Research Guides: Religion

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Encyclopedias

Concise Encyclopedia of the Baha'i Faith
Print Location: BP327 .C66 2000
Reference Collection
Encyclopedia of American Religious History
Print Location: BL2525 .Q44 2001
Reference Collection
Encyclopedia of Cults, Sects, and New Religions
Print Location: BL2525.L49 1998
Reference Collection
Encyclopedia of Religion
Print Location: BL31.E46
Reference Collection
Encyclopedia of Unbelief
Print Location: BL2705.n49 2007
Reference Collection
Man, Myth and Magic: the Illustrated Encyclopedia of Mythology, Religion, and the Unknown
Print Location: BF 1407.M34

New Encyclopedia of Islam
Print Location: BP40.G42 2001
Reference Collection

Dictionaries

A to Z of Catholicism
Print Location: BX945.2.C65 2001
Reference Collection
Dictionary of the History of Ideas
Print Location: CB5 .D52
Reference Collection
Encyclopedic Dictionary of Religion
Print Location: BL31.E45
Reference Collection
Harper's Dictionary of Hinduism
Print Location: BL1105.S98
Reference Collection
New Bible Dictionary
Print Location: BS440.N42 1996
Reference Collection
Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish religion
Print Location: BM50.O94 1997
Reference Collection
Popular Dictionary of Sikhism
Print Location: BL2018 .C54 1990
Reference Collection

Handbooks & Guides

Hindu World
Print Location: BL1105.W34
Reference Collection
Interpreter's Bible
Print Location: BS 491.2 I55
Reference Collection
Oxford Companion to the Bible
Print Location: BS440.M434
Reference Collection
Oxford Illustrated History of Christianity
Print Location: BR145.2 O86 1990

Religion and Politics: a Reference Handbook
Print Location: BL65.P7S76 2002

Religions of the World
Print Location: BL80.3.R45 2002
Reference Collection

Websites

Catholic Encyclopedia
Source: New Advent Website, Editor Kevin Knight.
Comparative Religions Studies
Source: The ORB is an academic site, written and maintained by medieval scholars for the benefit of their fellow instructors and serious students.
IPL: Religion & Theology
Source:  IPL2 -  a public service organization hosted by the iSchool at Drexel University and maintained by a consortium of colleges and universities.
Islamic Texts and Resources
Source: Corolina-Duke-Emory Institute for the Study of Islam (CDEISI)
Links to Texts and resources from the CDEISI consortium that was active from 1997until 2006.
Jewish Culture and History
Source: David M. Dickerson
Resource Pages for Biblical Studies
 Source: Torrey Seland, Dean of Studies and Professor, School of Mission and Theology, Stavanger Norway.   Resource for scholarly studies of early Christian writings.
Shamash: the Jewish Network
Source: Shamash Website
Virtual Religion Index
Source: Rutgers University

Organizations

Atlases

Macmillan Bible Atlas
Print Location: G2230.A2
Reference Collection
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  • BL -- Religion. Mythology. Rationism
  • BM -- Judaism
  • BP -- Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc.
  • BQ -- Buddhism
  • BR -- Christianity
  • BS -- The Bible
  • BT -- Doctrinal theology
  • BV -- Practical theology
  • BX -- Christian denominations
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