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Best of the Web: Arts & Humanities » Religion & Theology » Christianity
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- Calvinism (1)
- Catholicism (17)
- Christian Science: The Church of Christ, Scientist (1)
- Church of England (6)
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (6)
- Disciples of Christ (1)
- Episcopal Church (1)
- Jehovah's Witnesses (1)
- Lutheranism (3)
- Mennonites (3)
- Methodism (4)
- Pentecostalism (3)
- Presbyterian (4)
- Quakers (2)
- Shakers (1)
- Syriac (1)
- Unitarianism (3)
- United Church of Christ (UCC) (2)
1662 Book of Common Prayer
Also includes supplementary material prior to 1662 as well as additional material added since.
About.com site covers approximately 30 different areas.
Christian search engine.
AdHoc Image and Text Database on the History of Christianity
A "faculty-library initiative at Yale Divinity School that provides digital resources for teaching and research related to the history of Christianity."
- Adventist Church Official Website
All Catholic Church Ecumenical Councils - All the Decrees
All the decress available through downloading zipped files.
All the Divisions in American Methodism
"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".
American Baptist Churches USA: Mission Center Online
This official homepage of the American Baptist Churches.
American Bible Society
The American Bible Society translates the Bible into many languages and maintains a library of rare and notable Bibles.
American Society of Church History
The American Society of Church History is a society promoting scholarship and research in church history, with a particular focus on the American scene.
Anno Domini: Jesus Through the Centuries
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.
Archbishop of Canterbury
Official website which covers biography, writings, role, office and palace at Lambeth of the Rt. Rev'd Rowan Williams.
Assemblies of God
Home site for the Assemblies of God denomination.
Augustine of Hippo
Site present numerous materials on the life and works of St. Augustine.
Biblia Sacra Volgata
Latin Vulgate bible with a English translation using the King James bible for its text.
Biographical Sketches of Memorable Christians of the Past
Over 250 entries. Can be sorted chronologically, alphabetically, or by date.
Brigham Young University, Provo
(Mormon Americana Collection, Harold B. Lee Library)
Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church
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."
Catechism of the Catholic Church
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.
Center for Baptist Studies
Mercer University site includes links and related resources.
Center for Reformed Theology and Apologetics
Collection of historic church documents and numerous links to online resources.
Christian Classics Ethereal Library
Classic Christian books in electronic format, searchable by author, title, or type other features include an encylopedia of Christianity.
Christus Rex et Redemptor Mundi
Directory of sites including links to papal statements and documents. Online since 1994.
Church of Christ, Scientist
Outlines the history and beliefs of the Christian Science Movement. Includes links to other resources, and a select bibliography.
Church of England
Official Website for the Church of England.
Church of England Net Directory
"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."
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Detailed church site includes sections on the basic tenants, historical developments, texts and scriptures, and news articles and related stories.
An early document by John Knox, a Scottish priest who became a Protestant reformer and founder of Scottish Presbyterianism.
Full edition of the complete works of Thomas Aquinas in Latin.
Digital Gutenberg Bible Images
Digital facsimile images from the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin.
Disciples of Christ
Official home page for the (Christian Church) Disciples of Christ.
Doctrines and Heresies in the Early Church
Directory of links to sites with information about Catholic heresies.
Documents of the II Vatican Council
Includes constitutions, declarations, and decrees. From the Vatican Council.
Early Christian Writings
"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."
Early 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)."
"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."
EIKON Image Database for Biblical Studies
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."
Episcopal Church, USA
The official website of the Episcopal Church, USA.
Directory of links, mostly in Spanish, a few in English.
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Official website of the Evangelica Lutheran Church in America.
Evangelical Lutheran Church of England
Official website of the evangelical Lutheran Church of England.
Fides Quaerens Internetum,--The Christian Theology Page
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 large colleection of primary texts and resources relating to Gnosticism and the Gnostic tradition.
Hall of Church History
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.
The Vatican's resource for the study of Catholicism past and present. Available in Dutch, English, Spanish, French, Italian, or Portugese.
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel
Website for the Foursquare Gospel church.
Into His Own: Perspective on the World of Jesus
"Into His Own is designed as a tool for the historical study of Christian scriptures."
Official website of the Jehovah's Witnesses, presented by the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society.
JesuitsUSA: Society of Jesus Online
Site for "one of the largest religious orders in the Catholic Church," includes history vocation, conference, and education information information about the social ministry of the Jesuits and a list of other resources.
