Books that are considered sacred by at least one religion. For sacred books as a trope in fiction, see Sacred Scripture
. The latter will also tell you more about the genre.
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.
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Ancient Greek Religion
Ancient Sumerian and Babylonian Religion(s)
Christianity and Judaism
- The Bible. The whole book for Christianity, the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible) for Judaism. The Torah (Tawrat), the Psalms (Zabur) and the Gospel (Injil) are recognized as based on divine revelation by Islam, but assumed to be corrupted in their biblical form. The Bible contains the following (among others):
K'iche' Maya Religion
- Books of the New Testament: