Pagan Christ: Is Blind Faith Killing Christianity?
It would have been helpful if Harpur had backed up his claims with the work of other researchers besides Kuhn and a couple of others. It is accepted by some scholars that a few of the Gospel miracles were borrowed from the rites of Bacchus and that the raisin...more
The main point Harpur wants to convey, is that these archetypal s...more
If "Pagan" had been written in the years before the advent of the World Wide Web, I might have been inclined towards a less negative review. However, many primary sources are now accessible in translation via the Internet. Fact-checking by author and reader alike should be de rigueur. For former Anglican priest and professor of Greek and New Testame...more
Since Harpur extensively refers to Alvin Kuhn I read Kuhn’s book A Rebirth For Christianity and was disappointed to realize Harpur simply retells Kuhn without contributing anything new to the topic.
Based on extensive research by Harpur and others before him, it proposed that Jesus may never have existed and much of the new testament was borrowed from pagan myth...more
I knew some of this stuff before I read the book, but I was surprised at how much of it...more
the pagan Christ includes a new introduction
by the the author
as well as a twenty -page chapter by chapter
guide with more then 100 questions to facilitate
and more profound understanding
of the findings and arguments discussed
in this groundbreaking book
praise for the pagan Christ
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...more