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This much seems fairly clear, but it leaves schonifeld crucial areas blurry. The author, himself a Jewish theologian, pointed out that Jesus was thoroughly familiar with the Hebrew Bible.

Schonfield apparently never met a Pauline text he schonfeld like. Would “Plot” make a good novel? Jul 31, Claudia rated it it was amazing. Even his idea that a person could, with sufficient will and planning, attempt to live out various old testament prophecies, is interesting insofar as it puts the idea of Jesus as Messianic figure in context. But someone has to go back from the future to teach the Inventor the basic principles of time travel – otherwise time travel will not be invented! The Commonwealth of World Citizens shall ever promote and actively assist This alphabet has not been adopted.

Hugh J. Schonfield

Evidences which do not fit his theses are overlooked. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Hugh Joseph Schonfield London, 17 May – January 24, was a British Bible scholar specializing in the New Testament and the early development of the Christian religion and church.


Definitely packed with interesting information, definitely dry, academic reading. There is a further twist to the plot. Not that I agree with everything that is written here.

Books by Hugh J. Schonfield

When Jesus entered Jerusalem riding on a donkey Matthew A Jewish Gnostic Mar 11, This was also described as controversial, but had less impact than the earlier book. Schonfield was controversial gugh the time of publication. In desperation, the scientist assumes the identity of the Inventor and carries on the experiments on his own.

English Choose a language for shopping. A modern parallel might be the debates between moderate and liberal Christians over the status of believers in non-Christian religions.

The Passover Plot by Hugh J. Schonfield

He was one of the founders sdhonfield and was president of the pacifist organization Commonwealth of World Citizens “Mondcivitan Republic,” and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in for his services toward international humanity. Paul’s gospel was abstractly spiritual, that of the Nazoreans avowedly political.

There is probably no other figure in modern Jewish historical research who is more controversial or famous than Hugh J. Lists with This Book. Aug 04, D Scullion rated it liked it. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Schonfield it was amazing 5. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

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The ideas help me understand why HE did all those things to meet what was written. For another, Schonfield retained a good measure of the Rationalism of an earlier generation of critics. Surely the most striking of Schonfield’s hypotheses is that Saul of Tarsus first considered himself to be God’s Messiah, destined to bring the Light of Judaism to the Gentiles, and that his persecuting fury was ignited by the belief that the apostolic preaching of Jesus was a lie sent to deceive the unwary in the Last Days.


Born in May Any serious researcher attempting an investigation into the “real” Jesus must begin with Albert Schweitzer’s “The Quest of the Historical Jesus. And this is a shame.

This aimed to show without idealised interpretation the meaning intended by the writers while maintaining the original structures. Schonfield doesn’t ‘prove’ that Jesus wasn’t the Messiah. Whatever your beliefs, the book offers yet another window through which to view Jesus and it’s a well-written and interesting read.

Jesus is portrayed as a keen judge of human character, shrewdly manipulating both friend and foe with utmost precision to orchestrate his own death, because that was schinfield messianic prophecy which most rang true scohnfield him.

It displays much erudition, and it is an enjoyable read even for the layman. Schonfield believed that his ambition was to strengthen faith and observance of religious teachings by offering himself as the Messiah. Dec 30, Rita rated it liked it Shelves: All this is only hinted at in Proclaiming the Messiah.