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The Buddha, The Prophet and the Christ

ISBN 9781032140452
Published November 30, 2021 by Routledge
172 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1956, this book brings together from the canonical writings of Buddhism, Islam and Christianity the most important of the passages in which the view of the Founder is reflected. It aims to let each of the sacred traditions tell its own story and only such comments have been added as seem necessary to bring out the full significance of the passage quoted. The final chapter summarizes some of the difficult questions which arise from a comparison of the extracts from the 3 traditions.

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Buddha 1. The Sources 2. The Birth of the Buddha 3. The Call 4. The Ministry 5. His Death 6. His Supernatural Character 7. Buddhology of the Mahāyāna Part 2: The Prophet 8. The Sources 9. The Pre-Existence and Birth of the Prophet 10. The Call 11. The Ministry 12. The Death of the Prophet and His Heavenly Intercession 13. The Apotheosis of the Prophet Part 3: The Christ 14. The Sources 15. The Pre-Existence, Conception and Birth of the Christ 16. The Call 17. The Ministry 18. The Death Resurrection and Ascension of the Christ 20. Some Reflections.

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F. H. Hilliard


‘I found it an interesting and stimulating presentation of the three great figures. It is good collateral reading for History of Religion courses.’ Chas S. Braden, Journal of the American Academy of Religion.