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Religious Studies

Databases

This database provides a wide range of primarily full-text, international periodicals for diverse religious and spiritual studies, covering formal theological studies of major religions, as well as the most recent trends and scholarly thought. Includes titles from religious publishing bodies and non-denominational organisations. The resource reflects a wide spectrum of religious belief systems and supports the global study of religion.
Coverage: 1975 to present (Some full text)
Covers topics like world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political and moral philosophy, philosophy of language, and history of philosophy.
User Guide

Dictionaries

This concise version of the acclaimed Oxford Dictionary of World Religions contains entries on all major, and many minor religions, including Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Shinto, Sikhism, and Taoism. Over 1,000 entries explore the sacred writings of religions worldwide, and short biographies of founders, leaders, gurus, philosophers, mystics, and heretics are given. There are also entries on worldwide religious teachings on abortion, animals, birth control, war, homosexuality, and suicide.
This dictionary includes nearly 3,000 entries written by sixty authors, all of whom are specialists in their various theological and religious disciplines. It is designed especially to aid the introductory-level student with instant access to definitions of terms likely to be encountered in the study of religion.
A quick-reference guide to the Bible. Entries consist of the main people, places, customs, religious and cultural aspects, events, and institutions of the Bible. Each book of the Bible is covered, showing its structure, background, and its famous passages.

Encyclopedias

The Britannica Encyclopedia of World Religions covers the significant people, beliefs, and practices of the various religions of the world.
Critical Terms for Religious Studies provides vocabulary with which religious diversity can be effectively described and responsibly discussed. Each essay provides a concise history of a critical term, explores the issues it raises, and puts the term to use in an analysis of a religious work, practice, or event. Moving across Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam and Native American and Mayan religions, contributors explore terms ranging from experience, territory, and image, to God, sacrifice, and transgression.
This encyclopedia covers the full range of Islamic thought, justified by the contemporary significance of Islam, and based on historical depth. It takes substantial note of contemporary trends across the Muslim world, and the material on historical Islam has contemporary reference.
This 16 volume set contains articles on myths, histories, events and rituals of every one of the world's religions as well as a veritable "who's who" of religious history.
This encyclopedia provides information on current religious practices around the world with an emphasis on how religions impact the daily lives of their followers. Volume 1, Religions of the World, covers major religions, such as Christianity and Islam, but also religious subgroups, such as Shi’ites or Baptists. Volumes 2 and 3 focus on the significant religions in 193 countries.

Journals

Websites

Intute: Religion and theology is provided by a national team of subject specialists from universities across the UK who find and review the very best web resources to help students with their studies and research.
The Theological Commons is a digital library of over 80,000 resources on theology and religion. It consists mainly of public domain books but also includes periodicals, audio recordings, and other formats. Produced by Princeton Theological Seminary.