Bibliography of World Religions

Bibliography of World Religions

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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

Osborne, E (2005), Accessing R.E. Founders & Leaders, Buddhism, Hinduism and Sikhism Teacher’s Book Mainstream, Folens Limited

“Iron Age” Encyclopedia Britannica from

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

Sources for Christianity

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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