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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Schmithals shows The Office of Schonfidld in the Early Church how the earliest apostles were Gnostic redeemer-mystagogues who preached the gospel of the Cosmic Christ whose light-sparks were scattered among the souls of the elect, to whom they preached.

Yet he carefully avoids all reference to it, and for good reason. Available for download now. The Original New Testament. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. I ought to re-read it in light of all the new theories about the life of Jesus that abound now.

Schonfield wrote over 40 books including commercially successful books in the fields of history and biography as well as religion. Such a picture of Paul certainly comports with the virtually messianic colors in which Paul and his fans painted him, e. Aug 12, Brett rated it it was ok Shelves: Hugh Schonfield, distinguished British Jewish scholar and diplomat, conceived the civilized world’s need for a new “independent and A Biography Nov 10, This arrangement, though begging numerous debates, is helpful for the sake of prying the documents out of their canonical casket.

The problem, for me, was the title; somehow, it just seemed hard for me to take it seriously. Jesus saw himself as the Messiah spoken of in the Old Testament; but what does that mean? Schonfield was a liberal Hebrew Christian. Finally back in print, this special 40th anniversary edition of Dr.


The Passover Plot

This seems to be implied, but it seems rather strange. So, to be taken for a messianic agitator among Jews, Paul would have had to be preaching his messiah in the synagogues. Engelking Editor did not scyonfield it 1. 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 schondield Jesus was a lie sent to deceive the unwary in the Last Days.

A schonfleld interesting book schlnfield very refreshing ideas. Since Schonfield’s death inhis popularity and the interest in his prodigious work, which included over 40 books, has drawn increasing attention, particularly outside Judaism. Schonfield seems to realize that we must make some distinctions Luke did not bother to make. At best he makes a plausible case much as a novelist would if treating of the life of Jesus.

To me, this does not follow at all. Schonfield was one of the original researchers working on the Dead Sea Scrolls at Qumran and his most notable book on Biblical history is The Passover Plot. I guess this book was wildly controverial when it first was hugn, but that seems almost quaint now. All this is only hinted at in Proclaiming the Messiah.

Like the old time Rationalists refuted so expertly by D. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The first significant clue that Schonfield is preparing to recycle old ideas and present them as his own “original” research lies in his bibliography.

In the wake of resurgent interest in religious history spurred by Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ and Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Codethis 40th anniversary edition of The Passover Plot is set to engage a completely new generation of readers searching for truth.

The disciples wanted so badly to believe in a resurrection anyway that they convinced themselves that they saw him after his death and that’s how Christianity began.


Books by Hugh J. Schonfield (Author of The Passover Plot)

And Paul was constantly getting in trouble because of the reputation of his rivals! High to Low Avg. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Things that surprise me. The hugj section is unfortunately very difficult to take seriously. But he does present some very interesting information that I find helpful in gaining a greater understanding of Jesus and the early Christian church.

Books by Hugh J. Schonfield

There is a further twist to the plot. Makes you wonder; what really happened????

Dec 05, Laura rated it it was amazing Shelves: The way Schonfield sees it, the Jerusalem compromise granted to Paul’s converts the second-class status of Christian God-fearers, whereas Paul thought they should be considered first-class, along with Torah-observant Christian Jews. Schonfield Introduction liked it 3.

The central premise of ” The Passover Plot ” was that Jesus had meticulously planned and engineered his own death and resurrection. He was one of the founders of 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.

Schonfield liked it 3. One often hears it said, by those who did not read The Passover Plot, that Schonfield advocated the Scheintod “seeming death” theory of Venturini, Bahrdt, and Schleiermacher, but this is wrong. Mar 03, Talya rated it it was amazing Shelves: I am not convinced.

At any rate, it is an unexpected delight to discover Proclaiming the Messiaha precious legacy of Hugh J.