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  • Also includes supplementary material prior to 1662 as well as additional material added since.
  • About.com site covers approximately 30 different areas.
  • About.com's page of links and brief essays on all aspects of Hinduism.
  • Directory of links and brief essays.
  • Fully searchable gateway high quality resources for the study of Judaism.
  • Christian search engine.
  • "Adherents.com is a growing collection of over 41,000 adherent statistics and religious geography citations -- references to published membership/adherent statistics and congregation statistics for over 4,200 religions, churches, denominations, religious bodies, faith groups, tribes, cultures, movements, ultimate concerns, etc."
  • A "faculty-library initiative at Yale Divinity School that provides digital resources for teaching and research related to the history of Christianity."
  • Comprehensive site on Islamic religion and culture. Includes a multi-lingual Qur'an (Koran).
  • "Al-Khazina is an interactive database for the study of Islamic Culture, particularly in the early centuries. We developed it for use in university courses on a wide range of topcs in Islamic civilization,and fromintroductory through advanced levels."
  • All the decress available through downloading zipped files.
  • "Follow the history of American Methodism -- all its splits and mergers and name changes -- using links to other Methodist denominations and denominations without Methodist in their name that have a Methodist heritage." From 1771 until 1939 and "Union".
  • Convenient gateway to over 25 Bible and religious study resources, searchable by keyword or phrase. Pull-down menus highlight search details.
  • American Academy of Religion is an organization which fosters and encourages the study of religion.
  • Website of "the premier organization laboring for the civil liberties of Atheists, and the total, absolute separation of government and religion."
  • This official homepage of the American Baptist Churches.
  • The American Bible Society translates the Bible into many languages and maintains a library of rare and notable Bibles.
  • This database seeks "to preserve quantitative data on American religion, to improve access to this data, to increase the use of the data, and to allow comparisons across data files. The ARDA collection includes data on churches and church membership, religious professionals, and religious groups (individuals, congregations and denominations)." Includes annotated links to other related resources.
  • Essays, articles, book reviews, undergraduate papers, and related links concerning the practice of religion in America.
  • The American Society of Church History is a society promoting scholarship and research in church history, with a particular focus on the American scene.
  • "This website is dedicated to share information about the teachings, practices, and people of Amtrad. This is a Wiccan tradition which began and flourishes primarily in north Texas."
  • An exhibition exploring "the various ways Jesus and his teachings have shaped the development of Western Civilization," it is lavishly illustrated with artwork from museums, churches, and monasteries. Available in English, French, and Italian.
  • Official website which covers biography, writings, role, office and palace at Lambeth of the Rt. Rev'd Rowan Williams.
  • Home site for the Assemblies of God denomination.
  • Site features the group's newsletters and information about their periodical, Secular Nation. There is an annotated and categorized list of links to additional resources and organizations for freethinkers, atheists, and humanists. Books on their Freethought Bookshelf often include reviews from members of the Alliance.
  • Site present numerous materials on the life and works of St. Augustine.
  • This site contains the English translation by Michael L. Rodkinson. From the Internet Sacred Text Archive.
  • Audio interviews with prominent 20th Century religious thinkers. Includes links to supporting material.
  • Includes news, discussions, culture, prayer, links to sacred texts, pages for Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and many other religions and spiritual beliefs.
  • Latin Vulgate bible with a English translation using the King James bible for its text.
  • "Published since 1920 by thePontifical Biblical Institute in Rome, Biblica is a research journal and appears four times a year. It is dedicated to biblical studies on the Old and New Testament, and intertestamentary literature, and covers fields of reseach, such as exegesis, philology, and history." Published in part online starting with the first issue of vol. 79. Contains summaries of articles which appeared 1990-1997.
  • Over 250 entries. Can be sorted chronologically, alphabetically, or by date.
  • (Mormon Americana Collection, Harold B. Lee Library)
  • Directory of resources and features concerning Buddhist teachings and lifestyle.
  • The major academic Buddhist archive on the Internet, located at Australia National University.
  • Collection of links to a varity of resources.
  • This site consists "of the biographies of the 17th to the 21st century cardinals and of the events and documents concerning the origin of the Roman cardinalate and its historical evolution."
  • From the Vatican's official website.
  • Directory of links.
  • Catholic news and media, organizations, Lectionary calendar, bookstore, index of saints, and free webmail.
  • The international Catholic web portal.
  • Mercer University site includes links and related resources.
  • Collection of historic church documents and numerous links to online resources.
  • Articles, monographs, and other research on ideological struggles within the Muslim world.
  • Holiday calendar as well as information about the significance and observance of Jewish holidays. From the Jewish organization Chabad-Lubavitch's website.
  • Classic Christian books in electronic format, searchable by author, title, or type other features include an encylopedia of Christianity.
  • Directory of sites including links to papal statements and documents. Online since 1994.
  • Outlines the history and beliefs of the Christian Science Movement. Includes links to other resources, and a select bibliography.
  • Official Website for the Church of England.
  • "This website gives contact information, such as names, addresses, phones numbers, e-mail addresses and website addresses for UK-based religious organisations. It is not an official publication of The Church of England."
  • Detailed church site includes sections on the basic tenants, historical developments, texts and scriptures, and news articles and related stories.
  • Provides "original translations of traditional Buddhist stories, verses, analogies, and teachings not otherwise available in English."
