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Sacred and Theological Works Collection (5,830 Books)


A Collection of the World's Myths, Legends, Religions, and Sacred Works. The Sacred Religious Text Collection are the works that changed the world. It is a limited collection and is currently being developed. However, it includes some of the most important scholarly and theological works in the history of human kind.

 
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Confucius Say China Old

By: Martha Fleming

Religious Publication

Abstract: The students to the following: the Yellow and Yangtze River, the invention of paper, the importance of silk, the teachings of Confucius, the Great Wall, and the Chinese New Year. It will utilize a variety of auditory, visual, and kinesthetic activities to explore the geographical, historical, and cultural aspects of the Ancient Chinese. Upon completion of this unit, the students will have a strong knowledge of Ancient China and how their philosophical ideas and...

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Metaphors of Self and Communication English and Cantonese

By: Suzanne Scollon

Religious Publication

Excerpt: More than three decades ago, George Steiner pointed out in his essay ?The Retreat from the Word? the essentially verbal nature of Western civilization. Scholars in the Greek, Judaic, and Christian traditions have used language to order reality in the realms of literature, philosophy, theology, law, and history. He characterizes works in this tradition as ...

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The China Review

By: Thos. Mcclatchie

Religious Publication

Excerpt: The health or sickness for the coming twelvemonths of the party practicing it is divined by the green or black appearance of a leaf immersed in water for six days, is faintly paralleled by the ominous virtues attributed by the Chinese to the leaves of the juniper tree and pumelo plant. No doubt a fuller investigation than the present writer is able to institute would elucidate other points of ...

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A Collection of Wisdom

By: Rodney Ohebsion

Religious Publication

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The Revelation of Adams Origin as Told to His Son Seth

By: Douglas M. Parrott

Religious Publication

Excerpt: The revelation which Adam taught his son Seth in the seven hundredth year, saying, Listen to my words, my son Seth. When God had created me out of the earth along with Eve, your mother, I went about with her in a glory which she had seen in the Aeon from which we had come forth. She taught me a word of knowledge of the eternal God. And we resembled the great angels, for we were higher than the God who had created us and the powers with him, whom we did not know.

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Baruch : The Book of the Apocalypse of Baruch the Son of Neriah

By: R.H. Charles

Religious Publication

Excerpt: Announcement of the coming Destruction of Jerusalem to Baruch. And it came to pass in the twenty-fifth year of Jeconiah, king of Judah, that the word of the Lord came to Baruch, the son of Neriah, and said to him: 2 ?Have you seen all that this people are doing to Me, that the evils which these two tribes which remained have done are greater than (those of) the ten tribes which were carried away captive? 3 For the former tribes were forced by their kings to comm...

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Apocalypse of Peter from the Apocryphal New Testament

By: M.R. James

Religious Publication

Introduction: We have not a pure and complete text of this book, which ranked next in popularity and probably also in date to the Canonical Apocalypse of St. John. We have, first, certain quotations made by writers of the first four centuries. Next, a fragment in Greek, called the Akhmim fragment, found with the Passion-fragment of the Gospel of Peter in a manuscript known as the Gizeh MS. (discovered in a tomb) now at Cairo. This is undoubtedly drawn from the Apocalypse...

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Apocalypsis Mosis from the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha of the Old...

By: R.H. Charles

Religious Publication

Excerpt: This is the story of Adam and Eve after they had gone out of Paradise. And Adam knew his wife Eve and went upwards to the sun-rising and abode there eighteen years and two months. And Eve conceived and bare two sons; Adiaphotos, who is called Cain and Amilabes who is called Abel. And after this, Adam and Eve were with one another and while they were sleeping, Eve said to Adam her lord: ?My lord, Adam, behold ...

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Baha'I Faith Texts

By: Various

Religious Publication

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Bible, Revised Standard Version

By: Various

Religious Publication

Excerpt: When King Astyages was laid with his fathers, Cyrus the Persian received his kingdom. // [2] And Daniel was a companion of the king, and was the most honored of his friends. // [3] Now the Babylonians had an idol called Bel, and every day they spent on it twelve bushels of fine flour and forty sheep and fifty gallons of wine.

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Bhagavad Gita

By: Various

Religious Publication

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Baruch

By: Various

Religious Publication

Excerpt: These are the words of the book which Baruch the son of Neraiah, son of Mahseiah, son of Zedekiah, son of Hasadiah, son of Hilkiah, wrote in Babylon, // [2] in the fifth year, on the seventh day of the month, at the time when the Chaldeans took Jerusalem and burned it with fire. // [3] And Baruch read the words of this book in the hearing of Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, and in the hearing of all the people who came to hear the book, // [4] and i...

