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There are lots of books on the subject, but one online resource is this one:
and this for additional writings of early Christians:
An interesting perspective that I think addresses your questions about Buddhism vis-a-vis Christianity/Christ:
As to why I converted to Christianity and not Buddhism, it's because I was seeking that...
MISQUOTING JESUS is a layman-level edition of some of the arguments Ehrman sets forth in THE ORTHODOX CORRUPTION OF SCRIPTURE, and also includes Ehrman's story of how he lost his fundamentalist faith.
At the Evangelical Theological Society conference in November 2005, the representative from...
For a review of the script by an Orthodox priest:
And ... for the latest info about the girl who plays the Virgin Mary:
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A more irenic (peaceful) book for understanding Orthodoxy that doesn't engage in the anti-Protestant and anti-Catholic polemics that some books do is:
COMMON GROUND: An Introduction to Eastern Christianity for the American Christian by Jordan Bajis.
Even though Bajis, who studied at St...
The Greek NT uses pater, it never uses papa, so I think this argument can't be made. Abba is used in a couple places, but I think that's Paul in Romans and Galatians, not Jesus. (Don't have my Greek software to check this, though.)