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Two Volume Compendium Now Complete

May 25, 2016

Four Testaments: Tao Te Ching, Analects, Dhammapada, Bhagavad Gita – Primary Scriptures of Taoism, Confucianism, Buddhism and Hinduism

The effective publication date for Four Testaments has been moved up to June 30, and those who wish may order now. I say so because some of you have been waiting and the first printing is expected to sell out quickly due to introductory promotions. It is now available from Rowman and Littlefield … just put the title in search at their website and they’ll deliver at the end of June.

Publishers Weekly just published the very first advance media review of Four Testaments, calling it “fascinating” in the opening line, and concluding by describing it as “a rich compendium, especially when compared with the numerous books repeating shopworn notions; the wealth of new information in this volume is immense.”

Let me finish for now with a back cover blurb endorsement from someone most of you know, describing Four Testaments in generous terms and with a succinct summary.

“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 the primary texts, material to help non-specialists understand those texts, and shows us the connections between our religious traditions. Amir Hussain, past editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Religion

Thanks for the kind words, Amir; your summary is brief but accurate. I hope my updated website is helpful to everyone, clearly identifying all the sterling contributors to Four Testaments. You’ll find their names under the homepage caption About Four Testaments at in recognition of a debt we all owe to the fine scholars who contributed so much to this work.
Posted by: Brian Arthur Brown