World Scripture – A Comparative Anthology of Sacred Texts
NOT what someone says the different religions teach, but the actual sacred texts of scores of religions spread out side by side – by topic. This is a “Must Have” for anyone interested in comparative religion, and a fascinating read. More than a sampling, this is a banquet – with over 800 pages, 20 chapters and hundreds of topics at a subsidized price. This is a very, very large book at nearly 2 inches thick on pages that are about 7 x 10 inches.
World Scripture is an extraordinary journey through the sacred writings of the world’s great religions. Organized by subject, the quotations, passages, and excerpts presented here provide readers with easy access to teachings on several hundred subjects, with quotes from different religious traditions.
This unusual anthology provides a new, holistic approach to understanding religion–stressing what unites us rather than what divides us. Among the religious texts represented are Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism, Confucianism, Jainism, Sikhism, Baha’i, Church of Jesus Christ of the Later Day Saints, and Zoroastrianism. Also featured are the oral traditions of various religions of Africa, Native America, Asia, and Oceania along with their recorded prayers and proverbs.