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reading list [Sep. 29th, 2004|01:31 am]
World Religion Discussion

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[gunslinger33]
I have been doing a bit of study on comparative religion. Here is my reading list:

Dake's Annotated Reference Bible(KJV) - Christianity
God's Plan for Man, Finis Dake - Christianity
Bhagavad Gita: A New Translation, Stephen Mitchell - Hinduism
Buddhism: Plain and Simple, Steve Hagen - Buddhism
The Qu'ran, English Translation, Allamah Nooruddin - Islam
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[User Picture]From: webb21
2005-01-18 05:07 am (UTC)
Probably be better to stick with a more accepted Qur'anic translation, such as Yusuf Ali or Marmaduke Pickethall (my personal preference is The Qur'an: A New Translation by Thomas Cleary, though it lacks commentary)
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[User Picture]From: webb21
2005-01-18 05:07 am (UTC)
oh yeah, and why the KJV?
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[User Picture]From: nostradamus23
2005-03-09 07:50 am (UTC)
You would definitely be better off reading the New International Version (NIV), which is in modern English. Even the NRSV (New Revised Standard Version) would be a better option, as it retains the poetic feel of the KJV, but doesn't have quite as much of the old english terminology. Also, if I may recommend another good book, see if you can find "Autobiography of a Yogi" its by a man named Paramhansa Yogananda, who was the first Yogi to come and tech in the west for the majority of his life. Its also a very rare account, as he wrote it, and not someone else.
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From: usedbook
2005-07-08 01:52 am (UTC)
I'd recommend What The Buddha Taught by Walpola Rahula. If you only get one book on the subject, it's the best introductory and comprehensive book on Buddhism for you.
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