Religious Studies

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Multisubject database providing citations, abstracts and full text articles from scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers.
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The JSTOR archive presents high-resolution page images for viewing and printing articles in combination with a linked text file for each article that enables full text searching. JSTOR is unique in that complete archives of core scholarly journals have been digitized, starting with the very first issues, many of which were published as far back as the nineteenth century. Wide range of articles in Religious Studies is included.
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LexisNexis® Academic provides searchable access to a comprehensive spectrum of full-text information from over 5,600 sources, selected to meet academic research needs, including: national and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and non-English language sources; U.S. Federal and state case law, codes, regulations, legal news, law reviews, and international legal information; Shepard?s® Citations for all U.S. Supreme Court cases back to 1789; Business news journals, company financial information, SEC filings and reports, and industry and market news
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nullMultidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 2,050 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975. Titles in Religious Studies are included.
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Multisubject database providing access to hundreds of journals online. Best coverage in humanities and social sciences. Wide range of journals in the area of Religious Studies is included.
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Kluwer Online provides instant access to one of the most respected and expanding collections of scholarly and scientific writing available today. A lot of journals in the area of Religious Studies are included.

Journals

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The journal has worldwide recognition as a forum for international exchange among classicists and philologists. In addition to publishing traditional philology, American Journal of Philology features articles about literary interpretation and history, textual criticism, historical investigation, epigraphy, religion, linguistics, and philosophy.
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Analysis was founded in 1933 to provide a forum for short discussions of topics in philosophy. It is one of the characteristic journals of philosophy within the analytic tradition, with a distinctive style that has been maintained to the present day. A wide range of topics are covered including: philosophical logic and metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of mind, moral philosophy, and philosophy of religion
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The e-journal provides a monthly digest on current research pursuant to human solidarity, ecological sustainability, and both secular and religious non-violence
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The Journal of Religion and Popular Culture is a web-based, peer-reviewed journal committed to the academic exploration, analysis and interpretation, from a range of disciplinary perspectives, of the interrelations and interactions between religion and religious expression and popular culture, broadly defined as the products of contemporary mass culture. The journal is based in Canada, but international in scope, and open to explorations of religion and popular culture in a variety of nationalities and cultures.
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The Journal of the History of Ideas examines the evolution of ideas and their influence on historical developments. It covers several fields of historical study including the history of philosophy, literature, the natural and social sciences, religion, the arts, and culture in general.
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Philosophy is the journal of the Royal Institute of Philosophy. It is one of the leading academic journals of philosophy, but it also serves the philosophical interests of specialists in other fields (law, language, literature and the arts, medicine, politics, religion, science, education, psychology, history) and those of the general reader.
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Religion provides a regular survey of current work in major and specific areas of enquiry. Its swift reviewing and crossing of traditional frontiers to encompass such related studies as psychology and archaeology. The journal has expanded its coverage of the varied disciplines that together embrace the history, structure, and general theory of religions of the world. It is an international forum for debate and scholarship in the field. Research areas include: descriptive, explanatory, methodological, and critical studies about religion and the study of religion; anthropology; sociology; psychology; history; politics; and economics.
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Reviews in American History provides an effective means for scholars and students of American history to stay up to date in their discipline. Each issue presents in-depth reviews of over thirty of the newest books in American history. Retrospective essays examining landmark works by major historians are also regularly featured. This journal covers all areas of American history including economics, military history, women in history, law, political history and philosophy, religion, social history, intellectual history, and cultural history.
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Zygon contributors seek to unite what has become disconnected - values with knowledge, goodness with truth, religion with science. Each volume contains intriguing articles, enlightening book reviews, and spirited dialogues and is supported by a distinguished, interdisciplinary board of editorial advisors. Zygon works on a broad range of issues relating to religion and science.

Books & E-Books

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ebrary is an information delivery service that features a growing selection of more than 36,000 titles from more than 200 leading academic, STM, and professional publishers.

ebrary allows an unlimited number users of any one book in the database at any given time.  Portions of books may be downloaded as PDF files, and entire books may be downloaded and read using the Adobe Digital Editions reader.

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An electronic library containing hundreds of e-books including titles in the area of Religious Studies.

Reference Resources

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A good introductory guide to web resources, especially strong on religious movements, native religions, history, and culture.
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Offers a historical and sociological portrait of this diverse denomination. Traces the history of Baptists, examines the development of Baptist beliefs and practices, and offers an overview of the various denominations and fellowships within Baptism. Also discusses theological disputes, as well as social and political divisions among Baptists.
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This e-book, published in 1999 and offered by Gale Virtual Reference Library, presents a portrait of the communities, institutions, practices, and individuals that are integral to the contemporary Buddhist landscape. The text covers Buddhist beliefs and history, and presents profiles of Buddhist traditions that have been brought to the United States from around the world. Assesses American Buddhism as a whole and looks into its future.

