Biblical Buddhism: Tales and Sermons of Saint Iodasaph

Biblical Buddhism: Tales and Sermons of Saint Iodasaph

by Robert M. Price
     
 

Medieval Churchmen heard the legend of Prince Siddhartha (the "Bodhisattva," or "Buddha-to-be") renouncing his wealth and seeking salvation as a monk, but they mistook it for the history of some Christian monk named "Iodasaph" (a corruption of "Bodhisattva"). Iodasaph was canonized as an official saint. The ironic result was that Gautama Buddha is a Roman Catholic…  See more details below

Overview

Medieval Churchmen heard the legend of Prince Siddhartha (the "Bodhisattva," or "Buddha-to-be") renouncing his wealth and seeking salvation as a monk, but they mistook it for the history of some Christian monk named "Iodasaph" (a corruption of "Bodhisattva"). Iodasaph was canonized as an official saint. The ironic result was that Gautama Buddha is a Roman Catholic saint!

What if such a remarkable religious hybrid actually lived? The brief pieces collected in this book depict what he might have taught, proclaiming Buddhism from the Bible! Amazingly, it turns out not to be much of a stretch! Saint Iodasaph will have you reading familiar texts with new (third?) eyes!

These vignettes originally appeared in The Christian*New Age Quarterly. One reader asked if they were genuine channeled revelations! That's high praise.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012783073
Publisher:
eBookIt.com
Publication date:
07/22/2011
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
318 KB

Meet the Author

Robert M. Price, born in Jackson, Mississippi in 1954, was deeply involved in fundamentalist Christianity for some dozen years. During that time he was involved with youth ministry at Brookdale Baptist Church in Bloomfield, NJ. In college he became president of the local Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship chapter and went on to earn a Master's Degree in New Testament from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (1978), then a Ph.D. degree in Systematic Theology from Drew University (1981), followed by a Ph.D. in New Testament from Drew a dozen years later. While pastoring First Baptist Church of Montclair, NJ, he embraced religious humanism and soon began working for the Council for Secular Humanism. His numerous books include Beyond Born Again, The Paperback Apocalypse, The Pre-Nicene NT, and Secret Scrolls.

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