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Title Jesus beyond Christianity : the classic texts / edited by Gregory A. Barker & Stephen E. Gregg ; foreword by Desmond M. Tutu

Publ Info Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010
 RWU Main Library  BT304.9 .J46 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xvii, 302 pages ; 23 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents 1. Jewish perceptions of Jesus: key issues. Dangerous times for Jews / Nachmanides' debate -- The rejected disciple ; A teacher of Jewish law / The Talmud -- The Bible testifies against the deity of Jesus / The Nizzachon Vetus -- The church, not Jesus, is the heretic / Isaac of Troki -- Jesus: Jewish evangelist to the Gentiles / The letter of Rabbi Jacob Emden -- Reasons for Jewish silence on Jesus / Moses Mendelssohn -- Jesus : an unoriginal Pharisee / Abraham Geiger -- Jesus : forerunner of the Reform Jew / Kaufmann Kohler -- The value of the Gospels for a Jew / Claude Montefiore -- Jesus : a prophet / Claude Montefiore -- Jesus : destroyer of culture and nation / Joseph Klausner -- Jesus on Jewish soil / Leo Baeck -- No sentimental love / David Flusser -- Closing reflection / Dan Cohn-Sherbok -- 2. Muslim perceptions of Jesus: key issues. The miraculous conception of Jesus ; The mission of Jesus ; At the end of Jesus' mission ; Responses to Jesus ; A final word from the Qur'an / The Qur'an -- Jesus in the Hadith / The sayings of Muhammad -- The ascetic Jesus / The Muslim Jesus -- Jesus and the powers of God / Al-Tabari -- Jesus in the graveyard / Al-Tha'labi -- A rationalist examines Christian claims about Jesus / Al-Razi -- Jesus : a mirror of God / Al-Ghazali -- Jesus and the fool / Jalaluddin Rumi -- On praising a human being / Al-Busiri -- Realizing God / Ibn al-Arabi -- Who died on the cross? / Ibn Kathir -- Jesus in India / Ghulam Ahmad -- Jesus and non-violence / Ghulam Ahmad Parwez -- Jesus between us and you / A common word -- Closing reflection / Amjad Hussain --
3. Hindu perceptions of Jesus: key issues. Jesus was a Unitarian / Ram Mohun Roy -- A divine teacher, not atoner / Ram Mohun Roy -- Jesus : the ideal son / Keshub Chunder Sen -- Repudiate the little Christ / Keshub Chunder Sen -- Jesus : simple, honest, and ignorant / Dayananda Saraswati -- Mystical experiences of the universal Jesus / Ramakrishna Paramahamsa -- Jesus is like Ramakrishna / Ramakrishna Paramahamsa -- Jesus vs. his Christian followers / Vivekananda -- Jesus was Oriental / Vivekananda -- Jesus is the property of the world / M.K. Gandhi -- Christ has yet to be born / M.K. Gandhi -- Jesus' message continues to be ignored / Aurobindo Ghose -- An avatar of sorrow / Aurobindo Ghose -- Jesus: an eastern seer / Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan -- Closing reflection / Gavin Flood -- 4. Buddhist perceptions of Jesus: key issues. Jesus : son of a dubious deity / Fabian Fucan -- The founder of a passive religion / Ouyi Zhixu -- Jesus : a teacher of morality / Thuken Chökyi Nyima -- A demon in disguise / The carpenter-heretic -- Birth omens compared / Migettuwatte Gunananda -- A man between egoism and universalism / Anagarika Dharmapala -- Jesus : absolute and relative / Tanabe Hajime -- Obliterating God consciousness / Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki -- A man of contradictions / Sheng Yen -- The good heart of Jesus / Tenzin Gyatso -- Closing reflection / Donald S. Lopez Jr
Note "For the first time classic readings on Jesus from outside of Christianity have been brought together in one volume. Jesus Beyond Christianity: The Classic Texts features significant passages on Jesus from Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism. The fifty-six sections span two millennia of thought, including translated extracts from the Talmud and the Qur'an, and writings by Mahatma Gandhi and the 14th Dalai Lama." "Importantly, each set of readings ends with an entirely fresh reflection from a leading scholar in the field. Every care has been taken to present these often controversial passages in a manner consistent with the aims of their authors; accompanying notes directly address challenging issues." "This unique collection of readings promises to become an essential resource in the study of the world's religions, providing guidance for anyone seeking to understand the central convergences and debates between religious traditions."--BOOK JACKET
LC subject Jesus Christ
Christianity and other religions
Add Author Barker, Gregory A
Gregg, Stephen E
Tutu, Desmond
ISBN 9780199553457 (acid-free paper)
0199553459 (acid-free paper)
9780199553440 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
0199553440 (pbk. : acid-free paper)