Originally Posted by lab
It is sometimes scary posting here with dado, merpk and DaryLLL.......
One reason my posts may seem a little more dry and cranky lately. I am grieving the missing voice of a well-read Jew.
The Jesus Mysteries made a huge difference in my life, rainbow. The history of the Xtian Church is a lot more checkered than most people know. I can not rec it more highly. The authors are not atheists, but gnostics. They don't admit that, but it comes through.
TJM is well-presented, not too complicated if you are new to the field of Biblical history and text-criticism. You can read it straight, or have a field day looking up refs in the lengthy notes at the back.