Four Testaments (Hardcover)

 

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Brian Arthur Brown

496 | 7.25" x 10.25"
Hardcover
ISBN: 9781442265776

Four Testaments

Tao Te Ching, Analects, Dhammapada, Bhagavad Gita: Sacred Scriptures of Taoism, Confucianism, Buddhism, and Hinduism

Edited by Brian Arthur Brown - Foreword by Francis X. Clooney, SJ - Contributions by David Bruce; K. E. Eduljee; Richard Freund; Cyril Glassé; Victor H. Mair; Jacqueline Mates-Muchin and Arvind Sharma

Four Testaments brings together four foundational texts from world religions—the Tao Te Ching, Dhammapada, Analects of Confucius, and Bhagavad Gita—inviting readers to experience them in full, to explore possible points of connection and divergence, and to better understand people who practice these traditions. Following Brian Arthur Brown’s award-winning Three Testaments: Torah, Gospel, Quran, this volume of Four Testaments features essays by esteemed scholars to introduce readers to each tradition and text, as well as commentary on unexpected ways the ancient Zoroastrian tradition might connect Taoism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Hinduism, as well as the Abrahamic faiths. Four Testaments aims to foster deeper religious understanding in our interconnected and contentious world.

Brian Arthur Brown, Author

BRIAN ARTHUR BROWN writes collaboratively, always with collegial input. He has enjoyed 60 years in ministry (1962–2022): four summer mission field internships; 42 years in United Church congregations across the country; four years as retired supply; a decade as scholar-in-residence at the historic and progressive First Baptist Church in Niagara Falls, New
York; and now as minister emeritus at St. John’s Stevensville United Church on the Canadian side of the Falls. He is perhaps best known for his recent interfaith, award-winning Seven Testaments of World Religion trilogy from Rowman and Littlefield Publishing, also available from Wood Lake Publishing.