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The Sacred Books of the East (50 vols.)

by Muller, F. Max

Oxford University Press, Clarendon Press 1879–1900

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Overview

The volumes contained in The Sacred Books of the East (50 vols.) include translations of all the most important works of the seven non-Christian religions that have exercised a profound influence on the civilizations of the continent of Asia. The Hindu system claims twenty-one volumes in this collection, Buddhism ten, and Jainism two. Eight volumes comprise of the sacred books of the Persians, two volumes represent Islam, and the remaining six represent the two main indigenous systems of China: Confucianism and Taoism. The Sacred Books of the East (50 vols.) were translated by twenty leading authorities in their respective fields, and edited by noted scholar F. Max Müller. The inception, publication, and the compilation of these books covered almost thirty-four years.

This massive collection provides a solid foundation for the comparative study of the religions of the East. Understanding these other major religions is a key component to apologetics, and this collection would give you direct access to the source materials. With the Logos edition, The Sacred Books of the East (50 vols.) is fully integrated with all the other resources in Logos, including maps, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and numerous other study tools. This collection is great for churches, Bible groups, teachers, and students studying world religions, and with the advanced search features of Logos Bible Software, you can perform powerful, lightning-fast searches through the entire collection—finding, for example, every mention of “soul,” or “prophecy.”

Key Features

  • Insightful introductions to each volume
  • Contains an entire volume indexed by name and subject matter
  • Each writer was chosen for their outstanding record of translation scholarship
  • Perfect for students, pastors, those in the academic world, and laity

Individual Titles

The Sacred Books of the East, vol. 1: The Upanishads, Part 1

  • Editor: F. Max Müller
  • Translator: F. Max Müller
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date: 1900

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Includes:

  • The Khândogya Upanishad
  • The Talavakâra Upanishad
  • The Aitareya Âranyaka
  • The Kaushitaki-Brâhmana Upanishad
  • The Vâgasaneyi-Samhitâ Upanishad

The Sacred Books of the East, vol. 2: The Sacred Laws of the Aryas, Part 1

  • Editor: F. Max Müller
  • Translator: Georg Bühler
  • Publisher: Claredon Press
  • Publication Date: 1879

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Includes:

  • Âpastamba
  • Gautama

The Sacred Books of the East, vol. 3: The Sacred Books of China, Part 1

  • Editor: F. Max Müller
  • Translator: James Legge
  • Publisher: Claredon Press
  • Publication Date: 1879

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Includes:

  • The Shû King
  • The Religious Portion of the Shih King
  • The Hsiâo King

The Sacred Books of the East, vol. 4: The Zend-Avesta, Part 1

  • Editor: F. Max Müller
  • Translator: James Darmesteter
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date: 1887

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Includes:

  • The Vendîdâd

The Sacred Books of the East, vol. 5: Pahlavi Texts, Part 1

  • Editor: F. Max Müller
  • Translator: E. W. West
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date: 1880

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Includes:

  • The Bundahis
  • The Bahman Yast
  • Shây Lâ-Shâyast

The Sacred Books of the East, vol. 6: The Qur'an (Chapters I to XVI), Part 1

  • Editor: F. Max Müller
  • Translator: E. H. Palmer
  • Publisher: Claredon Press
  • Publication Date: 1880

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

The Sacred Books of the East, vol. 7: The Institutes of Vishnu

  • Editor: F. Max Müller
  • Translator: Julius Jolly
  • Publisher: Claredon Press
  • Publication Date: 1880

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

The Sacred Books of the East, vol. 8: The Bhagavadgita

  • Editor: F. Max Müller
  • Translator: Kashinath Trimbak Telang
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date: 1882

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Includes:

  • The Sanatsujâtîya
  • The Anugîtâ

The Sacred Books of the East, vol. 9: The Qur'an (Chapters XVII to CXIV), Part 2

  • Editor: F. Max Müller
  • Translator: E. H. Palmer
  • Publisher: Claredon Press
  • Publication Date: 1880

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

The Sacred Books of the East, vol. 10: The Dhammapada

  • Editor: F. Max Müller
  • Translator: F. Max Müller
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date: 1881

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

The Sacred Books of the East, vol. 11: Buddhist-Suttas

  • Editor: F. Max Müller
  • Translator: F. Max Müller
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date: 1881

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Includes:

  • The Mahâ-Parinibbâna Suttanta
  • The Dhamma-Kakk-Ppavattana Sutta
  • The Tevigga Suttanta
  • The Âkankheyya Sutta
  • The Ketokhila Sutta
  • The Mahâ-Sudassana Suttanta
  • The Sabbâsava Sutta

The Sacred Books of the East, vol. 12: The Satapatha-Brahmana, Part 1

  • Editor: F. Max Müller
  • Translator: Julius Eggeling
  • Publisher: Claredon Press
  • Publication Date: 1881

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Includes:

  • Book 1
  • Book 2

The Sacred Books of the East, vol. 13: Vinaya Texts, Part 1

  • Editor: F. Max Müller
  • Translators: T. W. Rhys Davids and Hermann Oldenberg
  • Publisher: Claredon Press
  • Publication Date: 1880

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Includes:

  • The Pâtimokkha
  • The Mahâvagga 1–4

The Sacred Books of the East, vol. 14: The Sacred Laws of the Aryas, Part 2

  • Editor: F. Max Müller
  • Translator: Georg Bühler
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date: 1885

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Includes:

  • Vasishtha
  • Baudhâyana

The Sacred Books of the East, vol. 15: The Upanishads, Part 2

  • Editor: F. Max Müller
  • Translator: F. Max Müller
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date: 1882

Includes:

  • The Katha Upanishad
  • The Mundaka Upanishad
  • The Taittirîyaka Upanishad
  • The Brihadâranyaka Upanishad
  • The Svetâsvatara Upanishad
  • The Prasna Upanishad
  • The Maitrâyana-Brâhmana Upanishad

The Sacred Books of the East, vol. 16: The Sacred Books of China, Part 2

  • Editor: F. Max Müller
  • Translator: James Legge
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date: 1884

Includes:

  • The Yîking

The Sacred Books of the East, vol. 17: Vinaya Texts, Part 2

  • Editor: F. Max Müller
  • Translators: T. W. Rhys Davids and Hermann Oldenberg
  • Publisher: Claredon Press
  • Publication Date: 1882

Includes:

  • The Mahâvagga, V–X
  • The Kullavagga, I–III

The Sacred Books of the East, vol. 18: Pahlavi Texts, Part 2

  • Editor: F. Max Müller
  • Translator: E. W. West
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date: 1882

Includes:

  • The Dâdistân-î Dînîk and the Epistles of Mânûskîhar

The Sacred Books of the East, vol. 19: The Fo-Sho-Hing-Tsan-King

  • Editor: F. Max Müller
  • Translator: Samuel Beal
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date: 1882

Includes:

  • Asvaghosha Bodhisattva's A Life of Buddha.

The Sacred Books of the East, vol. 20: Vinaya Texts, Part 3

  • Editor: F. Max Müller
  • Translator: T. W. Rhys Davids and Hermann Oldenberg
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date: 1883

Includes:

  • The Kullavagga, IV–XII

The Sacred Books of the East, vol. 21: The Saddharma-Pundarika

  • Editor: F. Max Müller
  • Translator: H. Kern
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date: 1885

The Sacred Books of the East, vol. 22: Jaina Sutras, Part 1

  • Editor: F. Max Müller
  • Translator: Hermann Jacobi
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date: 1884

Includes:

  • The Âkârânga Sûtra
  • The Kalpa Sûtra

The Sacred Books of the East, vol. 23: The Zend-Avesta, Part 2

  • Editor: F. Max Müller
  • Translator: James Darmesteter
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date: 1884

Includes:

