Just wanted to share an interesting read.
I have purchased the ebook "How Jesus Became Christian" by historian and philosopher Barrie A. Wilson.
It's a book by a scholar but it's not written in dense academic language, thus, is easily readable by the general public (unlike, for example, the incredibly dense "James, The Brother of Jesus", by Robert Eisenman). In this book, Wilson invites the reader to inquiry how the 'Jesus movement' and his early followers, entirely part of the jewish framework, became metamorphosed into the 'Christ movement' that rejected the Torah, and was much more related to mystical religions of the greco-roman world. How did this change came about? What role did Paul play on this? What is the "Jesus coverup thesis"? What happened to the historical Jesus and his group of followers led by James after his death? How does this relate with the development of antisemitism?
Although at times I wish the author was more thorough and less repetitive, his arguments are very persuasive and strongly anchored in solid evidence. As a lover of history of religion, I have found it a most interesting read, but here's a word of caution: If you're a Christian, it may well dismantle your pre-conceived notions about 'Jesus Christ The Savior', because the implications of this investigation are huge.
I strongly recommend this book.