By Michael Sturgulewski
Because the days of the early Christian church, unbelievers have pushed aside the Gospel of Christ as a delusion or hoax, as far as to assert that Jesus of Nazareth used to be now not even a ancient determine. Christianity, they are saying, is a method of religion that's only a remodeling of pre-existing ideals and motifs from either pagan mythology and astrology. during this ebook, those claims could be placed to the try out that allows you to separate truth from fiction in such accusations opposed to Christianity. also, it will likely be proven in what methods the individual of Jesus of Nazareth is so greatly special from different deities speculated to be one of the world's many "crucified saviors."
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A Sure Foundation: Answering the Charge Against Christianity by Michael Sturgulewski