  • The Sîrôzahs
  • The Yasts
  • The Nyâyis

The Sacred Books of the East, vol. 24: Pahlavi Texts, Part 3

  • Editor: F. Max Müller
  • Translator: E. W. West
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date: 1882

Includes:

  • Dina-i Mainög-i Khirad
  • Sikand-Gümanik Vigar
  • Sad Dar

The Sacred Books of the East, vol. 25: The Laws of Manu

  • Editor: F. Max Müller
  • Translator: Georg Bühler
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date: 1885

The Sacred Books of the East, vol. 26: The Satapatha-Brahmana, Part 2

  • Editor: F. Max Müller
  • Translator: Julius Eggeling
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date: 1886

Includes:

  • Book 3
  • Book 4

The Sacred Books of the East, vol. 27: The Sacred Books of China, Part 4—The Lî Kî, I–X

  • Editor: F. Max Müller
  • Translator: James Legge
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date: 1885

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Includes:

  • The Lî Kî, I–X

The Sacred Books of the East, vol. 28: The Sacred Books of China, Part 4—The Lî Kî, XI–XLVI

  • Editor: F. Max Müller
  • Translator: James Legge
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date: 1885

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Includes:

  • The Lî Kî, XI–XLVI

The Sacred Books of the East, vol. 29: The Grihya-Sutras, Part 1

  • Editor: F. Max Müller
  • Translator: Hermann Oldenberg
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date: 1885

Includes:

  • Sânkhâyana-Grihya-Sûtra
  • Âsvalâyana-Grihya-Sûtra
  • Pâraskara-Grihya-Sûtra
  • Khâdira-Grihya-Sûtra

The Sacred Books of the East, vol. 30: The Grihya-Sutras, Part 2

  • Editor: F. Max Müller
  • Translators: F. Max Müller and Hermann Oldenberg
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date: 1886

Includes:

  • Gobhila
  • Hiranyakesin
  • Âpastamba
  • Âpastamba's Yagna Paribhâshâ-Sûtras

The Sacred Books of the East, vol. 31: The Zend-Avesta, Part 3

  • Editor: F. Max Müller
  • Translator: L. H. Mills
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date: 1892

Includes:

  • The Yasna
  • The Visparad
  • The Âfrînagân
  • The Gâhs
  • Miscellaneous Fragments

The Sacred Books of the East, vol. 32: Vedic Hymns, Part 1

  • Editor: F. Max Müller
  • Translator: F. Max Müller
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date: 1887

Includes:

  • Hymns to the Maruts, Rudra, Vâyu, and Vâta

The Sacred Books of the East, vol. 33: The Minor Law-Books,Part 1

  • Editor: F. Max Müller
  • Translator: Julius Jolly
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date: 1891

Includes:

  • Nârada Bhrihaspati

The Sacred Books of the East, vol. 34: The Vedanta-Sutras, Part 1

  • Editor: F. Max Müller
  • Translator: George Thibaut
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date: 1889

The Sacred Books of the East, vol. 35: The Questions of King Milinda

  • Editor: F. Max Müller
  • Translator: T. W. Rhys Davids
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date: 1904

The Sacred Books of the East, vol. 36: The Questions of King Milinda, Part 2

  • Editor: F. Max Müller
  • Translator: T. W. Rhys Davids
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date: 1890

The Sacred Books of the East, vol. 37: Pahlavi Texts, Part 4

  • Editor: F. Max Müller
  • Translator: E. W. West
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date: 1894

Includes:

  • Contents of the Nasks

The Sacred Books of the East, vol. 38: The Vedanta-Sutras, Part 2

  • Editor: F. Max Müller
  • Translator: George Thibaut
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date: 1892

The Sacred Books of the East, vol. 39: The Sacred Books of China, Part 5—The Writings of Kwang-tze, books I-XVII

  • Editor: F. Max Müller
  • Translator: James Legge
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date: 1904

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Includes:

