Seven Testaments Trilogy



Brian Arthur Brown

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 ($36)
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 ($37)
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 ($41)
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

During the national unity crisis of the 1970s and 80s, Brian Arthur Brown provided insightful observation in Separatism, with a substantial foreword by Québec Premier René Lévesque, its answer in The New Confederation, with BC Premier W.A.C. Bennett, concluding with The Canadian Challenge, based on 1,000 radio editorials broadcast daily from Vancouver to Hamilton on 16 stations of the Moffat Communications Network.  Always writing collaboratively, in True North, Strong and Free, Brown goes full circle in analysis of Canada’s interesting history, dynamic present and promising future, assuming that Quebec is probably here to stay now, and reaching out to First Nations for a similar resolution of long-standing grievances and lost opportunities.

Brown is the author of over 20 books on the quest for peace and harmony between First Nations and other Canadians, French and English in Canada, Canadians and Americans at war and in peace, and Jews, Christians and Muslims worldwide. His magnum opus is a bestselling two-volume compendium Three Testaments: Torah, Gospel and Quran (2012) and Four Testaments: Tao Te Ching, Analects, Dhammapada, Bhagavad Gita (2016), both from the Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group. This set is of particular interest and some importance since “faith relations” have joined “race relations” as the hot button issues of the twenty first century.

Brown holds a bachelor’s degree in Classics from Dalhousie University in Halifax, a master’s degree in Theology from McGill University in Montréal, a doctorate in Organizational Behavior from the University of California, and has done post-doctoral Studies in Executive Leadership at Harvard University. He is currently a member of the Oxford Round Table at Oxford University and in 2015 he was elected as a fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts. Like Ward Kaiser, the curator of maps for this book, Brown is a minister of the United Church of Canada. Married for over fifty years, Brian and Jenny Brown live within earshot of the thunderous Niagara Falls where Brian currently serves as “Scholar-in-Residence” for the historic and progressive First Baptist Church in Niagara Falls, NY.