Formation of the Jesus/Christ Myth

Jesus movements

Christ Cults

historical time mythic time
Jesus as wise teacher Christ as Son of God
Announcer of new ways of living Cosmic Lord
in preparation for the impending kingdom Salvific death
prophetic tradition Jesus superior to prophets
Israel's epic Israel's God
Apocalyptic messiah Cosmic revealer

Passion Narrative

Located in history (Mark)
Reveals cosmic truth (John)