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For Christ's Sake

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This radical book reveals the real, historical Jesus – and reminds us what he actually said.

Who was Jesus Christ? Was he God in human form? Was he the divine Son of God, conceived by a virgin, who came down to earth to found the one true religion? This is what the Church has been preaching since the Middle Ages, but the Church’s portrait is a far cry from the Jesus Christ
Paperback, 160 pages
Published September 1st 1993 by McClelland & Stewart
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Aug 06, 2011 Ricky rated it liked it
For Christ’s Sake is Tom Harpur's study of what the Bible actually tells us about Jesus. This book looks at the words and actions from what Jesus said and did, with the mythology taken away, and approaches the meanings in a way that felt more real and honest. Some people may find this radical, but for me it felt closer to the Jesus I wondered about in my minds eye – It’s a great challenging book that should be read if you are interested in this area, because it may expand the possibilities and r ...more
Mar 10, 2012 Mary rated it it was amazing
This is the best of Tom Harpur's many excellent books. He was a pioneer among the clergy in daring to explain to the lay folk the true story how myths and stories evolved into the Christian faith. He was a former Anglican minister and it must have taken great courage to take the journey he began with this book.
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Tom Harpur, columnist for the Toronto Star, Rhodes scholar, former Anglican priest, and professor of Greek and the New Testament, is an internationally renowned writer on religious and ethical issues. He is the author of ten bestselling books, including For Christ’s Sake and The Pagan Christ. He has hosted numerous radio and television programs, including Life After Death, a ten-part series based

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