Over the decades that I’ve been writing about and teaching what is called “Jesus mythicism,” many educated people who have studied my work have made supportive comments. While my detractors like to toss out defamatory claims, the one thing most of them have in common is that they have never read my work and are just repeating falsehoods, rumors, smears, calumny and libel.
In addition to the people quoted below who have read my work are many others who have done likewise but who have not publicly stated as much. Someone who recently has stated so is Dutch theologian Rev. Dr. Edward van der Kaaij, while another is famed pianist, chess master and mathematician Charles Covington, whose comments below are published here with his permission:
Hello Ms Murdock:
Just wanted to say I really enjoy all of the information that you have been giving. I just recently retired from Howard University in Wash, DC but I am still very active in many other areas. I am also an international Jazz musician, a national Chess master, professional Magician and mathematician just to mention a few. I have hundreds of books here in my home and very knowledgeable about many subjects.
If you google Charles Covington you will find a lot of information about my background, especially if you are interested in Jazz Music. You can also hear some of my concerts at the Kennedy Center if you put in Charles Covington utube.
I’ve been listening to your videos & radio interviews etc., and I am very impressed. Being a professional musician, chess master, historian and mathematician, I can appreciate all of the tremendous amount of effort you put into your work.
Keep up the GREAT work you are doing!!!!!
What Others Have Said about My Work
“D.M. Murdock’s book Christ in Egypt is one of my main sources. Fantastic book!”
—Rev. Dr. Edward van der Kaaij, theologian and author of The Uncomfortable Truth of Christianity
“…In recent months or over the last year or so I have interviewed Frank Zindler and Richard Carrier and David Fitzgerald and Robert Price all on the issue of mythicism… when I spoke to these people I asked for their expertise collectively and what I got, especially from Fitzgerald and Robert Price, was that we should be speaking to D.M. Murdock, author of Did Moses Exist? The Myth of the Israelite Lawgiver‘.”
—Aron Ra, American Atheists-TX
“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. Kenneth L. Feder, Professor of Archaeology, Central Connecticut State University, Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries: Science and Pseudoscience In Archaeology
“I find myself in full agreement with Acharya S/D.M. Murdock… I find it undeniable that…many, many of the epic heroes and ancient patriarchs and matriarchs of the Old Testament were personified stars, planets, and constellations…”
—Dr. Robert M. Price, The Pre-Nicene New Testament
“I can recommend your work whole-heartedly!”
—Dr. Robert Eisenman, James the Brother of Jesus and The New Testament Code, RobertEisenman.com
“Well-referenced, with numerous quotations from renowned Egyptologists and classical scholars, Acharya’s penetrating research clearly lays out the very ancient pre-Christian basis of modern Christianity. Those who espouse Christianity beware! After digesting the evidence, you will never again view your religion in the same light.”
—Dr. Robert M. Schoch, Professor of Natural Science College of General Studies at Boston University; Author, Pyramid Quest, Voyages of the Pyramid Builders and Voices of the Rocks
“Acharya S deserves to be recognized as a leading researcher and an expert in the field of comparative mythology, on a par with James Frazer or Robert Graves—indeed, superior to those forerunners in the frankness of her conclusions and the volume of her evidence.”
—Barbara Walker, The Women’s Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets and Man Made God
“I’ve known people with triple Ph.D’s who haven’t come close to the scholarship in Who Was Jesus? Fingerprints of The Christ.“
—Pastor David Bruce, M.Div, North Park Seminary, Chicago, HollywoodJesus.com
“Thirty years ago, when in divinity school, I might have had second thoughts about becoming an Episcopal priest if a book like D. M. Murdock’s Who Was Jesus? had been available to me.”
—Bob Semes, Retired university professor of History and Religion, Founder and Executive Director of The Jefferson Center
“In addition to presenting in Suns of God the troubling history of religious wars in an easily followed narrative, Acharya goes a step further, explaining as only she can how a once-simplistic idea has been carried into our modern world with terrible and nearly unimaginable results.”
—Rev. Dr. W. Sumner Davis, Fellow, Royal Astronomical Society; Member, American Geophysical Union; Affiliate, New York Academy of Science?
“Ms. Murdock is one of only a tiny number of scholars with the richly diverse academic background (and the necessary courage) to adequately address the question of whether Jesus Christ truly existed as a walking-talking figure in first-century Palestine.”
—David Mills, Atheist Universe
“Thank you, Acharya, for the important work you are doing. Who Was Jesus? Fingerprints of the Christ just might be the best short introduction to Biblical scholarship yet.”
—David Bergland, 1984 Libertarian Party Presidential Candidate, Libertarianism In One Lesson
“…I have found her scholarship, research, knowledge of the original languages, and creative linkages to be breathtaking and highly stimulating.”
—Rev. Dr. Jon Burnham, Pastor, Presbyterian Church, Houston, TX
“Acharya S has done a superb job in bringing together the rich panoply of ancient world mythology and culture, and presenting it in a comprehensive and compelling fashion….
“A heavenly location for the actions of the savior gods, including the death of Christ, would also have been influenced by most religions’ ultimate derivation from astrotheology, as in the worship of the sun and moon. For this dimension of more remote Christian roots, see the books of Acharya S”
—Earl Doherty, The Jesus Puzzle; Jesus: Neither God Nor Man
“The Christ Conspiracy—very, very scholarly and wholly researched—is a book for today…”
—Rev. B. Strauss, ex-Catholic Priest, Chicago, IL
“D.M. Murdock could well be the most brilliant, insightful and rigorous theologian writing today.”
“Acharya S knows more about the ancient Mysteries than any living scholar.”
—Christopher Knowles, The Secret History of Rock ‘N’ Roll
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