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|Title||:||sacred books of the east|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||418 Pages|
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sacred books of the east Reviews
This book presents selections from: Vedic Hymns, Zend Avesta, Dhammapada, Upanishads, Koran, and Life of Buddha. Each is prefaced by an introductory note. I thought the selections were fine, but a bit repetitive for a modern reader. The prefaces were informative. I ended up reading all the prefaces, and only sampling from the samples of the original texts.The best preface was the one on the Koran. It deserves to be pulled out as a stand-alone essay. Written by George Sale, it comes from a Christian perspective, and is extremely sympathetic to the Koran and to Islam: making a strong case that -- theologically - Christianity and Islam (as expressed in the Koran) are not that different at their root.
I read this book in the library of PCU, and it was a very old book but had been sold out in a book fair held by the university. This book discovered and compared many things about religion from the East, including the history both told and untold by common people. Therefore, this book was amazing in the sense that it revealed the most controversial history of each religion that the followers of the each might keep silent of. This book might be the most transparant in revealing the history of each religion.