By Peggy McCracken
The attention-grabbing account of the way the tale of the Buddha used to be reworked into the legend of a Christian saint.
the tale of Saint Josaphat, a prince who gave up his wealth and state to keep on with Jesus, used to be probably the most well known Christian stories of the center a while, translated right into a dozen languages, and brought up through Shakespeare within the service provider of Venice. but Josaphat is barely remembered at the present time a result of similarities of his lifestyles to that of the Buddha.
In seek of the Christian Buddha is determined opposed to the backdrop of the alternate alongside the Silk highway, the Christian cost of Palestine, the unfold of Islam, and the Crusades. It lines the trail of the Buddha’s story from India and exhibits the way it developed, adopting info from every one tradition in the course of its sojourn. those early circumstances of globalization allowed not just items but in addition wisdom to move among varied cultures and round a lot of the world.
Eminent students Donald S. Lopez Jr. and Peggy McCracken demonstrate how religions born hundreds of thousands of miles aside shared rules in the course of the centuries. They discover staggering convergences and divergences among those faiths on topics together with the that means of demise, the matter of wish, and their view of girls. Demonstrating the impressive strength of this story, they ask now not how tales move between religions yet how religions circulation between stories.