The following is a non-exhaustive list of links to specific religious texts which may be used for further, more in-depth study.

Bronze Age

Pyramid texts from Teti I's pyramid.
Pyramid texts from Teti I's pyramid.

Ancient Egyptian religion

Sumerian religion

Babylonian religion

Canaanite religion

Classical antiquity

The Cippus of Perugia, 3rd or 2nd century BCE
The Cippus of Perugia, 3rd or 2nd century BCE

Etruscan religion

Ancient Greek religion

Hermeticism

Mandaeism

Main article: List of Mandaean scriptures

Main texts
Ritual texts
Esoteric texts
Historical texts
Others

Manichaeism

Orphism

East Asian religions

Further information: East Asian religions

Confucianism

The Four Books and Five Classics

The Thirteen Classics (I Ching, Book of Documents, Classic of Poetry, Rites of Zhou, Etiquette and Ceremonial, Book of Rites, The Commentary of Zuo, The Commentary of Gongyang, The Commentary of Guliang, The Analects, Classic of Filial Piety, Erya, Mencius)

Taoism

Shinto

Iranian religions

Further information: Iranian religions

Yasna 28.1 (Bodleian MS J2)
Yasna 28.1 (Bodleian MS J2)

Zoroastrianism

Yarsanism

Yazidi

Indian religions

Further information: Indian religions

Ayyavazhi

Main article: Ayyavazhi scriptures

Akilattirattu Ammanai
Arul Nool

Buddhism

Ancient style of scripture used for the Pāli Canon

See also: Early Buddhist Texts and Buddhist texts

Theravada Buddhism
East Asian Mahayana
The Chinese Diamond Sutra, the oldest known dated printed book in the world, printed in the 9th year of Xiantong Era of the Tang Dynasty, or 868 CE. British Library.
The Chinese Diamond Sutra, the oldest known dated printed book in the world, printed in the 9th year of Xiantong Era of the Tang Dynasty, or 868 CE. British Library.
Tibetan Buddhism

Hinduism

Main article: Hindu texts

Śruti
The Bhagavad Gita is Lord Krishna's counsel to Arjuna on the battlefield of the Kurukshetra.
The Bhagavad Gita is Lord Krishna's counsel to Arjuna on the battlefield of the Kurukshetra.
Smriti
In Purva Mimamsa
In Vedanta (Uttar Mimamsa)
In Yoga
In Samkhya
In Nyaya
In Vaisheshika
In Vaishnavism
In Saktism
In Kashmir Saivism
In Pashupata Shaivism
In Shaiva Siddhanta
In Gaudiya Vaishnavism
Krishna-karnamrita
In Lingayatism
In Kabir Panth
In Dadu Panth

Jainism

Main article: Jain Agamas

Svetambara
Digambara
Nonsectarian/Nonspecific

Ravidassia

Amritbani Guru Ravidass Ji, the holy book contains the following hymns: Raga – Siri (1), Gauri (5), Asa (6), Gujari (1), Sorath (7), Dhanasari (3), Jaitsari (1), Suhi (3), Bilaval (2), Gaund (2), Ramkali (1), Maru (2), Kedara (1), Bhairau (1), Basant (1), and Malhar (3). The book contains 140 shabads, 40 pade, and 231 salok.[1] There are 177 pages in all of the book.

Amrit Bani containing 240 hymns of Guru Ravidas

Sikhism

Illuminated Guru Granth folio with Mul Mantar(basic religion mantra) with signature of Guru Gobind Singh.
Illuminated Guru Granth folio with Mul Mantar(basic religion mantra) with signature of Guru Gobind Singh.

Main article: Sikh scriptures

Satpanth

Main articles: Satpanth and Ginans

Abrahamic religions

Further information: Abrahamic religions

Baháʼí Faith

Further information: Baháʼí literature

Christianity

Christian Bible, 1407 handwritten copy
Christian Bible, 1407 handwritten copy

The Bible

Further information: Biblical canon

The contents of Christian Bibles differ by denomination.

Additional and alternative scriptures

Some Christian denominations have additional or alternate holy scriptures, some with authoritativeness similar to the Old Testament and New Testament.

