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Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road?

Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road?

Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World

by Brian D. McLaren

"Brian McLaren is the most creative Christian theologian and spiritual teacher writing and preaching today in the U.S., yet his universal message is as relevant to people of all faiths and none."

—Rabbi Michael Lerner, Author and Editor, Tikkun Magazine

About the Book and Author

About the Book and Author

In his most important book yet, widely acclaimed author and speaker Brian McLaren proposes a new faith alternative, one built on "benevolence and solidarity rather than rivalry and hostility."

Read a Book Excerpt

Read a Book Excerpt

Read Chapter 1 from Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha and Mohammed Cross the Road?

An Interfaith Response to McLaren's Book

Sharing the Journey, In Our Own Shoes: A Jewish Response

Sharing the Journey, In Our Own Shoes: A Jewish Response

Brad Hirschfield

McLaren's book invites us all to think deeply about how we balance a shared human journey with the fact that each of us walks that journey in our own shoes.  How do we love both the journey and the shoes which help us to walk it?

Decoupling Religious Identity: A Muslim Response to Brian McLaren

Decoupling Religious Identity: A Muslim Response to Brian McLaren

Aziz Poonawalla

There is a similar need for Muslims to add a benevolence dimension to our existing axis of strength vs weakness, so we can decouple hostility from strength.

We're All in This Together: A Buddhist Response

We're All in This Together: A Buddhist Response

Scott Mitchell

I recognize that it is possible that Jesus' experience of the spiritual was entirely different from the Buddha's. And that's okay. I need to understand Jesus on his own terms, not mine. 

Everyone is Crossing Roads: A Hindu Response

Everyone is Crossing Roads: A Hindu Response

Padma Kuppa

Mclaren's book provided me insight into Christian identity and much to read, rediscover, and research; but it left me with many questions - and renewed my commitment to interfaith dialogue.

Time to Get Along: A Christian Response

Time to Get Along: A Christian Response

Tony Jones

On the occasion of the anniversary of 9/11, McLaren's new book will help many Christians think through how they maintain their Christian identity — even uniqueness — in an increasingly pluralistic world.

Kindred Concerns: A Muslim Response

Kindred Concerns: A Muslim Response

Svend White

Reading McLaren's reflections on what he sees as the failings of much contemporary Christian spirituality and his fascinating proposals for addressing these concerns, I was struck by how kindred his concerns are to mine and those of many (if not most) reform-minded Muslims. 

God Uses Everything: An Evangelical Responds

God Uses Everything: An Evangelical Responds

Brandan Robertson

Brian McLaren's book is riveting, beautiful, and thought provoking. While I disagree with a good number of his points, and I believe many Christians will as well, it will be hard for anyone to disagree with the overarching conclusions that Brian comes to.

Brian McLaren Responds...

Brian McLaren Responds...

Brian McLaren

You’ve probably heard the saying that a living tradition cherishes the past but is not bound to repeat it. That, I think, is the challenge we all face – to cherish our past so much that we find in it resources for a better future … for all.

Video Interview with Brian McLaren by Odyssey Networks

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