God's Generals: The Military Lives of Moses, the Buddha and by Richard A Gabriel

By Richard A Gabriel

It is among the extra startling evidence of army historical past that the founders of 3 of the 4 'great religions'—Judaism, Buddhism, and Islam—were additionally complete box generals with large adventure in commanding males in conflict. the sort of, Muhammad, fought 8 battles and used to be wounded two times, as soon as virtually fatally. one other, Siddhartha Gautama (later to turn into the Buddha), witnessed lots battlefield carnage that he suffered a mental cave in. Moses had turn into a lot a 'god-intoxicated' character, it's a moderate suspicion that he, just like the Buddha, used to be murdered. certainly, had the stories of those males in conflict now not been such a success, it's rather attainable that their achievements as spiritual leaders might by no means have happened. For all 3, conflict and faith have been so heavily intertwined of their personalities that it really is tough to determine the place the impact of 1 ended and the opposite all started. This e-book makes an attempt to discover the army lives of Moses, the Buddha and Muhammad, and the function their battle stories performed of their non secular lives.

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