"First published 1989 by Andrew Deutsch Ltd. This edition published 1996 by Macmillan Reference Books". -- verso of t.-p.
This "is a lively and totally ecumenical selection of over 4,000 notable quotations spanning the world's major religions -- from classical times to the present day. Clearly presented and arranged by subject, it encompasses the religious and the secular, the familiar and the esoteric -- including quotes from Bob Dylan side by side with the sayings of Mother Teresa, and the words of Montaigne next to those of Henry Miller". -- back cover.
Contents: Acknowledgements -- Introduction / Margaret Pepper -- [Text entries arranged alphabetically by subject e.g. "Church of England", "Cleanliness" and "Clergy"] -- Subject Index -- Index of Authors and Major Works.