Religious Nonfiction Genre – What’s the best definition for the religious genre? Books in the religion nonfiction genre are about the organization of collective beliefs, culture, and world views. The books in this genre can also be about the meaning of life, the origins of life, and the universe as a whole, usually under a god or deity. They can also be about the foundations, history, and beliefs of a specific religion.
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Religious Nonfiction Genre – Examples
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1. Apocrypha by Edgar J. Goodspeed
2. Holy Bible: King James Version by Anonymous
3. Jesus the Christ by James E. Talmage
4. Journal of Discourses: Volume 1. by Brigham Young
5. Lao Tsu: Tao Te Ching by Laozi
6. Mahabharata by Anonymous
7. Pearl of Great Price by Joseph Smith Jr.
8. Popol Vuh: The Definitive Edition of the Mayan Book of the Dawn of Life and the Glories of Gods and Kings by Anonymous
9. Ramayana by Valmiki
10. Sri Guru Granth Sahib by Guru Nanak
11. Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith by Joseph Smith Jr.
12. The Analects by Confucius
13. The Bhagavad Gita by Anonymous
14. The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
15. The Book of the Law by Aleister Crowley
16. The Dhammapada by Gautama Buddha
17. The Doctrine and Covenants of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints by Joseph Smith Jr.
18. The Egyptian Book of the Dead by E.A. Wallis Budge
19. The I Ching, or Book of Changes by Anonymous
20. The Imitation of Christ by Thomas ‡ Kempis
21. The Lotus Sutra by Burton Watson
22. The Quran by Anonymous
23. The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche
24. The Torah: The Five Books of Moses by Anonymous
25. The Upanishads by Anonymous
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