Welcome to Myth and Messiah – 1 Timothy 1:3-4

“Triumph of Christian religion” by Laureti, Vatican Museum

This site was created to aid individuals in evaluating the claim that the primary ancient Jesus documents were constructed as imaginative amalgams of non-Jewish cultural religio-mythic ideas. My doctoral research over the years has been dedicated to exploring and assessing the claim of authorial mimicry or incorporation of pagan parallel ideas into the Jesus narratives by the tradents of said story.

This site will further serve the purpose of exploring queries related to general apologetics. This is intended to be a cumulative effort at virtual discipleship of the mind (Rom. 12:2, Matt. 22:37) or as the ancients used to say, itinerarium mentis ad deum (journey of the mind toward God).

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  • I cannot express to you how much I have learned and benefitted from participating in your class this year. Not only have I been able to hold conversations with nonbelievers in a variety of situations after your instruction, but I have also been able to learn how to think critically and reason logically. Sarah Katherine B.