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A Search for the Historical Jesus

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This truly extraordinary piece of scholarship contains decades of verifiable research performed by a distinguished seventy-three-year-old Indian Professor of History who drew the conclusion that Jesus of Nazareth did not die on the cross as hundreds of millions of Christians are taught to believe. Instead, he spent the second half of his life studying and teaching in the E ...more
Paperback, 261 pages
Published October 1st 2004 by Down-To-Earth Books (first published 2004)
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Pete daPixie
Aug 09, 2009 rated it really liked it
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I have read bits and pieces of the information contained in this book during my Historical Jesus meanderings. However, this book is the culmination of very many years study by this author on his cross cultural search for the truth of the historical Jesus.
Professor Fida Hassnain, a Muslim and a Sufi, as Director of Museums and Antiquities for the state of Jammu & Kashmir, has discovered records, texts,manuscripts and archaeology from as far afield as China, Afghanistan, India, Tibet, Persia and K
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Anirudh Parthasarathy
Jul 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
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This book mainly concentrates on the lost years of Jesus that the Church is totally silent about and also about how Jesus survived his crucifixion and his life after that at Persia and Kashmir. Hassnain has his sources from Apocryphal, Buddhist, Islamic and Sanskrit texts. He begins his narration by telling his readers on how some of the places found in the Bible aren't found anywhere in Israel and nearby areas but are found in Kashmir, such as (Kashmiri name - Biblical name) – Asham – Ash
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Ashish Jaituni
Oct 14, 2011 rated it it was ok
This book is though not well written like Herger Kolsten's 'Jesus lived in India' is better than Kolsten's book. It is not offensive. But I do not agree with the author's view on the life of Jesus. Both Kolsten and Hassnain draw parallels of Jesus's teaching with Buddhism in order to make their theories sound convincing. Interesting read though!
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