Sacred Texts of the World

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Sacred Texts of the World

2014

Throughout history, religious expression has been an essential human activity, influencing the development of civilizations. Humanity's religions are grounded in their sacred texts - foundational writings that crystallize the...

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Grant Hardy

In This Series

Reading Other People's Scriptures
Episode 1
Reading Other People's Scriptures
Hinduism and the Vedas
Episode 2
Hinduism and the Vedas
What Is Heard - Upanishads
Episode 3
What Is Heard - Upanishads
What Is Remembered - Epics
Episode 4
What Is Remembered - Epics
Laws of Manu and Bhagavad Gita
Episode 5
Laws of Manu and Bhagavad Gita
Related Traditions - Sikh Scriptures
Episode 6
Related Traditions - Sikh Scriptures
Judaism - People of the Book
Episode 7
Judaism - People of the Book
Five Books of Torah
Episode 8
Five Books of Torah
Prophets and Writings
Episode 9
Prophets and Writings
Apocrypha and Dead Sea Scrolls
Episode 10
Apocrypha and Dead Sea Scrolls
Oral Torah - Mishnah and Talmud
Episode 11
Oral Torah - Mishnah and Talmud
Related Traditions - Zoroastrian Scriptures
Episode 12
Related Traditions - Zoroastrian Scriptures
The Three Baskets of Buddhism
Episode 13
The Three Baskets of Buddhism
Vinaya and Jataka
Episode 14
Vinaya and Jataka
Theravada Sutras
Episode 15
Theravada Sutras
Mahayana Sutras
Episode 16
Mahayana Sutras
Pure Land Buddhism and Zen
Episode 17
Pure Land Buddhism and Zen
Tibetan Vajrayana
Episode 18
Tibetan Vajrayana
Related Traditions - Jain Scriptures
Episode 19
Related Traditions - Jain Scriptures
Five Confucian Classics
Episode 20
Five Confucian Classics
Four Books of Neo-Confucianism
Episode 21
Four Books of Neo-Confucianism
Daoism and the Daodejing
Episode 22
Daoism and the Daodejing
The Three Caverns of Daoist Scriptures
Episode 23
The Three Caverns of Daoist Scriptures
Related Traditions - Shinto and Tenrikyo
Episode 24
Related Traditions - Shinto and Tenrikyo
Christian Testaments Old and New
Episode 25
Christian Testaments Old and New
Gospels and Acts
Episode 26
Gospels and Acts
Letters and Apocalypse
Episode 27
Letters and Apocalypse
Apocryphal Gospels
Episode 28
Apocryphal Gospels
Related Traditions - Mormon Scriptures
Episode 29
Related Traditions - Mormon Scriptures
Islam and Scriptural Recitation
Episode 30
Islam and Scriptural Recitation
Holy Qur'an
Episode 31
Holy Qur'an
Hadith and Sufism
Episode 32
Hadith and Sufism
Related Traditions - Baha'i Scriptures
Episode 33
Related Traditions - Baha'i Scriptures
Abandoned Scriptures - Egyptian and Mayan
Episode 34
Abandoned Scriptures - Egyptian and Mayan
Secular Scripture - U.S. Constitution
Episode 35
Secular Scripture - U.S. Constitution
Heavenly Books, Earthly Connections
Episode 36
Heavenly Books, Earthly Connections