The Resource The pagan Christ : recovering the lost light, Tom Harpur

The pagan Christ : recovering the lost light, Tom Harpur

Label
The pagan Christ : recovering the lost light
Title
The pagan Christ
Title remainder
recovering the lost light
Statement of responsibility
Tom Harpur
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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. Book jacket."--Jacket
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harpur, Tom
Dewey number
232.9/08
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BT303.2
LC item number
.H366 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jesus Christ
  • Jesus Christ
  • Christianity and other religions
  • Mythology, Egyptian
  • Christianisme
  • Christianisme
  • Église
  • Christianity and other religions
  • Historicity of Jesus Christ
  • Mythology, Egyptian
  • Religion
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
Label
The pagan Christ : recovering the lost light, Tom Harpur
Link
http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=7F927437-BC53-4416-BFBD-4402F76DAD24
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [229]-236) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn892109859
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (244 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780887621956
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
7F927437-BC53-4416-BFBD-4402F76DAD24
System control number
(OCoLC)892109859
Label
The pagan Christ : recovering the lost light, Tom Harpur
Link
http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=7F927437-BC53-4416-BFBD-4402F76DAD24
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [229]-236) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn892109859
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (244 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780887621956
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
7F927437-BC53-4416-BFBD-4402F76DAD24
System control number
(OCoLC)892109859

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