Good bibliography on WORLD RELIGIONS for Pentecostals

Good bibliography on WORLD RELIGIONS for Pentecostals

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Good bibliography on WORLD RELIGIONS for Pentecostals:

Miroslav Volf, Allah: A Christian Response

John S. Mbiti , Introduction to African Religion, Second Edition

Henry Chadwick, ‘The Early Church’

Ruthven, Authentic Christianity (forthcoming)

Yahiya Emerick, What Islam is All About

Ravi Zacharas, “Jesus Among Other Gods”


Burke, T. Patrick, The Major Religions; Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers, 1996

Hinnells, John Red, A New Handbook of Living Religions; Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers, 1997

Hinnells, John Red, A New Dictionary of Religions; Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers, 1997

Hopfe, Lewis M, Religions of the World. 6th Ed.; New York: Macmillan College Publishing, 1994

Matthews, Warren, World Religions St. Paul, MN: West Publishing Company 1991

Markham, Ian S, Editor, A World Religions Reader; Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers, 1996

Young, William A, The World’s Religions: Worldviews and Contemporary Issues; Engelwood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall Inc., 1995

Zaehner, R.C., Editor, The Concise Encyclopedia of Living Faiths; Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 1959


Scientific Study of Religion

de Vries, Jan, The Study of Religion; New York: Harcourt, Brace and World, Inc., 1967

Durkheim, Emile, Elementary Forms of Religious Life

Evans-Pritchard, Theories of Primitive Religion; New York: Oxford University Press, 1965.

Feuerbach, Ludwig, The Essence of Christianity

Freud, Sigmund. The Future of an Illusion; Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Anchor Books, 1964

Huchingson, James E, Religion and the Natural Sciences; Fort Worth, TX: Harcourt Brace College Publishers, 1993

Otto, Rudolph, The Idea of the Holy; New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1950

Pals, Daniel L, Seven Theories of Religion; New York: Oxford University Press, 1996

Russell, Bertrand, Religion and Science; London: Oxford University Press, 1961

Tremmel, William Calloley, Religion: What is it? 3rd ed; Fort Worth, TX: Harcourt, Brace College Publishers, 1997

Science and Religion

Crick, Francis, The Astonishing Hypothesis

Davies, Paul, The Mind of God; New York: Touchstone, 1992

Davies, Paul, God and the New Physics; New York: Touchstone, 1983

Davies, Paul & Gribbin, John, The Matter Myth; New York: Simon & Shuster, 1992

Glynn, Patrick, GOD: The Evidence; Rocklin, CA: Prima Publishing, ForumBooks, 1997

Penrose, Roger, Shadows of the Mind; New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1994

Ross, Hugh, The Fingerprint of God

Tipler, Frank J, The Physics of Immortality, the Omega Point

Mike, Elemental Mind

Leon, The God Particle

Ward, Keith, Religion and Creation; Oxford: Claredon Press, 1996


Barrow, John D & Tipler, Frank J, The Anthropic Cosmological Principle; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988

Capra, Fritjof, The Tao of Physics; New York, NY: Bantam Books, 1977

Hawking, Stephen, A Brief History of Time; New York, NY: Bantam Books, 1988

Horgan, John, The End of Science; New York: Broadway Books, 1997

Hoyle, Fred, The Origin of the Universe and the Origin of Religion; Wakefield, RI: Moyer Bell, 1993

Zukav, Gary, The Dancing Wu Li Masters; New York, NY: William Morrow and Company, 1979

Hofstadter, Godel, Escher, & Bach, An Eternal Golden Braid; New York, NY: Basic Books, 1979

Wilkinson, Denys, Our Universes; New York: Columbia University Press, 1991

Sources for Early Religion

Bhattacharya, Shaoni. “Elephants May Pay Homage to Dead Relatives.” New Scientist 26 Oct. 2006. Print.
Ehrlich, Paul R. Human Natures Genes, Cultures, and the Human Prospect. New York: Island, 2000. Print.

“Lieberman, Phhilip. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1993. Print.

Sources for Islam

F. Buhl; A. T. Welch. “Muhammad”. Encyclopaedia of Islam Online.
“Field Listings: Religions”, CIA World Factbook,

“Interactive Map: Sunni and Shi’a: The World of Islam” from,

“Islam”, Encyclopedia of Religious Rites, Rituals, and Festivals(2004)

“Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet” film by Kikim Media & Unity Productions Foundation. Provided through

Sources for Buddhism

Armstrong, Karen (2001). Buddha. Penguin Books. p. 187.
Donath, Dorothy C. (1971). Buddhism for the West: Theravāda, Mahāyāna and Vajrayāna; a comprehensive review of Buddhist history, philosophy, and teachings from the time of the Buddha to the present day. Julian Press.

Harvey, Peter (1990). An Introduction to Buddhism: Teachings, History and Practices. Cambridge University Press.

Morgan, Kenneth W. (ed), The Path of the Buddha: Buddhism Interpreted by Buddhists, Ronald Press, New York, 1956; reprinted by Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi; distributed by Wisdom Books

Williams, Paul with Anthony Tribe (2000). Buddhist Thought (London: Routledge).

“Vedanta and Buddhism: A Comparative Study”. Buddhist Publication Society. Ed. Helmuth von Glasenapp. Kandy, Sri Lank: Buddhist Publication Society

Sources for Judaism

“Encyclopedia Judaica” online edition,
“Talmud” online version,

“Judaism 101: What Do Jews Believe?” from

“Reform Judaism” from Religion,

“The JPS Guide to Jewish Traditions” Eisenberg, Ronald L. (Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 2004), pg 515.

“Introducing the Old Testament” Coggins, R.J. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990), pg 1.

Sources for Hinduism

Laderman, Gary (2003), Religion and American Cultures: An Encyclopedia of Traditions, Diversity, and Popular Expressions, Santa Barbara, Calif: ABC-CLIO, 119

Monier-Williams, Monier (1974), Brahmanism and Hinduism: Or, Religious Thought and Life in India, as Based on the Veda and Other Sacred Books of the Hindus. Elibron Classics, Adamant Media Corporation

Werner, Karel (1994), “Hinduism”, in Hinnells, John (Ed.), A Popular Dictionary of Hinduism, Richmond, Surrey: Curzon Press

Apte, Vaman S (1997), The Student’s English-Sanskrit Dictionary (New ed.), Delhi: Motilal Banarsidas

Sheed, Frank. “Theology and Sanity.” (Ignatius Press: San Francisco, 1993), pp. 276.
McGrath, Christianity: An Introduction, pp. 4-6.

Marthaler, Introducing the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Traditional Themes and Contemporary Issues (1994), preface.

Barry, One Faith, One Lord (2001), p. 71

McManners, Oxford Illustrated History of Christianity. pp. 251–59.

Cross/Livingstone. The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, p. 1199.

“born-again.” Good Word Guide. London: A&C Black, 2007. Credo Reference. 30 July 2009

Sources for Confucianism

“Confucianism,” New Advent – Catholic Encyclopedia, at: (Year notation changed from BC to BCE.)

Fingerette, Herbert., “Confucius: The Secular as Sacred (Religious Traditions of the World)

Streng, Frederick, “Understanding Religious Life,” 3rd ed. (1985), p. 2

Taylor, Rodney L., “The Religious Dimensions of Confucianism” (1990);

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