Welcome back, I hope we can lure some of our literalists over to this thread.
I have noticed not many on this website have yet read your amazing book. This does hinder a discussion but maybe we can overcome this by using a top down approach in more generic terms.
I have been thinking about the context of your book "The Pagan Christ".
In this we have several issues.
First of all, The Pagan Christ has a place in a certain tradition that started after the French linguist Jean-Francois Champollion translated the Egyptian hieroglyphs. After that enormous task was done, the pyramid texts as well as the book of the dead jumped back into our hands after so many years of silence. Gerald Massey, probably the greatest of all interpreters, started this endeavour followed by many, especially Kuhn. And now we have your book. Based on dry scholar works, you somehow have found a middle way wherein you enable those not scholarly inclined to get a first but decent idea of what is going on.
Secondly, what strikes me as a highly significant detail is the fact that you personally are deeply involved in Christian scholarship for so many years. Some see you as top notch in this field and see you as "Christian nr 1" in Canada with an amazing professional track record. It is therefore of considerable importance that it was you who wrote "The Pagan Christ" adding greatly to the weight and importance of The Pagan Christ’s content.
Thirdly, we have the so called “New Age Movement”, from Pisces to Aquarius and all that relates to that. No doubt you are aware that a special group of Vatican scholars have written a preliminary study on New Age: JESUS CHRIST THE BEARER OF THE WATER OF LIFE. An online copy can be found here.
Not that I feel “The Pagan Christ” to be part of New Age literature, but what strikes me the most is that in this preliminary study on New Age, not even a hint, in terms of a rebuttal of course, can be found indicating that, as you said, the roots of the Christian faith all eventually can be traced back to ancient Egypt and its star-based or astronomical religion.
This begs for an explanation.
I hope I’ve been able to convey my ideas about the context of “The Pagan Christ”, and I hope you can shed some light over the points I raised here.