Author: Vining, Marvin
According to a controversial new interpretation of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Jesus was raised an Essene, but rebelled against their orthodoxy. Christianity arose from a schism between the rigidly militant and exclusivist Essenes and the nonviolent, inclusivist views of Jesus. Decoding the secret language of the scrolls, Vining identifies Jesus as the "Wicked Priest"who challenged the Essene leader, and uncovers the Essene conspiracy behind his trial and crucifixion. The book also discloses the lost Christian doctrine of reincarnation and the real Immaculate Conception. 256 pp.