History's Three Greatest Impostors are Given New Light

 
 
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ASTORIA, N.Y. - Aug. 10, 2015 - PRLog -- Those familiar with The Treatise of the Three Impostors (https://squareup.com/market/themantle/the-treatise-of-the-three-impostors) recognize it as an Enlightenment-era indictment against the foundations of three major religions – Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. That’s only half the story. Published anonymously and attributed to numerous dates, places of origin, and authors – some real, some fantastic – Three Impostors is better understood as a performative act of radical critique and protest against religious authorities.

The Mantle presents a new edition of Three Impostors, which includes a new, critical introduction signed only with the author’s initials. As presented, we pay homage to and continue this text’s subversive inquiry.

“Anonymously penned, radical texts surreptitiously expand the horizons of thought, strike at the boundaries that delimit what can and cannot be a subject of inquiry, and so strike a blow against ignorance. To call a thought marginal is near enough to calling it radical, and it is true now just as it was during the Enlightenment upheavals that change—political, social, or theological—comes from the margins.” – from the introduction by C.H.

First edition, 2015. 143 pages
Introductory price: $9.95 (regular: $14.95)
ISBN 978-0-9965770-0-7 (paperback)
ISBN 978-0-9965770-1-4 (ebook)

About the author of the introduction: C.H. studied philosophy at The New School University.

About The Mantle: The Mantle publishes emerging critics, writers, and intellectuals in the arts, international affairs, literature, and philosophy. We foster discourse with a global audience through critiques, essays, fiction, and interviews. We pay close attention to voices with limited exposure in their home countries and the English language, as well as individuals experiencing censorship. Read essays on our online magazine at www.mantlethought.org and explore our print and ebook titles at www.mantlebooks.com.

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