Thursday, July 17, 2003

HERE'S AN ARTICLE ON THE INTERNET SACRED TEXTS ARCHIVE, which I've been blogging on during the last week.

Sacred Text Site Explains World Faiths (from Editor and Publisher)
A Wonderful Resource for Religion Journalists

Finding the actual texts that are sacred to specific religions around the world can be a daunting task, even when you have access to a world-class library. How many libraries can provide precious shelf space, for instance, for the Akaranga Sutra and Kalpa Sutra of Jainism or the Zend-Avesta of Zoroastrianism, the Kitab-i-Aqdas of Baha'i, or even the early books of Christianity?

Fortunately, because of an important Web site called Internet Sacred Text Archives, you no longer have to hunt those dusty shelves. Calling itself "a quiet place in cyberspace devoted to religious tolerance and scholarship," the Sacred Text Archives is the brainchild of J.B. Hare. Working with a number of colleagues and volunteers, Hare has compiled and preserved a vast reservoir of religious and philosophical texts from a number of public domain sources.


Read it all. The site has just added a section on Kwakiutl Tales. Cool.

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