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Jesus beyond Christianity : the classic texts

Author: Gregory A Barker; Stephen E Gregg; Desmond Tutu
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
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"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."  Read more...
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Named Person: Jesus Christ.; Jesus Christ.; Jesus.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory A Barker; Stephen E Gregg; Desmond Tutu
ISBN: 9780199553457 0199553459 9780199553440 0199553440
OCLC Number: 444383579
Description: xvii, 302 pages ; 23 cm
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.
Responsibility: edited by Gregory A. Barker & Stephen E. Gregg ; foreword by Desmond M. Tutu.
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