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The Pagan Christ: Recovering the Lost Light is a 2004 non-fiction book by Canadian writer Tom Harpur (1929-2017), a former Anglican priest, journalist and professor of Greek and New Testament at the University o. .

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Tom Harpur's "The Pagan Christ" presents a convincing and lucid case that Christianity (and religion in general) can be revived by a return to its spiritual roots.

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The Pagan Christ: Recovering the Lost Light Harpur Tom Неизвестно 9780802714497 : A provocative argument for a mystical, rather than historical, understanding of Jesus, leading to a radical r.

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.

Long before the advent of Jesus Christ, the Egyptians and other peoples believed in the coming of a messiah, a virgin birth, a madonna and her child, and the incarnation of the spirit in flesh. While the early Christian church accepted these ancient truths as the very basis of Christianity, it disavowed their origins. What had begun as a universal belief system built on myth and allegory was transformed, by the third and fourth centuries A.D., into a ritualistic institution based on a literal interpretation of myths and symbols. But, as Tom Harpur argues in The Pagan Christ, "to take the Gospels literally as history or biography is to utterly miss their inner spiritual meaning."

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.


Comments: (7)

Xig
I devoured this book in 2 days. There was a lot of substance in this book. But what I really wanted were the references to all the Egyptian documents that were being used to make comparisons to the New Testament. They are not in this book. The author states that nothing in the Sermon on the mount is new in any way, and that the text was plagiarized from Egyptian texts. There is a lot to think about, but no proof. The comparison remains in the mind of the reader. Mr. Harpur calls Alvin Boyd Kuhn a genius in this book. I also read Mr. Kuhn's book entitled "Who is the King of Glory?". Mr Harpur was apologetic to his Christian audience. Mr. Kuhn is not. His book is meant to be an insult to all Christians. Kuhn makes wild claims quoting many people, but never references the exact texts from Egyptian Myth. His flowery speech and run-on sentences a maddening, dulling the senses with page after page of attacks, adding very little true content to what he sets out to accomplish.
Mojar
Unknown by most, true "Christianity" is a dead religion. There are no modern-day christian churches. I am not joking about this ... modern people who consider themselves "Christian" simply are not! They are either Catholic or Protestant. The original Christian church (Gnosticism) was destroyed by the Catholic church fathers during the second and third centuries. Any remaining writing or vestiges of original Christianity were next systematically ferreted out and mercilessly destroyed by the Holy Roman Catholic Church through torture and Inquisition over the remaining centuries prior to the Renaissance. Don't believe me? Read this book, by a well established Anglican priest, to get the details and confirm my statement.
Zahisan
A clear and direct guide to understanding where religion, especially Christianity, came from. Filled with facts and insight, this book affirmed what I knew in my heart. There is much missing from modern religion, mostly nature, and this book clears it up. This book helped me solidify my take on religion and spirituality. I wish every "Christian" would read this. They are scared to realize the truth though...
mr.Mine
I enjoyed this book, it was informative and we'll written. The writer addresses his own crisis of faith as he walks us through religious myth versus history and the subsequent pitfalls of confusing the two. Ultimately myth is triumphant which I found extremely liberating.
Yadon
It's very hard and painful to give up your childhood indoctrinated Christian dogma!! But this book along with Tom Harpur's YouTube videos helped me to do that.
Who first said "I am the way, the truth and the life". It was Horus, an Egyptian God, hundreds of years before Jesus. The writers of the Jesus myth copied most of the Horus story to create the Jesus story. There are 180 exact parallels between Horus and Jesus: born on Dec 25, conception by a virgin, 12 wise men, mother named Mary, shepherd birth witnesses, foster father named Joseph, the only begotten son, Herut / Herod tried to have Horus / Jesus murdered, both baptized at 30, etc., etc.
Of course, during my studies of my christian faith and beliefs, I also had some help from several other authors, and the benefit nowadays, is that these authors are available for a "short course" on YouTube. It's never been easier to become informed and knowledgeable on religion.
After you read The Pagan Christ, I would recommend you listen to and read some of Bart D Ehrman's works. He is a Renowned Bible Scholar, Professor of religious studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Bart originally believed, as I did and probably as Mr. Harpur did, that the bible was without error.
After his historical research of the bible, he found mistakes in the bible, and started to realize that it is NOT inerrant, in fact it is full of mistakes. Then he found other concerns, is Jesus really divine? Is there really a trinity?
“But my view at the time was that I was in a search for what is true, and I came to believe that it simply isn’t true that the bible is without error.” “And the idea that Jesus is God is an idea that was developed historically over time among Christians, it wasn’t something that was original to Christianity, it’s a later historical development. So, too, the doctrine of the trinity. And these various ideas that I had held on to, I started to realize were historical formulations.” by Bart Ehrman.
These are good places to start your journey, and I wish you the best. It is not easy, but the view is so much nicer once you can finally intellectually rise above the Iron age "wisdom" and dogmas found throughout the bible as see it for what it truly is. Just one more in a long line of man's futile attempts to try to define God and the creator of this universe.
Pagan Christ: Recovering the lost light download epub
Occult & Paranormal
Author: Tom Harpur
ISBN: 0887621457
Category: Religion & Spirituality
Subcategory: Occult & Paranormal
Language: English
Publisher: Thomas Allen Publishers; First Edition edition (2004)
Pages: 220 pages