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Primary Sources (Religious Scriptures)

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Religion (General Coverage)

  • Ballou, Robert O., ed. The Bible of the World. New York: The Viking Press, 1939. [King 6th Floor BL70 .B5]
  • Dye, James W. & William H. Forthman, compilers. Religions of the World; Selected Readings. New York, Appleton Century Crofts, 1967. [King 6th Floor BL29 .D9]
  • Gaer, Joseph. The Wisdom of the Living Religions. New York: Dodd, Mead,1956. [King Reference 2nd Floor BL 29 .G27]
  • Miller, John & Aaron Kenedi, eds. God's Breath: Sacred Scriptures of the World. New York: Marlowe & Co., 1999. [King Nonfiction 3rd Floor 291.82 God's]
  • Pye, Michael. Comparative Religion; An Introduction through Source Materials. New York: Harper & Row, 1972. [King 6th Floor BL29 .P9 1972b] 


Asian Religions

  • Leaman, Oliver, ed. Eastern Philosophy: The Key Readings. London: Routledge, 2000. [ebrary http://site.ebrary.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/lib/sjsu/Doc?id=10070581]
  • The Pali Canon [Theravada Buddhist Scriptures]. Oxford: Pali Text Society, 1997-2005. [King Ethnic Studies Reference 5th Floor BQ1332.E54 D38 1997]
  • Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East, 12 vols. New York: Parke, Austin & Lipscomb, 1917. [King Reference 2nd Floor PJ 408 .S3]



  • Bettenson, Henry Scowcroft. The Early Christian Fathers; A Selection from the Writings of the Fathers from St. Clement of Rome to St. Athanasius. London, New York: Oxford University Press, 1956. [King 6th Floor BR63 .B4]
  • Charles, R. H., ed. The Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha of the Old Testament in English. 2 Vols. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1968. [King Reference 2nd Floor BS1692 1968]
  • Pritchard, James B., ed. Ancient Near Eastern Texts Relating to the Old Testament. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1969. [King Reference 2nd Floor BS1180 .P83 1969]
  • Richardson, Cyril Charles. Early Christian Fathers. Philadelphia: Westminister Press, 1953. [King 6th Floor BR60 .R5]



  • Abdel Haleem, M.A.S., trans. The Qur'an. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2004. [King 6th Floor BP109 2004]
  • Ali, A. Yusuf, trans. The Holy Qur'an. Indianapolis: American Trust Pubns. for the Muslim Student's Association of the United States and Canada, 1977. [King 6th Floor BP109 1977x]
  • Khalifa, Rashad, trans. Quran: The Final Testament. Tucson: Islamic Productions, 1989. [King Reference 2nd Floor BP109 .K44 1989]
  • Sells, Michael, trans. Approaching the Qur'an: The Early Revelations. Ashland, OR: White Cloud Press, 1999. [King Nonfiction 3rd Floor 297.1226 Quran]



  • The Dead Sea Scriptures, with introd. and notes by Theodor H. Gaster. Garden City, N.Y. Anchor Books, 1976. [King Reference 2nd Floor BM487 .A363]
  • Tanakh: The Holy Scriptures [The new JPS translation according to the traditional Hebrew text]. Philadelphia, PA: The Jewish Publication Society, 1985. [King Reference 2nd Floor BS895 .J4 1985a]
  • The Talmud [Talmud Bavli]: the Steinsaltz Edition. Commentary by Adin Steinsaltz. New York: Random House, 1989- [King Reference 2nd Floor BM499.5 .E4 1989]


Resources for the Study of Primary Sources


Asian Religions


Bible Study

  • Achtemeier, Paul J., ed. Harper's Bible Dictionary. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1985. [King Reference 2nd Floor BS440 .H237 1985]
  • The Anchor Bible, 7 vols. New York: Doubleday, 1964. [King Reference 2nd Floor BS192.2.A1 1964 .G3]
  • Ellison, John W. Nelson's Complete Concordance of the Revised Standard Version of the Bible. 2nd ed. NY: Nelson, 1984. [King Reference 2nd Floor BS 425]
  • Freedman, David Noel, ed. The Anchor Bible Dictionary, 6 vols. New York: Doubleday, 1992. [King Reference 2nd Floor BS440 .A54 1992]
  • The New Interpreter's Bible. 12 vols. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1994. [King Reference 2nd Floor BS 491.2 .N484 1994]
  • Griffith, Harvey K. The New World Idea Index to the Holy Bible. New York: World Pub., 1972. [King Reference 2nd Floor BS432 .N43]
  • Laymon, Charles M., ed. The Interpreter's One Volume Commentary on the Bible. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1971. [King Reference 2nd Floor BS491.2 .I57]
  • Mays, James L., ed. Harper's Bible Commentary. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1988. [King Reference 2nd Floor BS491.2 .H37 1988]
  • Rogerson, John. Atlas of the Bible. New York: Facts on File Publications, 1985. [King Reference 2nd Floor BS 630 .R6 1985]



  • Abu-Hamdiyyah, Mohammad. The Qur'an: An Introduction. London; New York: Routledge, 2000. [ebrary http://site.ebrary.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/lib/sjsu/Doc?id=10067564]
  • Encyclopaedia of the Qur'an. Leiden: Brill, 2000- [King Reference 2nd Floor BP 133 .E53 2001]
  • Gatje, Helmut. The Qur'an and its Exegesis: Selected Texts with Classical and Modern Muslim Interpretations. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1976. [King 6th Floor BP130.45 .G313]
  • Leaman, Oliver, ed. The Qur'an: An Encyclopedia. London; New York: Routledge, 2006. [King Reference 2nd Floor BP133 .Q87 2006]






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