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
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
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.
Charter 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.
- Bible Gateway
Excellent searchable online Bible from the Gospel
- Virtual Christianity pages MIT links to online
Wycliffe Translation Online (1395) First English
translation, from latin sources, for which Wycliffe was burned
at the stake.
Tyndale 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 contending protestants.
- Sovereign Grace
Publishers Offer Interlinear Hebrew-Greek-English Bible
and an Online
Bible on CD-ROM containing many translations.
Bible: 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
- Institutes 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.
- The Mahabharata, translation by Kisan
Mohan Ganguli Epic religious journey of the seeker.
- Bhagvad-Gita: 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.
- Bhagavad-Gita translation and
commentary by B.
Srinivasa Murthy* and foreword by Christopher Chapple.
- The 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.
- Sundara 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,
- Tao De
Jing of Lao Tze Main work of Taoism.
(LunYu) of Confucius (Kung Tze) Main work of
of War of Sun Tzu First military treatise, with lessons
for other fields of human life.
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.