Crucifixion of the Jews: Book 2

The Transmutation of Jesus

A transmutation of Jesus is effected by Church lore on several levels:

(Note that some of these bullet points overlap significantly.)

• Jesus, the activist who protested against Rome, is transmuted into an alleged challenger of the rabbinic authorities.

• Jesus, the challenger against Sadducee collaboration with Rome, is transmuted into an alleged blasphemer against Judaism.

• Jesus, the neo-Orthodox Jewish teacher with a heavy emphasis on humanism, is transmuted into a quasi–universalistic preacher of humanism, who had rejected his core Judaism.

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