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
Died January 2, 2017(2017-01-02) (aged 87)
Lion's Head, Ontario
Nationality Canadian
Education B.A. (Toronto), M.A. (Oxon)
Alma mater University of Toronto,
University of Oxford
Occupation Classicist, theologian, priest, and journalist
Known for Toronto Star religion editor
Notable work The Pagan Christ
Spouse(s) Susan (1980-2017, his death)
Children 3
Website www.

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.