Author

Charles Vergeer

Charles Vergeer is a philosopher, classicist and philologist. He took his doctorate with a thesis on Heraclitus, entitled Als een akker in de winter (Like a Field in Winter). His earlier publications include Eerste vragen. Over de Griekse filosofie (First Questions. On Greek philosophy, 1990) and Een verlies van vleugels. De filosofie van het oude Rome (A Loss of Wings. The philosophy of ancient Rome, 1995).

A Nameless Man

A Nameless Man

Jezus de Nazarener

(SUN, 1997, 312 pages)

Was Jesus Christ a gentle prophet with a message of salvation for all mankind? Not according to Charles Vergeer, philosopher and expert on classical antiquity. In A Nameless Man, Vergeer presents Jesus as a Jewish nationalist zealot who laid claim to David’s kingdom and took up the sword against the Roman occupiers and the high priests who collaborated with them. Only after his abortive attempt to capture Jerusalem and his ignominious death was the way opened for a universal redemptive religion, largely the work of St. Paul.

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The Young Panther

The Young Panther

Leven en lijden van Jezus de Nazarener

(SUN, 2000, 390 pages)

Was Jesus Christ a gentle prophet with a message of salvation for all mankind? Not according to Charles Vergeer, philosopher and expert on classical antiquity. In A Nameless Man, Vergeer presents Jesus as a Jewish nationalist zealot who laid claim to David’s kingdom and took up the sword against the Roman occupiers and the high priests who collaborated with them. Only after his abortive attempt to capture Jerusalem and his ignominious death was the way opened for a universal redemptive religion, largely the work of St. Paul.

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