Visit ‘s Hugh Schonfield Page and shop for all Hugh Schonfield books. Check out pictures, bibliography, and biography of Hugh Schonfield. Hugh J. Schonfield has 64 books on Goodreads with ratings. Hugh J. Schonfield’s most popular book is The Passover Plot. There is probably no other figure in modern Jewish historical research who is more controversial or famous than Hugh J. Schonfield, who once said: “The.

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For both Paul and his rivals, the Torah regulations formed the sancta of the Jewish people; by one and the same token, the Pillars hoisted the Torah as a battle standard for messianic Jewish nationalism, while Paul dispensed with it for the sake of Christian internationalism. This was also described as controversial, but had less impact than the earlier book. 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.

He was no unbeliever. The Messianic Plan by Hugh J. An Exegetical Theory on 2 Corinthians Schonfield adopted the premise that Jesus deliberately planned his own crucifiction and that proves that he couldn’t possibly be the Son of God and he expected us to accept that because of his great knowledge of the history and culture of the Jews in and around Palestine. Definitely packed with interesting information, definitely dry, academic reading.

But he does present some very interesting information that I find helpful in gaining a greater understanding of Jesus and the early Christian church. Schonfield goes on to examine them one by one. Again, Schonfield’s Saul corresponds to Montanus as the Paraclete incarnate.

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Schonfield’s introduction mentions that he had acquainted himself with two major recent books on Paul, Hyam Maccoby’s The Mythmaker and E. Want to Read saving…. Schonfield wrote over 40 books including commercially successful books in the fields of history and biography as well as religion.


Schhonfield his discussion of how Jesus may have actually done this, up the swooning on the cross and briefly being revived later, is just insanely speculative. He said that after that experience he began to rethink everything and came to new conclusions Mar 06, Cyberpope rated it hugy liked it. A Radical Translation and Reinterpretation Nov 01, Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

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The author states that this belief was no ploy on Jesus’ part, that he was not lying, but that he was extremely intelligent and very serious about what he believed to be his mission.

As Vladimir Schklovsky said, art must take as its task to defamiliarize, to make the familiar appear strange and new again. All this is only hinted at in Proclaiming the Messiah. This alphabet has not been adopted. Those Incredible Christians Jun 29, huvh Jul 03, Lee Harmon rated it really liked it. Schonfield liked it 3. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

A most amazing little book by a Jewish scholar who has extensively studied all available sources over the life and work of Jesus. Open Gate Press, Friends and disciples had arranged to recover his body and start reanimation efforts as soon as possible.

I hope to read this book again in the future. So, I was pleasantly surprised by the academic tone actually struck by the writer. But the book was a seminal work when it came out that spawned discussions on the Manhood of Christ, a figure who has been largely recast in the mold of a real live Santa Claus by the post-Hellistic Christian hugu.

Retrieved from ” https: There is a huge amount of speculation in the book without much, if any, evidence to su Very interesting book. Jesus had examined all those prophecies of the Bible that seemed pertinent to his vision of scbonfield Messiah, and decided to make them come true.


There is a further twist to the plot. The second section is by far the better, as schonfiekd sticks to a more academic style. In desperation, the scientist assumes the identity of the Inventor and carries on the experiments on his own. Schonfield’s particular array of convictions and sympathies were, I say, unique in the ranks of New Testament scholarship.

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Schmithals suggested that Paul and others had taken over pretty much the same notion, only on behalf of Jesus of Nazareth, a recent historical figure. Perhaps it is the same in the proliferation of spurious Pauline Epistles. Want to Read saving… Error rating book.

Kim, first president of the Unification Theological Seminary, who had first believed himself to be the Messiah until he met Sun Myung Moon and deferred to the latter’s messiahship instead. The problem, for me, was the title; somehow, it just seemed hard for me to take it seriously.

His major premise is that Jesus was an active member of the Nazoreans [a messianic, zealous group], that he had deeply studied all the prophecies related to the coming of the Messiah, and then he actively managed the events schonrield that he would fulfill those prophecies. I read this book prior to having read bugh bible in its entirety and, so, with a rather naive acceptance of Dr.

Would “Plot” make a good novel?