Fraser may have been an earlier incarnation of Campbell. I cannot recommend him highly enough.<quoted text>
I've not read any of those, but have read many references to and quotations from the Golden Bough. I did read Frazer's Folklore in the Old Testament, where he compares numerous world-myths against biblical myths; creation, floods, heroes, landgrabs, ect..
Those who claim that dying/rising savior myths are post-PaulineJesus reveal an ignorance of history. This is a great place for folks to see that.
See Nymph's review of Wilson - I don't agree with him quite a bit, too, but he's well worth the read, IMO.