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Book of Enoch from the Apocrypha and Pseudeipgrapha of the Old Tes...

By: R.H. Charles

Religious Publication

Excerpt: The words of the blessing of Enoch, wherewith he blessed the elect and righteous, who will be 2 living in the day of tribulation, when all the wicked and godless are to be removed. And he took up his parable and said, Enoch a righteous man, whose eyes were opened by God, saw the vision of the Holy One in the heavens, which the angels showed me, and from them I heard everything, and from them I understood as I saw, but not for this generation, but for a remote on...

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Book of James, Or Protevangelium from the Apocryphal New Testament

By: M.R. James

Religious Publication

Excerpt: Origen mentions the Book of James (and the Gospel of Peter) as stating that the ? brethren of the Lord? were sons of Joseph by a former wife. This is the first mention of it, and shows us that the book is as old as the second century. To collect later references to it is unnecessary. It is generally agreed that the story of the death of Zacharias (chs. xxii-xxiv) does not properly belong to the text. Origen and other early writers give a different account of the...

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Book of John the Evangelist from the Apocryphal New Testament

By: M.R. James

Religious Publication

Introduction: Reprinted by Thilo from I. Benoist?s Histoire des Albigeois, &c., Paris, 196, T. 1, 283-96. Dollinger in his Beitrage zur mittelalter-lichen Sektengeschichte, vol. ii, printed another text from a fourteenth-century manuscript at Vienna. I have not given the variants. Thilo?s reprint is followed. The Vienna MS. is rather imperfect at the end. Benoist derived his text from the Archives of the Inquisition at Carcassonne. The manuscript of it had this annotatio...

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Bible, Revised Standard Version

By: Various

Religious Publication

Excerpt: In the twelfth year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar, who ruled over the Assyrians in the great city of Nineveh, in the days of Arphaxad, who ruled over the Medes in Ecbatana - // [2] he is the king who built walls about Ecbatana with hewn stones three cubits thick and six cubits long; he made the walls seventy cubits high and fifty cubits wide; // [3] at the gates he built towers a hundred cubits high and sixty cubits wide at the foundations; // [4] and he made i...

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The Book of the Secrets of Enoch of Enochs Life and Dream

By: Various

Religious Publication

Excerpt: There was a wise man, a great artificer, and the Lord conceived love for him and received him, that he should behold the uppermost dwellings and be an eye-witness of the wise and great and inconceivable and immutable realm of God Almighty, of the very wonderful and glorious and bright and many-eyed station of the Lord?s servants, and of the inaccessible throne of the Lord, and of the degrees and manifestations of the incorporeal hosts, and of the ineffable minis...

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Bible, Revised Standard Version

By: Various

Religious Publication

Excerpt: The book of the acts of Tobit the son of Tobiel, son of Ananiel, son of Aduel, son of Gabael, of the descendants of Asiel and the tribe of Naphtali, // [2] who in the days of Shalmaneser, king of the Assyrians, was taken into captivity from Thisbe, which is to the south of Kedesh Naphtali in Galilee above Asher. // [3] I, Tobit, walked in the ways of truth and righteousness all the days of my life, and I performed many acts of charity to my brethren and countrym...

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The Books of Adam and Eve from Vita Adae et Evae and Apocalypse of...

By: R.H. Charles

Religious Publication

Excerpt: When they were driven out from paradise, they made themselves a booth, and spent seven days mourning and lamenting in great grief. // ii. 1 But after seven days, they began to be hungry and started to look for victual to eat, and they found it not. Then Eve said to Adam: ?My lord, I am hungry. Go, look for (something) for us to eat. Perchance the Lord God will look back and pity us and recall us to the place, in which we were before.? // iii. And Adam arose and ...

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Confucius

By: Edouard Chavannes

Religious Publication

Excerpt: Confucius vecut de l?an 551 … l?an 479 avant Jesus -Christ. Vers la mˆme epoque, Pythagore apparut dans le monde grec, et c?est dans ce temps, selon toute vraisemblance, que le Bouddha repandit ses enseignements en Inde. Ainsi, aux environs de l?an 500 avant notre Šre, l?humanite parvint presque simultanement, en Chine, sur les rives du Gange et dans les Œles de la mer gee, … une maturite intellectuelle qui se manifesta par une floraison de la reflexion philoso...

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