Jonathan M. Roberts

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Jonathan M. Roberts

Jonathan Manning Roberts (December 7, 1821 - February 28, 1888)[1] was an American lawyer, spiritualist medium and writer.

Roberts authored the book Antiquity Unveiled which was published in 1892. It claims to be an account of spirit messages proving Christianity "an offspring of more ancient religions".[2] He was a proponent of the Christ myth theory. He practised law prior to becoming an editor for the weekly spiritualist journal Mind and Matter.[3]

Roberts was a member of the abolitionist party prior to the American Civil War, and a Republican afterward. His father was a member of the U.S. Senate.



  1. ^ "Jonathan Manning Roberts". Find a Grave.
  2. ^ Antiquity Unveiled, preface, at Google Books.
  3. ^ Spearman, Gretta. (1996). There Was No Jesus: The Teacher of the New Testament was Apollonius of Tyana: Also the Truth about Ancient History and Jewish History: Extracted from the Book Antiquity Unveiled by Jonathan M. Roberts. Health Research Books. p. 7. "The author was Jonathan M. Roberts, Esq., a retired lawyer living in Burlington, N. J."