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  7. 7. Read The Gospel and the Greeks: Did the New Testament Borrow from Pagan Thought? (Student Library) What others say about this ebook:What others say about this ebook: Review 1:Review 1: greatgreat Review 2:Review 2: Excellent read. Nash makes several powerful cases that the idea of Greek philosophic influenceExcellent read. Nash makes several powerful cases that the idea of Greek philosophic influence is largely overrated. Neverthless, I still believe that Platonic thoughts had significant influence onis largely overrated. Neverthless, I still believe that Platonic thoughts had significant influence on the early church as evidenced by Plotinus' philosophy and Saint Augustine's theology. Plato'sthe early church as evidenced by Plotinus' philosophy and Saint Augustine's theology. Plato's influence is undeniable, but it isn't as broad as previously believed.influence is undeniable, but it isn't as broad as previously believed. For those who are interested in the development of the early church, this is a must read book.For those who are interested in the development of the early church, this is a must read book. Review 3:Review 3: The gnostic question has plagued Christianity since the beginning of the enlightenment -- givenThe gnostic question has plagued Christianity since the beginning of the enlightenment -- given Christ never did claim to be God, given that this man Jesus either never existed, or was simply aChrist never did claim to be God, given that this man Jesus either never existed, or was simply a "Palestinian wise man who fighting for social justice," as the modern myth has it, where did"Palestinian wise man who fighting for social justice," as the modern myth has it, where did Christianity come from? If Jesus didn't start Christianity, then who did? This problem is madeChristianity come from? If Jesus didn't start Christianity, then who did? This problem is made more urgent in modern times, when Christianity is the "alien," or the "other," which must bemore urgent in modern times, when Christianity is the "alien," or the "other," which must be brought low if the world is to be "saved." What better way to erode the roots of Christianity thanbrought low if the world is to be "saved." What better way to erode the roots of Christianity than to claim it began with something close to what modern spiritualists believe, simply beingto claim it began with something close to what modern spiritualists believe, simply being corrupted by men like Paul into the form we see today?corrupted by men like Paul into the form we see today? This entire line of thinking falls apart in the face of actual study, as Rondald Nash shows in TheThis entire line of thinking falls apart in the face of actual study, as Rondald Nash shows in The Gospel and the Greeks. There is not only evidence that the foundational ideas and rites ofGospel and the Greeks. There is not only evidence that the foundational ideas and rites of Christianity were stolen from Gnosticism, an ancient form of the panentheism that envelopes ourChristianity were stolen from Gnosticism, an ancient form of the panentheism that envelopes our modern world in political correctness, but that many of the arguments made in the Gospels andmodern world in political correctness, but that many of the arguments made in the Gospels and Epistles were actually aimed squarely at differentiating Christianity from Gnosticism.Epistles were actually aimed squarely at differentiating Christianity from Gnosticism. Dr. Nash begins his examination of the evidence by explaining the various forms of GreekDr. Nash begins his examination of the evidence by explaining the various forms of Greek religion dominant at the time of the Apostle's writings. This is a necessary piece of the puzzle;religion dominant at the time of the Apostle's writings. This is a necessary piece of the puzzle; how can we determine whether or not Christianity stole ideas from the Greek religions if we don'thow can we determine whether or not Christianity stole ideas from the Greek religions if we don't understand the Greek religions themselves? In short order, the author lays out a high levelunderstand the Greek religions themselves? In short order, the author lays out a high level overview providing a good understanding of the religious environment into which Christoverview providing a good understanding of the religious environment into which Christ appeared.appeared. From this point, he explains the origins and nature of the various "mystery religions," theFrom this point, he explains the origins and nature of the various "mystery religions," the Gnostic warpage of the Greek religions from which Christianity supposedly sprang. he thenGnostic warpage of the Greek religions from which Christianity supposedly sprang. he then dives into comparing Gnosticism and Chrsitianity directly, specifically showing how Christianitydives into comparing Gnosticism and Chrsitianity directly, specifically showing how Christianity is not related to Gnosticism in any way. Based on the timeing alone, Dr. Nash shows that many ofis not related to Gnosticism in any way. Based on the timeing alone, Dr. Nash shows that many of the elements critics claim were stolen into Christian belief systems were, in fact, not even currentthe elements critics claim were stolen into Christian belief systems were, in fact, not even current at the time they were supposedly stolen.at the time they were supposedly stolen. One interesting point the author develops throughout this book is that the book of Hebrews wasOne interesting point the author develops throughout this book is that the book of Hebrews was specifically written to Christians who had been raised in the world of Philo, who merged thespecifically written to Christians who had been raised in the world of Philo, who merged the mystery religion idea with Torah observance to create a Jewish mystery religion that stood apartmystery religion idea with Torah observance to create a Jewish mystery religion that stood apart from the Greek mystery religions. These Christians were considering moving back into thisfrom the Greek mystery religions. These Christians were considering moving back into this syncretic world, and the book of Hebrews was written to convince them that Christianity hassyncretic world, and the book of Hebrews was written to convince them that Christianity has more to offer than these mystery religions --that Jesus is superior to the angels and the logos asmore to offer than these mystery religions --that Jesus is superior to the angels and the logos as conceived in these mystery systems.conceived in these mystery systems. 7 / 97 / 9
