J. Duncan M. Derrett

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1922 – 2012

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Who was J. Duncan M. Derrett?

John Duncan Martin Derrett was Professor of Oriental Laws in the University of London, from 1965 to 1982, and is now Emeritus Professor.

Derrett was educated at Emanuel School, London, Jesus College, Oxford and the School of Oriental and African Studies, London and was called to the bar by Gray's Inn in 1953. He is the author of a number of works on law and the history of systems of law, India, religion and comparative religion, latterly particularly of comparisons of Christianity with Buddhism. Derrett has also translated works by others into English.

Derrett appeared briefly in Dr Robert Beckford's television documentary The Hidden Story of Jesus discussing similarities between some Christian and Buddhist teachings and possible historical reasons for those similarities.

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Born
1922
Also known as
  • J Duncan M Derrett
Education
  • Emanuel School
Died
2012

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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