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An Almost Flawless Adventure into Religion
on May 7, 2017
I was sorry to find that Tom Harpur died last January, which has made my reading of this book somewhat poignant. I take his main thesis seriously, namely, that what we today call Christianity derives from ancient Egyptian religion and from universal archetypal sources which became reified, concretized, and literalized in the Gospels.
The only significant flaw is that the author does also acknowledge the major contributions to Judaeo-Christianity from the "Ur-civlizations" of Sumer and Akkad, with their Divine Son theologies and their Most High God, El-Elyon. Surely these concepts, even if they are tied to Egypt, had their own unique contributions to make to ancient Middle Eastern religion. Therefore, the author should really have had the Sumerian/Akkadian theology share the stage with Egyptian religion.