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Jesus as the Sun throughout History

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From the earliest times of Christian history, Jesus Christ has been identified with the sun. This fact is readily demonstrated through the study of ancient texts, including the Bible and works of the early Church fathers, as well as Christian traditions, rituals, architecture and artifacts…

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From the earliest times of Christian history, Jesus Christ has been identified with the sun. This fact is readily demonstrated through the study of ancient texts, including the Bible and works of the early Church fathers, as well as Christian traditions, rituals, architecture and artifacts. From a wide variety of sources, it is clear that associating, identifying and equating Christ with the sun began in ancient times and has continued abundantly over the many centuries since then. Includes many primary sources and quotes from credentialed authorities.

Jesus as the Sun throughout History examines ancient texts, including the Bible and works of the early Church fathers, as well as other writings, art, artifacts and traditions to demonstrate that Jesus has been perceived as the sun, both spiritually and as the actual, physical solar orb, many times over the centuries by numerous people, including religious authorities and common people.

Why were the Christians in ancient times considered to be “sun worshippers?”

Discover how from ancient times Christ was labeled as the “Sun of Righteousness,” was identified with Apollo and was depicted as the sun god.

Learn how the “son/sun of God” play on words has been “reveled in” for centuries.

Find out how Native Central and South American traditions equate Jesus with the sun.

Jesus as the Sun throughout History uses primary sources and the works of highly credentialed authorities to demonstrate that the equation of Christ with the sun – both the power behind the sun and the material sun itself – has occurred since the earliest times and is not a “modern” phenomenon.

This ebook contains over 100 sources with 167 foonotes, carefully citing all quotations and references.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction
The Bible
New Testament Solar Imagery
The Ancient Astrotheological Religion
The Sun of Righteousness/Justice, the True Sun, etc.
Church Father Tertullian (fl. 190-220)
Clementine Homilies (c. 250)
St. Ambrose (c. 338-397)
St. Augustine (354-430)
The Manichaeans/Manicheans
The Heliognosti or “Sun Knowers”
Egyptian Christians/Copts
Marsilio Ficino (1433-1499)
The Son of God is the Sun of God
The Solar Logos
Charles Francois Dupuis (1742-1809)
The Disciples are the 12 Hours, Months and Signs of the Zodiac
Jesus and the Sun Bird/Phoenix
Christ the Sun in Art, Architecture and Symbols
Christian Astrotheological Holidays
Christ as the Sun in Native Traditions
Conclusion
Bibliography