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The Norton Anthology of World Religions



James Robson (Editor), Jack Miles (General Editor)

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

This magisterial Norton Anthology, edited by world-renowned scholars, offers a portable library of more than 1,000 primary texts from the world’s major religions. To help readers encounter strikingly unfamiliar texts with pleasure; accessible introductions, headnotes, annotations, pronouncing glossaries, maps, illustrations and chronologies are provided. For readers of any religion or none, The Norton Anthology of World Religions opens new worlds that, as Miles writes, invite us "to see others with a measure of openness, empathy, and good will..."

Unprecedented in scope and approach, The Norton Anthology of World Religions: Daoism brings together over 150 texts from Daoism’s origins in the Zhou Dynasty (1046–256 B.C.E.) to its vital, international present. The volume features Jack Miles’ illuminating General Introduction—“Art, Play, and the Comparative Study of Religion”—as well as James Robson’s “Daoism Lost and Found,” a lively primer on the history and guiding values and practices of Daoism.

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