Escaping the Grip of Fundamentalism
Former theologian Tom Harpur discusses his memoir "Born Again: My Journey From Fundamentalism To Freedom", about his evolution from ordained Anglican minister to controversial writer on religion and a critic of fundamentalism. (Allan Gregg/TVO)
The Pagan Roots of Christianity
Former Anglican priest Tom Harpur, is the author of "The Pagan Christ". Harpur believes there is not enough evidence to prove Jesus existed. He also believes that the New Testament is rooted in Egyptian mythology, and that stories about a Jesus-like figure have been told for hundreds of years. As an example, he cites the miracle of the raising of Lazarus and maintains there is an almost identical story which had been written in Egyptian guise, seventeen centuries earlier. He also maintains that any proof of a link between pagan roots and the Christian gospels was deliberately detroyed by the Christian church. (Allan Gregg/TVO)
Tom Harpur at ideacity 2009, produced and presented by Moses Znaimer.
ideacity, also known as ‘Canada’s Premier Meeting of the Minds’, is an eclectic gathering of artists, adventurers, authors, cosmologists, doctors, designers, entertainers, filmmakers, inventors, magicians, musicians, scientists and technologists.
The Pagan Christ - Documentry
On April 19, 2008 the CBC documentary The Pagan Christ won the Platinium Award in the category of Special Documentaries at the 41st Annual WorldFest Remi Awards gala in Houston, Texas. The festival is one of the oldest and most prestigious film festivals in North America. In 2008 the film also won the Gold Camera Award in the category of Documentary: Religion, Ethics and Humanities at the U.S. International Film and TV Video Festival at Redondo Beach, California. Hearty congratulations to David Brady Productions. A copy of the DVD can be ordered through firstname.lastname@example.org, or 613-352-3377.
For more information please visit the CBC Website.
Astraea Radio Interview
Listen to former BBC radio presenter Guy Leigh interviewing Theologian Tom Harpur about his books The Pagan Christ and Life After Death.
- Tom Harpur speaks about his new book, Born Again, My Journey from Fundamentalism to Freedom - Toronto Star
- Interview with Tom Harpur - The United Church Observer
- Review from The Center for Progressive Christianity
- The Gift of The Pagan Christ, by Judy Sullivan, Women's Concerns Magazine, United Church of Canada
- Idea Museum Magazine by Lorette Luzajic
- Globe & Mail by Kenneth Bagnell
- Harpur's Progress - The Spiritual Pilgrimage of a Religion Reporter, by Mike Maser, Ryerson Review of Journalism