Tom Harpur

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Thomas William Harpur
Photo of Tom Harpur by Hugh Wesley.jpg
Tom Harpur photo by Hugh Wesley
Born(1929-04-14)April 14, 1929
Toronto
DiedJanuary 2, 2017(2017-01-02) (aged 87)
Lion's Head, Ontario
NationalityCanadian
EducationB.A. (Toronto), M.A. (Oxon)
Alma materUniversity of Toronto,
University of Oxford
OccupationClassicist, theologian, priest, and journalist
Known forToronto Star religion editor
Notable workThe Pagan Christ
Spouse(s)Susan (1980-2017, his death)
Children3
Websitewww. tomharpur.com

The Reverend Thomas William "Tom" Harpur (April 24, 1929 – January 2, 2017) was a Canadian author, broadcaster, journalist, columnist and theologian. He was an ordained Anglican priest.

He was a known figure of the Christ myth theory. He believed in the idea that Jesus did not exist but is a fictional or mythological figure.[1] He was the author of a number of books, including For Christ's Sake (1993), Life after Death (1996), and The Pagan Christ (2004).[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Maurice Casey Jesus: Evidence and Argument or Mythicist Myths? T&T Clark 2014 TOM HARPUR p.19-20
  2. "The Pagan Christ", CBC, December 6, 2007.