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Buddhists Talk About Jesus/Christians Talk About Buddha by Rita M. Gross
Book DescriptionWhat 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780826411969
(229mm x 152mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 27-Apr-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Christians Talk About Buddhist Meditation, Buddhists Talk About Christian Prayer, Paperback (April 2003)
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Soaring and Settling, Paperback (October 1998)
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Feminism and Religion, Paperback (March 1998)» View all books by Rita M. Gross
Rita M. Gross offers an engaging survey of the changes feminism has wrought in religious ideas, beliefs, and practices around the world, as well as in the study and understanding of religion itself.
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Author Biography - Rita M. Gross
Rita M. Gross is at the Naropa Institute, Boulder, Colorado, USA
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