06. Jesus and the Sun



In Jesus and the Sun: Is Christianity a Solar Myth?, Albert McIlhenny takes on the ridiculous accusations seen In Zeitgeist and elsewhere that the story of Jesus was a metaphor for the sun and zodiac and that the one that Christians worship was little more than an updated version of the pagan sun gods. In the book, he examines the contrived “evidence” and shows the reader exactly why scholars have ignored such claims and how these claims are little more than conspiracy theories built on the pseudoscholarship of over a century ago.

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The book contains the following contents:

Series Introduction

Introduction

Chapter 1 – Sun of God?
1.1 – The Sun in Ancient Cultures
1.2 – 10,000 BC
1.3 – Sun as Creator
1.4 – Sun as Savior
1.5 – Other Solar Silliness
1.6 – Conclusion

Chapter 2 – Dating the Zodiac
2.1 – The Elephant in Astrotheology’s Room
2.2 – Dating the Zodiac
2.3 – Development of the Zodiac
2.4 – Precession
2.5 – The Zodiac and Mythological Twelves
2.6 – Dissenting Voices
2.7 – Bulls and Rams and Fish! Oh My!
2.8 – Cross of the Zodiac
2.9 – The Zodiac and Biblical Twelves
2.10 – The Bible and the Stars
2.11 – Conclusion

Chapter 3 – Gospels of the Zodiac
3.1 – Bookends
3.2 – Virgins and Bread
3.3 – The Sun’s Descent
3.4 – The Three Kings
3.5 – Easter
3.6 – Filling in the Blanks
3.7 – Conclusion

Chapter 4 – Choosing December 25
4.1 – Christ, Sol Invictus, and December 25
4.2 – Choosing December 25
4.3 – More on Choosing December 25
4.4 – Eastern Christians and January 6
4.5 – Conclusion

Chapter 5 – Evidences and Critiques
5.1 – God’s Sun
5.2 – Zodiac and Precession Revisited
5.3 – Year of the Zodiac
5.4 – Conclusion

Chapter 6 – Other Solar Myth Theories
6.1 – Max Müller
6.2 – Philological Aryan Solar Myth
6.3 – Religious Development in Müller
6.4 – Misuse of Müller
6.5 – From Language to Blood
6.6 – Biological Aryan Solar Myth
6.7 – Jungian Aryan Solar Myth
6.8 – Joshua Cult
6.9 – Conclusion

Chapter 7 – Solar Christ Revisited
7.1 – Return of a Dead Theory
7.2 – The Zeitgeist Phenomenon
7.3 – Children of Zeitgeist
7.4 – Conclusion

Conclusion

Appendix 1 – Zeitgeist, Acharya S, and God’s Sun

Appendix 2 – Joseph Campbell and Precession

Appendix 3 – Hamlet’s Mill

Appendix 4 – Acharya S, David Ulansey, and the Age of Taurus

Appendix 5 – Acharya S, Edwin C. Krupp, and the Precession the Equinoxes

Appendix 6 – The Karanovo Zodiac

Appendix 7 – Luke 22:10 and the “Age of Aquarius”

Appendix 8 – Twelve in the Bible

Appendix 9 – Acharya S’ “Amateur Witness” on Denderah

Appendix 10 – Acharya S on Christmas

Appendix 11 – Acharya S, Cyprian of Carthage, and the Winter Solstice

Appendix 12 – We Three Kings

Appendix 13 – Acharya S, John L. Heilbron, and the Dating of Easter

Appendix 14 – Acharya S, J. M. Roberts, and the Gospel as Zodiac

Bibliography

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