  • The Tâo Teh King
  • The Writings of Kwang-tze, books I-XVII

The Sacred Books of the East, vol. 40: The Sacred Books of China, Part 2-The Writings of Kwang-tze, books XVIII-XXXIII

  • Editor: F. Max Müller
  • Translator: James Legge
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date: 1891

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Includes:

  • The Writings of Kwang-tze, books XVIII-XXXIII
  • The Thai-Shang Tractate of Actions and Their Retributions
  • Appendixes I-VIII

The Sacred Books of the East, vol. 41: The Satapatha-Brahmana, Part 3

  • Editor: F. Max Müller
  • Translator: Julius Eggeling
  • Publisher: Claredon Press
  • Publication Date: 1894

Includes:

  • Book 5
  • Book 6
  • Book 7

The Sacred Books of the East, vol. 42: Hymns of the Atharva-Veda

  • Editor: F. Max Müller
  • Translator: Maurice Bloomfield
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date: 1897

Together with extracts from the ritual books and the commentaries.

The Sacred Books of the East, vol. 43: The Satapatha-Brahmana, Part 4

  • Editor: F. Max Müller
  • Translator: Julius Eggeling
  • Publisher: Claredon Press
  • Publication Date: 1885

Includes:

  • Book 8
  • Book 9
  • Book 10

The Sacred Books of the East, vol. 44: The Satapatha-Brahmana, Part 5

  • Editor: F. Max Müller
  • Translator: Julius Eggeling
  • Publisher: Claredon Press
  • Publication Date: 1900

Includes:

  • Book 11
  • Book 12
  • Book 13
  • Book 14

The Sacred Books of the East, vol. 45: Jaina Sutras

  • Editor: F. Max Müller
  • Translator: Hermann Jacobi
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date: 1895

Includes:

  • The Uttarâdhyayana Sûtra
  • The Sûtrakaritânga Sûtra

The Sacred Books of the East, vol. 46: Vedic Hymns, Part 2

  • Editor: F. Max Müller
  • Translator: Hermann Oldenberg
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date: 1897

Includes:

  • Hymns to Agni (Mandalas I-V)

The Sacred Books of the East, vol. 47: Pahlavi Texts, Part 5

  • Editor: F. Max Müller
  • Translator: E. W. West
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date: 1897

Includes:

  • Marvels of Zoroastrianism

The Sacred Books of the East, vol. 48: The Vedanta-Sutras, Part 3

  • Editor: F. Max Müller
  • Translator: George Thibaut
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date: 1904

The Sacred Books of the East, vol. 49: Buddhist Mahayana Texts

  • Editor: F. Max Müller
  • Translators: F. Max Müller, E. B. Cowell, and J. Takakusu
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date: 1894

Includes:

  • The Buddha-Karita of Asvaghosha
  • The Larger Sukhâvatî-Vyûha
  • The Smaller Sukhâvatî-Vyûha
  • The Vagrakkhedikâ
  • The Larger Pragnâ-Pâramitâ-Hridaya-Sûtra
  • The Smaller Pragnâ-Paramitâ-Hridaya-Sûtra
  • The Amitâyur-Dhyâna-Sûtra

The Sacred Books of the East, vol. 50: A General Index to the Names and Subject-Matter of The Sacred Books of the East

  • Editor: F. Max Müller
  • Publisher: Claredon Press
  • Publication Date: 1910

Product Details

  • Title: The Sacred Books of the East
  • Editor: F. Max Müller
  • Volumes: 50

About F. Max Müller

F. Max Müller (1823–1900) was a prolific editor and author born in Dessau, Germany. Fluent in Greek, Latin, Arabic, Persian, and Sanskrit, Müller would spend a successful career teaching at various universities and producing important translations. Along with the massive fifty-volume The Sacred Books of the East, in which he was the Managing Editor, Müller's works include The Gifford Lectures of 1888–92; India, What can it Teach Us?; Introduction to the Science of Religion; A History of Ancient Sanskrit Literature, and more.