The World's Great Religions: An Anthology of Sacred Texts. Selwyn Gurney Champion, Dorothy Short.

The World's Great Religions: An Anthology of Sacred Texts

Dover. 5.25 x 8.5", reprint of 1952 ed. under the title Readings from World Religions, comparative chart, glossary, bibliography, paper, Mineola, 2003. Item #27722
ISBN: 0486427153

This concise volume offers an introduction to the eleven "living" religions of the world: Hinduism, Shintoism, Judaism, Zoroastrianism, Taoism, Confucianism, Jainism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, and Sikhism. Three of these (Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam) aspire to universality, and the others are confined to a special group of people or countries.

The editors present each religion in simple terms and without bias, geared toward readers new to the subject at hand. Each of the eleven topics features an introductory section that outlines its main doctrines and system; where applicable, an account of the life of the founder is provided. All introductions are followed by a substantial selection of verses and readings from the religion's scriptures.

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