Born Again

Born Again

My Journey From Fundamentalism to Freedom

Book - 2011
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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 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.

Publisher: Toronto : Thomas Allen Pub., 2011.
ISBN: 9780887627385
Branch Call Number: 070. 92 HAR H
Characteristics: 255 p.


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ontherideau Jun 12, 2014

Important ideas from a learned man with heart

Jul 07, 2012

I loved this book. It is so well written and the way this man can tell a story is truly wonderful. I laughed out loud so many times and marveled at the things he talked about. He even mentions that part of the reason for writting this book is because of all the flack he got from writing "The Pagan Christ." All he has ever attempted to do was to get at the truth, and to speak it out loud. The best part is that there is nothing 'gossipy' about this book. There are people mentioned that he either didn't get along with, or for what-ever reason he didn't like, but he tells you why. He does not cop-out and I admire that. Anyway, it is a great book and I give it five stars!!

debwalker May 12, 2011

"Written after his 80th birthday, Born Again retraces the route that took Harpur from a Depression-era evangelical Low Church Anglican upbringing in Toronto to local, national and international fame as The Toronto Star’s globetrotting religion editor, as a TV personality and the author of many books that culminated in the religious controversies surrounding The Pagan Christ and its 2007 sequel, Water into Wine."

T.F. Rigelhof
Globe & Mail
May 11 2011

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