Posted: Feb 09, 2016 10:13 am
by Clive Durdle
Actually, maybe starting with myth, but tangentially, is a way through this.

We are discussing "the greatest story ever told" where the lion lays down with the lamb and god is with us, leading to a new heaven and a new earth where the Christ marries his bride humanity.

To this there have been various accretions, much like the formation of California by two plates crashing together, eventually leading to the Gold Rush and earthquake. (Meldahl Rough hewn land.)

I agree we are looking at a composite figure with very strong literary and theatrical elements, which the timeline is showing is later than Paul's Cosmic Christ, but pushed back in time to an allegedly important point, but with confusions for example about which Herod.