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Author Thundy, Zacharias P., 1936-

Title Buddha and Christ : Nativity stories and Indian traditions / by Zacharias P. Thundy
Published Leiden ; New York : E.J. Brill, 1993

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Description x, 294 pages ; 24 cm
Series Studies in the history of religions, 0169-8834 ; v. 60
Studies in the history of religions ; 60
Contents Ch. 1. Method. A. Comparative Literature. B. Deconstruction. C. New Historicism. D. Intertextuality. E. Literary Relationship -- Ch. 2. Historical and Literary Chronology. A. History and Faith. 1. The Historical Buddha. 2. The Historical Christ. B. Literary Chronology. 1. Buddhist. 2. Christian -- Ch. 3. Buddhist and Christian Infancy Parallels. A. Priority of the Mahayana Traditions. B. Buddist and Christian Infancy Parallels -- Ch. 4. Infancy Gospels and Other Sources. A. Hebrew and Greek Sources. B. Biographical Theory -- Ch. 5. Indian Subtext and Context. A. Orientalism. B. Jesus Movements. 1. Ethnos. 2. Ethos. 3. Ethics. C. Context: Confrontation and Self-Definition -- Ch. 6. Gnosticism, The New Testament, and India. A. Gnosticism. B. Gnosticism and the Christian Scriptures. C. Gnosticism and Indian Thought -- Ch. 7. India and the West in Antiquity. A. India and the Old Testament. B. India and the Greek World: Before Alexander. C. India and the Greek World: After Alexander
1. More Knowledge About India. 2. Bactria. 3. The Indian Gymnosophists. 4. Buddhism in Central Asia. D. Indians in the Greco-Roman World. 1. Indians in the West. 2. The Therapeutae. E. Western Travellers in India. 1. Non-Christian Witnesses. 2. Christian Witnesses. F. India's Debt to the Greeks. G. Evidence of Fables. H. Conclusion -- Epilegomenon: Pre-Text and Pretext
Notes (Studies in the history of religions, ISSN 0169-8834 ; v. 60)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [278]-290) and index
Notes Studies in the history of religions no:60 0169-8834
Subject Gautama Buddha -- Birth.
Jesus Christ -- Nativity.
Bible. Luke II, 1-20 -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
Bible. Luke, II, 1-20 -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
Bible. Matthew I, 18-II, 12 -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
Bible. Matthew, I, 18-II, 12 -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
Buddhist literature -- History and criticism.
Buddhist literature -- Relation to the New Testament.
LC no. 92038855
ISBN 9004097414 (cloth)