Orig. pub. as From primitives to Zen; a thematic sourcebook of the history of religions, New York, Harper & Row, 1967.
1 Gods, goddesses, and supernatural beings.
2 Myths of creation and of origin.
3 Man and the sacred.
4 Death, afterlife, eschatology.
5 Specialists of the sacred; from medicine men to mystics and founders of religions.
6 Speculations on man and god
'...this comprehensive anthology contains writings vital to all the major non-Western religious traditions, arranged thematically. Here are colorful descriptions of deities, creation myths, depictions of death and the afterlife, teachings on the relationship between humanity and the sacred, religious rituals and practices, and prayers and hymns.'