Religion

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  1. Book ImageThe Qur'an

    Jane Dammen McAuliffe

    This Norton Critical Edition is based on a thoroughly revised and annotated version of the well-regarded Pickthall translation of the Qur’an. Jane McAuliffe introduces the Qur’an as a living scripture, preparing readers for an informed encounter with the text. Topics include the scholarly traditions of the study of qur’anic origins; the centuries of commentary, analysis, and intellectual dissemination that have created a library of qur’anic literature; the history of translations, particularly those in English; and the many ways the Qur’an informs Muslim life and material culture.More

  2. Book ImageSor Juana Inés de la Cruz: Selected Works

    Juana Inés de la Cruz, Edith Grossman, Anna More

    A wealth of background and analytical material makes Sor Juana's proto-feminist writings, newly translated, all the more compelling.More

  3. Book ImageMahabharata: A Modern Retelling

    Carole Satyamurti, Vinay Dharwadker, Wendy Doniger

    “Astonishing. . . . [Satyamurti’s Mahabharata] brings [the] past alive . . . as though it were a novel in finely crafted verse.”—Vinay DharwadkerMore

  4. Book ImageStrong As Death Is Love: The Song of Songs, Ruth, Esther, Jonah, and Daniel, A Translation with Commentary

    Robert Alter

    Robert Alter’s award-winning translation brings new immediacy to five beloved books of the Bible.More

  5. Book ImageThe Norton Anthology of World Religions: Buddhism

    Donald S. Lopez, Jr., Jack Miles

    This groundbreaking new Norton Anthology enables the six major, living, international world religions to speak to students in their own words.More

  6. Book ImageThe Norton Anthology of World Religions: Hinduism

    Wendy Doniger, Jack Miles

    This groundbreaking new Norton Anthology enables the six major, living, international world religions to speak to students in their own words.More

  7. Book ImageThe Norton Anthology of World Religions: Daoism

    James Robson, Jack Miles

    This groundbreaking new Norton Anthology enables the six major, living, international world religions to speak to students in their own words.More

  8. Book ImageThe Norton Anthology of World Religions: Judaism

    David Biale, Jack Miles

    This groundbreaking new Norton Anthology enables the six major, living, international world religions to speak to students in their own words.More

  9. Book ImageThe Norton Anthology of World Religions: Islam

    Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Jack Miles

    This groundbreaking new Norton Anthology enables the six major, living, international world religions to speak to students in their own words.More

  10. Book ImageThe Norton Anthology of World Religions: Christianity

    Lawrence S. Cunningham, Jack Miles

    This groundbreaking new Norton Anthology enables the six major, living, international world religions to speak to students in their own words.More

  11. Book ImageIntroduction to Islam: Beliefs and Practices in Historical Perspective

    Carole Hillenbrand

    A comprehensive history of Islam and the diverse beliefs and practices of Muslims, written by one of the most eminent historians of Islam working todayMore

  12. Book ImageThe Bhagavad Gita

    Gavin Flood, Charles Martin

    “A true translation whose literary qualities make it stand out from the rest.”
    –Daniel Gold, Cornell University

    “Here’s a chance to rediscover The Bhagavad Gita in a translation that blends true scholarship with artistry.”
    Library Journal
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  13. Book ImageThe Analects

    Confucius, Michael Nylan, Simon Leys

    “Leys has made Confucius speak English more persuasively than any translator to date. His achievement is one of simplicity. . . . Leys sees his task as making the Confucius of the Analects fully persuasive again. He does this brilliantly.”
    —Stephen Owen, The New Republic
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  14. Book ImageAncient Israel: The Former Prophets: Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings: A Translation with Commentary

    Robert Alter

    Robert Alter’s award-winning translation of the Hebrew Bible continues with the stirring narrative of Israel’s ancient history.More

  15. Book ImageIn Search of the Christian Buddha: How an Asian Sage Became a Medieval Saint

    Donald S. Lopez, Jr., Peggy McCracken

    The fascinating account of how the story of the Buddha was transformed into the legend of a Christian saint.More

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