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Buddhists Talk About Jesus, Christians Talk About The Buddha / Edition 1
     

Buddhists Talk About Jesus, Christians Talk About The Buddha / Edition 1

by Rita M. Gross
 

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ISBN-10: 0826411967

ISBN-13: 9780826411969

Pub. Date: 02/01/2000

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

What does Jesus mean to a Buddhist, or the Buddha to a Christian? What is it about the Buddha that is appealing to a Christian, or unappealing? In this volume 12 scholars, six of them Christian and six of them Buddhists, speak simply and from the heart about their personal relationship to the great religious leader from the other tradition. The diversity of views

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What does Jesus mean to a Buddhist, or the Buddha to a Christian? What is it about the Buddha that is appealing to a Christian, or unappealing? In this volume 12 scholars, six of them Christian and six of them Buddhists, speak simply and from the heart about their personal relationship to the great religious leader from the other tradition. The diversity of views within each tradition could be a shock to the average Buddhist or Christian on the street. Buddhists argue about Buddha's nature, Buddha veneration, and the role the Buddha plays in human liberation. Christians argue about Jesus' human and divine status, his uniqueness, and the role he plays in human salvation. The contributors celebrate the family likeness between Jesus and the Buddha, but they also acknowledge the differences as well, for it is at the points of difference that potentially there is the most opportunity for growth.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826411969
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
02/01/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction by Rita M. Gross7
JESUS CHRIST THROUGH BUDDHIST EYES
A God, but Not a Savior José 17
Ignacio Cabezón
Meditating on Jesus 32
Rita M Gross
Christ as the Truth, the Light, the Life, but a Way? 52
Bokin Kim
Jesus, Man of Sin: Toward a New Christology in the Global
Era 59
Soho Machida
CHRISTIAN RESPONSES
Jesus and Buddhism: A Christian View 77
Marcus J Borg
Exclusivity and Particularity 83
John Dominic Crossan
GAUTAMA THE BUDDHA THROUGH CHRISTIAN EYES
My Unfinished Business with the Buddha 89
Elizabeth J Harris
Images of the Buddha 95
Terry C Muck
Buddha Loves Me! This I Know, for the Dharma Tells Me So 107
DonaldK Swearer
The Buddha Offered Me a Raft 118
Bonnie Thurston
BUDDHIST RESPONSES
If the Buddha Is So Great, Why Are These People
Christian? 131
Grace G Burford
Contrasting Images of the Buddha 138
Taitetsu Unno
Buddhist Books on Jesus by Terry C. Muck143

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