Religious Scriptures Online
The following sites and documents offer online editions of the religious
works of the world's major religions.
|"Statesmen my dear Sir, may plan and speculate for Liberty, but it
is Religion and Morality alone, which can establish the Principles
upon which Freedom can securely stand. ... The only foundation of a
free Constitution, is pure Virtue, and if this cannot be inspired
into our People, in a great Measure, than they have it now, They may
change their Rulers, and the forms of Government, but they will not
obtain a lasting Liberty." John Adams
But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty
gods or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.
Thomas Jefferson, Notes on Virginia, 1782
Quotes on Religion
To love another person is to see the face of God.
Les Misιrables, Finale: Fantine, Valjean, and Eponine
Hymns of Zarathushtra, composed before 1200 BC, the core of the
Avesta, used in devotional services, usually in the presence of a flame.
Many later religions derived from it.
of Rights for the Persian Empire, including Babylon, in which he
recognized rights that are affirmed to this day in constitutions and
bills of rights.
Online Parallel Bible
Verses from different translations presented side-by-side.
Research Internet Resources for Students of Scripture.
Excellent searchable online Bible from the Gospel Communications
Christianity pages MIT links to online bibles.
Wycliffe Translation Online (1395) First English translation,
from latin sources, for which Wycliffe was burned at the stake.
Translation Online (1534) First English translation
from original Hebrew and Greek sources, for which Wycliffe was executed.
Version Online Favored by the Puritans.
James Version Online Commissioned to provide a compromise for
Sovereign Grace Publishers
Offer Interlinear Hebrew-Greek-English Bible and an Online
Bible on CD-ROM containing many translations.
The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth Extracted Textually from the
Gospels, compiled by Thomas Jefferson, edited by Eyler Robert Coates,
Sr. . See also Text
Caritatis, Stephen Harding, beginning in 1108, moderately revised
later Constitution of the Cistercian Order of the Catholic Church,
served as a model for later constitutions of governence.
of the Christian Religion, John Calvin, Geneva, 1536 Part IV on
the Church and church governance laid the basis for the presbyterian
polity that developed in Scotland.
The Form of Presbyterial Church-Government,
Assembly at Edinburgh, February 10, 1645, Sess. 16. Constitution of
the Scottish Presbyterian Church, provided a model for later
constitutions of civil government.
Mahabharata, translation by Kisan Mohan Ganguli Epic
religious journey of the seeker.
Treatise of self-help (sans 110 interpolations), part of the
Mahabharata, translation into contemporary verse by BS Murthy* Dialog between Arjuna and Sri Krishna
on the moral dilemmas of life.
translation and commentary by B.
Srinivasa Murthy* and foreword by Christopher Chapple.
Ramayana, translation by Ralph T. H. Griffith Epic poem,
a love story between Rama, an ancient King, and Sita, who is captured by
Ravan, the King of Lanka (Ceylon). Rama lays siege and wins back Sita.
Kanda: Hanuman's Odyssey into Lanka in search of Sita, part
of the Ramayana, translation into contemporary verse by BS Murthy* Guide to spiritual solace.
*[BS Murthy and B. Srinivasa Murthy are different men.]
Taoism and Confucianism
China the Beautiful
Much material on Chinese religion, philosophy, and culture.
Tao De Jing
of Lao Tze Main work of Taoism.
(LunYu) of Confucius (Kung Tze) Main work of Confucianism.
Art of War
of Sun Tzu First military treatise, with lessons for other fields of
Others and General
Resources in Religion Links to the documents of the
major world religions from Hillsdale College.
Constitutions of the Free-Masons, ed. James Anderson
1723, reprinted by Benjamin Franklin 1724 Contains many ideas that
later found their way into the U.S. Constitution.
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