Brian Brown has done it again with his usual mix of good scholarship and good humor. Four Testaments is the companion volume to Three Testaments, and covers the major Eastern religions. It provides important primary texts, as well as material to help non-specialists understand those texts. More importantly, it shows us the connections between our religious traditions. Amir Hussain, Loyola Marymount University, LA, past editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Religion

Four Testaments is an excellent overview of the Eastern religious traditions and an ideal complement to Three Testaments on Abrahamic religion. If Three Testaments is your text for an Introduction to the Scriptures of the Western Monotheisms in the autumn semester, Four Testaments should be your text for the Scriptures of the Eastern Monisms in the spring. Jonathan Kearney, Saint Patrick’s College, Dublin

The religions of India and China, which were once seen by Westerners as exotic but not very important personally, have now become, due to modern communications, religious influences on people all over the globe with whom we interact in business, politics, and culture. This second volume of an important set thus serves as an essential introduction to how traditionally Eastern religions think about individuals, society, the environment, and the transcendent so that we can come to know each other and work together for the benefit of all.  Elliot Dorff, Rector, American Jewish University, Los Angeles, CA

Four Testaments is an important work, suited to the times in which we live. Of course, the reading is not so simple or arbitrary as to end with just one volume. One needs to keep the Four Testaments on one’s desk or nightstand alongside the Three Testaments, moving back and forth between the two volumes and their several great texts. From the foreword by Francis X. Clooney, SJ, Director, Center for Study of World Religions, Harvard University

 Four Testaments is invaluable both worldwide and in the Global South. People here may be more open to inter-faith and inter-religious dialogue, a lived reality, than is sometimes realized. Four Testaments showcases the dialogue at its best. Joy Abdul-Mohan, St. Andrew’s Theological College, Trinidad & Tobago

 "This is an insightful inquiry into the interplay between primary scriptures of the East in the context of their cultures and the putative connections between them and the primary scriptures of the West. The volume expertly affirms the interconnections between various textual traditions. It is a welcome addition to the ever-growing field of intertextual studies." Sharada and Rasiah Sugirtharajah, Birmingham University, UK

From the Publisher … According to Brian Arthur Brown, the Tao Te Ching shows us the Way and counsels us to “go with the flow,” exercising our influence within it. The Analects respond by insisting on correct behavior and doing one’s duty within established norms. The Dhammapada argues that neither can be accomplished without the peace it offers within, and the Bhagavad Gita applies that peace to non-violent action / non-action without.

Interfaith studies are now essential for both academics and general readers as “faith relations” join “race relations” as the hot button issues of the twenty first century. … Rowman and Littlefield