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Religion History

For Christ's Sake

by (author) Tom Harpur

Publisher
McClelland & Stewart
Initial publish date
Sep 1993
Category
History, Jesus, the Gospels & Acts
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780771039454
    Publish Date
    Sep 1993
    List Price
    $16.99

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Description

This radical book reveals the real, historical Jesus – and reminds us what he actually said.

Who was Jesus Christ? Was he God in human form? Was he the divine Son of God, conceived by a virgin, who came down to earth to found the one true religion? This is what the Church has been preaching since the Middle Ages, but the Church’s portrait is a far cry from the Jesus Christ described in the New Testament.

For Christ’s Sake is Tom Harpur’s classic study of what the Bible actually tells us about Jesus. Controversial and radical, in that it goes to the roots of what is known, Harpur’s book strips away the mythology about Jesus to reveal a man whose message is still fresh and relevant today.

About the author

Tom Harpur, columnist for the Toronto Star, Rhodes scholar, former Anglican priest, and professor of Greek and the New Testament, is an internationally renowned writer on religious and ethical issues. He is the author of ten bestselling books, including For Christ’s Sake and The Pagan Christ. He has hosted numerous radio and television programs, including “Life After Death,” a ten-part series based on his bestselling book of the same name.

 

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Editorial Reviews

“If Harpur’s research and reasoning was the stuff of which sermons were made and honestly presented from the pulpit, churches wouldn’t be empty.”
–Roy Bonisteel, Toronto Star

“A wonderful book, extremely positive.”
–Dr. Harvey Cox, Dean of Divinity, Harvard University

For Christ’s Sake is Harpur at his finest. It is articulate and hard-hitting…a timely and important challenge for the Church in this increasingly secularized world.”
The Anglican

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