A new controversial novel, Becoming Christ is released now!
The novel presents Jesus not as the Son of God but as a handsome and ambitious young preacher who gets swept up in his own message, who becomes hedged in by insurgents wanting him to lead their army in a doomed uprising. It explores the possibility of the human Jesus and his journey leading to being interpreted as something else.
“Truly clever, well-written, original, and imaginative in the very best sense. It will certainly provoke readers to think about Jesus and the gospels in new ways.” --Dale C. Allison, Jr., Princeton Theological Seminary
Now available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle versions: [amzn.to]
Well, in truth a lot of Christologists have proposed something like this, a real preacher who was executed by the Romans for his political message of liberation, and then over several centuries, with a lot of help from St Paul's ramblings, became a mythologised religious figure beyond Judaism, and the death cult was born. Other christologists of course assert that there never was a central historical figure at all, just myth that became a cult. Personally I'm with the latter group.