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This comprehensive compendium of research focuses on key aspects of Catholic education in the United States.
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This resource provides full-text access to comprehensive, signed articles. Islam in America details the basic tenets of the Muslim faith, provides history of Islam in the United States, and profiles the lifestyles, religious practices, and worldviews of American Muslims. Users can search as well as browse by chapter and subject heading. The resource also contains a chronology, and a link to American Muslims of Note, with brief biographical profiles.

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This resource provides a history of the Judaic tradition and offers a portrait of contemporary American Judaic life. The text covers worship, beliefs, festivals, and life-cycle events, both traditional and non-traditional, and provides an explanation of the enormous variation in practice. Judaism in America als focuses on the emergence and development of the four branches of the religion: Orthodox, Conservative, Reconstructionist, and Reform. There is also a list of selected supplementary reading, as well as a list of links to electronic resources.

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This full-text e-book resource provides a general introduction to the varieties of New Age and Neopagan religions in the United States today, as well as an account of their nineteenth-century roots and emergence from the 1960s counterculture. The text covers such topics as healing, gender and sexuality, millennialism, and ritual experience; it also provides a description and analysis of the spiritual worlds and social networks created by participants. Each article is linked to other articles with similar index terms.

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This Gale Virtual Reference Library resource describes the history of Protestantism, and its essential beliefs. Articles examine the diversity of the tradition with accounts of life and worship in a variety of mainline and evangelical churches, and there are case studies that highlight different churches. Explores the relationship between Protestantism and critical social issues, including homosexuality, feminism, and social justice. There are biographical profiles of major figures, a chronology, a glossary of important terms, and an index with hyperlinks to each section.

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This Gale Virtual Reference Library resource provides a concise history of the Religious Society of Friends. Articles highlight the Society's beliefs and practices, as well as detail cultural aspects, debates within the Society, Quaker worldviews, and the role of women and family. There are biographical profiles of major figures, a chronology, a glossary of important terms, and an index with hyperlinks to each section.

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This Gale Virtual Reference Library resource provides a broad and detailed survey of U.S. Catholic history, both pre and post-Vatican II. Other articles focus on different aspects of the church, including sacraments, teachings, beliefs, and institutional roles. Explores the various roles and missions of the church in education, health care, charity, and more. There are biographical profiles of American Catholics, a chronology, a glossary of important terms, and an index with hyperlinks to each section.

Dictionaries

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Addresses religion as an element of daily life and public discourse. Provides entries on many and various forms of religious commitment. Addresses the different theologies and doctrines of official institutionalized religions and gives consideration to other religious phenomena. Maps out and defines the networks and connections created by various religions in contemporary societies.
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This resource provides full-text access to comprehensive, signed articles and biographies on major philosophers/philosophies as well as 50 entries on leading contemporary philosophers. Includes coverage of developing fields such as the philosophy of mind and applied ethics, non-Western philosophy, and Continental philosophy. Users can search within the resource as well as browse alphabetically.

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Covers every aspect of pagan, Jewish, and Christian religious discourses and phenomena traditionally labeled gnosticism, hermeticism, astrology, magic, the "occult sciences," esoteric religion, and more. Contains articles about the life and work of all the major personalities in the history of Gnosis and Western Esotericism, discussing their ideas, significance, and historical influence.
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Offers a focus for the study and understanding of Jewish-Christian relations internationally, both within and between Judaism and Christianity. Addresses not only the theological, but also the philosophical, historical, sociological and political dimensions of the ongoing encounter between Judaism and Christianity.

Encyclopedias

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This online reference resource, published in 1999, profiles religious groups, from the modern forms of Catholicism and Judaism, to cults such as Heaven's Gate and the Branch Davidians. The two volume resource includes signed articles on cultural, social, and legal issues, as well as holidays and celebrations, the arts, and other topics. For general and academic audiences.

