The Other Jesus: Stories from World Religions

The Other Jesus: Stories from World Religions

by Todd Outcalt

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442223080
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 09/05/2014
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About 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.

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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