The Birth of Moses and the Buddha: A Paradigm for the Comparative Study of Religions (Hebrew Bible Monographs)

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781905048380: The Birth of Moses and the Buddha: A Paradigm for the Comparative Study of Religions (Hebrew Bible Monographs)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Responding to a recent upsurge of Jewish interest in Buddhism, Sasson undertakes the first serious academic effort to uncover the common ground between the founders of the two religions, Moses and the Buddha. Because this is a study of traditions rather than a historical investigation, Sasson is able to synthesize various kinds of materials, from biblical and non-biblical, adn from early Pali and Sanskrit Buddhist sources. She notes the striking similarities between the life-patterns of the two leaders. Both were raised as princes and both eventually left their lavish upbringings only to discover something higher. Their mothers play prominent roles in the narratives of their births, while their fathers are often excluded from view. They were both born surrounded by light and embodying miraculous qualities. But there are also some rather consequential differences, which allow these two colossal figures to maintain their uniqueness and significance. Moses was a man chosen for a particular mission by a higher power, a human being serving as the deity's tool. By contrast, the Buddha was a man whose mission was self-determined and actualized over time. Moses lived one life; the Buddha lived many. The Buddha became the symbol of human perfection; Moses was cherished by his tradition despite - or possibly because of - his personal failings. And although Moses is often presented as the founder of Israelite religion, the Buddha was simply following the blueprint outlined by the Buddhas before him. The programme of this study goes further than to compare and contrast the two figures. Sasson argues that the comparative model she adopts can highlight doctrines and priorities of a religion that may otherwise remain hidden. In that way, the birth of Moses and the Buddha may serve as a paradigm for the comparative study of religions.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 85.00
US$ 71.43

Convert currency

Shipping: US$ 4.98
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Sasson, Vanessa R.
Published by Sheffield Phoenix Press Ltd (2016)
ISBN 10: 1905048386 ISBN 13: 9781905048380
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Sheffield Phoenix Press Ltd, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Seller Inventory # ria9781905048380_lsuk

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 71.43
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.98
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Sasson, Vanessa R.
Published by Sheffield Phoenix Press (2007)
ISBN 10: 1905048386 ISBN 13: 9781905048380
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2007. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9781905048380

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 80.92
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Vanessa R. Sasson
Published by Sheffield Phoenix Press Ltd (2007)
ISBN 10: 1905048386 ISBN 13: 9781905048380
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Sheffield Phoenix Press Ltd, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1905048386

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 88.02
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Vanessa Rebecca Sasson
Published by Sheffield Phoenix Press (2007)
ISBN 10: 1905048386 ISBN 13: 9781905048380
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2007. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9781905048380

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 85.12
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.58
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Vanessa R. Sasson
Published by Sheffield Phoenix Press Ltd (2007)
ISBN 10: 1905048386 ISBN 13: 9781905048380
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Sheffield Phoenix Press Ltd, 2007. Condition: New. This item is printed on demand for shipment within 3 working days. Seller Inventory # GM9781905048380

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 93.66
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.33
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Vanessa R. Sasson
Published by Sheffield Phoenix Press Ltd (2007)
ISBN 10: 1905048386 ISBN 13: 9781905048380
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Sheffield Phoenix Press Ltd, 2007. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1905048386

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 101.30
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Vanessa Rebecca Sasson
Published by Sheffield Phoenix Press, United Kingdom (2007)
ISBN 10: 1905048386 ISBN 13: 9781905048380
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Sheffield Phoenix Press, United Kingdom, 2007. Hardback. Condition: New. New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Responding to a recent upsurge of Jewish interest in Buddhism, Sasson undertakes the first serious academic effort to uncover the common ground between the founders of the two religions, Moses and the Buddha. Because this is a study of traditions rather than a historical investigation, Sasson is able to synthesize various kinds of materials, from biblical and non-biblical, adn from early Pali and Sanskrit Buddhist sources. She notes the striking similarities between the life-patterns of the two leaders. Both were raised as princes and both eventually left their lavish upbringings only to discover something higher. Their mothers play prominent roles in the narratives of their births, while their fathers are often excluded from view. They were both born surrounded by light and embodying miraculous qualities. But there are also some rather consequential differences, which allow these two colossal figures to maintain their uniqueness and significance. Moses was a man chosen for a particular mission by a higher power, a human being serving as the deity s tool. By contrast, the Buddha was a man whose mission was self-determined and actualized over time. Moses lived one life; the Buddha lived many. The Buddha became the symbol of human perfection; Moses was cherished by his tradition despite - or possibly because of - his personal failings. And although Moses is often presented as the founder of Israelite religion, the Buddha was simply following the blueprint outlined by the Buddhas before him. The programme of this study goes further than to compare and contrast the two figures. Sasson argues that the comparative model she adopts can highlight doctrines and priorities of a religion that may otherwise remain hidden. In that way, the birth of Moses and the Buddha may serve as a paradigm for the comparative study of religions. Seller Inventory # APC9781905048380

