Unveiling Christianity

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1. Introduction

2. The Origin of God

3. Hebrew Bible

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4. Biblical Archaeology

5. New Testament

6. Critical Research on the Bible

7. Reincarnation Revealed in the Bible

8. Kingpins of Christianity

9. Original Sin

Heaven and Hell

10. History of Heaven and Hell

11. Christianity: Religion of Fear and Hope

12. Healing From Toxic Theology

13. U.S. Christianity Today

14. Jesus without Dogma

Books on Unveiling Christianity

Aquinas, Thomas

Summa Theologica Complete in a Single Volume
By Thomas Aquinas, 1,113 pages (1266-1273, 2018)

Armstrong, Karen

Karen Armstrong is a New York Times bestselling author who has written over two dozen books and who is known for her books on comparative religion. Among her many achievements and honors are an appointment to the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire and a Fellowship to the Royal Society of Literature.

Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence

Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence
by Karen Armstrong, 512 pages (2014)

Augustine of Hippo

The City of God
By St. Augustine – Illustrated by Augustine of Hippo, 1,184pages (426, 2003 Penguin Classics edition)

The Confessions 
by St. Augustine of Hippo with translation by Maria Boulding, 304 pages (400, 2002)

Barr, Beth Allison, Ph.D.

Carmichael, Joel

birth of christianity

The Birth of Christianity: Reality and Myth
by Joel Carmichael, 228 pages (1989)

De Rosa, Pete

Vicars of Christ: The Dark Side of the Papacy 
by Peter De Rosa, 484 pages (2000) 
International Best-Seller

Dever, William G.

William G. Dever is a professor emeritus of Near Eastern archaeology and anthropology at the University of Arizona, a leading expert in his field.

Has Archaeology Buried the Bible?
by William Dever, 280 pages (2006)

Ehrman, Bart D.

Heaven and Hell: A History of the Afterlife
by Bart Ehrman, 326 pages (2020)

William G. Dever is a professor emeritus of Near Eastern archaeology and anthropology at the University of Arizona, a leading expert in his field.

Ellerbe, Helen

dark side of christian history

The Dark Side of Christian History
by Hellen Ellerbe, 221 pages (1995)

Finkelstein, Israel and Silberman, Neil Asher

The Bible Unearthed: Archaeology’s New Vision of Ancient Israel and the Origin of its Sacred Texts 
by Professor Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman, 385 pages (2001)

Friedman, Richard Elliott

Who Wrote the Bible? 
by Richard Elliott Friedman, 282 pages (1987)

Friedman is a biblical scholar, author of multiple books, and winner of numerous awards and honors.

Website: RichardElliottFriedman.com
Video: Who Actually Wrote the Bible and What is the Origin?! [2019]  

Freeman, Charles

Gonzales, Justo L., Ph.D.

Hone, William

The Lost Books of the Bible
by William Hone, 278 pages (2016)

MacCulloch, Diarmaid

Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years
by Diarmaid MacCulloch, 1,161 pages (2007)

The Reformation
by Diarmaid MacCulloch, 792 pages (2003)

MacCulloch holds a Doctor of Divinity degree from the University of Oxford. He and his books have garnered many awards.

Website:
www.theology.ox.ac.uk/people/diarmaid-macculloch#/

MacMullen, Ramsay, Ph.D

Christianizing the Roman Empire A.D. 100-400
by Ramsay MacMullen, Ph.D, 183 pages (1984)

Dr. Ramsay MacMullen has authored over a dozen books.

Metaxas, Eric

Metzger, Bruce M. Translator

Holy Bible New Revised Standard Edition with Apocrypha (NRSV)
by NRSV Bible Translation Committee (Author), Bruce M. Metzger (Translator) 1,600 pages (1989)
This edition of the Holy Bible is most commonly preferred by biblical scholars.

Meyer, Marvin W. (Editor)

This is the English-language edition of the library of Gnostic manuscripts which were discovered in Egypt in 1945.  Among the many Gnostic gospels and sacred texts is the Gospel of Thomas, which consists of 114 sayings attributed to Jesus.

Nixey, Catherine

the darkening age

The Darkening Age: The Christian Destruction of the Classical World
by Catherine Nixey, 315 pages (2017)

Named Book of the Year by The Telegraph, The Spectator, The Observer and BBC History Magazine

Pagels, Elaine, Ph.D.

Elaine Pagels in an American historian of early Christianity and author of New York Times bestselling books. She and her books have received many prestigious awards.  She is the Huntington Spear Paine Professor of Religion at Princeton University.

Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas
by Elaine Pagels, 257 pages (2005)

Adam, Eve and the Serpent
by Elaine Pagels, 189 pages (1988)

The Gnostic Gospels
by Elaine Pagels, 182 pages (1979)

Pryse, James Morgan

Reincarnation in the New Testament
by James Morgan Pryse, 106 pages (1904)

Puryear, Herbert Bruce , Ph.D.

Why Jesus Taught Reincarnation: A Better News Gospel
by Herbert Bruce Puryear, Ph.D., 262 pages (1992)

Romer, Thomas

the invention of God

The Invention of God
by Thomas Romer, 303 pages (2015)

Thomas Romer is the Professor of the Hebrew Bible at the College de France and a professor at the University of Lausanne.

Shelley, Bruce L., Ph.D.

Church History: In Plain Language
by Bruce L. Shelley, 541 pages (2008, 2013)

Smith, Mark S.

early history of god

The Early History of God: Yahweh and the Other Deities in Ancient Israel, Second Edition
by Mark S. Smith, 243 pages (2002)

Spong, John Shelby

John Shelby Spong is a retired American bishop of the Episcopal Church serving from 1979 to 2000. This liberal theologian and New York Times bestselling author has written over two dozen books on Christianity. He has received many awards, including the 1999 Humanist of the Year.

Biblical Literalism: A Gentile Heresy
by John Shelby Spong, 416 pages (2016)

The Fourth Gospel: Tales of a Jewish Mystic
by John Shelby Spong, 342 pages (2013)

Jesus for the Non-Religious
by John Shelby Spong, 316 pages (2007)

Vermes, Geza, (Translator)

Catechism of the Catholic Church, Second Edition
Continuum International, 904 pages (2000)

Wilken, Robert Lewis, Ph.D.

The Christians as the Romans Saw Them
by Robert Lewis Wilken, 214 pages (2003)

Wilken is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of the History of Christianity emeritus at the University of Virginia. He is past president of the American Academy of Religion and author of ten books about Christianity.

Wright, Robert

evolution of god

The Evolution of God
by Robert Wright, 565 pages (2009)

This book was one of three finalists for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction.