The Pagan Christ: Recovering the Lost Light

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Dundurn.com, Oct 1, 2005 - Religion - 296 pages

After more than 52 weeks on the Toronto Star’s bestseller list and 43 weeks on The Globe and Mail’s bestseller list, Tom Harpur’s groundbreaking book, The Pagan Christ, is now available in paperback.

This new edition includes the twenty-page discussion guide, with more than 100 questions, to help facilitate a deeper, chapter-by-chapter analysis and more profound understanding of the findings and arguments found in the book. Subjects for discussion include: the ancient Egyptian roots of Christianity, the real meaning of the Bible, the key to whether Jesus really existed, the re-mythologizing of Christianity, the meaning of the Christ within all of us and the need to understand myth and allegory. With a new introduction by Tom Harpur, this paperback edition sheds further light on what has become one of the most talked about books of the new millennium.

 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
A Bible Story Id Never Heard Before
MythsArent
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How a Spiritual Christianity Became a Literalist
It Was AllWritten Beforein Egypt 6 Convincing the Sceptics
Sublime Myth IsNot Biography 9 Was There aJesusof
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Tom Harpur was a columnist for the Toronto Star, Rhodes scholar, former Anglican priest, and professor of Greek and the New Testament, and was an internationally renowned writer on religious and ethical issues. He was the author of ten bestselling books, including For Christ’s Sake and The Pagan Christ. He hosted numerous radio and television programs, including Life After Death, a ten-part series based on his bestselling book of the same name. He passed away in 2017.

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