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Bible–Critical Views

Daughter of Jephthah, Alexandre Cabanel

This page indexes resources at this site presenting critical views of the Bible.

 Works of Spinoza
Spinoza was one of the first to critically examine the legend that Moses wrote the Pentateuch.

 Prolegomena to the History of Ancient Israel
by Julius Wellhausen [1885]
The foundation of modern critical theories of the Bible.

 Pagan Christs: Studies in Comparative Hierology
by John M. Robertson [1911]
The dark secret at the heart of global myths of a Savior.

 Self-Contradictions of the Bible
by William Henry Burr [1860]
Is the Bible internally self-consistent?

 The World’s Sixteen Crucified Saviors
by Kersey Graves [1860]
What is the meaning of so many similar hero stories from around the world?

 India in Primitive Christianity
by Arthur Lillie [1908].
What are the links between Buddhism and early Christianity?

 Absurdities of the Bible
by Clarence Darrow

 The Age of Reason
by Thomas Paine [1794]

 The Woman’s Bible
by Elizabeth Cady Stanton [1895]