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Jesus Beyond Christianity: The Classic Texts (Hardback)
  • Jesus Beyond Christianity: The Classic Texts (Hardback)

Jesus Beyond Christianity: The Classic Texts (Hardback)

Hardback 322 Pages / Published: 28/01/2010
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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 of thought, 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 these often 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.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199553457
Number of pages: 322
Weight: 524 g
Dimensions: 224 x 146 x 24 mm

The editors are to be congratulated on producing an exemplary book. The texts are judiciously selected, with a wide range of perspectives from each of the four traditions represented. The supporting material is also excellent: the essays are concise, informative and insightful, and the questions for reflection and suggestions for further reading make the book very useful for classroom/lecture hall use. * Jonathan Kearney, Journal for the Study of The New Testament *
A feast... This impressive and prestigious book continues that fine spiritual and academic tradition of faith seeking understanding in a world of many beliefs... Barker and Gregg have produced a remarkable book * Martyn Percy, Church Times *

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