The Pagan Christ

The Pagan Christ is a book of rare insight and power that will reilluminate the Bible and change the way we think about religion.

The Pagan Christ

A provocative argument for a mystical, rather than historical, understanding of Jesus, leading to a radical rebirth of Christianity in our time. For forty years, scholar and religious commentator Tom Harpur has challenged church orthodoxy and guided thousands of readers on subjects as controversial as the true nature of Christ and life after death. Now, in his most radical and groundbreaking work, Harpur digs deep into the origins of Christianity. At a time of religious extremism, Tom Harpur reveals the virtue of a cosmic faith based on ancient truths that the modern church has renounced. His message is clear: Our blind faith in literalism is killing Christianity. Only with a return to an inclusive religion where Christ lives within each of us will we gain a true understanding of who we are and who we are intended to become. The Pagan Christ is a book of rare insight and power that will reilluminate the Bible and change the way we think about religion.

The Pagan Christ

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.

The Pagan Christ

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.

Unmasking the Pagan Christ

But what if there was no Jesus? What if there was no Mary or Joseph, no twelve apostles? What if the story of Jesus was no more than a myth to convey spiritual truth?

Unmasking the Pagan Christ

Rabbi or Messiah? Prophet or the Son of God? People have debated the identity of Jesus of Nazareth since the first century. But what if there was no Jesus? What if there was no Mary or Joseph, no twelve apostles? What if the story of Jesus was no more than a myth to convey spiritual truth? These claims have been around for hundreds of years and have become more prominent with well-known religion columnist Tom Harpur's recent book, The Pagan Christ. Harpur claims that Jesus was not a historical figure, but was one version of an ancient myth that can be traced from ancient Egyptian religion to the Roman mystery cults. Stanley Porter and Stephen Bedard tackle this radical claim by looking at the roots of the "pagan Christ idea," examining the supposed pagan parallels and presenting the evidence for the historical Jesus. The authors demonstrate that the suggestion of pagan origins for the Gospel story is not based on historical or textual evidence, but rather on a desire to create a universalistic spirituality revolving around a "Cosmic Christ" within each person. A fair examination of both the mythological and biblical texts reveal that the traditional understanding of an actual historical figure known as Jesus of Nazareth appearing two thousand years ago is indeed the only logical conclusion. Stanley E. Porter is President and Dean, and Professor of New Testament at McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Porter has M.A. degrees from Claremont Graduate School and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and the Ph.D. from the University of Sheffield. He has written widely on issues of concern in study of the New Testament, such as Jesus, Paul, the book of Acts, and John. He has a passion for education in the church, and preaches and teaches regularly. Stephen J. Bedard is the pastor of Woodford Baptist Church and First Baptist Church, Meaford, Ontario, Canada. He holds the M.Div. and M.Th. degrees from McMaster Divinity College, and is actively engaged in further graduate study. Bedard is an advocate of informed preaching and teaching, and is devoted to the ministry of the local church.

Tom Harpur 4 Book Bundle

This is an essential collection from a compelling author, not only for Christian readers, but any reader with a deep interest in philosophy and ethics. Includes: Born Again The Pagan Christ There Is Life After Death Water Into Wine

Tom Harpur 4 Book Bundle

This special bundle of titles collects four essential books by renowned religious writer and columnist Tom Harpur, designed to provoke thought and to provide spiritual comfort.

Apollonius of Tyana The Pagan Christ of the Third Century

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The Pagan Christ

Tom Harpur's groundbreaking book "The Pagan Christ: Recovering the Lost Light" has inspired thousands of readers to reconsider the very nature of their faith.This discussion guide includes more than 100 questions about the material found in ...

The Pagan Christ

Tom Harpur's groundbreaking book "The Pagan Christ: Recovering the Lost Light" has inspired thousands of readers to reconsider the very nature of their faith.This discussion guide includes more than 100 questions about the material found in "The Pagan Christ" that will encourage a deeper, chapter-by-chapter analysis and a more profound understanding of the findings and arguments in this book.

A Quick Survey of Jesus Copycat Claims

The treatment in this first book will be expanded upon in future books in the series when he treats each of the theories individually in detail.

A Quick Survey of Jesus Copycat Claims

Through films such as Zeitgeist and books by such popular authors as Tom Harpur, D. M. Murdock, and the duo of Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy, the thesis that Jesus never existed but was a copy of earlier pagan gods has entered mainstream popular thought. While not taken seriously by scholars, this bit of misinformation has become standard fare among conspiracy theorists and a source of confusion in the popular culture at large. In a series of books, Albert McIlhenny will give a thorough critique of the whole ""copycat thesis"" idea. In A Quick Survey of Jesus Copycat Claims: Examining the Pagan Christ Myth, the first book in the series, McIlhenny gives an outline of some of the most popular versions of these theories and a short explanation of some of their most obvious flaws. The treatment in this first book will be expanded upon in future books in the series when he treats each of the theories individually in detail.

Apollonius of Tyana

The Pagan Christ of the Third Century Albert Réville. splendour , whereas it is an established fact that in the first century of our era Babylon was nothing but a gigantic ruin . The individual who is described as the Pagan Christ by ...

Apollonius of Tyana


The Pagan Christ

The PremiseThe theme of this book is to imagine the author as an reincarnated sage, who left heaven to revisit the earth.

The Pagan Christ

The PremiseThe theme of this book is to imagine the author as an reincarnated sage, who left heaven to revisit the earth. As an enlightened one, he narrates his accounts of daily observations and experiences, in an attempt to give explanations to his confidantes about life's horrific dark clouds having the silver linings of a beautifully divined ultimate purpose. His thoughts are as a wise man's when given to the sadness & disappointments of poor human behavior, while steady in a hopeful knowledge & higher understanding, as to the purpose of the world's tyrannies, sorrows and suffering as an education for our re-attainment of heavenly omniscience. That eternity is the immortal soul's lot to spiritual greatness. It is how the multitudes of passing souls who journey earth, attain Christhood & enlightenment through the repetitious cycles of our immortal souls reliving life, over & again as humans, until we finally hear our inborn master's fire whose conscience burns bright within us, learning heaven isn't a leisure world. This is a compilation of fables and tales gathered from a mix of true life experiences and imaginatively inspired fables & tales from above. Its purpose is for the creation and substantiation of moral views and principles, which are the guiding light to our spirits, through the use of beautifully fanciful descriptors & images that often rise in the hearts of all humanity during their greatest trials and tribulations. Challenges & conflicts ratify the glory of our spiritual growth & aspirations & the divine purpose of our existence. Through divine guidance and the inspiration of angels, teachers and unsung authors, the author knowingly conspired, while most of humanity sadly goes about their daily lives, unaware of their divine assistance from living and passed benefactors conspiring to help guide & assure them until they finally listen. To God, Allah, Elohim, Yahweh, Brahma, or whatever we call our Supreme Creator, including Her avatars and teachers before & after me, along with my aspiring divine human-family-in-progress, am I ever indebted and grateful. The Author

Water Into Wine

Following the extraordinary and ongoing success of his 2004 book The Pagan Christ, scholar and author Tom Harpur was deluged with readers’ requests to go more deeply into the mythological, allegorical approach to the story of Jesus he ...

Water Into Wine

From the bestselling author of the "Pagan Christ" comes a new book that closely examines the Gospels.

The Pagan Christ

The Pagan Christ


The Pagan Christ

PREMISE The theme of this book is to imagine the story teller as an incarnating sage, who left heaven to revisit the earth.

The Pagan Christ

PREMISE The theme of this book is to imagine the story teller as an incarnating sage, who left heaven to revisit the earth. As heaven's emissary, he narrates his accounts of daily observations and experiences, in an attempt to record his explanations for his confidantes & father about life's horrific storm clouds, while having silver linings for a beautifully divined ultimate purpose. Though extremely wise, he is given to the stresses, sadness & disappointments of poor human behavior, while steady in his hopeful knowledge & higher understanding. Despite the world's tyrannies, sorrows and suffering, he knows the purpose is for educating oblivious earthlings to re-attain their lost omniscience. That eternity is the soul's lot to ultimate spiritual greatness. It is how the multitudes of passing souls journeying earth, attain Christhood & enlightenment through the repetitions of reliving life, over & again, until we finally listen to our inborn crackling fiery voice of conscience burning bright inside us. This compilation of fables and tales is gathered from a mix of true life experiences and imaginative fables & tales inspired from above. Its purpose is for the creation and substantiation of morality and principles, which are the lights guiding forth our spirits. By using the beautifully fanciful descriptors & images that rise in the hearts of humanity during their greatest trials and tribulations, I've tried capturing that magic. Challenges & conflicts ratify the glory of spiritual growth & higher aspirations to the divine purpose of our existence. Through divine guidance of angels, teachers and unsung authors, I've knowingly conspired, while most of humans today sadly go about their lives, unaware of the divine assistance from heavenly benefactors conspiring to help guide & assure their thoughts and lives. The heavens celebrate when we finally listen. To God, Allah, Elohim, Yahweh, Brahma, or whatever we call our Supreme Creator, including Her avatars and teachers who come before & after me, along with my aspiring divine human-family-in-progress, am I ever indebted and grateful. The Author

Apollonius of Tyana

This Is A New Release Of The Original 1866 Edition.

Apollonius of Tyana

This Is A New Release Of The Original 1866 Edition.

Apollonius of Tyana

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Apollonius of Tyana

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