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Bendiksen adds: "While my story is about these Messiah claimants, my overriding theme is the mechanics of religion itself. My aim is to use this project to open a debate about faith. Is there anything stranger to dedicating your life to following a Siberian real-life Messiah than following the missives of an ...
Bendisken says he hopes this project will encourage reflection and discussion through the telling of a unique and entertaining story: "While my story is about these Messiah claimants, my overriding theme is the mechanics of religion itself. My aim is to use this project to open a debate about faith. Is there ...

But unlike other Messiah claimants of his time, he did not unleash an armed rebellion against Rome. He did not bow down to Rome, either. He put his attention to something else: reviving the faith and reforming the religion of his people. In particular, he called on his fellow Jews to focus on their religion's ...
Ever since Jesus came along in the first century of the common era, claiming to be the son of God and the messiah, there have been a lot of copycats. Messiah claimants have arisen in Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and have come from every corner of the world touched by the Abrahamic faiths. Sabbatai ...
Q. You comment that Jesus wasn't the only one thought to be the Messiah in the New Testament period. A. We know that throughout history there were many Messiah claimants—and probably at least six during the New Testament period. Acts 5:36-37 names two: Theudas, who rose up against Rome with ...
Archeologists say they have discovered an ancient artifact depicting Jesus that will force historians to “rethink the history of Christian Spain.” A team of experts found a glass plate depicting one of the first images of Jesus Christ — and he's clean-shaven, sporting short hair, according to The Guardian.

(CNN) - It seemed real; it seemed fake; it seemed real again; now we're back to fake. "It” is the controversial little scrap of papyrus, written in Coptic, that seems to have Jesus referring to “my wife,” in contrast to the traditional stance that affirms Jesus' perpetual bachelorhood. The quick backstory: In 2012, ...
(CNN) - That faint humming sound you've heard recently is the scholarly world of the Bible and archaeology abuzz over the discovery of the oldest known Mesopotamian version of the famous Flood story. A British scholar has found that a 4,000-year-old cuneiform tablet from what is now Iraq contains a ...
None of this necessarily means that Jesus did not exist, but rather pact, being just one of the many mystics, faith-healers, miracle-workers and Messiah-claimants of the time. What is more important, particularly concerning mythologised figures such as Jesus, is the social forces these figures embody. A number of Jews had ...
Bendiksen adds: "While my story is about these Messiah claimants, my overriding theme is the mechanics of religion itself. My aim is to use this project to open a debate about faith. Is there anything stranger to dedicating your life to following a Siberian real-life Messiah than following the missives of an ...
Bendisken says he hopes this project will encourage reflection and discussion through the telling of a unique and entertaining story: "While my story is about these Messiah claimants, my overriding theme is the mechanics of religion itself. My aim is to use this project to open a debate about faith. Is there ...
But unlike other Messiah claimants of his time, he did not unleash an armed rebellion against Rome. He did not bow down to Rome, either. He put his attention to something else: reviving the faith and reforming the religion of his people. In particular, he called on his fellow Jews to focus on their religion's ...
Ever since Jesus came along in the first century of the common era, claiming to be the son of God and the messiah, there have been a lot of copycats. Messiah claimants have arisen in Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and have come from every corner of the world touched by the Abrahamic faiths. Sabbatai ...
Q. You comment that Jesus wasn't the only one thought to be the Messiah in the New Testament period. A. We know that throughout history there were many Messiah claimants—and probably at least six during the New Testament period. Acts 5:36-37 names two: Theudas, who rose up against Rome with ...
Archeologists say they have discovered an ancient artifact depicting Jesus that will force historians to “rethink the history of Christian Spain.” A team of experts found a glass plate depicting one of the first images of Jesus Christ — and he's clean-shaven, sporting short hair, according to The Guardian.
(CNN) - It seemed real; it seemed fake; it seemed real again; now we're back to fake. "It” is the controversial little scrap of papyrus, written in Coptic, that seems to have Jesus referring to “my wife,” in contrast to the traditional stance that affirms Jesus' perpetual bachelorhood. The quick backstory: In 2012, ...
(CNN) - That faint humming sound you've heard recently is the scholarly world of the Bible and archaeology abuzz over the discovery of the oldest known Mesopotamian version of the famous Flood story. A British scholar has found that a 4,000-year-old cuneiform tablet from what is now Iraq contains a ...

