Jesus for Non-Christians

Just because they're not Christians doesn't mean Buddhists, Jews, Muslims, and Hindus have nothing to say about Jesus.

 

What do other faiths believe about Jesus? Take a look at Christianity's founder through the eyes of:



Buddhists

Jesus and Buddha as Brothers

Understanding compassion in each faith. By Thicht Nhat Hahn



The Parallel Sayings

Comparing gospel passages with Buddhist wisdom.



Where Buddha and Jesus Meet

Reviews of recent books on Buddhist-Christian dialogue.



Hindus

Jesus as Yogi

Hindu views on Jesus and reincarnation. By Arthur Magida



Did Jesus Spend His Lost Years in India?

Beliefnet members debate the evidence.



Gandhi's Imitation of Christ

The world's most famous Hindu became the greatest exemplar of the Sermon on the Mount. By Harris Wofford



The "Tomb of Jesus" in Kashmir

Researcher seeks permission to exhume a body in northern India.



Jews

Why Jews Don't Accept Jesus

Jews see Jesus as one of the great teachers of humanity, but neither a messiah nor a god. By Rabbi David Wolpe



Embracing the Jewishness of Jesus


Judaism shaped and formed Jesus of Nazareth. Christian leaders should focus on this as they try to heal old wounds. By Bishop John Shelby Spong



Muslims

Prophet of Mercy

In the Muslim view, Jesus' actions and words illustrate the merciful side of God's nature.



Checklist: Muslim and Christian Beliefs About Jesus Compared

Both faiths believe Jesus was born to a virgin, but the New Testament and the Qur'an diverge on his later years.



Unitarian Universalists

Five UU Perspectives on Jesus

First and foremost, Unitarians emphasize Jesus' human nature.



Wiccans

Can You Be Both Wiccan and Christian?

A third party weighs the possibility.

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