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May 28, 2008

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waterdragon52

Irene:

In case I haven't passed word of this on earlier, there's a professor of theology and philosophy at York University (Toronto, Canada) named Barrie Wilson who recently published a book titled "How Jesus Became Christian". Born an Episcopalean, Wilson converted to Judaism and, in his book, notes that Jesus's brother James never forsake Judaism and posits that it was the Hellanized Paul, who never met Jesus, who made Jesus of Nazareth into "the Christ" and with that, all the stories of resurrection, etc. So, that the Syrian Christians deemed their earliest bishops be Jewish possibly relates to some of Wilson's claims (I haven't finished the book yet.)

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