  8. 8. Read The Gospel and the Greeks: Did the New Testament Borrow from Pagan Thought? (Student Library) Overall, a well argued expose of faulty beliefs about the origin and development of Christianity,Overall, a well argued expose of faulty beliefs about the origin and development of Christianity, and it's relationship to Greek mystery religions in general, and Gnosticism specifically. Welland it's relationship to Greek mystery religions in general, and Gnosticism specifically. Well worth reading in a world captured in the thrall of silly modern myths about lost gospels, the "wifeworth reading in a world captured in the thrall of silly modern myths about lost gospels, the "wife of Jesus," and Gnostic thought in general.of Jesus," and Gnostic thought in general. Review 4:Review 4: What can I say? It's a required textbook that arrived to my son's college mailbox in good orderWhat can I say? It's a required textbook that arrived to my son's college mailbox in good order and in time for his classes. I'm satisfied, he's satisfied. I hope it'll help him in his pursuit of goodand in time for his classes. I'm satisfied, he's satisfied. I hope it'll help him in his pursuit of good grades.grades. Review 5:Review 5: Did the New Testament borrow from Pagan thought? Nash approaches the topic of outsideDid the New Testament borrow from Pagan thought? Nash approaches the topic of outside influence in three parts, approaching the question of dependence from a traditional Christianinfluence in three parts, approaching the question of dependence from a traditional Christian viewpoint.viewpoint. Part I: Hellenistic Philosophy. How much Hellenistic influence do we see in the Gospels? FromPart I: Hellenistic Philosophy. How much Hellenistic influence do we see in the Gospels? From Paul's quoting of Stoic philosophers to John's interpretation of the Logos, there arePaul's quoting of Stoic philosophers to John's interpretation of the Logos, there are unquestionable connections. The most fascinating passage in this section is Nash's "test case"unquestionable connections. The most fascinating passage in this section is Nash's "test case" in the book of Hebrews. There, Jesus is promoted as superior to the Alexandrian Logos andin the book of Hebrews. There, Jesus is promoted as superior to the Alexandrian Logos and Sophia, superior to priestly mediators, superior to Moses and Melchizedek. Jesus is the trueSophia, superior to priestly mediators, superior to Moses and Melchizedek. Jesus is the true Logos, the fulfillment of it all. Where Hellenistic thinking often formed cyclical patterns, HebrewsLogos, the fulfillment of it all. Where Hellenistic thinking often formed cyclical patterns, Hebrews portrays Jesus as breaking the pattern. The author of Hebrews perceives time not as cyclical, butportrays Jesus as breaking the pattern. The author of Hebrews perceives time not as cyclical, but as linear. "The once-for-all, fully completed, never-to-be-repeated, and final character of Jesus'as linear. "The once-for-all, fully completed, never-to-be-repeated, and final character of Jesus' sacrifice contrasts sharply with the continuing sacrifices of the Levitical priests."sacrifice contrasts sharply with the continuing sacrifices of the Levitical priests." Part II: The mystery religions. Each region of the Mediterranean world seems to have producedPart II: The mystery religions. Each region of the Mediterranean world seems to have produced its own mystery religion. How much influence did these religions have on Christianity? Nashits own mystery religion. How much influence did these religions have on Christianity? Nash sees it as a dead issue, in part because we know so little about the mystery religions before thesees it as a dead issue, in part because we know so little about the mystery religions before the third century. It was in this century that Christianity began to blend with mystery religions suchthird century. It was in this century that Christianity began to blend with mystery religions such as Mithraism, and the next century before the terminology of the mystery cults first began toas Mithraism, and the next century before the terminology of the mystery cults first began to appear in the language of the church. On the other hand, other cult practices such as that ofappear in the language of the church. On the other hand, other cult practices such as that of Dionysus are too early to have an influence. Those who compare communion with pagan ritualDionysus are too early to have an influence. Those who compare communion with pagan ritual are not taking timing into consideration: the savage practice of eating one's god appears to haveare not taking timing into consideration: the savage practice of eating one's god appears to have long since disappeared before the time of Jesus.long since disappeared before the time of Jesus. Part III: Gnosticism. The idea that any of the canonical books reflects Gnostic influence is losingPart III: Gnosticism. The idea that any of the canonical books reflects Gnostic influence is losing favor. Renowned theologian Rudolf Bultmann believed the writer of the Gospel of John had beenfavor. Renowned theologian Rudolf Bultmann believed the writer of the Gospel of John had been a member of a Gnostic sect who was converted to Christianity, but Nash examines variousa member of a Gnostic sect who was converted to Christianity, but Nash examines various Gnostic writings and concludes that Gnostic thinking postdates the Biblical writings.Gnostic writings and concludes that Gnostic thinking postdates the Biblical writings. Personally, I find it hard to believe that any Mediterranean religion grew up in a vacuum, yet aPersonally, I find it hard to believe that any Mediterranean religion grew up in a vacuum, yet a rash of recent books tend to sensationalize the commonalities between Christian and Paganrash of recent books tend to sensationalize the commonalities between Christian and Pagan practices. Tom Harpur's The Pagan Christ provides one example. Nash's book provides somepractices. Tom Harpur's The Pagan Christ provides one example. Nash's book provides some needed counter-balance.needed counter-balance. (Note: Nash's research is not a response to recent writings, but a precursor; I'm reviewing the(Note: Nash's research is not a response to recent writings, but a precursor; I'm reviewing the 2003 second edition of a 1992 original.)2003 second edition of a 1992 original.) 8 / 98 / 9
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