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Reference Sources

101 Questions and Answers on Confucianism, Daoism, and Shinto. (Ref 299.5 R290) New York: Paulist, 2002.

Academic Info: Religion - Directory of Web resources with headings such as Biblical Studies, Alternative Spirituality, and New Religious Movements. Also includes the various religious groups and beliefs. Sites are annotated.

ARDA: Association of Religion Data Archive - This site "collects quantative data sets for the study of American religion." This includes Gallup polls, amongst many others. Data sets are downloadable, with descriptions, codebooks, and a way to analyze certain variables.

Atlas of the World's Religions. (Ref 200 Sm28a) New York: Oxford University, 1999.

Documents of Vatican II: Nostra Aetate, Declaration on the Relationship of the Church to Non-Christian Religions. (Ref 262.5 V455d) 2nd copy available at (2nd floor 262.5 V455doJ) New York: Herder and Herder, 1966.

Eliade Guide to World Religions. (Ref 291.03 EL41) San Francisco: Harpersanfrancisco, 1991.

Includes  Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices 

Pluralism Project - Selected links to Web sources on religions practiced in the U.S. From Harvard University.

Religions of the World: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices. (Ref 203 M495) 4 vols. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2002.

Religious Issues and Interreligious Dialogues: An Analysis and Sourcebook of Developments Since 1945. (Ref 261.2 F950) New York: Greenwood, 1989.

Religious Worlds - Directory of annotated Web links in different categories: Religious Studies programs, Philosophy, Traditions, Contemplation, and more. From the University of Florida.

Virtual Religion Index - Primarily electronic texts in such subjects as Buddhist Studies, Christian Tradition, Comparative Religion, Ethics and Moral Values, Philosophy and Theology, and much more.

Voice of the Shuttle: Religious Studies page - Web directory, broken down into various subjects, mostly religious groups. Links are sometimes annotated. From UC Santa Barbara.

Wabash Center Guide to Internet Resources for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion - "...selective, annotated guide to a wide variety of electronic resources of interest to those who are teaching or studying religion and theology at the undergraduate or graduate level." Use the headings to move from place to place.

Islam

An-Nawawi's Forty Hadith. (2nd floor, 297.124 N230) Jakarta, Indonesia: Dar Al-Ilm, 199?

Concordance of the Qur'an. (Ref 297.122 K154) Berkeley: University of California, 1983.

Contemporary Debates in Islam: An Anthology of Modernist and Fundamentalist Thought. (2nd floor, 297.0904 M710) New York: St. Martin's, 2000.

Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World

Inner Dimensions of Islamic Worship. (2nd floor, 297.3 G341) Leicester: Islamic Foundation, 1983.

Islam 101 - A basic introduction to the principles of Islam.

Islam Page - Subjects include: news, life after death, women, Islamic movements, and an introduction for non-Muslims. An excellent overview.

Islamic Studies - A response from the Islamic community regarding the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center. Articles written by Muslim scholars, as well as some non-religious scholars. From the Department of Religion at the University of Georgia.

Islamic Studies: A History of Religions Approach. (2nd floor, 297 M365) Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1996.

Islamic Tradition - Electronic texts that focus on the history and traditions of Islam, up to the present day. From Rutgers University.

The Koran - Search the Qu'ran (Koran) by word(s) or look up passages by chapter. From the University of Michigan.

Qu'ran. (Ref 297.122 KS) Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: Abul-Qasim, 1997.

USC-MSA Compendium of Muslim Texts - Find information on fundamentals of the Islamic faith, topics in many subjects, analyses, and more. Searchable.

Judaism

Dictionary of Judaism in the Biblical Period: 450 BCE to 600 CE. (Ref 296.03 N398) 2 vols. New York: Macmillan, 1996.

Encyclopedia of Talmudic Sages. (Ref 296.12 B141) Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson, 1988.

Includes: Encyclopaedia Judaica

Gates of the Seasons: A Guide to the Jewish Year. (Ref 296.43 K750) New York: Central Conference of American Rabbis, 1983.

Jewish Studies - Electronic documents that cover the various historical periods of Jewish tradition and history. From Rutgers University.

Jewish Theological Seminary - "The academic and spiritual center of conservative Judaism worldwide." Newsletters, news, lists of organizations. Searchable.

Judaism (Religion) - A directory of unannotated Web links to various synagogues, academic organizations, articles, collections, directories, discussion groups, documents, and more. An eclectic collection.

Judaism and Jewish Resources - A rich resource that includes information on the Jewish culture, as well as their religious beliefs. Maintained by the Shamash project.

Judaism 101 - "Online encyclopedia of Judaism covering beliefs, people, places, things, language, scripture, holidays, practices and customs."

New Encyclopedia of Judaism. (Ref 296.03 W639n) Washington Square, NY: New York University, 2002.

Night. (2nd floor, 843.91 W637a) New York: Hill and Wang, 1960.

Prophets. (2nd floor, 224 H452) New York: Harper and Row, 1962.

Remembering for the Future: The Holocaust in an Age of Genocide. (2nd floor, 940.5472 M451) 3 vols. New York: Palgrave, 2001.

Spirit of Renewal: Crisis and Response in Jewish Life. (2nd floor, 296.3 F332) Woodstock, VT: Jewish Lights, 1991.

Talmud: The Steinsaltz Edition. (Oversize 296.125 T149st) 21 vols. New York: Random House, 1989.

Tanakh (Torah, Nevi'im Ketuvim). (Ref 221.52 B471ja) Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 1985.

Torah: A Modern Commentary. (Ref 222.1 P698) New York: Union of American Hebrew Congregations, 1981.

Hinduism
  • Hindu Electronic Scriptures Reference Center - Organized into broad subject headings, such as customs, worship, contemporary issues, and interfaith relations. For texts of scripture and prayers, choose Scriptures
  • Virtual Religion Index: Hindu Studies - Annotated directory of Web links in such general subjects as: the Vedas, Epics, Theology and Devotion, and Yoga. From Rutgers' Department of Religion.
Other Religions

Buddhism and Shinto

Buddhism - From the Graduate Theological Union. Includes full texts, journals, meta-sites, and more.

Essentials of Buddhism - Specific and simplified explanation of Buddhism.

includes Encyclopedia of Buddhism
 

Religious Heritage of Japan: Foundations for Cross-Cultural Understanding in a Religiously Plural World. (2nd floor, 200.952 C245) Portland, OR: Book East, 1999.

Zen Guide - "The ultimate on-line guide to Zen and Buddhism." Provides an overview and history of the philosophy, plus links to organizations and other Web resources.

Confucianism

Confucian Spirituality. (2nd floor, 299.512 T790) New York: Crossroad, 2003.

Shamanism

Encyclopedia of Native American Shamanism: Sacred Ceremonies of North America. (Ref 299.7 L995) Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 1998.

Taoism

Daoism and Chinese Culture. (2nd floor, 299.514 K827) Cambridge, MA: Three Pines, 2001.

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