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The rivers of paradise : Moses, Buddha, Confucius, Jesus, and Muhammad as religious founders

Author: David Noel Freedman; Michael James McClymond
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : W.B. Eerdmans, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This important volume explores the lives of the five founders of major world religions--Moses, Buddha, Confucius, Jesus, and Muhammad--chronicling what is actually known of these charismatic men and introducing readers to the cultural and religious worlds that heard their messages. Readers in predominantly Christian lands, in addition to learning about the lives of Confucius, Buddha, and Muhammad--whom they might  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Religious biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rivers of paradise.
Grand Rapids, Mich. : W.B. Eerdmans, ©2001
(OCoLC)988768535
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Noel Freedman; Michael James McClymond
ISBN: 0802845401 9780802845405 0802829570 9780802829573
OCLC Number: 44885303
Description: ix, 702 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Moses, Torah, and Judaism / Carl S. Ehrlich --
Shakyamuni : Buddhism's founder in ten acts / Richard S. Cohen --
Confucius / Mark Csikszentmihalyi --
Jesus / Michael J. McClymond --
Muhammad / Daniel C. Peterson --
Prophet or loss? : reassessing Max Weber's theory of religious leadership / Michael J. McClymond --
Final thoughts : responses to McClymond's "Prophet or loss?"
Responsibility: edited by David Noel Freedman and Michael J. McClymond ; foreword by Hans Küng.

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Presents biographies of the historical figures credited with founding the five world religions, chronicling what is actually known about the charismatic figures, and introduces the cultural and  Read more...

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