Some weeks ago, we have seen here, in France (and Germany : Arte is a
common French-German program), a great TV report about beginnings of
Christianism. More than twenty scholars -christian and jewish- were
interviewed by a pair of journalists, who had yet leaded a similar
report on Jesus some years ago. They also wrote books.
The global message of those journalists is that christianism is
antisemit from the beginning. Responsability of jews in first christian
prosecution are systematically elluded (for instance : when a witness
speaks about jews annoying christians, the authors translate : jews
annoying judeo-christians - the treatment of Etienne's martyrdom is
close to contorsionism).
The report has bean a quite impressive success for such a kind of
entertainment. It has been applauded as an "antidote" of Gibson's film
that french TVs and papers have massively described as an antisemite film.
Some interviewed scholars are famous, and some less, but one looks
particularly strange. His name is : Pierre-Antoine Bernheim. His
accreditations : "Noésis fondation" and "Cercle Voltaire de l'Ecole
Biblique hors-les-murs". He is said to work in London.
Have you ever heard abour him ? Have you ever heard about both instituts ?
read a book of him ? Or a review of one of his books ? He published :
Brother of Jesus" - SCM Press, 1997.
Thanks in advance for all information you may have.
PS : If you read french and are interested by that story, you may find the
presentation of the report :
and all interviewed scholars :