Latter Day Saint movement
1841 First European (London) edition of the Book of Mormon, at the Springs Preserve museum, Las Vegas, Nevada.
1841 First European (London) edition of the Book of Mormon, at the Springs Preserve museum, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Further information: Biblical canon § Latter Day Saint canons, and Standard works

Liturgical books

Liturgical books are used to guide or script worship, and many are specific to a denomination.

Doctrines and laws

Further information: Christian theology and Biblical law in Christianity

The Bible (left) and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures (right) serve as the pastor of the Christian Science church.
The Bible (left) and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures (right) serve as the pastor of the Christian Science church.

Various Christian denominations have texts which define the doctrines of the group or set out laws which are considered binding. The groups consider these to range in permanence from unquestionable interpretations of divine revelations to human decisions made for convenience or elucidation which are subject to reconsideration.

Druze

Islam

11th Century North African Qur'an in the British Museum
11th Century North African Qur'an in the British Museum

Main article: Islamic holy books

Five universally acknowledged messengers (rasul) are Abraham, Moses, David, Jesus and Muhammad,[9] each believed to have been sent with a scripture. Muslims believe David (Dāwūd) received Psalms[10] (cf. Q38:28); Jesus (Īsā) the Gospel; Muhammad received the Qur'an; Abraham (Ibrahim) the Scrolls of Abraham; and Moses (Mūsā) the Torah.[11]

Tawrat (revealed to Musa), the Zabur (revealed to Dawud) and the Injil (revealed to Isa)

Sunni Islam

Shia Islam

Alawites

Ahmadiyya

Alevism

Mevlevi Order

Judaism

A Sefer Torah opened for liturgical use in a synagogue service
A Sefer Torah opened for liturgical use in a synagogue service

Rabbinic Judaism

Further information: Rabbinic literature

Haymanot
Kabbalism

Non-rabbinic Judaism

Karaite Judaism
Jewish Science

Rastafari movement

Samaritanism

Pre-Columbian Americas

Aztec religion

Maya religion

Ethnic religions

Bon (autochthonous religious tradition of Tibet)

Old Norse religion

Kiratism

Shabakism

Qizilbash

Yorùbá

New religious movements

Further information: New religious movements

Ayyavazhi

The ACIM Movement

The writings of Franklin Albert Jones a.k.a. Adi Da Love-Ananda Samraj

Aetherius Society

Caodaism

Cheondoism

Creativity Movement

The writings of Ben Klassen:

Discordianism

Druidry

Dudeism

Heathenry

Jediism

Konkokyo

Meher Baba

Meivazhi

Oahspe Faithism

Pastafarianism

Raëlism

The writings of Raël aka Claude Vorilhon:

Ravidassia

Religious Science

Satanism

Scientology

Spiritism

Tenrikyo

Thelema

Unarius Academy of Science

Urantianism

Wicca

See also

References

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  2. ^ Eastern Orthodox also generally divide Baruch and Letter of Jeremiah into two books instead of one. The enumeration of the Books of Ezra is different in many Orthodox Bibles, as it is in all others: see Wikipedia's article on the naming conventions of the Books of Esdras.
  3. ^ Angell, Stephen W (2015), "Renegade Oxonian: Samuel Fisher's Importance in Formulating a Quaker Understanding of Scripture", in Angell, Stephen W; Dandelion, Pink (eds.), Early Quakers and Their Theological Thought 1647–1723, Cambridge University Press, pp. 137–154, doi:10.1017/cbo9781107279575.010, ISBN 9781107279575
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  5. ^ Salvation Army International Theological Council (2010). Handbook of Doctrine. London: Salvation Books. ISBN 978-0-85412-822-8.
  6. ^ "Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (Roman Catholic Church) – Britannica Online Encyclopedia". Britannica.com. Retrieved 2013-03-07.
  7. ^ "Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith". Ewtn.com. Retrieved 2013-03-07.
  8. ^ Doctrine of the Methodist Church, accessed 25 may 2018
  9. ^ Concise Encyclopedia of Islam, C. Glasse, Messenger
  10. ^ Wherry, Elwood Morris (1896). A Complete Index to Sale's Text, Preliminary Discourse, and Notes. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner, and Co.
  11. ^ A-Z of Prophets in Islam and Judaism, B.M. Wheeler, Apostle
  12. ^ "Caodaism In A Nutshell".
  13. ^ "chondogyo.or.kr". Archived from the original on February 18, 2005.
  14. ^ "Sacred Scripture (Kyoten) - KONKOKYO".