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Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth (by Reza Aslan)

The Westbourne Press (03 Mar, 2014)

Sifting through centuries of mythmaking, Reza Aslan sheds new light on one of history s most influential and enigmatic figures. He examines Jesus within the context of the times in which he lived: the age of zealotry, an era awash in apocalyptic fervour, when scores of would-be messiahs preached holy war against Roman occupation and were executed for sedition. Zealot provides a fresh perspective on one o ...

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The Church of Fear: Inside The Weird World of Scientology (by John Sweeney)

Silvertail Books (07 Jan, 2013)

Tom Cruise and John Travolta say the Church of Scientology is a force for good. Others disagree. Award-winning journalist John Sweeney investigated the Church for more than half a decade. During that time he was intimidated, spied on and followed and the results were spectacular: Sweeney lost his temper with the Church's spokesman on camera and his infamous 'exploding tomato' clip was seen by millions aroun ...

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The Dark Side of Christian History (by Helen Ellerbe)

Morningstar Books (30 Nov, -0001)

By denying evil we do harm. By denying darkness we obscure the light. Over a period of almost two millennia, the Christian Church has oppressed and brutalized millions of individuals in an attempt to control and contain spirituality. The Dark Side of Christian History reveals in painstaking detail the tragedies, sorrows and injustices inflicted upon humanity by the Church. This expose is a compelling and pa ...

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Lost Christianities: The Battles for Scripture and the Faiths We Never Knew (by Bart D. Ehrman)

OUP USA (27 Oct, 2005)

The early Christian Church was a chaos of contending beliefs. Some groups of Christians claimed that there was not one God but two or twelve or thirty. Some believed that the world had not been created by God but by a lesser, ignorant deity. Certain sects maintained that Jesus was human but not divine, while others said he was divine but not human. In Lost Christianities, Bart D. Ehrman offers a fascinating ...

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