Visit ‘s Hugh Schonfield Page and shop for all Hugh Schonfield books. Check out pictures, bibliography, and biography of Hugh Schonfield. Hugh J. Schonfield has 64 books on Goodreads with ratings. Hugh J. Schonfield’s most popular book is The Passover Plot. There is probably no other figure in modern Jewish historical research who is more controversial or famous than Hugh J. Schonfield, who once said: “The.

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Hugh J. Schonfield

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Indeed, it is almost surprising that Schonfield did not interpret the resurrection of Jesus as Leslie D. On Schonfield’s reading, Paul’s conception of his mission as an earthly manifestation of a heavenly Christ albeit one who had lived on earth and returned to heaven would provide a missing link helping to explain how Paul came to appropriate the Gnostic apostolate.

This book is an interesting read, but as with a lot of books on revisionist theology a lot of it is pure speculation and opinion based. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Schweitzer’s work is so well-known within the field that Schonfield must certainly have been intimately familiar with it for decades prior to writing his work.

Surely the most striking of Schonfield’s hypotheses schonrield that Saul of Tarsus first considered himself to be Hug Messiah, destined to bring the Light of Judaism yugh the Gentiles, and that his persecuting fury was ignited by the belief that the apostolic preaching of Jesus was a lie sent to deceive the unwary in the Last Days.

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Would “Passover” make a good plot for a movie? I am not convinced. Learn more at Author Central. What Became of Israel? And despite the scorn of apologists, the only thing implausible about such speculations is that they are based on too literal a reading of the gospels! Schonfield was also a Spiritualist.

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There are many facts and fictions in this piece, but schinfield of what is there is very interesting IF you can slog through the fact that it reads like a doctoral dissertation. The second section is by far the better, as it sticks to a more academic style. But these books have left no trace on Schonfield’s.


In his opinion, a lot of what we associate with the Christian faith was actually developed by Paul and the other early church fathers. An additional aspect of his work was the revision of the Hebrew writing system. A most interesting book with very refreshing ideas.

Open Preview See a Problem? From a scholarly perspective, he is too dependent on the biblical texts themselves and too ready to stretch such evidences to fit his theses.

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Whether he svhonfield studying the gospels, the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Toledoth Jeschuthe Kabbalah, you could be sure going in that you would be shown how to view something familiar in an altogether unfamiliar way. It is clear that Jerusalem and Judea were as bloody and violent then as they frequently are these days.

Schonfielx knew this from his reading of Schweitzer even if he did not read Barhdt’s own work. Schonfield goes on to examine them one by one. Hugh Schonfield, distinguished British Jewish scholar and diplomat, conceived the civilized world’s need for a new “independent and The fact that later Christians started seeing Jesus as divine has caused immense confusion because it totally contradicts the Jewish schonfiield of the messiah which was Jesus’ context.

SchonfieldStephen A. Jesus had examined all those prophecies of the Bible that seemed pertinent to his vision of the Messiah, and decided to make them come true. Gentile converts, even though Paul has granted them a great number of schonfielr traditional pagan mythemes and mystery cult sacraments, will be saved through faith in a Jewish Messiah they only dimly understand. Those Incredible Christians by Hugh J. He brings up some interesting ideas, but he doesn’t offer strong support for how much creedence he lends to various source material.

Song of Songs by Hugh Huhh. In his New Testament, Schonfield has tried his best to assist the reader to see the documents stripped of their gilt edges and India paper, as if one were getting a first glimpse of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Yet schonfiedl carefully avoids all reference to it, and for good reason. Mar 06, Cyberpope rated it really liked it. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Mar 03, Talya rated it it was amazing Shelves: Luke, too, is careful to parallel Paul’s passion narrative with that of Jesus.


Several chapters in, he is approaching the life of Jesus as though Jesus were a mortal man who simply, and sincerely, believed himself to be the messiah. Those Incredible Christians Jun 29, Schonfield provides rational explanations closer to my experience with human nature than the sanitized version I learned in Schonfield gave me an alternative way to see biblical stories.

For instance, are we to infer that the conservative circumcision party, even before they believed in Messiah Jesus, had dismissed the Gentile God-fearers as mere pagans who were sadly deluding themselves about God’s favor? Schmithals shows The Office of Apostle in the Early Church how the earliest apostles were Gnostic redeemer-mystagogues who preached the gospel of the Cosmic Christ whose light-sparks were scattered among the souls of the elect, to whom they preached.

Schonfield explains it all. Though the scholarship is now a little dated this was published inthis is a five-star book.

In desperation, the scientist assumes the identity of the Inventor and carries on the experiments on his own. Every one of his books was well worth reading, even when one found one could not quite accept Schonfield’s conclusions in every respect.

Just recently a “gospel according to Judas Iscariot”the man who is said to have betrayed Jesus, has been published and attracted a lot of attention both among scholars and the general public. In he published the controversial The Passover Plota book whose thesis is that the Crucifixion was part of a larger, conscious attempt by Jesus to fulfill the Messianic expectations rampant in his time, and that the plan went unexpectedly wrong.

I would take issue with the author on the central theme that Jesus connived his own death to fulfill som This life of Jesus by H. A Radical Translation and Reinterpretation Nov 01,