Formation of the Christian Church
The usual explanation of the formation of the Christian Church suggests that Christianity grew out of first century Judaism. But recent scholarship shows this to be wrong. Christianity as a religion was created in opposition to the Jewish way of life of the first century. It defined itself in terms that created the anti-Semitism of later centuries.This lecture series examines the political, economic and social environment of the Roman Empire before and after the birth and death of Yeshua as the essential background for understanding why and how the Christian Church was formed. Following recent historical scholarship, these lectures go on to show that the men who created the Christian religion did so with deliberate anti-Semitic rhetoric and an intentional accommodation of the Roman lifestyle.
These lectures will give you the real story behind the emergence of Christianity as one of the world's most powerful religions. But what you learn may shock and surprise you.