Comparison Chart: Religious Views of Jesus
Compare views of Jesus in a variety of other religions besides Christianity.
God or Man?
Who Jesus Was
|Traditional (Nicene) Christianity||Both: "fully God and fully man."||Second person of the Trinity, incarnation of God, Son of God, Savior.||Die for the sins of humanity.||Yes|
|Arianism||A created divine being.||A divine being, but created by God and inferior to Father. Son of God. Savior.||To save humanity from sin.||Yes|
|Baha'i Faith||Man||A "manifestation of God" and prophet. Since superseded by Muhammad and Baha'u'llah.||To reveal God's will as part of progressive revelation to humanity.||Only spiritually.|
|Buddhism||Man||Wise and enlightened man who taught similar things to the Buddha.||To teach humanity wisdom and the way to enlightenment.||Not addressed|
|Christian Science||Man||Wise man especially attuned to the divine Christ.||To teach humanity, heal, and overcome death.||Yes|
|Christadelphians||Man (or half-man, half-God).||Son of God but human, because mother was human Mary. Lived a sinless life and died sacrificial death.||To show God's love for humanity and redeem humanity from sin.||Yes|
|Gnosticism||God||Divine being sent from the supreme God.||To rescue humanity from the material world by revealing true knowledge.||Most Gnostics reject that Christ died at all. The human Jesus was ordinary and did not resurrect.|
|Hinduism||Views vary||Incarnation of God akin to Krishna, or wise man.||Not addressed||Not addressed|
|Islam||Man||True prophet sent by God, but superseded by Muhammad.||To reveal God's will in a progressive revelation that ended with Muhammad.||No|
|Jehovah's Witnesses||An archangel||Son of God, Word of God, God's first creation, Archangel Michael.||Teach about God, provide a model for right living, die sacrificially for human sin.||Yes|
|Mormonism (LDS)||Man||Son of God, Savior, originally one of the spirit beings that all humans used to be. Has a physical body.||To teach about God, provide a model for living, die sacrificially for sin.||Yes|
|Unitarian Universalism||Man||Great teacher, faith-healer, "incarnation of God's love."||To demonstrate God's love for humanity and teach about justice and compassion.||No official teaching; most do not believe physical resurrection.|
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|Title||Comparison Chart: Religious Views of Jesus|
|Published||August 2, 2015|
|Last Updated||November 21, 2016|
|MLA Citation|| “Comparison Chart: Religious Views of Jesus.” ReligionFacts.com. 21 Nov. 2016. Web. Accessed 25 Mar. 2017. <www.religionfacts.com/|