with some of the latest research
  • Contains an extensive table of contents with many subsections, for ease of reference
  • Includes image captions for the visually impaired

Here’s an excerpt:

Although the tiny Orpheos ornament disappeared during World War II from the Berlin Bode Museum,  there exist drawings and photographs of both it and a cast of it made in modern times. In 2001, a line drawing of the artifact was pictured on the cover of Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy’s The Jesus Mysteries, which created a bit of a sensation, as apologists scrambled to debunk the object because of its similarities to supposed “Christian” iconography. Very soon, cries of “forgery!” were ringing out on the internet and beyond, and the integrity of the Jesus Mysteries authors was impugned with fury, for exposing the amulet to the light of day. But were such charges of forgery appropriate and based on a thorough scientific investigation?

Table of Contents:
Christian Connection?
A Late Forgery?
Zahn and Reil
‘Orpheos Bakkikos’ Inscription
Variant Spellings
Hematite and Carnelian Gems
Orphism and Christian Mysticism
The Iobakchoi
Roman ‘Good Friday’ Liturgy
Julius, Bacchus and Orpheus
The ‘New Dionysus’
Eleusinian Mysteries
Resurrection and Ascension
Justin Martyr
Sons of Jupiter
No ‘Being Crucified?’
Staked and Affixed to a Cross
Trophies
Sign of the Cross
Plato’s World Soul and Just Man
Ixion in Cruciform
Prometheus Crucified
Andromeda Chained
Julius’s Funeral
The Tropaeum
Tertullian
Minucius
The Pozzuoli and Other Crucifixes
Gaza
Chrestos
Trophy Coin
Triad Imagery
Primitive Dionysus?
Herakles
Buddha
Mithra
From Cruciform to Dramatic Death
Human Sacrifice
The Cult of Julius
Ides of March
Liberalia Celebration
Phallic Symbols and Priapus
Meaning of Bakkikos
Dionysian Suffering?
Marsyas at the Stake
The Kings of Ai
The Moon and Stars
Lunar Resurrection Symbol
Resurrection Coin
Aureus of Divus Caesar
Crucified and Resurrected Divine Savior
Conclusion
Bibliography