The Lost Light: An Interpretation of Ancient Scriptures

Download or Read eBook The Lost Light: An Interpretation of Ancient Scriptures PDF written by Alvin Boyd Kuhn and published by Rare Treasure Editions. This book was released on 2021-11-09T22:55:00Z with total page 940 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Lost Light: An Interpretation of Ancient Scriptures

Book Synopsis The Lost Light: An Interpretation of Ancient Scriptures by : Alvin Boyd Kuhn

Kuhn contended that the Bible derived its origins from other Pagan religions and that much of Christian history was pre-extant as Egyptian mythology. He also proposed that the Bible was symbolic and did not depict real events, and argued that the leaders of the church started to misinterpret the bible at the end of the third century. These controversial ideas outside of mainstream history and theology are rejected by most pre-eminent scholars, but many including Tom Harpur and John G. Jackson were influenced by the works of Kuhn. Harpur even dedicated his best-selling 2004 book, "The Pagan Christ" to Kuhn, calling him "a man of immense learning and even greater courage" and "one of the single greatest geniuses of the twentieth century" [who] "towers above all others of recent memory in intellect and his understanding of the world's religions."

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  • Total Pages – 940
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781774644188
  • ISBN-13 – 1774644185

Lost Light

Download or Read eBook Lost Light PDF written by Alvin Boyd Kuhn and published by . This book was released on 2013-10 with total page 622 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Lost Light

Book Synopsis Lost Light by : Alvin Boyd Kuhn

This is a new release of the original 1940 edition.

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  • Total Pages – 622
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  • ISBN-10 – 1258887517
  • ISBN-13 – 9781258887513

Who is This King of Glory?

Download or Read eBook Who is This King of Glory? PDF written by Alvin Boyd Kuhn and published by Book Tree. This book was released on 2007-09 with total page 513 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Who is This King of Glory?

Book Synopsis Who is This King of Glory? by : Alvin Boyd Kuhn

This book reveals that much of Christianity and its beliefs had originated in ancient Egypt rather than the Middle East. The author presents us with how, where and why many spiritual Egyptian beliefs were adopted into Christian form and accepted as "history", as opposed to being carried over in their original mythological form. Kuhn states, "The gospels are not and never were histories. They are now proven to have been cryptic dramas of the spiritual evolution of humanity and of the history of the human soul in its earthly tabernacle of flesh." For Christianity to be expressed in the way it was first intended, as experienced during the first two centuries of its existence, one must first acknowledge its pagan roots. This is too much of a leap for most people, but they have not read this book. The author reveals how things were altered in the third century by the existing priesthood and why.

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  • Publisher – Book Tree
  • Total Pages – 513
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781585093182
  • ISBN-13 – 1585093181

Shadow of the Third Century

Download or Read eBook Shadow of the Third Century PDF written by Alvin Boyd Kuhn and published by Pickle Partners Publishing. This book was released on 2019-01-13 with total page 1048 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Shadow of the Third Century

Book Synopsis Shadow of the Third Century by : Alvin Boyd Kuhn

Shadow of the Third Century: A Revaluation of Christianity, first published in 1949, begins with the assertions that a true history of Christianity has never before been written and that the roots of the Christian religion lie in earlier religions and philosophies of the ancient world. The author, Alvin Boyd Kuhn, asserts that Christianity as we know it took the form it did due to a degeneration of knowledge rather than to an energization produced by a new release of light and truth into the world. In the ancient world, knowledge was commonly passed down by esoteric traditions, its inner meaning known only to the initiated. The Gospels, according to Kuhn, should therefore be understood as symbolic narratives rather than as history. Sacred scriptures are always written in a language of myth and symbol, and the Christian religion threw away and lost their true meaning when it mistranslated this language into alleged history instead of reading it as spiritual allegory. This literalism necessarily led to a religion antagonistic toward philosophy. Moreover, it produced a religion that failed to recognize its continuity with, and debt to, earlier esoteric schools. As evidence of this, Kuhn finds that many of the gospel stories and sayings have parallels in earlier works, in particular those of Egypt and Greece. The transformation of Jesus’ followers into Pauline Christians drew on these sources. Moreover, the misunderstanding of true Christianity led to the excesses of misguided asceticism. Overall, the book seeks to serve as a “clarion call to the modern world to return to the primitive Christianity which the founder of Christian theology, Augustine, proclaimed had been the true religion of all humanity.” With its many citations from earlier works, Shadow of the Third Century also serves as a bibliographic introduction to alternative histories of Christianity.

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  • Total Pages – 1048
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781789123449
  • ISBN-13 – 1789123445

A Rebirth for Christianity

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A Rebirth for Christianity

Book Synopsis A Rebirth for Christianity by : Alvin Boyd Kuhn

The search to uncover the hidden origins of Christianity and discover its true message has become a current topic of fascination for many readers. People are eager to know the truths behind the biblical legends and the mysteries that created Christian rites, ceremonies, and codes of behavior. Kuhn argues that the sacred scriptures of Judaism and Christianity do not portray historical truths, but symbolic and mystical metaphors. The spiritual truth encoded in scripture, says Kuhn, is far more important than its literal narrative. Kuhn’s research provides a clear understanding of the allegorical interpretations of the scriptures and their significance to a deeper, more profound Christianity. He traces the historical and philosophical origins of Christian thought to illustrate that Jesus was one of many incarnations of an enduring archetype that has surfaced in many religions. In fact, those who wrote the scriptures may have never even intended the focus to be on Jesus, the man. Moreover, Kuhn investigates the problems (psychological, spiritual, and otherwise) that result from a purely historical interpretation of Jesus. In doing so, Kuhn reclaims the mystical power at the core of Christianity's message, which has to do with the "birth" of the inner Christ and the emergence of divine consciousness in humanity.

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  • Publisher – Quest Books
  • Total Pages – 285
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780835608381
  • ISBN-13 – 0835608387