Category Archives: Book Reviews

Book Review: The Myth and Ritual School: J.G. Frazer and the Cambridge Ritualists, by Robert Ackerman (Routledge, 1991/2002)

As my readers can tell from the nature of my latest posts, much of my recent research pertains to the mythology underlying our holidays and festivals and, starting in ancient times. Holiday celebrations first and foremost feature rituals. Hence, in … Continue reading

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Joint Book Review: How Jesus Became God, by Bart D. Ehrman, and How God Became Jesus, by Michael F. Bird et al.

Did Jesus consider himself divine? When did his disciples and other followers conclude that he was divine? According to the earliest Christians, at what stage in Jesus’ existence did he become divine? This year two controversial books were published with … Continue reading

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