The Real Messiah
The Throne of St. Mark and the True Origins of ChristianityBook - 2009
Highly controversial but impeccably researched, The Real Messiah explodes the myth that Jesus was the long-prophesied Messiah of the Jewish nation. Indeed, it argues that Jesus never claimed that role but thought of himself as herald to the true Messiah: Marcus Julius Agrippa, the last King of the Jews and Jesus' contemporary. It was he who truly founded what became known as Christianity, and wanted to build a faith to which anyone could aspire. Though Marcus Agrippa was initially successful, with the passing of time those in charge of the new faith capitulated to the whims of successive Roman Emperors and centered their religion on Jesus instead.
Publisher: London : Watkins Pub., c2009
Branch Call Number: 270.1 HUL 2009
Characteristics: 274 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm