The search for meaning in our time of change and upheaval
continues unabated. Tom Harpur, the bestselling author of The
Pagan Christ and Water Into Wine, has been at the
forefront of this modern challenge to humankind''s spiritual
identity. His radical and ground-breaking book The Pagan
Christ touched the lives of thousands of seekers.
With Born Again: My Journey from Fundamentalism to
Freedom he tells us the story of his own search and the result
is a compelling spiritual odyssey, the story of one man''s escape
from the narrow grip of religious fundamentalism.
Born into an Irish immigrant family in Toronto, Tom Harpur was
groomed for the ministry by his father from an early age. He won a
Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford, then returned to Canada and enrolled
in Wycliffe College, the bastion of Anglican evangelicalism.
Ordained to the ministry, Tom Harpur served for a number of years
in his own parish before seeking a wider ministry in the world of
In 1971, Tom Harpur joined the Toronto Star as the religion
editor and over a number of years reported on and met many
important figures from Pope John Paul and Mother Teresa to the Dali
Lama, Jean Vanier, and Billy Graham. Here are fascinating anecdotes
about these influential people and compelling accounts of the
author''s travels around the globe.
Perhaps Tom Harpur''s most intimate book, Born Again is
a important work of spiritual insight, revelation and renewal.