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I am in broad agreement with Barrie Wilson’s claim that the — Jesus Movement came to replaced — under the leadership especially of Paul of Tarsus — by a — Christ Movement. “That is, beliefs about the person of Jesus conceived as a Christ came to obscure what he said and did. Thus, the religion of Jesus, the one Jesus practiced and taught, became transformed into a cult about the Christ.” This “Christ Movement swept Jesus up out of his Jewish context and landed him down right in the midst of a new, strange, Gentile environment. That changed everything, since the Christ figure is not a Jewish Messiah.”

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About the author: Al Thompson works (data management) for an Engineering (Avionics) firm in Milwaukee. Click here to mail him.