In Burton Mack's latest book, entitled "The Christian myth. Origins, logic, and
legacy", he raises challenging arguments with regard to those issues of the Christian myth mentioned
in the title. The aim of this review article is to by means of this book introduce the reader to his
research. In the first part of the article, Mack's viewpoint and argument are summarized and in the
second part, it discusses the research of the literarkritische formgeschichtlichen German
researchers who paved the way.