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Scriptures of the World's Religions, third edition is an anthology that gathers together many of the world's most influential sacred texts. This leading book includes chapters on the twelve major religious traditions today, plus two additional chapters on indigenous religious practices. With comprehensive introductions in each chapter, the selected writings emphasize the religion's founders, central doctrines, and historical development. The translated texts in this collection are stylistically clear and up-to-date, many of which were translated specifically for this book. The selections vary in length from a few paragraphs to 10 pages. It can be used in a wide range of courses including introduction to religion.
Table of Contents
Vedanta: The Upanisads and their Commentaries
Puranas and Epics
Treatises on Dharma
The Life of the Buddha
Tibetan Buddhist Scriptures
Chinese and Japanese Buddhist Scriptures
AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL RELIGION
Australian Aboriginal Myths
Books of Moses
Conquest and United Kingdom
Divided Kingdom and Exile
Orthodox Judaism: Service Prayer for Day of Atonement