In this edition, illustrated with beautiful Sung Dynasty paintings that reflect Confucian subjects and ideas, every reader can profit from the timeless philosophy that remains at the heart of Chinese civilisation and tradition.
As well as beautiful editions of the world’s great religious texts – from the Christian Bible to Islam’s holy Qur’an - the Folio Society also includes a wide collection of books on religious philosophy and the history of religions and faith. Each book includes beautiful illustrations, or carefully researched photographs, and come in specially designed bindings. See below for the full list of Folio books on Religion and Faith.
The Bhagavad Gita is the cornerstone of the Hindu faith and one of the world’s greatest religious texts. Gandhi called it his ‘spiritual dictionary’, while as a secular work it inspired Einstein, Yeats and Jung. Our edition uses Juan Mascaró’s acclaimed translation, with illustrations by Anna Bhushan.
A magnificent facsimile edition of a religious and literary classic. Next to the authorised version of the King James Bible and the plays of William Shakespeare, it is among the most widely read and influential of English literary works.
In 1947 a Bedouin shepherd made a sensational discovery. In a cave he found an earthenware jar containing three leather scrolls covered in ancient script, later revealed to be biblical texts nearly 1,000 years older than any previously known.
There have been numerous books on the subject of paganism and early Christianity, but this is the first major work in English to set both side by side and explain how one gave way to the other. In his brilliant narrative, Robin Lane Fox confirms the enduring importance of the pagan religion in the ancient world.
Blaise Pascal (1623–62) was a mathematician and physicist who invented the mechanical calculator and developed probability theory. After experiencing a crisis and renewal of faith, he set out to write what he titled a ‘Defence of the Christian Religion’.