Deep into the editing process of my film, "A Polite Bribe," the story of how Paul became the Founder of Christianity, through his "Collection," James Tabor sent me his latest Book, "Paul and Jesus."
Tabor is Chair of the UNC Charlotte, Religious Studies department, and well known for books and documentaries on the archeology of Jesus, namely "The Lost Tomb of Jesus," with executive producer, James Cameron.
"Paul and Jesus" is a series of arguments offered as strong evidence to why Paul can rightly be called the "Founder of Christianity," something my seven years of research would have benefited from.
See "Link to External Source Article" below to read further.
It is very interesting to observe how even in this modern world, controversies and speculations still abound when it comes to the religion of Jesus and Christianity...who did what, who founded what, and what it all means. Please go to THIS LINK to read the rest of this thoughtful article.
If you're interested in a new perspective on Paul and Jesus and Christianity, you might really enjoy Urantia Book revelation regarding these topics. For starters, please see The Religion of Jesus, wherein we read:
196:2.1 Some day a reformation in the Christian church may strike deep enough to get back to the unadulterated religious teachings of Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. You may preach a religion about Jesus, but, perforce, you must live the religion of Jesus. In the enthusiasm of Pentecost, Peter unintentionally inaugurated a new religion, the religion of the risen and glorified Christ. The Apostle Paul later on transformed this new gospel into Christianity, a religion embodying his own theologic views and portraying his own personal experience with the Jesus of the Damascus road. The gospel of the kingdom is founded on the personal religious experience of the Jesus of Galilee; Christianity is founded almost exclusively on the personal religious experience of the Apostle Paul. Almost the whole of the New Testamentis devoted, not to the portrayal of the significant and inspiring religious life of Jesus, but to a discussion of Paul's religious experience and to a portrayal of his personal religious convictions. The only notable exceptions to this statement, aside from certain parts of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, are the Book of Hebrews and the Epistle of James. Even Peter, in his writing, only once reverted to the personal religious life of his Master. The New Testament is a superb Christian document, but it is only meagerly Jesusonian.