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  • Publisher : Tectum Wissenschaftsverlag
  • Release : 15 August 2016
  • ISBN : 9783828865143
  • Page : 282 pages
  • Rating : 5/5 from 1 voters

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The Bible is the most overrated book in the world, and Jesus of Nazareth the most overrated person in world history. These are some of the propositions which the author, who has a doctorate in theology, formulates in his examination of the Christian religion. In a very readable and often humorous style the book asks whether the Bible really is such a good, ethically valuable book, as the Churches always claim, or whether the God of the Old Testament is not rather an irascible war god while the New Testament announces the destruction of all unbelievers at the end times: "He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned" (Mark 16: 16). The book also asks whether the Churches are right to invoke that Jesus of Nazareth whom they announce as the Son of God. After all, academic research has long established that the real Jesus was very different and had almost nothing in common with the Jesus of the Churches. Christianity has been driving through history without a driver's licence. This book is addressed both to believers who do not shy away from confronting uncomfortable facts, and to those people who have nothing to do with the Church and who have always suspected that something in Christianity is not quite right.

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The Jesus Delusion

The Jesus Delusion
  • Author : Heinz-Werner Kubitza
  • Publisher : Tectum Wissenschaftsverlag
  • Release Date : 2016-08-15
  • ISBN : 9783828865143
DOWNLOAD BOOKThe Jesus Delusion

The Bible is the most overrated book in the world, and Jesus of Nazareth the most overrated person in world history. These are some of the propositions which the author, who has a doctorate in theology, formulates in his examination of the Christian religion. In a very readable and often humorous style the book asks whether the Bible really is such a good, ethically valuable book, as the Churches always claim, or whether the God of the Old Testament is

The Three Christs of Ypsilanti

The Three Christs of Ypsilanti
  • Author : Milton Rokeach
  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • Release Date : 2011-04-19
  • ISBN : 9781590173985
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On July 1, 1959, at Ypsilanti State Hospital in Michigan, the social psychologist Milton Rokeach brought together three paranoid schizophrenics: Clyde Benson, an elderly farmer and alcoholic; Joseph Cassel, a failed writer who was institutionalized after increasingly violent behavior toward his family; and Leon Gabor, a college dropout and veteran of World War II. The men had one thing in common: each believed himself to be Jesus Christ. Their extraordinary meeting and the two years they spent in one another’s company

The God Delusion. 10th Anniversary Edition

The God Delusion. 10th Anniversary Edition
  • Author : Richard Dawkins
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2016-05-19
  • ISBN : 9781784161934
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The God Delusion caused a sensation when it was published in 2006. Within weeks it became the most hotly debated topic, with Dawkins himself branded as either saint or sinner for presenting his hard-hitting, impassioned rebuttal of religion of all types. His argument could hardly be more topical. While Europe is becoming increasingly secularized, the rise of religious fundamentalism, whether in the Middle East or Middle America, is dramatically and dangerously dividing opinion around the world. In America, and elsewhere, a

The Christian Delusion

The Christian Delusion
  • Author : John W. Loftus
  • Publisher : Prometheus Books
  • Release Date : 2010-04-20
  • ISBN : 9781616143183
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In this anthology of recent criticisms aimed at the reasonableness of Christian belief, a former evangelical minister and apologist, author of the critically acclaimed Why I Became an Atheist, has assembled fifteen outstanding articles by leading skeptics, expanding on themes introduced in his first book. Central is a defense of his "outsider test of faith," arguing that believers should test their faith with the same skeptical standards they use to evaluate the other faiths they reject, as if they were

The Dawkins Delusion?

The Dawkins Delusion?
  • Author : Alister McGrath,Joanna Collicutt McGrath
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release Date : 2011-06-18
  • ISBN : 9780830868735
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Alister McGrath and Joanna Collicutt McGrath present a reliable assessment of The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins, famed atheist and scientist, and the many questions this book raises--including, above all, the relevance of faith and the quest for meaning.

Is Faith Delusion?

