Peter Gandy (author)
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Peter Gandy is a British author who focuses on mysticism, particular the mystery religions. He holds an M.A. in classical civilization and is known mainly for his books, co-authored with Timothy Freke, which argue that Jesus is a purely mythical construct.
Publishers Weekly called The Jesus Mysteries, (1999) which Gandy co-authored, a "wonderful and terribly flawed book." In the book, Gandy and co-author, Timothy Freke, argue that Christian history is covering up its true origins. Library Journal called it "an important book in the debate on the historical Jesus."
Gandy co-authored another book with Timothy Freke, The Laughing Jesus, in 2005. The book also deals with what the authors perceive as an inaccurate history of religion. The book ends with a "Philosophical Workout" that Library Journal felt would appeal to those who see "themselves as spiritual rather than religious."
Books by Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy
- The Complete Guide to World Mysticism (1998)
- The Hermetica: The Lost Wisdom of the Pharaohs (1998)
- The Wisdom of the Pagan Philosophers (The Wisdom of the World) (1999)
- The Jesus Mysteries: Was the "Original Jesus" a Pagan God? (1999)
- Jesus and the Lost Goddess: The Secret Teachings of the Original Christians (2002)
- The Laughing Jesus: Religious Lies and Gnostic Wisdom (2005)
- The Gospel of the Second Coming (2007)
- 'Author Spotlight' from Random House
- Maurice Casey Jesus: Evidence and Argument or Mythicist Myths? T&T Clark 2014 FREKE, N.T. and GANDY, L.P. p.17
- "Religion Book Review: The Jesus Mysteries: Was the Original Jesus a Pagan God?". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 2019-01-13.
- Bourquin, David (2000). "The Jesus Mysteries (Book review)". Library Journal. 125 (12): 100 – via EBSCOhost. (Subscription required (help)). Cite uses deprecated parameter
- Craft, Carolyn M. (2005). "The Laughing Jesus: Religious Lies and Gnostic Wisdom". Library Journal. 130 (11): 75–76 – via EBSCOhost. (Subscription required (help)). Cite uses deprecated parameter
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