Christianity's impact on the religions and cultures of the East has resulted in a series of images which have transformed our understanding of Jesus. Amaladoss devotes entire chapters to Jesus as sage, the way, guru, satyagrahi, avatar, servant, compassionate one, dancer, and pilgrim. Makes for a richer perspective. 192 pages, softcover. Orbis.
In beginning this book, Michael Amaladoss states that images are important in helping us grasp who Jesus was and is. Following that insight, he unfolds the way in which nine images from Asian literature, culture, and religion open new horizons on the Founder of Christianity. The images are: Sage, Way, Guru, Satyagrahi (witness to truth), Avatar (incarnation of the divine), Servant, Compassionate One, Dancer, and Pilgrim. Amaladoss helps us read the New Testament with new eyes. Not only does a Jesus more familiar to the peoples of Asia emerge, but we see how the East has helped the entire world Christian family gain a richer perspective on the man from Galilee.