The Pagan Christ: Is Blind Faith Killing Christianity?

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Allen & Unwin, 2005 M03 1 - 244 pages
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A radical, ground-breaking examination of the role of ancient myth in the origins of Christianity, challenging the idea of the Gospels as historical truth - it will change the way many think about religion, faith, history, myth and belief.

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Where It All Began
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Convincing the Sceptics
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Page 128 - Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha. 2 (It was that Mary which anointed the LORD with ointment, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.) 3 Therefore his sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick.
Page 149 - And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain, from the top to the bottom ; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent...
Page 171 - And, as he journeyed, he came near Damascus, and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven. And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?
Page 74 - Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.
Page 211 - And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks; and in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.

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Tom Harpur, columnist for the Toronto Star, former Anglican priest and professor of Greek and The New Testament at the University of Toronto, is a prominent writer on religious and ethical issues. He is the author of seven bestselling books, including For Christ's Sake and Would You Believe? He has hosted numerous radio and television programs, including Life After Death, a ten-part series based on his best selling book of the same name, and a six-part television series based on his bestseller The Uncommon Touch: An Investigation of Spiritual Healing.

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