WORLD RELIGION BIBLIOGRAPHY: SACRED TEXTS


General

  Easwaran, Eknath.  Classics of Indian Spirituality.  Nilgiri Press, 2007.

  Novak, Philip, ed.  World's Wisdom: Sacred Texts of the World's Religions.  New York: Continuum, 1995.

  Smart, Ninian and Hecht, Richard, eds.  Sacred Texts of the World: A Universal Anthology.  Crossroad Publishing Company, 1998.

  Wilson, Andrew, ed.  World Scripture: A Comparative Anthology of Sacred Texts.  St. Paul: Paragon House, 1995.


Judaism

Babylonian Talmud, trans. and ed. I. Epstein.  London: Soncino Press, 1948-61.

Freedman, Harry.  Talmud: A Biography.  New York: Bloomsbury Continuum, 2014.

Kirsch, Adam.  People And The Books: 18 Classics Of Jewish Literature.  New York: W.W. Norton, 2017.


Christianity

  Barnstone, Willis and Meyer, Marvin, eds.  Gnostic Bible: Revised and Expanded.  Shambhala, 2009.

  Givens, Terry L.  Book of Mormon: A Very Short Introduction.  New York: Oxford, 2009.

  Gutjahr, Paul C.  "Book Of Mormon": A Biography.  Princeton: Princeton, 2012.

Layton, Bentley, trans.  Gnostic Scriptures.  New Haven: Yale, 1995.

  Robinson, James.  Nag Hammadi Library: The Definitive Translation of The Gnostic Scriptures Complete in One Volume.  New York: Harperone, 1990.


Hinduism

Doniger, Wendy.  Redeeming The Kamasutra.  New York: Oxford, 2016.

Kunst, A. and Shastri, J.L.  Puranas in Translation.  Delhi: Banarsidass, 1969.

  Menon, Ramesh.  Mahabharata: A Modern Rendering, Vol. I.  IUniverse, 2006.

  _____.  Mahabharata: A Modern Rendering, Vol. 2.  IUniverse, 2006.

  _____.  Ramayana.  Fsg Adult, 2004.

  Losty, J. P., ed.  Ramayana: Love and Valour in India's Great Epic.  London: British Library, 2008.

Miller, Barbara Stoler, ed. and trans.  Bhagavad Gita: Krishna's Counsel in Time of War.  New York: Columbia, 1986.

  Penguin Classics: Bhagavad Gita, trans. Juan Mascaro.  New York: Penguin Classic, 2002.

  Penguin Classics: Hindu Myths, trans. Wendy Doniger.  New York: Penguin Classic, 2005.

  Penguin Classics: The Mahabharata, trans. J. Smith.  New York: Penguin Classic, 2009.

  Penguin Classics: Rig Veda, ed. Wendy Doniger.  New York: Penguin Classic, 2005.

  Penguin Classics: Upanishads, trans. Valerie Roebuck.  New York: Penguin Classic, 2004.

  Penguin Classics: Ramayana, trans. and ed. R.K. Narayan.  New York: Penguin Classic, 2007.

  Prime, Ranchor.  Ramayana: A Journey.  Welcome Rain, 1997.


Buddhism

Penguin Classic: Buddhist Scriptures, ed. Lopez, Donald.  New York: Penguin Classic, 2004.

  Easwaran, Eknath.  Dhammapada.  Nilgiri Press, 2007.

Lopez, Donald S.  Lotus Sutra: A Biography.  Princeton: Princeton, 2016.

_____.  Tibetan Book Of The Dead: A Biography.  Princeton: Princeton, 2011.


Other Religions

  Cleary, Thomas, ed. and trans.  Essential Tao: An Initiation Into the Heart of Taoism Through the Authentic Tao Te Ching and the Inner Teachings of Chuang-Tzu.  San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1991.

  Confucius, Analects, trans. Simon Leys.  New York: W.W. Norton, 1997.

I Ching, Or the Book of Changes, trans. Richard Wilhelm and C.F. Baynes.  Princeton: Princeton, 1967.

  Lao Tzu.  Tao Te Ching, trans. Jonathan Star.  Tarcher, 2003.

  Zhuangzi.  Chuang Tzu: Basic Writings, trans. Burton Watson.  New York: Columbia, 1996.


Miscellaneous

  Collins, John C.  "Dead Sea Scrolls": A Biography.  Princeton: Princeton, 2012.

  Lim, Timothy.  Dead Sea Scrolls: A Very Short Introduction.  New York: Oxford, 2005.

  Vermes, Geza.  Story of the Scrolls.  Penguin UK, 2010.

  Wise, Michael O.  Dead Sea Scrolls.  New York: Harperone, 2005.


 

 

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