HarperCollins 100 Best Spiritual Books of the Century

Given by HarperCollins

98 Works 379,502 Books 4,563 Reviews 4.1
This list was compiled by Philip Zaleski and published in November 1999. All books on the list had to be published in English for the first time in the twentieth century.
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Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres (1904) by Henry Adams
In the Heart of the Seas (1934) by Shmuel Yosef Agnon
Meditations on the Tarot: A Journey into Christian Hermeticism (1985) by Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous (1939) by Alcoholics Anonymous
Seeing the Form (The Glory of the Lord : a Theological Aesthetics) (1982) by Hans Urs von Balthasar
Saving the Appearances: A Study in Idolatry (1957) by Owen Barfield
The Epistle to the Romans (1918) by Karl Barth
The Diary of a Country Priest (1936) by Georges Bernanos
The Cost of Discipleship (1937) by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Letters and Papers from Prison {original edition} (1951) by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
I and Thou (1923) by Martin Buber
Tales of the Hasidim (1949) by Martin Buber
The Plague (1947) by Albert Camus
Spiritual Letters (1935) by John Chapman
Orthodoxy (1908) by G. K. Chesterton
Mount Analogue (1952) by René Daumal
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek (1974) by Annie Dillard
The Way of All the Earth: Experiments in Truth and Religion (1972) by John S. Dunne
The Immense Journey: An Imaginative Naturalist Explores the Mysteries of Man and Nature (1946) by Loren Eiseley
The Myth of the Eternal Return: Or, Cosmos and History (1949) by Mircéa Eliade
Christianity and Culture (1939) by T. S. Eliot
Four Quartets (1943) by T. S. Eliot
Silence (1966) by Shūsaku Endō
The Pillar and Ground of the Truth: An Essay in Orthodox Theodicy in Twelve Letters (1994) by Pavel Florensky
Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth (1978) by Richard J. Foster
Man's Search for Meaning (1946) by Viktor Frankl
An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments With Truth (1957) by Mahatma Gandhi
The Power and the Glory (1940) by Graham Greene
The Golden String: An Autobiography (1955) by Bede Griffiths
The Lord (1937) by Romano Guardini
The Reign of Quantity & the Signs of the Times (1945) by René Guénon
Meetings with Remarkable Men (1963) by G. I. Gurdjieff
Markings (1963) by Dag Hammarskjöld
Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life (1991) by Thich Nhat Hanh
God in Search of Man : A Philosophy of Judaism (1955) by Abraham Joshua Heschel
The Sabbath (1951) by Abraham Joshua Heschel
Siddhartha (1945) by Hermann Hesse
The Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins (1918) by Gerard Manley Hopkins
The Perennial Philosophy (1944) by Aldous Huxley
My Guru and His Disciple (1709) by Christopher Isherwood
The Varieties of Religious Experience (1902) by William James
Crossing the Threshold of Hope (1994) by John Paul II
Journal of a Soul: The Autobiography of Pope John XXIII (1964) by Pope John XXIII
Memories, Dreams, Reflections (1962) by C. G. Jung
A Testament of Devotion (1941) by Thomas R. Kelly
The Dharma Bums (1958) by Jack Kerouac
I Have a Dream: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World (1992) by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Enthusiasm (1950) by Ronald Arbuthnott Knox
Think on These Things (1964) by Jiddu Krishnamurti
The Love of Learning and The Desire for God: A Study of Monastic Culture (1900) by Jean Leclercq
Mere Christianity (1952) by C. S. Lewis
Prince Caspian (1951) by C. S. Lewis
And There Was Light: Autobiography of Jacques Lusseyran, Blind Hero of the French Resistance (1963) by Jacques Lusseyran
The Spiritual Teaching of Ramana Maharshi (1972) by Ramana Maharshi
Raissa's Journal (1974) by Raissa Maritain
The Razor's Edge (1944) by W. Somerset Maugham
New Seeds of Contemplation (1961) by Thomas Merton
The Seven Storey Mountain (1948) by Thomas Merton
The Gospel of Thomas: The Hidden Sayings of Jesus (1992) by Marvin W. Meyer
Something Beautiful for God: Mother Teresa of Calcutta (1971) by Malcolm Muggeridge
Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux (1932) by John G. Neihardt
Taking on the Heart of Christ: Meditations and Devotions (1976) by John Henry Newman
Christ and Culture (1951) by H. Richard Niebuhr
The Nature and Destiny of Man: A Christian Interpretation (1943) by Reinhold Niebuhr
Wise Blood (1952) by Flannery O'Connor
The Idea of the Holy (1917) by Rudolf Otto
In Search of the Miraculous: Fragments of an Unknown Teaching (1949) by P. D. Ouspensky
The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values, and Spiritual Growth (1978) by M. Scott Peck
Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Book (1983) by Walker Percy
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values (1974) by Robert M. Pirsig
The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna (1942) by Ramakrishna
Zen Flesh, Zen Bones: A Collection of Zen and Pre-Zen Writings (1957) by Paul Reps
Duino Elegies (1923) by Rainer Maria Rilke
The Star of Redemption (1921) by Franz Rosenzweig
The Candle of Vision (1918) by George William Russell
The Autobiography of Saint Therese of Lisieux: The Story of a Soul (1899) by Saint Thérèse of Lisieux
Mystical Dimensions of Islam (1975) by Annemarie Schimmel
Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism (1941) by Gershom Scholem
A Guide for the Perplexed (1977) by E. F. Schumacher
The Transcendent Unity of Religions (1984) by Frithjof Schuon
The Collected Stories (1982) by Isaac Bashevis Singer
The World's Religions: Our Great Wisdom Traditions (1958) by Huston Smith
The Thirteen Petalled Rose: A Discourse On The Essence Of Jewish Existence And Belief (1980) by Adin Steinsaltz
Essays in Zen Buddhism (1953) by Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki
Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind (1970) by Shunryu Suzuki
Gitanjali (1910) by Rabindranath Tagore
The Phenomenon of Man (1955) by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
A Simple Path (1995) by Mother Teresa
The Courage to Be (1952) by Paul Tillich
The Lord of the Rings (1954) by J. R. R. Tolkien
Centuries (1908) by Thomas Traherne
Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism (1973) by Chogyam Trungpa
Practical Mysticism (1914) by Evelyn Underhill
Waiting for God (1951) by Simone Weil
Night (1956) by Elie Wiesel
The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1965) by Malcolm X
Collected Poems (1974) by W. B. Yeats
Autobiography of a Yogi (1946) by Paramahansa Yogananda


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