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World Scripture: A Comparative Anthology of Sacred Texts

World Scripture: A Comparative Anthology of Sacred Texts
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A classic text in Comparative Religion!

Something new...truly global
World Scripture is not simply a tool for the comparative study of religion. It intends to be a step on the way to something new: a scripture for a truly global culture, a resource for a theology fit for an increasingly interdependent world.”–John Kelsay, Florida State University

Most needed...
World Scripture is most needed, and very beautiful.”–Rabbi Joseph Gelberman, President, The New Seminary

On the correct road
“Your project is on the correct road, having chosen the Sacred Books as the ground for the various religions to have a reciprocal understanding, and, leaving aside differences and misunderstandings, bringing together in the integrity of their own beliefs people of different religions.”–Monsignor Antonio Silvestri, Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, The Vatican

A gigantic contribution
“A gigantic contribution towards better International understanding and inter-religious cooperation.”–Wahiduddin Khan, President, The Islamic Center

An extraordinary journey through sacred writings
World Scriptures 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. 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.

ANDREW WILSON holds a PH.D. in Divinity from Harvard University, is Professor of Scriptural Studies at Unification Theological Seminary, and author of The Nations in Deutero-Isaiah.

NINIAN SMART was the J.F. Rowny Professor of Comparative Religions, University of California, Santa Barbara.