Books that are considered sacred by at least one religion. For sacred books as a trope in fiction, see Sacred Scripture
Note that not every text concerned with religion is also considered sacred. For instance, within Christianity
, the Bible
is considered holy but theological or devotional literature, the Lives of Saints, and Christian fiction are not.
Also, the status of a text as sacred may be ambiguous even within a single religion, as one branch of a religion may regard a specific text sacred while another doesn't. For the purpose of this index, it is enough if one
branch regards it as sacred.
See also Mythology and Wisdom Literature for related genres which frequently overlap with Sacred Literature.
Ancient Greek Religion
K'iche' Maya Religion
Ancient Mesopotamian Religion(s)