Scripture in the World Religions

Pages: 256
Subject: Religion
Imprint: Oneworld

Scripture in the World Religions

A Short Introduction

Harold G. Coward

A concise introduction to scripture in the world religions that offers an evaluation of the sacred word and covers everything from the role of the mantra in the eastern relgions to the lives of the ancient scribes.
9781851682447 (31 Aug 2000)
RRP £10.99 / US$17.95

The Book

In this systematic and accessible analysis, Harold Coward carefully explores the scriptures - written and spoekn - of six major world faiths. He examines their interpretation, their role in devotion and education, and their relationships with each other.

Additional Information

Subject Religion
Pages 256
Imprint Oneworld


About the Author

Harold Coward is the Director of the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society at the University of Victoria. Author and Editor of nearly forty books, he is well-kown expert in the fields of Hinduism, philosophy and comparative religion and a Fellow of the Roya Society of Canada.


"nice introduction to how several major world religions view and use scripture."

- World Faiths Encounter

Table of Contents

1. Scripture In Judaism 1

2. Scripture in Christianity 34

3. Scripture in Islam 81

4. Scripture in Hinduism 105

5. Scripture in Sikhism 130

6. Scripture in Buddhism 138

7. Scripture and the future of religions 159