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Brief History of Christianity

Em Português

A brief, very brief, History of Christianity

Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro

Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro

Our intention is to present a brief history of Christianity. What is the reason of the brevity? We will discuss some controversial points, but do not want to repeat so many books that already exist in the market.

This brief history covers the early centuries, but reflecting on its impact in the XXI century. The subject, though very brief, is great for a single article, and will be divided into six parts, as below (click the title to reach each of the articles)

1. Jesus  Early Years

2. Birth of Christianity.

3. Christianity without Jesus.

4. Gnosticism

5. Why Christianity is losing strength

6. The New Christianity, Gnosticism and Jung

I’m Roberto Lima Netto, a Jungian. I write Jungian books –  The Jungian BibleThe Little Prince for Grownups — and Psychological thrillers – The Amazon Shaman, – In Search of Happiness.

I was involved in the business world, as an executive of large companies and university professor since recently. I was the president CSN, the largest steel-mill of Latin America and was responsible for its turn-around. My first encounter with the teachings of the Swiss psychologist C. G. Jung, one of the greatest geniuses of the 20th Century, was during my midlife crisis. Reading "Man and his Symbols" at that time, inspired me to go into Jungian analysis and to begin devouring the writings of Jung and his disciples. Since then, I've been studying psychology, especially Jungian psychology and, after reaching my seventies, I decided to become a full time writer, specializing on books on Jungian psychology and psychological thrillers. Every masterpiece of literature can be absorbed through multiple interpretations, and yield powerful insights for our daily lives. My first Jungian book, “The Little Prince for Grown-ups“, in its fourth edition in Brazil, was based on the famous book of Saint-Exupéry. The second, - “The Jungian Bible” - interprets some stories of the Old Testament and world myths. As I get older and, with a bit of luck, wiser, I want to pass on to the younger generations the lessons life has taught me. Jesus Christ taught that it was easier to sell ideas with stories. Following the Master, I published in English "The Amazon Shaman" and "In Search of Happiness", two psychological thrillers around the theme of happiness.

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