Religion related books I have read:
- The Bible (Old and New Testament).
— I started reading The New Testament when I was a little boy in a disorderly way , I read it in Arabic and in French and English.Then I began reading the Old Testament book by book , and after a few years of irregular reading I managed to read most of the Bible.
- The Quran.
— At first I read the entire Quran in French , then I read parts of it in Arabic and English.
- The City of God ( by Augustine of Hippo or Saint Augustine).
— I read half of the book in French and the second half in English.
- God is not great ( by Christopher Hitchens).
- Why I am not a Christian ( by Bertrand Russell).
- The Theogony ( by Hesiod).
- Zeus (Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World) ( by Ken Dowden).
- Athena (by Susan Deacy).
- The Religion of Ancient Egypt ( by W. M. Flinders Petrie).
Religion related books I have read in French:
- L‘Histoire des origines du christianisme :Les Apôtres , Saint Paul (by Ernest Renan).
- Les Confessions ( Confessions by Saint Augustine).
- Moïse et le monothéisme ( Moses and Monotheism , by Sigmund Freud).
- Biographie de Jésus ( by Jean-claude Barreau).
- Des eunuques pour le royaume des cieux : L’Eglise catholique et la Sexualité ( Eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven: Women, sexuality, and the Catholic Church , by Uta Ranke-Heinemann ).
- Le mythe de l’éternel retour (The Myth of the Eternal Return , by Mircea Eliade ).
- Le Zoroastrisme (Que sais-je? , by Paul Du Breuil).
- Le procès de Jésus ( Que sais-je? , by Jean Imbert)
- La Théologie catholique ( Que sais-je? , by )
- L’Islam ( Que sais-je? , by Dominique Sourdel).
- La Mythologie Grecque ( Que sais-je? , by Pierre Grimal ).
Some of the books I read by Nietzsche ( see my philosophy books page) are related to (mostly the Christian ) religion,
and I’ve mentioned in my literary books page the Life of Jesus by Renan and the Iliad by Homer (read in French) , which are also religion related.
Religion related books I have read in Arabic:
- Life of Jesus ( by G. W. F. Hegel). I read this book in Arabic.
- مناهج الشريعة الاسلامية للشيخ احمد محيي الدين العجوز
–This is a book about the different paths of Islamic law.
Religion (and mythology) related reference books I have consulted:
- A Dictionary of the Bible (Oxford University Press).
- The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (by Merrill F. Unger , and R.K. Harrison , editor).
- The Encyclopedia of World Religions , Revised Edition ( Robert S. Ellwood , General editor).
- Encyclopedia of Buddhism ( by Edward A. Irons and J. Gordon Melton).
- The Concise Dictionary of Classical Mythology (by Pierre Grimal , Edited by Stephen Kershaw).
- Classical Mythology , Seventh Edition ( by Mark P.O. Morford and Robert J. Lenardon).
- The Routledge Dictionary of Egyptian Gods and Goddesses , Second Edition ( by George Hart).
- Articles concerning religion in The Encyclopedia Britannica and Wikipedia.