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Buddha, Jesus and Muhammad : a comparative study

Author: Paul Gwynne
Publisher: Hoboken : Wiley Blackwell, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This cool, clear-sighted comparative study has no theological axe to grind. It offers a trusty thematic guide to the figureheads of three of the largest religions in the world. The comparative approach is descriptive and even-handed, highlighting both similarities and differences across a range of major areas. The thematic chapters cover: early life, followers, the core message, political attitudes, relations with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gwynne, Paul, 1957-
Buddha, Jesus and Muhammad.
Hoboken : Wiley, 2014
(DLC) 2013038490
Named Person: Gautama Buddha; Jesus Christ; Muḥammad, Prophet; Gautama Buddha.; Jesus Christ.; Muḥammad, Prophet
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Gwynne
ISBN: 9781118465486 1118465482 9781118465493 1118465490 1118465504 9781118465509
OCLC Number: 871200316
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Sources --
Delay in Writing --
Gospel Portraits --
Qur'an, Sira and Hadith --
Observations --
2. Context --
Ganges Plain --
Roman Palestine --
Arabia Deserta --
Observations --
3. Early Years --
Heir to the Throne --
Son of the Carpenter --
Orphan and Merchant --
Observations --
4. Turning Point --
Four Sights --
Waters of the Jordan --
Night of Power --
Observations --
5. Message --
Four Noble Truths --
Kingdom of God --
Straight Path --
Observations --
6. Miracles --
Iddhi --
Finger of God --
One or Many? --
Observations --
7. Followers --
Third Jewel --
Twelve Disciples --
Companions --
Observations --
8. Women --
Renunciation --
Eunuch for the Kingdom --
Mothers of the Faithful --
Observations --
9. Politics --
Enemy Within --
Messiah --
Ruler of Arabia --
Observations --
10. Death --
Blacksmith's Meal --
Cross and Tomb --
In À'isha's arms --
Observations.
Responsibility: Paul Gwynne.

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