Compare and contrast Buddhism and Christianity What a similarities does Christianity and Buddhism share? Any Christian or a Buddhist will be able to tell the differences instantly but not the similarities between these two religions.
This edict advocates the adoption of "godliness" using the Greek term Eusebeia for Dharma. Mosaic of early missionary to the East St. Francis Xavier The history of Buddhism goes back to what is now Bodh GayaIndia almost six centuries before Christianity, making it one of the oldest religions still practiced.
The four canonical gospels date from around 70—90 AD, the Pauline epistles having been written before them around 50—60 AD.
By the early second century, post-apostolic Christian theology had taken shape, in the works of authors such as Irenaeus although Christianity is seen as the fulfillment of Jewish prophecy regarding the "Messiah" which dates back much further.
Starting in the s, authors such as Will Durant suggested that Greco-Buddhist representatives of Emperor Ashoka who traveled to SyriaEgypt and Greece may have helped prepare the ground for Christian teaching.
Several prominent Greek Buddhist missionaries are known Mahadharmaraksita and Dharmaraksita and the Indo-Greek king Menander I converted to Buddhism, and is regarded as one of the great patrons of Buddhism.
Bentley suggest that there is a real possibility that Buddhism influenced the early development of Christianity.
Saint Jerome 4th century CE mentions the birth of the Buddha, who he says "was born from the side of a virgin"; it has been suggested that this virgin birth legend of Buddhism influenced Christianity. Like those called Encratites in the present day, they know not marriage nor begetting of children.
When European Christians made more direct contact with Buddhism in the early 16th century, Catholic missionaries such as St. Francis Xavier sent back accounts of Buddhist practices.
Sir Edwin Arnold and Henry Olcott converted to Buddhism, and in the beginning of the 20th century the first westerners e.
Ananda Metteyya and Nyanatiloka entered the Buddhist monastic life. Comparison of Buddhism and Christianity In the 19th century, some scholars began to perceive similarities between Buddhist and Christian practices, e.
Rhys Davids wrote that the earliest missionaries to Tibet observed that similarities have been seen since the first known contact. Bentley also wrote of similarities and stated that it is possible "that Buddhism influenced the early development of Christianity" and suggested "attention to many parallels concerning the births, lives, doctrines, and deaths of the Buddha and Jesus".
Bokin Kim, similarly, sees Christ as the Buddha Dharmakayaand Jesus as similar to Gautama who was just a historical manifestation of the transhistorical Buddha. There are inherent and fundamental differences between Buddhism and Christianity, one significant element being that while Christianity is at its core monotheistic and relies on a God as a CreatorBuddhism is generally non-theistic and rejects the notion of a Creator God which provides divine values for the world.
Suzuki stated that every time he saw a crucifixion scene it reminded him of the "gap that lies deep" between Christianity and Buddhism. Suggestions have been made that Buddhism may have influenced early Christianity.
However, Elaine Pagels proposes Buddhist influences on Gnosticism.The Teachings Of The Buddha - The teachings of the historic Buddha form the basis of the Buddhist world view and practice.
Buddha also know has Siddartha Gautama was born in BC, as a royal prince in a town called Lumbini, located in northern India, but is now part of Nepal. Morality as a theme appears conspicuous on both Christianity and Buddhism.
The only difference and probably where Christianity is doing better than Buddhism is the fact that in Christianity morality is enforced by the requirements for eternity. Christianity & Buddhism: A Contrast Christianity and Buddhism are two of the most popular religions in the world today.
Focusing on core values such as humility, purity of heart and charity, Christianity and Buddhism appear similar in many ways. The differences and similarities between Buddhism and Christianity - Philosophy, worship, the role of effort/grace, nature of liberation, God, reincarnation.
Jun 26, · Compare/Contrast Buddhism/Christianity Discussion in 'Christianity and World Religion' started by ToHoldNothing, Jun 25, Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > Jun 25, #1. ToHoldNothing Well-Known Member. From what I see, there seem to be far more things that contrast than compare.
Christianity vs. Islam Diffen › Philosophy › Religion › Islam Christianity and Islam have more in common than most people know — they are both monotheistic Abrahamic religions, and Jesus Christ is an important, revered figure in both religions.