Books on Religion and Faith

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.

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A History of God book

A History of God

Karen Armstrong

In its first illustrated edition, Armstrong's acclaimed account even-handedly traces the troubled history of the three major monotheistic religions.

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The Analects                       book

The Analects

Confucius

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.

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The Authentic Gospel of Jesus book

The Authentic Gospel of Jesus

Geza Vermes

In this fascinating portrait of the fiery and brilliant preacher who changed the world, Vermes returns to the historical reality of Jesus and his gospel to discover 'the genuine message of the Galilean master'.

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The Bhagavad Gita book

The Bhagavad Gita

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.

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The Book of Common Prayer book

The Book of Common Prayer

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.

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City of God book

City of God

Saint Augustine

One of the most influential religious works ever written, an eloquent and powerful defence of the faith and a fascinating witness to Christianity's early history.

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The Dead Sea Scrolls book

The Dead Sea Scrolls

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.

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Fear and Trembling book

Fear and Trembling

Søren Kierkegaard

One of the world’s great philosophical texts, Kierkegaard’s masterpiece is presented in a magnificent new edition.

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The Gnostic Gospels book

The Gnostic Gospels

A superbly edited collection by the world's leading Gnostic scholars, this Folio edition opens the window on a remarkable and enlightening discovery.

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The History of the Church book

The History of the Church

Eusebius

As the only surviving record of the Church during its pivotal first three centuries, this is the founding text of Christian history. Dr Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, introduces this Folio edition.

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Pensées book

Pensées

Blaise Pascal

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’.

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The Qur'ân book

The Qur'ân

Few books in history are as important as the Qur’ân. Evoking devotion and passion amongst the faithful, this sacred book, composed in transcendentally beautiful language, is at the heart of one of the world’s great faiths.

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