Students and scholars alike have long been fascinated by the similarities and differences between the traditions founded by the Shakyamun, called the Buddha, and Jesus, called Christ. The Buddha and the Christ introduces readers to Mahayana perspectives and explores the dynamics of discipleship – past and present – of both Christian and Buddhist traditions.
Leo D. Lefebure is Matteo Ricci professor of theology at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. His award-winning books include The Path of Wisdom: A Christian Commentary on the Dhammapada (Book of the Year, Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies) and Revelation, the Religions and Violence (Pax Christi Book Award). He is a trustee of the Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions.
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