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Jesus, Buddha, Krishna and Lao Tzu
The Parallel Sayings

By Richard Hooper

About the Book

In this fascinating volume, theologian and philosopher Richard Hooper reveals the common spiritual threads of the world's great religious traditions.

Hooper organizes hundreds of sayings attributed to Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, and Lao Tzu thematically and assembles these parallel sayings into four columns for easy reference. Culled from more than fifty ancient Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, and Taoist texts, Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, and Lao Tzu includes topics such as, "The Great Way, 'Suffering,'" and more.

Each topic includes an insightful introduction that sends a powerful message that will be welcomed by all who seek the truth within and within their own spiritual tradition.

About the Author

Richard HooperRichard Hooper is a former Lutheran pastor with degrees in both theology and the philosophy of world religions. Once a nationally syndicated radio commentator on religion, Hooper is now a columnist for United Press International's web forum ReligionandSpirituality.com and has recently founded The Sedona Institute for Comparative Theology. His other books include The Crucifixion of Mary Magdalene and The Gospel of the Unknown Jesus. Visit him at: www.religionandspirituality.com