Site emphasizing the early history of Methodism in Kansas.
Mennonite Church USA
Official website of the Mennonite Church USA.
Mennonite Life is an illustrated, on-line quarterly, published by Bethel College devoted to exploring and developing Mennonite experience.
Mennonite Weekly Review
Online version of "an inter-Mennonite newspaper published weekly since 1923."
Methodist Church of Great Britain
Official home page of the Methodist Church of Great Britain.
- Presbyterian Church in America (PCA)
- Presbyterian Church of Australia
Presybterian Church USA
The official website of the Presbyterian Church in the United States.
"Project Canterbury is a free online archive of out-of-print Anglican texts and related modern documents."
Full text of works by and about MArtin Luther and other Lutherans.
Provides links to texts and documents.
Quaker Archives Database
"The Quaker Archives database is a combined name index to many of the older documents in Leeds University Library's Carlton Hill archive, the nature of which is described in the guide to the Quaker Archives accessible below. The database contains nearly 40,000 records, most of them indexing the names of those individual Quakers who are recorded in minute books of West and North Yorkshire Meetings of the Society of Friends, dating from the late 17th to the early 20th century. Altogether some seventy minute books have been indexed for the database, and a list of indexed documents is also available below. It must be stressed that the records in the database - which are derived from old typescript indexes - provide (on the whole) little more than page references to archival documents. In this way the database is essentially a finding list for use alongside the Carlton Hill archive."
Primary source writings from and concerning the Protestant Reformation. Includes some writings of Martin Luther, John Calvin, C. S. Lewis, etc.
Religion in Victorian Britain
Part of the Victorian Web, this site provides an overview of religion in nineteenth-century Britain.
Religious Society of Friends
Provides extensive information on many aspects of the Society of Friends.
Religious Studies: Christianity
Provides links to academic web resources, from the University of Pennsylvania Library.
Resource Pages for Biblical Studies
Presents serious, scholarly studies of early Christian writings and their social world.
Resources for Catholic Educators
"Links, lesson plans, clip art, coloring pages,crossword puzzles, newsletterfor Catholic catechists,teachers, DREs, parents and all involvedin the education of the faith."
Shakers and Shakerism--A Research Guide
A select annotated bibliography from the New York Public Library's Humanities and Social Sciences Library.
Society of Biblical Literature
A society which specializes in the critical study of the Bible and cognate literatures.
Synoptic Gospels Primer
"A Synoptic Gospels Primer is an electronic gateway for English speakers into the history of literary analysis of gospels that were originally composed in Greek."
Syriac Orthodox Resources
"The website was created in early 1996 and has grown continuously ever since. It provides information about biblical and liturgical texts of the Syrian Orthodox Church, commentaries, works of the Syriac fathers, biographies of the fathers, musical traditions of the church, history of the church, churches and monasteries of antiquity, the hierarchical orders and organization of the church, etc. The website also publishes lectionaries, liturgical calendars, bibliographies and other aids for Syrian Orthodox Christians to enrich their spiritual lives. In addition, the website provides current information of interest to Syrian Orthodox communities of both Middle Eastern and Indian origin, including news, culture, etc."
- The Catholic Encyclopedia
Theology Library at Spring Hill College
A Catholic directory of Web resources from the Department of Theology at Spring hill College in Mobile, Alabama.
Unitarian Universalist Association
Home page of the Unitarian Universalist Association contains information on current issues, education, congregations, publications, and an overview of Unitarian Universalist beliefs.
Unitarian Universalist Biographical Dictionary
Includes over 300 biographies.
Unitarian Universalist Tradition: A Basic Researcha nd Reading List
An annotated bibliography of resources from the Andover-Harvard Theological Library.
United Methodist Church
The Official home page of the United Methodist Church.
United Church of Christ
Official website provides an outline of beliefs and aims.
United Church of Christ (UCC)
Official home page of the United Church of Christ.
United Pentecostal Church International
Official website of the United Pentecostal Church International.
- Utah State Historical Society Library, Salt Lake City
- Utah State University Library
Yale Divinity School Library: Research Guide for Christianity
"This Research Guide for Christianity provides pointers to the print and microform collections, online databases, internet resources, and other resources for conducting research in Christian studies at Yale University."
- Yale University Libraries
Yale University Library, New Haven, Conn.
(Coe Collection of Western Americana)