None of this necessarily means that Jesus did not exist, but rather pact, being just one of the many mystics, faith-healers, miracle-workers and Messiah-claimants of the time. What is more important, particularly concerning mythologised figures such as Jesus, is the social forces these figures embody.
But unlike other Messiah claimants of his time, he did not unleash an armed rebellion against Rome. He did not bow down to Rome, either.
“While my story is about these Messiah claimants, my overriding theme is the mechanics of religion itself,” he said. “My aim is to use this project ...
Bendiksen adds: "While my story is about these Messiah claimants, my overriding theme is the mechanics of religion itself. My aim is to use this ...
... of a unique and entertaining story: "While my story is about these Messiah claimants, my overriding theme is the mechanics of religion itself.
But unlike other Messiah claimants of his time, he did not unleash an armed rebellion against Rome. He did not bow down to Rome, either.
Messiah claimants have arisen in Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and have come from every corner of the world touched by the Abrahamic ...
A. We know that throughout history there were many Messiah claimants—and probably at least six during the New Testament period.
A. We know that throughout history there were many Messiah claimants—and probably at least six during the New Testament period.
It was a nun called Sister Barbara who turned me into an atheist. Not because she was mean or brutal or a bad advertisement for her faith: quite ...
(CNN) - It seemed real; it seemed fake; it seemed real again; now we're back to fake. "It” is the controversial little scrap of papyrus, written in ...
(CNN) - That faint humming sound you've heard recently is the scholarly world of the Bible and archaeology abuzz over the discovery of the ...
The Prime Minister promised Christians that the Government "cares about faith" despite clashes with religious groups over gay marriage and ...
... that Jesus did not exist, but rather pact, being just one of the many mystics, faith-healers, miracle-workers and Messiah-claimants of the time.
But unlike other Messiah claimants of his time, he did not unleash an armed rebellion against Rome. He did not bow down to Rome, either.
... of a unique and entertaining story: "While my story is about these Messiah claimants, my overriding theme is the mechanics of religion itself.
But unlike other Messiah claimants of his time, he did not unleash an armed rebellion against Rome. He did not bow down to Rome, either.
Messiah claimants have arisen in Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and have come from every corner of the world touched by the Abrahamic ...
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2016, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for ...
A. We know that throughout history there were many Messiah claimants—and probably at least six during the New Testament period.
It was a nun called Sister Barbara who turned me into an atheist. Not because she was mean or brutal or a bad advertisement for her faith: quite ...
When he was named as the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury in 2013, much was made of former oil executive Justin Welby's business ...
I remember saying to my mum when I was seven or so that I wanted to be a princess when I grew up. Now, I'm guessing that Princess Anne ...
(CNN) - It seemed real; it seemed fake; it seemed real again; now we're back to fake. "It” is the controversial little scrap of papyrus, written in ...
(CNN) - That faint humming sound you've heard recently is the scholarly world of the Bible and archaeology abuzz over the discovery of the ...
The Prime Minister promised Christians that the Government "cares about faith" despite clashes with religious groups over gay marriage and ...
Strictly speaking, it ought not to matter what Barack Obama thinks about gay marriage. The American president doesn't have the power to tell ...
... that Jesus did not exist, but rather pact, being just one of the many mystics, faith-healers, miracle-workers and Messiah-claimants of the time.
“While my story is about these Messiah claimants, my overriding theme is the mechanics of religion itself,” he said. “My aim is to use this project ...
Bendiksen adds: "While my story is about these Messiah claimants, my overriding theme is the mechanics of religion itself. My aim is to use this ...
But unlike other Messiah claimants of his time, he did not unleash an armed rebellion against Rome. He did not bow down to Rome, either.
Ever since Jesus came along in the first century of the common era, claiming to be the son of God and the messiah, there have been a lot of copycats.
However, history is littered with messiah claimants who, mainly on the basis of strenuous self-promotion, managed to convince some fellow citizens that they were God or his representative on Earth.


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