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 105.95
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Vanessa Rebecca Sasson
Published by Sheffield Phoenix Press, United Kingdom (2007)
ISBN 10: 1905048386 ISBN 13: 9781905048380
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Sheffield Phoenix Press, United Kingdom, 2007. Hardback. Condition: New. New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Responding to a recent upsurge of Jewish interest in Buddhism, Sasson undertakes the first serious academic effort to uncover the common ground between the founders of the two religions, Moses and the Buddha. Because this is a study of traditions rather than a historical investigation, Sasson is able to synthesize various kinds of materials, from biblical and non-biblical, adn from early Pali and Sanskrit Buddhist sources. She notes the striking similarities between the life-patterns of the two leaders. Both were raised as princes and both eventually left their lavish upbringings only to discover something higher. Their mothers play prominent roles in the narratives of their births, while their fathers are often excluded from view. They were both born surrounded by light and embodying miraculous qualities. But there are also some rather consequential differences, which allow these two colossal figures to maintain their uniqueness and significance. Moses was a man chosen for a particular mission by a higher power, a human being serving as the deity s tool. By contrast, the Buddha was a man whose mission was self-determined and actualized over time. Moses lived one life; the Buddha lived many. The Buddha became the symbol of human perfection; Moses was cherished by his tradition despite - or possibly because of - his personal failings. And although Moses is often presented as the founder of Israelite religion, the Buddha was simply following the blueprint outlined by the Buddhas before him. The programme of this study goes further than to compare and contrast the two figures. Sasson argues that the comparative model she adopts can highlight doctrines and priorities of a religion that may otherwise remain hidden. In that way, the birth of Moses and the Buddha may serve as a paradigm for the comparative study of religions. Seller Inventory # APC9781905048380

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 109.38
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Vanessa R. Sasson
Published by Sheffield Phoenix Press Ltd
ISBN 10: 1905048386 ISBN 13: 9781905048380
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Sheffield Phoenix Press Ltd. Hardcover. Condition: New. 232 pages. Dimensions: 9.3in. x 6.1in. x 0.8in.Responding to a recent upsurge of Jewish interest in Buddhism, Sasson undertakes the first serious academic effort to uncover the common ground between the founders of the two religions, Moses and the Buddha. Because this is a study of traditions rather than a historical investigation, Sasson is able to synthesize various kinds of materials, from biblical and non-biblical, adn from early Pali and Sanskrit Buddhist sources. She notes the striking similarities between the life-patterns of the two leaders. Both were raised as princes and both eventually left their lavish upbringings only to discover something higher. Their mothers play prominent roles in the narratives of their births, while their fathers are often excluded from view. They were both born surrounded by light and embodying miraculous qualities. But there are also some rather consequential differences, which allow these two colossal figures to maintain their uniqueness and significance. Moses was a man chosen for a particular mission by a higher power, a human being serving as the deitys tool. By contrast, the Buddha was a man whose mission was self-determined and actualized over time. Moses lived one life; the Buddha lived many. The Buddha became the symbol of human perfection; Moses was cherished by his tradition despite - or possibly because of - his personal failings. And although Moses is often presented as the founder of Israelite religion, the Buddha was simply following the blueprint outlined by the Buddhas before him. The programme of this study goes further than to compare and contrast the two figures. Sasson argues that the comparative model she adopts can highlight doctrines and priorities of a religion that may otherwise remain hidden. In that way, the birth of Moses and the Buddha may serve as a paradigm for the comparative study of religions. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Hardcover. Seller Inventory # 9781905048380

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 119.96
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds