I zipped through these books at high speed, and found them very compelling, but am unable to assess such a complex mass of similar yet distinct perspectives and datasets. I will have to read them again, along with still more books in the related literature. But as the saying goeTweet
Creating Christianity: A Weapon of Ancient Rome: Davis
Creating Christ: How Roman Emperors invented Christianity: Valiant, et a.
Caesar’s Messiah: The Roman Conspiracy to Invent Jesus: Atwill
The Jesus Cult: 2000 Years of the Last Days: Conner