Born Again: My Journey from Fundamentalism to Freedom by Tom HarpurBorn Again: My Journey from Fundamentalism to Freedom by Tom Harpur

Born Again: My Journey from Fundamentalism to Freedom

byTom Harpur

Hardcover | April 21, 2016

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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 mass media.

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.

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 tel...
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Title:Born Again: My Journey from Fundamentalism to FreedomFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.25 × 6.25 × 0.88 inPublished:April 21, 2016Publisher:DundurnLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0887627382

ISBN - 13:9780887627385

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent and Thoughtful -highly recommended PRAISE FOR BORN AGAIN BY TOM HARPUR When I first found out that Tom Harpur had two new books coming out, I pre-ordered them both, immediately. I knew from reading several of his previous books, such as "For Christ's Sake" and "The Pagan Christ", that they would be filled with the thoughts of an intelligent, honest, and courageous man. I was not disappointed! BORN AGAIN, My Journey from Fundamentalism to Freedom, is a beautiful memoir, outlining Harpur's spiritual rites of passage. From being born into an evangelical family, where he was heavily indoctrinated in the dogma and beliefs of the Anglican Church; through gradually parting the murky veils of biblical literalism; to finally coming to terms with the distorted message of centuries of oppressive "Christian" teachings. Harpur is an expert Greek scholar, and was able to interpret for himself the original meaning of the earliest written records of the canon of the gospel. As a result of his dogged explorations, the bright light of truth has exposed the dark theocratic power politics of earlier times. Today, because of the scholarship and explorations of this ethical man, we can throw off the heavy chains of rigid church dogma. We can begin to explore the Symbols and Metaphors in the bible, and other, even earlier, belief systems. We can see now that our individual ways of "Being Christian" are valid and "OK". Thank you Tom Harpur for this wonderful gift. Jean Harnden
Date published: 2011-04-11

Editorial Reviews

Harpur is a nimble writer. His story moves smoothly and effectively... - Winnipeg Free Press