Is Faith Delusion?
  • Author : Andrew Sims
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009-03-09
  • ISBN : 9781441129215
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Is faith delusion? Is religion bad for your health? How, in a scientifically and technologically advanced age, can people still believe in God/spirit/'other'? Clearly not all believers are primitive and ill-educated; an alternative explanation is that they must be mad, or at least severely neurotic (as suggested by Freud). This book starts by looking at, and giving reasons for, the connection and the division between Christian faith and psychiatry. It asks whether science challenges Christians involved with psychiatry,

The Delusion

The Delusion
  • Author : Laura Gallier
  • Publisher : NavPress
  • Release Date : 2017-10-03
  • ISBN : 9781496422408
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2018 Christy Award winner! By March of Owen Edmonds’s senior year, eleven students at Masonville High School have committed suicide. Amid the media frenzy and chaos, Owen tries to remain levelheaded—until he endures his own near-death experience and wakes to a distressing new reality. The people around him suddenly appear to be shackled and enslaved. Owen frantically seeks a cure for what he thinks are crazed hallucinations, but his delusions become even more sinister. An army of hideous, towering

The Jesus Delusion

The Jesus Delusion
  • Author : Robert MacKlin
  • Publisher : Bwm Books Pty Limited
  • Release Date : 2011-07
  • ISBN : 0987600664
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JUDAS, THE HERO At the heart of Jesus' delusion was his obsessive desire to offer himself as a sacrifice so his 'Father' would bring an end to the world with the Day of Judgement. He could not accomplish this alone. So he chose his favourite, the disciple he had given charge of the groups funds: Judas Iscariot, the man judged by history as the quintessential traitor to assist him. History is wrong. They worked hand in glove. A gnostic fragment

Jesus Was Schizophrenic

Jesus Was Schizophrenic
  • Author : Jean-Philippe Cossette
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release Date : 2021-05-23
  • ISBN : 9781008933613
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Jesus undoubtedly suffered from paranoid schizophrenia with hallucinations, delusions and paranoia. The purpose of this book is to provide a psychiatric portrait of the historical figure known as Jesus of Nazareth, the founder of Christianity. Such a title is indeed shocking, but after a detailed analysis of the words and actions of Jesus mentioned in the Gospels, it clearly appears that he suffered from a serious mental illness: schizophrenia with hallucinations, delusions and paranoia. Jean-Philippe Cossette is a former Jehovah’

The Jesus Syndrome

The Jesus Syndrome
  • Author : Joseph John Francis
  • Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009-06-22
  • ISBN : 9781434993960
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The Strong Delusion

The Strong Delusion
  • Author : John W. Milor
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2017-02-20
  • ISBN : 9781532014451
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John Milors fascinating work is based on the Bible telling of a powerful deception that will overshadow the Earth, a deception so intense that only those with a genuine love relationship with God will be able to endure it. Events from the authors own life, including a series of supernatural encounters, have revealed some key components of this strong delusion, which he believes will initiate a grand display of open contact with extraterrestrials. It will also involve the global rise

The Devil's Delusion

The Devil's Delusion
  • Author : David Berlinski
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2009-08-26
  • ISBN : 9780786751471
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From a bestselling author, an “incendiary and uproarious” assault on the pretensions of scientific atheists (National Review) Militant atheism is on the rise. Prominent thinkers including Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, and Christopher Hitchens have published best-selling books denigrating religious belief. And these authors are merely the leading edge of a larger movement that includes much of the scientific community. In response, mathematician David Berlinski, himself a secular Jew, delivers a biting defense of religious thought. The Devil's Delusion

Not the Impossible Faith

Not the Impossible Faith
  • Author : Richard Carrier
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2009-02-10
  • ISBN : 9780557044641
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Dr. Richard Carrier is an expert in the history of the ancient world and a critic of Christian attempts to distort history in defense of their faith. Not the Impossible Faith is a tour de force in that genre, dissecting and refuting the oft-repeated claim that Christianity could not have succeeded in the ancient world unless it was true. Though framed as a detailed rebuttal to Christian apologist J.P. Holding (author of The Impossible Faith), Carrier takes a general

Darwin's Angel

Darwin's Angel
  • Author : John Cornwell
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Release Date : 2008-09-25
  • ISBN : 9781846680656
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In the voice of a guardian angel, the author responds to the book "The God delusion" by Richard Dawkins.

It’s Only A Delusion If It Doesn’t Work

It’s Only A Delusion If It Doesn’t Work
  • Author : Ray Loyd Tune
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2014-01-27
  • ISBN : 9781493165766
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I saw Christ during a near death experience (NDE) in January 1969 while buried beneath a pile of biomaterial, outguessing poisonous methane gas. I had multiple compound fractures and no air. To this day, I swear it being as real as you, me or anyone else. Yes, I saw the tunnel of light with Christ at the opposite end. The Christ I saw had long brunet hair—the one I knew from Sunday school and books. Now that I have actually