In Search of the Christian Buddha Hardback

How an Asian Sage Became a Medieval Saint

by Donald S. Lopez; Peggy McCracken;


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In Search of the Christian Buddha

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The tale of St. Josaphat, a prince who gave up his wealth and kingdom to follow Jesus, was widely told and read in the Middle Ages, translated into a dozen languages, and even cited by Shakespeare in The Merchant of Venice. Only in the nineteenth century did scholars note the parallels between the lives of Buddha and Josaphat. In Search of the Christian Buddha traces the Buddha's story from India to Persia to Jerusalem and then throughout Europe, as it was rewritten by Muslim, Jewish, and Christian authors, illustrating its unsuspected integration into European culture. Through a comparison of the tale's various versions, this book reveals surprising convergences and divergences--between Christianity and Buddhism on subjects including the meaning of death, the problem of desire, and the view of women.

In Search of the Christian Buddha by Donald S. Lopez; Peggy McCracken was published by WW Norton & Co in May 2014 and is our 56081st best seller. The ISBN for In Search of the Christian Buddha is 9780393089158.

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Page last updated 19th November 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherWW Norton & Co (May 2014)
Weight430g
Number of Pages272
Thickness25 mm
Height218 mm
Width150 mm
ISBN9780393089158
ISBN-100393089150
Product Code4262078
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