The Other Jesus: Stories from World Religions

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We’re familiar with the Jesus portrayed in the New Testament, but many people are surprised to learn that a wealth of stories and traditions about Jesus have always existed alongside the usual Biblical sources. Judaism, Islam, and Buddhism—among other religions—have created their own tales about Jesus, sometimes out of necessary self-preservation and reaction to the claims of the church, but more often through thoughtful and artistic adaptation. The Other Jesus explores these varied traditions and offers a fresh ...

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Overview

We’re familiar with the Jesus portrayed in the New Testament, but many people are surprised to learn that a wealth of stories and traditions about Jesus have always existed alongside the usual Biblical sources. Judaism, Islam, and Buddhism—among other religions—have created their own tales about Jesus, sometimes out of necessary self-preservation and reaction to the claims of the church, but more often through thoughtful and artistic adaptation. The Other Jesus explores these varied traditions and offers a fresh exploration of Jesus—new perspectives that challenge long-accepted beliefs about his place in history and his impact on other religions.

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Editorial Reviews

Perry Kea
Readers will enjoy this thoughtful and inviting work. Todd Outcalt offers a number of entry points for dialogue between Christians and other faith groups. This would be a good book for small groups.
Courtney S. Campbell
The Other Jesus is a Jesus we do not know, but that Oucault effectively discloses to readers through wide of texts from diverse traditions, including both Abrahamic and Asian thought. While serving partly as an introduction to several religions, The Other Jesus brings together a wealth of non-canonical materials in this highly accessible book.
Preaching.com
Outcalt has done an amazing amount of research among the writings of six religions. The book is rich with direct quotes from a diverse variety of religious writings. The chapters on Islam and Sufi are especially well researched and relevant. I learned a great deal about how Muslims see Jesus. The six perspectives of Jesus in the book include the early church, Jewish, the desert fathers, Islam, Sufi and Taoism-Buddhism. Outcalt is a historian and confined most of his research to the original writings as they explained Jesus. . . .I encourage the reader to...use it as a resource to help communicate with those who see Jesus differently.
Indiana United Methodists
The Other Jesus is a highly recommended read for not only pastors and other leaders of the faith, but also for laity who are interested in expanding their scope of Jesus beyond the Gospel they are accustomed to reading. It’s not a light bedtime read, but well worth a deep and repeated reading.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442223080
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/5/2014
  • Pages: 252
  • Sales rank: 803,261
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Todd Outcalt is the author of twenty-five books in six languages, including Candles in the Dark: A Collection of the World’s Most Inspiring Parables and Before You Say “I Do”—a best-selling premarital guide. He has also written for magazines including The Christian Century and The Christian Science Monitor. He has been a United Methodist pastor for more than thirty years.

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Table of Contents

Author’s Notes & Acknowledgments
Introduction
1: The Word Made Flesh—The Jesus of the Early Church
2: The Jewish Jesus—Yeshuah and the Rabbis
3: The Church Speaks—Jesus and Alternative Communities
4: Isa and Muhammad—The Jesus of Islam
5: The Jesus of the Soul—Understanding the Sufi Jesus
6: From the Far East—Jesus in Taoism and Buddhism
7: Jesus as They Saw Him—Ideas and Images of Christ throughout History
Appendix: Chronologial List of Jesus Traditions and Writings
Glossary & Bibliography
About the Author

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