The Norton Anthology of World Religions

The Norton Anthology of World Religions

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This magisterial Norton Anthology, edited by world-renowned scholars under the direction of Pulitzer Prize winner Jack Miles, offers a portable library of more than 1,000 primary texts from the world’s major religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, and Daoism (Volume 1); Judaism, Christianity, and Islam (Volume 2). The anthology brings together foundational works—the Bhagavad Gita, the Daodejing, the Bible, the Qur'an—with the writings of scholars, seekers, believers, and skeptics whose voices over centuries have kept these religions vital. To help readers encounter strikingly unfamiliar texts with pleasure, this Norton Anthology provides accessible introductions, headnotes, annotations, pronouncing glossaries, maps, illustrations, and chronologies. It also includes a dazzling general introduction by Jack Miles that questions whether religion can be defined and illuminates how world religions came to be acknowledged and studied, absorbed and altered, understood and misunderstood.For readers of any religion or none, The Norton Anthology of World Religions opens new worlds that, as Miles writes, invite us all "to see others with a measure of openness, empathy, and good will…In that capacity lies the foundation of human sympathy and cultural wisdom."
A landmark work in which the six major, living, internationalworld religions speak to readers in their own words.

Baker & Taylor
Collects over one thousand primary texts from the world's six major religions, including foundational works as well as pieces by scholars, seekers, believers, and skeptics from throughout the histories of each of those traditions.

Book News
This anthology collects over a thousand primary religious texts, the first volume covering Hinduism, Buddhism, Daoism and the second volume covering Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The texts are presented in such categories as Hinduism in Sanskrit, vernacular Hinduism in South and North India, Buddhism in India and Nepal, Buddhism in the Pacific Asia, the consolidation and expansion of Daoism from the Sui Dynasty to the Tang Dynasty, modern Chinese history and the remaking of Daoism since 1912, First Temple literature 2500-586 BCE, the Jewish middle ages 637-1789, Christianity's apostolic era 4 BCE-100 CE, reformations and the wars of religion 1517-1700, the intellectual elaborations of Islam's classical synthesis, and colonialism and post-colonialism. The two volumes are paged and indexed separately. Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., ©2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780393062533
Branch Call Number: 208 NORTO
Characteristics: 2 volumes : illustrations ; 24 cm


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