Synopses & Reviews
A well-annotated, impartial anthology of key texts from world religions--including the primitive, ancient, and esoteric alongside the living faiths of both Western and Eastern cultures... The excerpts are grouped by faiths and subclassified by type: sacred narratives, doctrines, rituals, institutional expressions, experience, and ethics...There are good bibliographies at the end of each.A.L.A. Booklist
A comprehensive account of the variety of spiritualities throughout human history.
A multi-volume series with more than 500 contributing scholars worldwide, presenting the spiritual wisdom of the human race in its historical unfolding, from prehistoric times through the great religions to the meeting of traditions at the present.
A perennial best-seller, this collection of readings remains a favorite of teachers of world religions for its impartial tone and its balance of major contemporary religious traditions with primitive, ancient, and esoteric religions.