9780060663421

The World's Wisdom: Sacred Texts of the World's Religions

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    9780060663421

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    0060663421

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/8/2010
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications

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Summary

Novak has created a world Bible for our time from Buddhist, Hindu, Confucian, Taoist, Jewish, Christian, Islamic and primal religion sources. The most powerful and elegant expressions of the religious spirit are coupled with authentic, poetic translations, insightful introductions, and "grace notes" that show how each tradition is best expressed as it is lived out.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Huston Smith
Preface xiii
Hinduism
The Early Vedas
2(7)
The Upanishads
9(15)
The Bhagavad Gita
24(16)
Grace Notes
40(10)
Buddhism
The Instructive Legend of the Buddha's Life
50(12)
The Rebel Saint
62(3)
Core Doctrines
65(12)
Mahayana Buddhism
77(9)
A. Tibetan Buddhism
86(9)
B. Zen Buddhism
95(8)
Grace Notes
103(10)
Confucianism
Confucius the Man
113(6)
The Confucian Project
119(14)
The Great Learning
133(1)
Mencius
134(4)
Grace Notes
138(8)
Taoism
The Tao Te Ching
146(18)
Chuang Tzu
164(5)
Grace Notes
169(7)
Judaism
Torah: The Teaching
176(15)
Nevi'im: The Prophets
191(10)
Ketuvim: Other Writings
201(12)
Oral Torah: The Talmud
213(3)
Grace Notes
216(12)
Christianity
The Life of Jesus
228(11)
The Sayings of Jesus
239(14)
The Life of the Early Church
253(11)
Grace Notes
264(18)
Islam
The Qur'an: Suras of Mecca and Medina
282(5)
The Qur'an: Selections Thematically Arranged
287(25)
Hadith: Sayings and Traditional Accounts of the Prophet
312(10)
Grace Notes
322(12)
Primal Religions
Beginnings
334(16)
Returning to the Sacred Realm
350(4)
The Spirit-filled World
354(1)
The Shaman
354(9)
The Sacred Earth
363(9)
Grace Notes
372(9)
Index of Texts 381(20)
Endnotes 401(20)
Acknowledgments 421

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