Born Again: My Journey from Fundamentalism to Freedom

Born Again My Journey from Fundamentalism to Freedom The search for meaning in our time of change and upheaval continues unabated Tom Harpur the bestselling author of The Pagan Christ and Water Into Wine has been at the forefront of this modern challe

  • Title: Born Again: My Journey from Fundamentalism to Freedom
  • Author: Tom Harpur
  • ISBN: 9780887627385
  • Page: 184
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The search for meaning in our time of change and upheaval continues unabated Tom Harpur, the bestselling author of The Pagan Christ and Water Into Wine, has been at the forefront of this modern challenge to humankind s spiritual identity His radical and ground breaking book The Pagan Christ touched the lives of thousands of seekers With Born Again My Journey from FundaThe search for meaning in our time of change and upheaval continues unabated Tom Harpur, the bestselling author of The Pagan Christ and Water Into Wine, has been at the forefront of this modern challenge to humankind s spiritual identity His radical and ground breaking book The Pagan Christ touched the lives of thousands of seekers With Born Again My Journey from Fundamentalism to Freedom he tells us the story of his own search and the result is a compelling spiritual odyssey, the story of one man s escape from the narrow grip of religious fundamentalism Born into an Irish immigrant family in Toronto, Tom Harpur was groomed for the ministry by his father from an early age He won a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford, then returned to Canada and enrolled in Wycliffe College, the bastion of Anglican evangelicalism Ordained to the ministry, Tom Harpur served for a number of years in his own parish before seeking a wider ministry in the world of mass media.In 1971, Tom Harpur joined the Toronto Star as the religion editor and over a number of years reported on and met many important figures from Pope John Paul and Mother Teresa to the Dali Lama, Jean Vanier, and Billy Graham Here are fascinating anecdotes about these influential people and compelling accounts of the author s travels around the globe Perhaps Tom Harpur s most intimate book, Born Again is a important work of spiritual insight, revelation and renewal.

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    1. Tom Harpur, a Rhodes Scholar, one time pastor, many years a journalist and religion editor for the 'Toronto Star' newspaper, writes about his research on many Biblical themes, and questions the existence of a historical Jesus. He is not afraid of controversy.An interesting and prolific writer, Harpur tells his life story growing up in Toronto, his dedicated work with the Aboriginal people in Canada's north, when just a youth, his experiences years later as a journalist reporting from the Vatican [...]

    2. You know that game about who would you like to go to a dinner party with, alive or dead? I think Tom Harpur has just jumped to the top of my list.I've only read one book by Tom Harpur in the past; his best seller, The Pagan Christ, since the subject matter intrigued me. After reading Born Again, I definitely will have to read more of his work.Harpur is a very interesting person. A Canadian of Irish descent (although Protestant instead of Catholic), he group up with deeply devout parents. His fat [...]

    3. Loved this book! It tells of his life, and how he developed his thinking over the years in Harpur's usual elegant writing style. What a life he led and places he experienced.

    4. Would most interest those who had read his newspaper columns over the years or who had followed a similar path from fundamentalism to a broader Christian perspective.

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