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Summary

David Fitzgerald's award-winning 2010 book, Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed At All, pointed out the top 10 fatal flaws of Christianity's origin story.

Now, Jesus: Mything in Action presents the most compelling new findings in Jesus myth theory, critically examines its controversial reception by biblical scholars and the extent and reliability of our sources for Jesus, and reveals the surprising history behind Jesus' evolution. In this volume, Mything in Action (chapters 1-12) looks at the myths of Jesus mythicism: what it is and isn't and what biblical scholars are saying about it (and why); and examines our oldest "biographical" source for Jesus - the allegorical story we know as the Gospel of Mark.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 David Fitzgerald (P)2017 Pitchstone Publishing

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Wonderful exploration of Christianity's sources

Where does Jesus: Mything in Action, Vol. I rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is a wonderful exploration of question of whether the legend of Christianity's Jesus began with an actual person on earth, or a mythical figure invented out of whole cloth and I had a brilliant time listening to it. It goes into just the right amount of depth to be comprehensive without being too complex or daunting.

What did you like best about this story?

The book is explanatory, entertaining and with just the right level of depth, with enough detail to feel like we aren't skating over important facts, nor too much to feel like it's getting bogged down.

Any additional comments?

If you want to explore the topic further I also strongly recommend the audiobook version of Richard Carrier's "On the Historicity of Jesus", though as a more academic work the latter isn't quite as approachable an introduction to the subject.

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  • Rob
  • 15-06-17

Fascinating deep dive

Fitzgerald lays out the case for mysticism in an accessible, entertaining manner. Yet he is includes the details and references. It's not a casual listen. You have to pay close attention, but that's not hard to do. It's compelling enough that you won't want to be distracted.

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  • Aaron
  • 27-06-17

Jesus myth debunked

this book was excellent! the author does a great job at deconstructing the gospels of the New Testament and revealing the many MANY problems with the Christ myths.

this part 1 of a 3 part series. I was left wanting more!

the author reads the book the book and has a great blend between informative and entertaining. He leaves no stone unturned during his masterful deconstruction. I enjoyed it and I highly recommend it to those who care about putting facts before beliefs.

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  • Sam Thompson
  • 18-06-17

In Praise of Mything In Action

This is another tour de force for David Fitzgerald. A meticulously researched book that is expertly, and entertainingly explained. Handling such a controversial subject in such a straight forward and pragmatic fashion , in my opinion, leaves little rebuttal for the concept of a historical Jesus. I highly recommend it.
Regards,
Sam Thompson

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  • ADog
  • 24-07-17

A great book that I recommend for anyone interested in the historical Jesus.

This book is a fresh look at an old idea and gives the historical Jesus even more depth. The arguments are sound and add validity to the Theory that Jesus may have been a combination of multiple characters or possibly made up altogether.

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  • Victor
  • 24-09-17

Jesus, a retelling.

Really helped put the story of Jesus into perspective. Went into great depth to explain the nature of the original story and some of the situation of its creation. Hopefully the next two books help paint the world of early Christianity as this book hyper focused on the Scripture itself.

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  • CuJoel
  • 02-08-18

Excellent read!!

I'm looking forward to Volume 2 and 3. I am also an atheist that happened to be born to a fundamental Christian family. I am fascinated by books like these and also by the history of world religions in general. Great read and great research.

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  • G
  • 20-07-18

Loved it!

How anyone can think the bible is true and inerrant is beyond me?! Ha ha
Thanks for explaining in plain English why the existence of Christ is so ridiculously next to not possible!

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  • Donovan
  • 07-06-18

Myth of the Savior

The title was a ploy, please give David your money and start letting him learn you.

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  • Ian M Turpin
  • 23-05-18

7 chapters in, not a single factual argument.

Nothing relevant to the argument, full of quotes of other people's opinions, poses thousands of question and makes up his own answers with no proof or evidence.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-05-18

Great book.

I learned a lot from this book. It puts a few more nails into the thought of a historical Jesus. I would have to get a lot of new evidence to believe that Jesus was a historical person. Good job both David Fitzgerald and David Smalley.