Scriptures of the World's Religions
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- Brings together many of the world’s most influential sacred texts, with the selected writings emphasizing each religion’s founders, central doctrines, and historical development.
- This approach is more harmonious with the way each religion understands its own canon and allows readers to gain a sense of the historical development of ideas and practices.

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  • Introduction
  • Vedas
  • Vedanta: The and Their Commentaries
  • Yoga
  • and Epics
  • Devotional Literature
  • Treatises on Dharma


  • Introduction
  • Jaina Scriptures


  • Introduction
  • The Life of the Buddha
  • Pali Canon
  • Mahaya na Scriptures
  • Tibetan Buddhist Scriptures
  • Chinese and Japanese Buddhist Scriptures


  • Introduction
  • Sikh Scriptures


  • Introduction
  • Confucian Scriptures


  • Introduction
  • Daoist Scriptures


  • Introduction
  • Shinto Scriptures

    Australian Aboriginal Religion

  • Introduction
  • Australian Aboriginal Myths


  • Introduction
  • The Avesta
  • Pahlavi Writings
  • Zurvan Writings


  • Introduction
  • Books of Moses
  • Conquest and United Kingdom
  • Divided Kingdom and Exile
  • Post-Exilic Writings
  • Rabbinic Writings
  • Medieval Judaism
  • Recent Movements
  • Orthodox Judaism: Service Prayer for the Day of Atonement


  • Introduction
  • Jesus' Birth and Ministry
  • Jesus' Death
  • New Testament Church
  • Noncanonical Gospels
  • Early Statements of Faith
  • Church Fathers, Saints, and Mystics
  • The Rule of Saint Benedict
  • The Council of Trent
  • Pope Leo XIII On the Condition of Labor: Rerum Novarum
  • Protestant Statements of Faith
  • Recent Sectarian Movements


  • Introduction
  • Qur'an: Muhammad in Mecca
  • Qur'an: Muhammad in Medina
  • Hadith
  • Sunni and Shi'i Writings
  • Sufi Writings

    Baha'i Faith

  • Introduction
  • The Bab
  • Baha'u'llah
  • Abdu'l-Baha
  • Shoghi Effendi
  • The Universal House of Justice

    Indigenous Religions of the West

  • Introduction
  • Africa
  • War of the Gods: Yoruba Myth
  • America

    Origin of Corn: Creek Myth