Jesus Sutras

Type: Writing
Subtype: Book

Alternate Labels

  • Jesus Sutras, The
  • Sutra on Almsgiving of the World-Honored One, Part Three (一神(天)論(世尊布施論第三).
  • Sutra on the Oneness of Heaven (一天論第一).
  • Sutra on the Origin of Origins (大秦景教宣元本經)
  • Sutra of Hearing the Messiah (序聽迷詩所經)
  • Da Qin Hymn of Perfection of the Three Majesties (大秦景教三威蒙度贊).
  • The Sutra of Ultimate and Mysterious Happiness.(志玄安樂經)
  • Let Us Praise (大秦景教大聖通真歸法贊)
  • The Xi’an Stele

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Reading List

The name “Jesus Sutras” applies to a number of ancient Chinese Christian texts, most of Nestorian origin.

External resources

  • The Nestorian Relics and Documents in China by P. Yoshiro Saeki
  • The Chinese Nestorian Texts of the T’ang Period by Ian Gillman and Hans-Joachim Klimkeit
  • The Jesus Sutras: Rediscovering the Lost Scrolls of Taoist Christianity by Martin Palmer
  • The Lost Sutras of Jesus: Unlocking the Ancient Wisdom of the Xian Monks by Ray Riegert and Thomas Moore

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