  • An early document by John Knox, a Scottish priest who became a Protestant reformer and founder of Scottish Presbyterianism.
  • "This site is devoted to bringing to one place on the internet the key books and writings of human spiritual and religious thought. Covering the major world religions of the world, alternative spiritual systems, and ancient mythologies, this is an ever expanding work in the making."
  • Full edition of the complete works of Thomas Aquinas in Latin.
  • An international organization of cooperating, autonomous Wiccan (witchcraft) congregations and solo practitioners.
  • "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. In print, online and in real time, we bring people together across lines of difference."
  • "The Daoist Studies website contains scholarly information about Daoism, including books on Daoism, conferences, scholars, a bibliography and general resources for learning about China's indigenous, organized religion."
  • Review journal produced by Denver seminary.
  • Since 1991, this sit has provided an online clearinghouse for Buddhist study and practice resources. It is home toDharmanet's own in-house databases and collections, as well as providing links to all online Buddhist resources, large and small.
  • From the Center for Buddhist Studies, at the National Taiwan University, this extensive site includes awide range of information, both general and technicaland an archive of scholarly articles on various Buddhist topic. In Chinese and English versions.
  • Digital facsimile images from the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin.
  • Official home page for the (Christian Church) Disciples of Christ.
  • Directory of links to sites with information about Catholic heresies.
  • Includes constitutions, declarations, and decrees. From the Vatican Council.
  • "Early Christian Writings is the most complete collection of documents from the first two centuries with translations and commentary. Includes the New Testament, Apocrypha, Gnostics, and Church Fathers."
  • "The Early Church Fathers is a 38-volume collection of writings from the first 800 years of the Church. This collection is divided into three series, Ante-Nicene (anf), Nicene and Post-Nicene Series I (npnf1), and Nicene and Post-Nicene Series II (npnf2)."
  • "Early Jewish Writings is the most complete collection of Jewish documents from antiquity with translations, introductions, and links."
  • "Each week we bring you the best Internet resources for information regarding Faith Formation, Family Ministry, Youth and Young Adult Ministry, Social Outreach, Justice/Peace and Prayer & Reflection."
  • A hypertext encyclopedia of early church history. Its sections include documents, a glossary, articles, images, and a chronology.
  • This searchable database "is a faculty-library initiative at Yale Divinity School that provides digital resources for teaching and research in the field of Biblical studies."
  • Provides annotated links to online academic journals, from the Guide to Internet Resources for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion of the Religious Studies department at Wabash College.
  • This site constitutes a bibliography of the philosophical literature of India during its classical phase and the secondary material on this literature that is available (for the most part) in English.
  • "This site constitutes a bibliography of the philosophical literature of India during its classical phase and the secondary material on this literature that is available (for the most part) in English."
  • Online encyclopedia which "attempts to bring together in a single-volume compendium a state-of-the-art summary of the insights gained by the principal social sciences of religion: anthropology, psychology, and sociology."
  • The official website of the Episcopal Church, USA.
  • Directory of links, mostly in Spanish, a few in English.
  • Official website of the Evangelica Lutheran Church in America.
  • Official website of the evangelical Lutheran Church of England.
  • Questions and answers from Religious Tolerance.org.
  • This Boston University site describes itself as "a hub for locating serious Christian theological activity on the Internet (now in its seventh year of operation!)."
  • A guide to religious studies resources on the Internet.
  • Foundation "dedicated to preserving and promoting the complex and centuries-old culture of the Sephardic communities."
  • A large colleection of primary texts and resources relating to Gnosticism and the Gnostic tradition.
  • "The rituals of the Hajj are steeped in history dating back to Abraham and his family and have been performed for more than 1400 years." This site explores the origin, rituals, and meanings of the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca.
  • Events and creeds in the history of the Christian Church. Annotated Web links are offered for specific topics: Church Fathers, Medieval Churchmen, Heretics, Eastern Orthodox, Catholics, Reformers, Puritans, Anabaptists, Armenians, Cultists, etc.
  • Collection of resource links.
  • Hindu scriptures, introduction to Hindu Dharma, list of temples in North Americia, festivals information, and comparative anthologies.
  • UK site provides information about Hinduism for primary and secondary schools.
  • "Hinduism Today is an award-winning,Macintosh-generated, full color monthlynews magazine articulating Indianspirituality for 135,000 readers around the world. It was founded January 5, 1979, by Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswam."
  • Brief overview of the history of Buddhism.
  • The Vatican's resource for the study of Catholicism past and present. Available in Dutch, English, Spanish, French, Italian, or Portugese.
  • Presents entries on religion from a social science perspective.
  • Collection of links to resources in jainism, Sikhism, and Zoroastrian traditions.
  • Website for the Foursquare Gospel church.
  • This site, based at Hanazono University (Kyoto, Japan) is an academic research institution devoted to the study of Zen Buddhism,and serving the needs of researchers, students, teachers, and practitioners of Buddhism.
  • Links arranged in the following categories: Pre-Islamic Arab World Muhammad and Foundations - to 632 CE Islamic Faith and Theology Islamic Expansion and Empire Caliphate Persians Turks Ottomans Expansion Eastwards Interaction wwith the West Western Intrusion Islamic Nationalism Islamic World since 1945 Islamic History Maps further resources on Islamic History.
  • "Into His Own is designed as a tool for the historical study of Christian scriptures."
  • Links to primary and scholarly material.

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