Bruno BauerIn existographies, Bruno Bauer (1809-1882) (RMS:35) (FA:98) was a German philosopher, a characterized “fiery atheist” (Hecht, 2003), noted for []

Overview
In 1837, Bauer founded the Doctor's Club (aka the Free Society) a group of intellectuals who wrote (Ѻ) the most anti-Christian pamphlets in Germany at the time; some in this period, he met and influenced a young Karl Marx. [1]

Christ myth
In 1838 to 1841, Bauer published four volumes on a critical examination of Christianity, wherein he argued, supposedly, that entire story of Jesus was a myth (see: Christ myth theory) per reason (Ѻ) found no record of anyone named "Yeshua of Nazareth" in any then-extant Roman records; also that almost all prominent historical figures in antiquity are referenced in other works (e.g. Aristophanes mocking Socrates in his plays), but as he could not find any such references to Jesus, it was likely that the entire story of Jesus was fabricated. [2]

Quotes | By
The following are quotes by Bauer:

“Take from religion its exclusive power and it will no longer exist.”
— Bruno Bauer (c.1840), cited (Ѻ) by Karl Marx in “The Jewish Question”

References
1. Hecht, Jennifer M. (2003). Doubt: A History: The Great Doubters and Their Legacy of Innovation from Socrates and Jesus to Thomas (pgs. 388-89). HarperOne.
2. (a) Bauer, Bruno. (1838). Critical Exhibition of the Religion of the Old Testament (Kritische Darstellung der Religion des Alten Testaments) (two volumes). Publisher.
(b) Bauer, Bruno. (1840). Critique of the Evangelical History of John (Kritik der evangelischen Geschichte des Johannes). Publisher.
(c) Bauer, Bruno. (1841). Critique of the Evangelical History of the Synoptics (Kritik der evangelischen Geschichte der Synoptiker). Publisher.

External links
Bruno Bauer – Wikipedia.

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