The Pagan Christ: Recovering the Lost Light

Paperback | October 1, 2005

byTom Harpur

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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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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...

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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Format:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.88 inPublished:October 1, 2005Publisher:DundurnLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0887621953

ISBN - 13:9780887621956

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Timeline
Introduction to the Paperback Edition
1 Discovery: A Bible Story I'd Never Heard Before
2 Setting the Stage: Myths Aren't Fairy Tales
3 Christianity before Christianity: Where It All Began
4 The Greatest Cover-up of All Time: How a Spiritual Christianity Became a Literalist Christianism
5 It Was All Written Before-in Egypt
6 Convincing the Sceptics
7 The Bible-History or Myth?: The End of Fundamentalism
8 Seeing the Gospels with New Eyes: Sublime Myth Is Not Biography
9 Was There a Jesus of History?: Where It All Began
10 The Only Way Ahead: Cosmic Christianity
Epilogue
Appendix A: Background on Three Experts on Mythology, Religion, and Ancient Egypt
Appendix B: More Similarities between the Egyptian Christ, Horus, and Jesus
Appendix C: Two Strange Passages
Appendix D: Response to The Pagan Christ for Discussion Purposes
Glossary
Notes
Bibliography
The Pagan Christ: A Discussion Guide

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The Pagan Christ reminds us that beneath our political and economic systems, beneath both culture and character, lies the spiritual imagination. - The Republic