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Sacred and Theological Works Collection (7,359 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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Agamemnon

By: Aeschylus

Description: Before the palace of AGAMEMNON in Argos. In front of the palace there are statues of the gods, and altars prepared for sacrifice. It is night. On the roof of the palace can be discerned a WATCHMAN.

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The Choephori

By: Aeschylus

Description: By the tomb of Agamemnon near the palace in Argos. ORESTES and PYLADES enter, dressed as travellers. ORESTES carries two locks of hair in his hand.

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The Persians

By: Aeschylus

Description: Before the Council-Hall of the Persian Kings at Susa. The tomb of Darius the Great is visible. The time is 480 B.C., shortly after the battle of Salamis. The play opens with the CHORUS OF PERSIAN ELDERS singing its first choral lyric.

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Prometheus Bound

By: Aeschylus

Description: Mountainous country, and in the middle of a deep gorge a Rock, towards which KRATOS and BIA carry the gigantic form of PROMETHEUS. HEPHAESTUS follows dejectedly with hammer, nails, chains, etc.

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The Seven Against Thebes

By: Aeschylus

Description: Within the Citadel of Thebes. There is an altar with the statues of several gods visible. A crowd of citizens are present as ETEOCLES enters with his attendants.

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A Collection of Wisdom

By: Rodney Ohebsion

Religious Publication

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Drums and Shadows - Survival Studies Among the Georgia Coastal Negroes

By: Johnson, Guy, B.

Description: This collection of oral folklore from coastal Georgia was assembled during the 1930s as part of a WPA writers' program, under the supervision of Mary Granger. The accounts in this book, framed by colorful descriptions of the rural locales where they were collected, were principally from elderly African-Americans, some of them centarians. Most had been slaves. In some cases they had known first generation slaves who had been born in Africa. This book focuse...

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The Negro

By: Bois, W. E. B., Du

Description: This is a pioneering work on African-American history by the noted activist and scholar, W.E.B. Du Bois. Born in 1868, three years after the end of the Civil War, Du Bois lived until 1963, one year before the March on Washington. He was a founder of the NAACP, and worked his entire life to lift what he called the Veil, or segregation. While some minor items in this book have been disproven, the vast majority of it still stands as one of the best books ever w...

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Fetichism in West Africa

By: Rev. Nassau, R. H.

Description: The West African area is important because this is where the majority of slaves departed for the New World. Hence large elements of West African, particularly Yoruba, religion (blended with Catholicism) can be found in religions such as Vodun (also known as Voodoo) (Haiti), Candomblè (Brazil) and Santeria (Carribean). For more information on New World African-derived religions, refer to the The Santeria page at Ontario Consultants for Religious Tolerance.

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Notes on the Folklore of the Fjort

By: Dennett, Richard, Edward

Description: Notes on the Folklore of the Fjort... contains more than 30 traditional stories from French Congo which were collected by the Folklore Society of London.

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Folk Stories from Southern Nigeria

By: Dayrell, Elphinstone

Description: This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

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Hausa Folk-lore

By: Shaihua, Maalam

Description: Hausa Folk-lore is a book by Maalam Shaihua, translated by R. Sutherland Rattray, published in 1913. It contains twenty-one folk-stories of the Hausa people of Africa. The book is notable in that it was actually written by one of the Hausa, not a European, as is common in such books from the time period.

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Myths of Ífè

By: Wyndham, John

Description: This short book is a translation of some of the myths of the Yoruba people of Nigeria. It is a history of the creation of the world, the gods, and humanity, and the early days of the sacred city of Ífè, the traditional center of Yoruba culture. The text was recited to the author/translator by the high priests of Ífè, and the book is still cited in some books on traditional Yoruba religion and thought today. It has undeservedly become quite rare, as it can be...

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Jamaica Anansi Stories

By: Beckwith, M. W .

Description: This classic of Jamaican folklore was collected by Martha Warren Beckwith, whose translation of the Hawaiian Creation epic, the Kumulipo, is also at sacred-texts. Beckwith studied under the famous ethnographer Franz Boas, who also encouraged the pioneering Afro-Caribbean ethnographic field work of Zora Neale Huston. Jamaica Anansi Stories includes folklore, transcriptions of folk music, and a large collection of riddles, all cross-referenced with folklore st...

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The Last of the Voudoos

By: Hearn, Lafcadio

Description: The Last Of The Voudoos By Lafcadio Hearn From An American Miscellany, Vol. II, (1924) Originally Published In Harper's Weekly, November 7th, 1885. About Author: Patrick Lafcadio Hearn (27 June 1850 – 26 September 1904), known also by the Japanese name Koizumi Yakumo (小泉 八雲?), was an international writer, known best for his books about Japan, especially his collections of Japanese legends and ghost stories, such as Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange T...

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At the Back of the Black Man's Mind

By: Dennett, R. E.

Description: This book is by turns detailed, incoherent, and frustratingly colonialist. Nevertheless, it is written by an intelligent and sympathetic European observer who spent many years studying West African folklore, culture, and religion at the turn of the 19th century. It is useful because it goes into much greater detail than any other book from this period about Bantu and Yoruba spiritual practices and philosophy. The problem is that it presents some very half-ba...

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Myths and Legends of the Bantu

By: Werner, Alice

Description: Closed the kind eyes; nevermore the clasp of the faithful hand. But the clamour and wrath of men are still, where they sweetly rest, And the loved dust is one with the dust of the well-loved land. Earth has taken the wronged and the wronger both to her breast. Cetshwayo sleeps in Inkandhla, Rhodes on Matopo height, Escombe and Osborn alike in the dear Natalian soil. Do they dream? And what dreams are theirs in the hush of the kindly night? Never, since time ...

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