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Mediators Between Human and Divine: From Moses to Muhammad
A profile of nine religious geniuses--Zoroaster, Lao-Tzu, Buddha, Confucius, Socrates, Krishna, Jesus, and Muhammad--whose visions of God have been and continue to be a crucial factor in human history.
Paperback, 180 pages
Published January 18th 1999 by Bloomsbury Academic
(first published April 1st 1996)
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This is an odd attempt to promote religious tolerance and discourse through a very uneven survey of the most important figures in the world's great religions. It really didn't work for me. The problem is that, despite many similarities between the "mediators" (i.e., fantastic births, strict moral codes, their basic humanity, etc.), their treatment is uneven and I question why some were even included. While the essays regarding Confucius, Buddha and Socrates were excellent, the bits about Moses ...more
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