Chapter 7. Jesus and World Religions (Since the First Century)

  1. W. Barnes Tatum

Published Online: 28 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444311044.ch7

Jesus: A Brief History

Jesus: A Brief History

How to Cite

Tatum, W. B. (2009) Jesus and World Religions (Since the First Century), in Jesus: A Brief History, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444311044.ch7

Author Information

  1. Jefferson-Pilot Professor of Religion and Philosophy, Greensboro College, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAY 2009
  2. Published Print: 17 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405170192

Online ISBN: 9781444311044



  • Jesus and world religions;
  • Christianity, experienced longstanding reciprocal relationships with Judaism and Islam;
  • Judaism and Islam, viewing Christianity's Trinitarian definition;
  • Buddhism, moving northward into central and eastern Asia;
  • Gospel of Matthew, portraying Jesus as attacking religious leaders;
  • In 313, Christianity receiving recognition as a licit religion;
  • Middle Ages, escalating pain and suffering upon Jews;
  • Hinduism, ancient religion and traditional culture of India;
  • Taoism and Confucianism, associating with Lao Zi (ca. 600 BCE) and Confucius (551–478 BCE);
  • Buddhism in China, representing Mahayana Buddhism


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Judaism: Jesus, a Jew, but no Messiah

  • Islam: Jesus, a Prophet, but no Son of God

  • Religions of South and East Asia: Jesus, the Outsider

  • Material Culture: From Stone to Celluloid