Religious texts dating
Each volume is a 'biography' of a significant religious text.
That is, each volume looks at the origins and the effects of significant works of theology....
As these stories of translation, adaptation, appropriation, and inspiration dramatically remind us, all great religious books are living things whose careers in the world can take the most unexpected turns.
Published Books | Forthcoming | Original Texts | Reviews "[A]n excellent Princeton series."--Wendy Doniger, New York Review of Books "[A] superb series from Princeton University Press."--Brian Bethune, Macleans "Princeton University Press has launched a series called Lives of Great Religious Books.
Books in the series are grounded in religious studies perspectives, theories, and methodologies, while also engaging with the wide spectrum of feminist studies, including women’s studies, gender studies, sexuality studies, masculinity studies, and queer studies.
Written for general readers by leading authors and experts, these books examine the historical origins of texts from the great religious traditions, and trace how their reception, interpretation, and influence have changed--often radically--over time.
Among world religions, it has the most adherents after Christianity and Islam: of India's population of 1.14 billion, over 80% - more than 900 million people - regard themselves as Hindu.