J. Duncan M. Derrett
1922 – 2012
Who was J. Duncan M. Derrett?
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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- Emanuel School
on July 23, 2013
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