In Search of the Christian Buddha: How an Asian Sage Became a Christian Saint
Author(s): Peggy McCracken, Peggy McCracken, Donald S. Lopez, Jr.
The fascinating account of how the story of the Buddha was transformed into the legend of a Christian saint.
The story of Saint Josaphat, a prince who gave up his wealth and kingdom to follow Jesus, was one of the most popular Christian tales of the Middle Ages, translated into a dozen languages, and cited by Shakespeare in The Merchant of Venice. Yet Josaphat is only remembered today because of the similarities of his life to that of the Buddha.
Month of Publication: April
Year of Publication: 2014