Sacred Scriptures of the World Religions
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In our globalized world, it is vital to understand the philosophical differences and similarities between religions, to appreciate what is particular and what is universal. Starting with the oral traditions of African, Polynesian, Native American and Australian Aboriginal societies, this clear, concise introduction compares the scriptures of the major religions - Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism, Taoism, and Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Each chapter explains key issues, illustrated by scriptural passages to convey the unique character of each faith.