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*[http://www.theosophical.ca/adyar_pamphlets/AdyarPamphlet_No22.pdf# Aspects of the Christ] by Annie Besant
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*[https://cdn.website-editor.net/e4d6563c50794969b714ab70457d9761/files/uploaded/AdyarPamphlet_No22.pdf# Aspects of the Christ] by Annie Besant
*[http://www.theosophical.ca/adyar_pamphlets/AdyarPamphlet_No88.pdf# Is Theosophy Anti-Christian?] by Annie Besant
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*[https://cdn.website-editor.net/e4d6563c50794969b714ab70457d9761/files/uploaded/AdyarPamphlet_No88.pdf# Is Theosophy Anti-Christian?] by Annie Besant
*[http://www.anandgholap.net/AP/Theosophy_And_Christianity-AB.htm# Theosophy and Christianity] by Annie Besant
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*[https://cdn.website-editor.net/e4d6563c50794969b714ab70457d9761/files/uploaded/AdyarPamphlet_No37.pdf# Theosophy and Christianity] by Annie Besant
 
*[http://www.blavatsky.net/blavatsky/arts/EsotericCharacterOfTheGospels.htm# The Esoteric Character of The Gospels] by H. P. Blavatsky
 
*[http://www.blavatsky.net/blavatsky/arts/EsotericCharacterOfTheGospels.htm# The Esoteric Character of The Gospels] by H. P. Blavatsky
 
*[http://www.blavatsky.net/blavatsky/arts/RootsOfRitualismInChurchAndMasonry.htm# The Roots of Ritualism in Church and Masonry] by H. P. Blavatsky
 
*[http://www.blavatsky.net/blavatsky/arts/RootsOfRitualismInChurchAndMasonry.htm# The Roots of Ritualism in Church and Masonry] by H. P. Blavatsky
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*[https://cdn.website-editor.net/e4d6563c50794969b714ab70457d9761/files/uploaded/HistoricalJesusMythicalChrist_GMassey.pdf# The Historical Jesus and Mythical-Christ] by Gerald Massey
 
*[https://cdn.website-editor.net/e4d6563c50794969b714ab70457d9761/files/uploaded/HistoricalJesusMythicalChrist_GMassey.pdf# The Historical Jesus and Mythical-Christ] by Gerald Massey
 
*[https://cdn.website-editor.net/e4d6563c50794969b714ab70457d9761/files/uploaded/PaulTheGnosticOpponentOfPeter_GMassey.pdf# Paul the Gnostic Opponent of Peter] by Gerald Massey
 
*[https://cdn.website-editor.net/e4d6563c50794969b714ab70457d9761/files/uploaded/PaulTheGnosticOpponentOfPeter_GMassey.pdf# Paul the Gnostic Opponent of Peter] by Gerald Massey
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*[https://cdn.website-editor.net/e4d6563c50794969b714ab70457d9761/files/uploaded/AdyarPamphlet_No179.pdf# The Occult Teachings of the Christ According to ''The Secret Doctrine''] by Josephine Ransom
 
*[http://www.theosophical.org/publications/quest-magazine/1361# The Future of Esoteric Christianity] by Richard Smoley
 
*[http://www.theosophical.org/publications/quest-magazine/1361# The Future of Esoteric Christianity] by Richard Smoley
 
*[http://www.theosophical.org/online-resources/leaflets/1792# Theosophy and Christianity] by Theosophical Society in America
 
*[http://www.theosophical.org/online-resources/leaflets/1792# Theosophy and Christianity] by Theosophical Society in America

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Christianity is the religion stemming from the teachings of Jesus in the 1st century AD. Its sacred scripture is the Bible, particularly the New Testament. Its principal tenets are that Jesus is the Son of God (the second person of the Holy Trinity), that God's love for the world is the essential component of his being, and that Jesus died to redeem humankind. Christianity was originally a movement of Jews who accepted Jesus as the messiah, but the movement quickly became predominantly Gentile. The early church was shaped by St. Paul and other Christian missionaries and theologians; it was persecuted under the Roman Empire but supported by Constantine I, the first Christian emperor. In medieval and early modern Europe, Christian thinkers such as St. Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, and Martin Luther contributed to the growth of Christian theology, and beginning in the 15th century missionaries spread the faith throughout much of the world. The major divisions of Christianity are Roman Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, and Protestantism. Nearly all Christian churches have an ordained clergy, members of which are typically though not universally male. Members of the clergy lead group worship services and are viewed as intermediaries between the laity and the divine in some churches. Most Christian churches administer two sacraments, baptism and the Eucharist. In the early 21st century there were more than two billion adherents of Christianity throughout the world, found on all continents.[1]

Esoteric Christianity

Philip Jenkins, the distinguished Professor of Historical Studies of Religion in the Institute for Studies of Religion wrote:

Theosophy sparked, inspired, directed, and mobilized the esoteric quest for Jesus that still flourishes today. Theosophists furnished all the essential maps and guides to anyone interested in following that path. Without acknowledging Theosophy, we can never understand the history of the popular interest in the gospels, in Gnosticism, or in alternative Christianities.[2]

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