Scriptures of the West / Edition 1by James Fieser, John Powers
Pub. Date: 10/01/1997
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
This anthology of scriptures in English translation from the world's living religions of the West is a companion pull-out volume of Fieser's SCRIPTURES OF THE WORLD'S RELIGIONS. Scriptures of The West contains sacred writings of Zoroastrianism,Judaism,Christianity,Islam,and the Bahai faith. Sections and subsections contain brief editor's introductions which discuss the nature and scope of scripture within each religion,and the history of the scripture presented (for example,Scriptures of the West uses the Jewish Publication Society's translation of the Tanakh rather than translations of the Old Testament associated with Christianity).
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Table of ContentsSCRIPTURES OF THE EAST contains sacred writings of Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and the Bahai faith. For a complete Table of Contents see these sections as listed in the Table of Contents for Fieser, SCRIPTURES OF THE WORLD'S RELIGIONS.
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This anthology by Fieser and Power, as well as its companion volume, Scriptures of the East, is a very helpful book. The selections are representative of the religions and just long enough to be fair. The authors also include pieces that highlight the role of women in the specific religions. An introduction to each religion, a glossary . . . who could ask for more? Well, okay, it doesn't have pictures. I use this book in conjunction with a textbook (mine), but it could possibly stand by itself.