The Bhagavad Gita, the Song of the Lord, is an ancient Hindu scripture about virtue, presented as a dialogue between Krishna, an incarnation of God, and the warrior Arjuna on the eve of a great battle over succession to the throne.
Ancient Israel: The Former Prophets: Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings: A Translation with Commentary
Robert Alter’s award-winning translation of the Hebrew Bible continues with the stirring narrative of Israel’s ancient history.
A true story that rivals the travels of Burton or Stanley for excitement, and surpasses them in scientific achievements.
First time in paperback: “One of the most ambitious literary projects of this or any age.”—Adam Kirsch, New Republic
A provocative manifesto for an interpretation of Islam that synthesizes liberal ideas and respect for the Islamic tradition.