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Edited by world-renowned scholars under the direction of Pulitzer Prize-winner Jack Miles, The Norton Anthology of World Religions provides a flexible library of more than 1,000 primary texts from the world's major religions--Hinduism, Buddhism, Daoism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam--in six portable paperbacks. This anthology unites foundational works--the Bhagavad Gita, the Daode jing, the Bible, the Qur'an--with the writings of scholars, seekers, believers, and skeptics whose voices have kept these religions vital for centuries, allowing instructors to shape a variety of courses. The selections are supported by the meticulously prepared apparatus--introductions, explanatory annotations, bibliographies, maps, and glossaries--for which Norton Anthologies have set the standard for fifty years.

Unprecedented in scope and approach, The Norton Anthology of World Religions: Hinduism brings together over 300 texts from 1500 B.C.E. to the present, organized chronologically and by region. The volume features Jack Miles's illuminating General Introduction--"How the West Learned to Compare Religions"--as well as Wendy Doniger's "The Zen Diagram of Hinduism," a lively primer on the history of Hinduism in relation to geography, language, gender, sexuality, class, folk traditions, and the politics of empire.

Publication Date: 
February 20, 2015