Seven Testaments Trilogy

 

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Brian Arthur Brown

Softcover
ISBN: 9781538127TRI

This set by Brian Arthur Brown & interfaith contributors includes Seven Testaments of World Religion: And the Zoroastrian Older Testament; Four Testaments: Sacred Scriptures of Taoism, Confucianism, Buddhism, and Hinduism; and Three Testaments: Torah, Gospel, and Quran.

Seven Testaments of World Religion ($48)
This essential comparative religious studies resource presents primary scriptures of seven world religions and reveals their shared heritage in Zoroastrian tradition. Completing the authoritative trilogy alongside Three Testaments: Torah Gospel and Quran and Four Testaments: Tao Te Ching, Analects, Dhammapada, Bhagavad Gita, Seven Testaments of World Religion lays the groundwork for all studies of religious history.

Four Testaments
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, along with the Abrahamic faiths. Four Testaments aims to foster deeper religious understanding in our interconnected and contentious world.

Three Testaments
From disagreement over an Islamic Center in New York to clashes between Christians and Muslims in Egypt, tension between the three Abrahamic faiths often runs high. Yet for all their differences, these three traditions—Judaism, Islam, and Christianity—share much in common. Three Testaments brings together for the first time the text of the Torah, the New Testament, and the Quran, so that readers can explore for themselves the connections, as well as the points of departure, between the three faiths.

Notable religion scholars provide accessible introductions to each tradition, and commentary from editor Brian Arthur Brown explores how the three faiths may draw similarities from the ancient Zoroastrian tradition. This powerful book provides a much-needed interfaith perspective on key sacred texts.
 

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.