The 2020 Revised Edition of Christ Conspiracy includes a new Preface by Acharya, an Editorial Preface by Dr. Robert M. Price, an Appendix by Dr. Christian Lindtner and another by Robert Tulip. Plus, Memorial commentary from Ken Humphreys, Kristyn Whitaker Hood of Mythicist Milwaukee, David Bruce MDiv and Robert Tulip. Also includes an Afterword by N.W. Barker. There’s good reason why this book is still popular after 20 years.
Contrary to popular belief, there was no single man at the genesis of Christianity but rather many characters rolled into one. The majority of these characters were personifications of the ubiquitous solar myth as reflected in the stories of such popular deities as Mithra, Hercules, Dionysus, and numerous others borrowed from Roman mythology and beyond. The story of Jesus as portrayed in the Gospels resembles those of the earlier savior-gods Krishna and Horus. These redeemer tales are similar not because they reflect the actual exploits of a variety of men who did and said similar things but because they represent the same ancient core of knowledge that revolved around the celestial bodies and natural forces called Astrotheology.
In this highly controversial and explosive book, archaeologist, linguist, and mythologist Acharya S/D.M. Murdock marshals an enormous amount of startling evidence to demonstrate that Christianity and the story of Jesus Christ were created by members of various secret societies, mystery schools and religions to unify the Roman Empire under one state religion. Through such fabrication, this multinational cabal drew on a multitude of myths and rituals that existed long before Christian era, reworking them over centuries into the story and religion passed down today.
Chapters in The Christ Conspiracy 20th-year anniversary revised edition include:
- Editorial Preface by Dr. Robert M. Price
- The Quest for Jesus Christ
- The Holy Forgery Mill
- Biblical Sources
- Non-Biblical Sources
- Further Evidence of a Fraud
- Physical Evidence
- The Myth of Hebrew Monotheism
- The Characters
- Astrology and the Bible
- The Son of God is the Sun of God
- The Disciples are the Signs of the Zodiac
- The Gospel Story
- Other Elements and Symbols of the Christian Myth
- The Patriarchs and Saints are the Gods of Other Cultures
- The Meaning of Revelation
- Essenes, Zealots and Zadokites
- Alexandria: Crucible of Christianity
- Enter Rome
- The Making of a Myth
- Appendix by Dr. Christian Lindtner
- Appendix by Robert Tulip
- In Memoriam: Acharya S
- Afterword by N.W. Barker
This book contains a table of contents, bibliography and index, and includes over 1,845 citations and 15 illustrations. Primary sources discussed include the Bible, Dead Sea Scrolls, Talmud, Book of Enoch, Gospel of the Hebrews, Gospel of Thomas, Gospel of the Infancy, Epistle of Barnabas and Shepherd of Hermas, as well as Josephus, Pliny, Tacitus, Suetonius, Justin Martyr, Marcion, Irenaeus, Tertullian, Augustine, Eusebius, Porphyry, Celsus, et al.
“I find it undeniable that many of the epic heroes and ancient patriarchs and matriarchs of the Old Testament were personified stars, planets, and constellations.”
– Dr. Robert Price, Biblical Scholar with two Ph.D’s
“Your scholarship is relentless! …the research conducted by D.M. Murdock concerning the myth of Jesus Christ is certainly both valuable and worthy of consideration.”
– Dr. Ken Feder, Professor of Archaeology