Jesus Beyond Christianity: The Classic Texts

Paperback | February 22, 2010

EditorGregory A. Barker, Stephen E. Gregg

not yet rated|write a review
For the first time classic readings on Jesus from outside of Christianity have been brought together in one volume. Jesus Beyond Christianity: The Classic Texts features significant passages on Jesus from Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism. The fifty-six selections span two millennia ofthought, including translated extracts from the Talmud and the Qur'an, and writings by Mahatma Gandhi and the 14th Dalai Lama. The volume features fresh translations of important texts, 'Key-Issues' introductions, questions for discussion and guides for further reading. Importantly, each set of readings ends with an entirely fresh reflection from a leading scholar in the field. Every care has been taken to present theseoften controversial passages in a manner consistent with the aims of their authors; accompanying notes directly address challenging issues.This unique collection of readings promises to become an essential resource in the study of the world's religions, providing rich guidance for anyone seeking to understand the central convergences and debates between religious traditions.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$142.85 online
$189.00 list price (save 24%)
Ships within 1-3 weeks
Ships free on orders over $25

From the Publisher

For the first time classic readings on Jesus from outside of Christianity have been brought together in one volume. Jesus Beyond Christianity: The Classic Texts features significant passages on Jesus from Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism. The fifty-six selections span two millennia ofthought, including translated extracts from t...

Dr. Gregory A. Barker is Head of the School of Theology and Religious Studies at Trinity University College in Carmarthen, UK. Stephen E. Gregg is Lecturer of Theology and Religious Studies at Trinity University College in Carmarthen, UK.

other books by Gregory A. Barker

Clinical Perfusion MRI: Techniques and Applications
Clinical Perfusion MRI: Techniques and Applications

Kobo ebook|May 16 2013

$113.19 online$146.98list price(save 22%)
Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.68 inPublished:February 22, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199553459

ISBN - 13:9780199553457

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Jesus Beyond Christianity: The Classic Texts

Reviews

Extra Content

Table of Contents

General IntroductionI: Jesus in Judaism: The Classic TextsJewish Perceptions of Jesus: Key Issues1. Nachmanides' Debate: Dangerous Times for Jews2. The Talmud: The Rejected Disciple3. The Talmud: A Teacher of Jewish Law4. The Nizzachon Vetus: The Bible Testifies Against the Deity of Jesus5. Isaac of Troki, Faith Strengthened: The Church - Not Jesus - is the Heretic6. Letter of Rabbi Jacob Emden: Jesus: Jewish Evangelist to the Gentiles7. Moses Mendelssohn, Letter to Johann Caspar Lavater: Reasons for Jewish Silence on Jesus8. Abraham Geiger, Judaism and its History: Jesus: An Unoriginal Pharisee9. Kauffman Kohler, Jesus of Nazareth: Jesus: Forerunner of the Reform Jew10. Claude Montefiore, The Synoptic Gospels: The Value of the Gospels for a Jew11. Claude Montefiore, The Synoptic Gospels: Jesus: A Prophet12. Joseph Klausner, Jesus of Nazareth: Jesus: Destroyer of Culture and Nation13. Leo Baeck, "The Gospel as a Document of History": Jesus on Jewish Soil14. David Flusser, Jesus: No Sentimental LoveDan Cohn-Sherbok: Closing ReflectionQuestions for DiscussionGuide for Further ReadingII. Jesus in Islam: The Classic TextsMuslim Perceptions of Jesus: Key Issues1. The Qur'an: The Miraculous Birth of Jesus2. The Qur'an: The Mission of Jesus3. The Qur'an: The End of Jesus' Life?4. The Qur'an: Right and Wrong Responses to Jesus5. The Qur'an: A Final Word from the Qur'an6. Sahih Bukhari: Jesus in the Hadith7. The Muslim Jesus: The Ascetic Jesus8. Al-Tabari, The History of al-Tabari: Jesus and the Powers of God9. Al-Tha'labi, The Tales of the Prophets: Jesus in the Graveyard10. Al-Razi, al-Tafsir al-Kabir: A Rationalist Examines Christian Claims about Jesus11. Al-Ghazali, The Ninety-Nine Beautiful Names of God: Jesus: A Mirror of God12. Jalal al-Din Rumi, The Mathnawi: Jesus and the Fool13. Al-Busairi, Qasidah Burdah: On Praising a Human Being14. Ibn al-Arabi, The Bezels of Wisdom: Realising God15. Ibn Kathir, Tafsir al-Qur'an al-azim: Who Died on the Cross?16. Ghulam Ahmad, Jesus in India: Jesus in India17. Ghulam Ahmad Parwez, Islam: A Challenge to Religion: Jesus and Non-violence18. A Common Word Between Us: Jesus Between Us and YouAmjad Hussain: Closing ReflectionQuestions for DiscussionGuide for Further ReadingIII. Jesus in Hinduism: The Classic TextsHindu Perceptions of Jesus: Key Issues1. Rammohan Roy, Answer of a Hindoo: Jesus was a Unitarian2. Rammohan Roy, The Precepts of Jesus: A Divine Teacher, Not Atoner3. Keshub Chunder Sen, Lectures in India: Jesus, The Ideal Son4. Keshub Chunder Sen, Lectures in India: Repudiate the Little Christ5. Dayananda Saraswati, Satyarth Prakash: Jesus: Simple, Honest and Ignorant6. Ramakrishna, The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna: Mystical Experiences of the Universal Jesus7. Ramakrishna, The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna: Jesus is like Ramakrishna8. Vivekananda, The Preface to the Imitation of Christ and Christianity in India: Jesus vs. His Christian Followers9. Vivekananda, Christ, The Messenger: Jesus Was Oriental10. M.K. Gandhi, The Message of Jesus Christ: Jesus is the Property of the World11. M.K. Gandhi, The Message of Jesus Christ: Christ Has Yet to be Born12. Aurobindo Ghose, Essays Divine and Human: Jesus' Message Continues to be Ignored13. Aurobindo Ghose, Essays on the Gita and Savitri: A Legend and A Symbol: An Avatar of Sorrow14. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Eastern Religions and Western Thought and East and West in Religion: An Eastern SeerGavin Flood: Closing ReflectionQuestions for DiscussionGuide for Further ReadingIV. Jesus in Buddhism: The Classic TextsBuddhist Perceptions of Jesus: Key Issues1. Fabian Fucan, Deus Destroyed: Jesus: Son of a Dubious Deity2. Ouyi Zhixu: The Founder of a Passive Religion3. Thuken Chokyi Nyima, The Crystal Mirror: Jesus: A Teacher of Morality4. The Carpenter-Heretic: A Demon in Disguise5. Migettuwatte Gunananda, A Full Account of the Buddhist Controversy Held at Pantura: Birth Omens Compared6. Anagarika Dharmapala, "An Appreciation of Christianity": A Man Between Egoism and Universalism7. Tanabe Hajime, The Demonstratio of Christianity: Jesus: Absolute and Relative8. Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki, An Introduction To Zen Buddhism: Obliterating God Consciousness9. Sheng Yen, "Further Discussion of the Similarities and Differences between Buddhism and Christianity": A Man Tortured by Contradictions10. Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, The Good Heart Closing Reflection - Donald S. Lopez, Jr.: The Good Heart of JesusDonald S. Lopez, Jr.: Closing ReflectionQuestions for DiscussionGuide for Further ReadingAcknowledgementsIndex