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The non-western Jesus; Jesus as bodhisattva, avatara, guru, prophet, ancestor, or healer.

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The non-western Jesus; Jesus as bodhisattva, avatara, guru, prophet, ancestor, or healer.

Brinkman, Martien E. Trans. by Henry Jansen and Lucy Jansen.

Equinox Publishing Limited

2007

338 pages

$24.95

Paperback

BT304

Complementing the many studies of how non-Western cultures have modified Christianity as they have adopted it, Brinkman (theology, Vrije U., Amsterdam) surveys examples of how the figure of Jesus has been incorporated into religious traditions besides Christianity around the world. He begins with a section on Jesus at home in Western culture. Other topics include sources of Asian theology, Jesus in a Buddhist context, the Korean Jesus, examples of reflection on Jesus in India, the Indonesian religious context, African images of Jesus, and whether Jesus was already in Asia and Africa before the missionaries came. First published in Dutch as De niet-Westerse Jezuz: Jezus als bodhisattva, avatara, goeroe, profeet, voorouder of genezer? by Uitgeverij Meinema in 2007. Distributed in North America by The David Brown Book Co.

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