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Provides an exhaustive and organized overview of Jewish life and knowledge from the Second Temple period to the contemporary State of Israel, from Rabbinic to modern Yiddish literature, from Kabbalah to "Americana" and from Zionism to the contribution of Jews to world cultures, Encyclopaedia Judaica, 2nd edition is important to scholars, general readers and students.
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Comprehensive coverage of more than 2,300 North American religious groups in the U.S. and Canada -- from Adventists to Zen Buddhists. Information is presented in two distinct sections, essays and directory listings describing the historical development of religious families and providing factual information about each group within those families. Includes, when available, rubrics for membership figures, educational facilities and periodicals.
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This encyclopedia describes the Buddhist world view, basic teachings and practices of Buddhism, as well as its different schools and sects. In addition to containing entries on Buddhist scriptures, art, architecture, divinities, monastic orders, festivals, rites and ceremonies, this 2-vol. set explores the history of Buddhism, the different forms it has taken in different parts of the world, and how Buddhism has blended with other religions.
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This encyclopedia looks at Islam's role in the modern world, doing so in the context of the religion's history and development over the last 13 centuries. Containing thematic articles, biographies of key figures, definitions, illustrations, maps and more, this new encyclopedia fills a need in this key area of religious studies.
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Presents the current state of scholarship on fundamental issues of Judaism, both past and present. Emphasis is placed on the classical literature of Judaism and its history, however this edition also includes principal entries on contemporary issues. Written for an audience from all backgrounds, scholars and general readers alike.
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English-language reference source for philosophy, Encyclopedia of Philosophy has been the cornerstone of the philosophy reference shelf. Lauded for its clear and accessible presentation of wide-ranging philosophical subjects, the Encyclopedia has earned its place as a first-stop resource for general readers, students and educators.
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The second edition of a resource that is considered a standard reference in the field. Presents a cross-cultural approach that emphasizes religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture. The original 2,750 entries have been retained, many heavily updated, and approximately 600 entirely new articles have been added by an international team of scholars and contributors.
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This is the first reference work to focus on the developmental process of religion and spirituality across the human life span. Spiritual development is an important part of human development that has links to identity development, moral development, and civic engagement. This encyclopedia offers insight into the characteristics of people and their contexts that interact to influence religious and spiritual development over time.
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A multidisciplinary approach that addresses all aspects of the dialogue between the sciences and the world's religions, reaching into the humanities as well as into the physical sciences and technology. Examines controversial issues such as human cloning and stem cell research long with more traditional questions such as the origins of life, the nature of sin, and the philosophy of science and religion. 4 volumes.
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Encyclopedic dictionary of qur'anic terms, concepts, personalities, place names, cultural history and exegesis extended with essays on the most important themes and subjects within qur'anic studies.
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This 15 volume, second edition features revised and new articles. Among the 12,000 entries in the encyclopedia are articles on theology, philosophy, history, literary figures, saints, musicians and much more.
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A scholarly supplement to the New Catholic Encyclopedia that focuses on the pontificate of John Paul II and includes thematic essays presenting the man and his work. Headings include: The Papacy of John Paul II; Church Documents; People and Places; Institutions and Events, Saints and Blessed.
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In 1,800 pages across 3 volumes, Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices provides information on current religious practices around the world with an emphasis on how religions impact the daily lives of their followers.

Bibliography

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A comprehensive survey of writings about the Holocaust and religious response, focusing on the impact of Christian anti-Semitism on the Holocaust and the Holocaust's impact on Christianity. Each of the four main sections of this text has an introductory essay, followed by annotated bibliographies of important texts. Users can search within the publication, and there are author and subject indexes.

Statistics

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This archive of quantitative data on American religious groups includes data on churches and church membership, religious professionals, and religious groups (individuals, congregations and denominations).
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Study completed by Graduate Center, City University of New York in 2001; results compared with similar study a decade earlier.

Subject Directories

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A free service for reading and researching scripture online - all in the language or translation of your choice. It provides advanced tools to search the Bible by keywords or verse, as well as other tools to enhance your study of the Bible.
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CrossCurrents is a global network for people of faith and intelligence who are committed to connecting the wisdom of the heart and the life of the mind. Directory of links to major sites: World Religions; Christianity; Judaism; Buddhism; Islam; Biblical Resources.
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The Jewish History Resource Center is a project of the Dinur Center for Research in Jewish History of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. So far, over 3000 links to websites in 25 categories dealing with Jewish History are listed.
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Web directory of internet resources on the New Testament. Browse or search annotated links on everything from the Greek New Testament to Jesus in Film. Judaica page links to resources on Dead Sea Scrolls, Josephus, Philo of Alexandria, and other Judaic studies materials.
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Directory of electronic resources in Religion: Sites related to Religion, Atheism, Buddhism, Christianity, Deism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Mythology, Mysticism, Discussion & Debates.
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This Virtual Religion Index is a tool for students with little time. It analyzes & highlights important content of religion-related websites to speed research. Hyperlinks are provided not only to homepages but to major directories & documents within.
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Directory created by University of California with a lot of links: general religious studies resources, Buddhism, Christianity and Bible studies, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, law and religion, natural theology, Sikhism, Taoism, atheism and agnosticism, science and religion, religious studies courses, religious studies departments and others.

Organizations and Associations

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Includes societies for study of religion, electronic research & web tools, libraries, research institutes, graduate programs, international directory of undergraduate programs, and seminaries.
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This is the official website of Vatican where you can read papal documents, listen to archives of Radio Vaticana, read current edition of Vatican newspaper, watch videos from the archives, tour museums, and more.

Additional Internet Resources

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This HTML presentation of the Five Gospels is designed to be a teaching tool for introductory level classes in New Testament and Christian Origins. Text can be read separately or combined in parallel frames.
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Thousands of essays where people express their core values.  Submissions welcome.

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Includes primary sources and the Journal of Baptist Studies.