Jesus and Yahweh
The Names DivineBook - 2005
There is very little evidence of the historical Jesus--who he was, what he said. As Bloom writes, "There is not a sentence concerning Jesus in the entire New Testament composed by anyone who ever had met the unwilling King of the Jews." Bloom has used his unsurpassed skills as a literary critic to examine the character of Jesus, noting the inconsistencies, contradictions, and logical flaws throughout the Gospels. He also examines the character of Yahweh, who he finds has more in common with Mark's Jesus than he does with God the Father of the Christian and later rabbinic Jewish traditions. At a time when religion has come to take center stage in our political arena, Bloom's shocking conclusion, that there is no Judeo-Christian tradition--that the two histories, Gods, and even Bibles, are not compatible--may make readers rethink everything we take for granted about what we believed was a shared heritage.
Publisher: New York: Riverhead Books, c2005
Characteristics: 238 p. ; 24 cm