Confucius, Buddha, Jesus, Muhammad
(Confucius, Buddha, Jesus, Muhammad)

Confucius, the Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad are among the most important and influential persons in history. They are remembered for the examples of their lives, their insights into the human condition and the nature of ultimate reality, and the religious movements they inspired. It would be hard to name another set of four persons who have more deeply affected so many human lives... Continue reading

In this course, we examine these four figures both separately and comparatively in an effort to grasp the essential features of their lives and teachings and to explore the factors that contributed to their greatness. We will attend to the similarities and differences in their messages, in the patters of their lives, and in the ways they impacted their followers and the rest of the world.