Archive Authors E.J. Hutchinson Early Church Fathers Nota Bene

Christianity, Frazer’s Dying and Rising God, and Justin Martyr

In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the History of Religions/Comparative Religion/Comparative Mythology schools were often taken to have discredited the Christian faith by showing similarities between Christian narratives (such as that of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus) and various pagan mythologies—most famous here perhaps is the treatment of the dying and rising god […]