RELIGION RESEARCH GUIDE: WEB SITES
Religious Texts and Resources
From the University of Pennsylvania.
Includes many different translations in English (New International
Version, New American Standard Bible, King James Version,
Darby, etc.) and other languages, a passage locator, and a word lookup.
An electronic version of the New English Translation of the
Bible; browsable by book. Includes the Old Testament, New
Testament, and Apocrypha, with translators' notes. Maintained
by the Biblical Studies Foundation.
Bible: King James Version
Searchable and browsable online Bible from the University
of Michigan. (See also the Martin
Luther Translation, the New
Testament (Rheims 1582), and the Revised
Book of Mormon
Searchable and browsable Book of Mormon online from the University of Michigan.
Searchable and browsable Koran online from the University of Michigan.
An electronically scanned version of M. H. Shakir's translation
of the Holy Qur'an. Maintained by the Electronic Text Center
at the University of Virginia.
Tanakh, Haggada, Kabbalah
Judaic texts in both Hebrew and English versions.
Web Sites: General
Academic Info: Religion
An independent, annotated Directory of Internet Resources
for the Academic Study of Religion compiled by Mike Madin,
a graduate of the University of Washington's Comparative Religion program
American Academy of Religion
This site serves as an introduction to the AAR, the major
learned society and professional association for scholars
whose object of study is religion.
A site from the BBC that explains various religions and beliefs,
Eikon Image Database for Biblical Studies
"...a faculty-library initiative at Yale Divinity School
that provides digital resources for teaching and research
in the field of Biblical studies."
Finding God in Cyberspace
A guide to religious studies resources on the internet by
John L Gresham MLS PhD. This guide provides a selective listing
of the best Internet resources of interest to religious studies
scholars and students of religion. Rather than attempt a comprehensive
listing of religious information on the Internet, this guide
selectively points to the best gateways to specific types
of religious information. This guide is especially designed
to provide both novice and advanced Internet researchers with
a helpful starting point for online religious research.
Guide to the Best Religious Studies Resources on the Internet
Cory Stier's web page through Edmonton Freenet with many useful links
International Religious Freedom
From the U.S. Department of State. "The Office of International
Religious Freedom has the mission of promoting religious freedom
as a core objective of U.S. foreign policy."
Middle Eastern World
A list of Websites from the American Library Association,
including a "cross-section of Web sites that offer information
on the governments, religions, history, and socio-cultural
forces of the modern Middle Eastern world. Necessarily, some
historical information is included."
New Testament Gateway
Provides Web-based information about the New Testament and its background.
A complete electronic edition of all of Isaac Newton's works,
including a catalog of all Newton's surviving theological,
alchemical and administrative papers.
Religion, Religions, Religious Studies
Information and links for study and interpretation of religions.
Created and maintained by Gene R. Thursby, Associate Professor,
University of Florida.
Religious Freedom Page
Provides the text of national, world, and United Nations documents
dealing with religious freedom as well as links to congressional
legislation and organizations that promote religious freedom.
Religious Movements Homepage
Provides information for major and minor religions of the
world. Excellent descriptions, histories, and annotated Web
links. From the University of Virginia.
Resources for the Study of Christian Origins
Site maintained by Justin Meggitt, British Academy Postdoctoral
Research Fellow and Affiliated Lecturer at the Faculty of
Divinity and Fellow Commoner of Jesus College, Cambridge University.
Virtual Religion Index
This index is designed as a tool for students with little
time. It analyzes & highlights important content of religion-related
websites to speed research. Designed by Mahlon H. Smith, Department
of Religion, Rutgers University.
on Religious Studies Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, University of Michigan
to Dead Sea Scrolls An exhibit at the Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
Internet Resources for the Study of Religions Bates College
Religion and Culture - Religious Studies Internet Links
Compiled by Professor Desjardins at Wilfred Laurier University in Ontario.
and Theology/Religion. This site is a selective, annotated
list of links to Internet resources on women and theology
or religion. It has been developed as part of WSSLINKS, a
project of the Women's Studies Section of the Association
of College and Research Libraries.
The Baha'i World:
Official Site of the Bahá'í Faith
Includes an introduction to the Bahá'í faith,
central figures, sacred writings, and more.
Studies WWW Virtual Library
Comprehensive directory of links to Buddhism and Buddhist
Studies Internet resources, Edited by Dr T.Matthew Ciolek,
Australian National University, and Prof. Joe Bransford Wilson,
University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
literature and the publications of the Pali Text Society
Excellent resources for Pali materials.
Lion - General Internet Resources Sites for resources
on Buddhism from Snow Lion Press.
Association for Buddhist Studies Useful links and resources.
"The Catholic Encyclopedia, as its name implies, proposes
to give its readers full and authoritative information on
the entire cycle of Catholic interests, action and doctrine."
Official Website of the Holy See. Includes papal encyclicals,
news, documents, and more.
Daoist Studies Website
"The Daoist Studies website contains scholarly information
about Daoism, including books on Daoism, conferences, scholars,
a bibliography and general resources for learning about Daoism."
This site is a public service of Himalayan Academy, publishers
of Hinduism Today Magazine.
Veda and Vedic Knowledge Online
Includes an encyclopedia and other articles.
Includes an overview of Hindiusm, important Hindu scripture,
and external links to Websites.
puja Guide for Educators . Links to resources on puja
and teaching guide for the Sackler/Freer exhibit on puja.
Encyclopedia of Islam
A visual "family tree" tracing Islam from the 7th century.
Introduction to Islam
Comprehensive coverage of all aspects of Islam, including
religion, Islamic law, the social system, economics, and the
history of Islamic civilization. Hosted by the Middle East Institute.
A companion Website to the PBS show Frontline that
examines Islam through stories of diverse Muslims. The “Frequently
Asked Questions” explains basic principles of Islam.
This site provides facts about Islamic history, basic beliefs,
and other topics.
Includes an overview of Islam, and external links to Websites.
Full text from 2003-current of the oldest English Jewish weekly
in America, established July 15, 1854.
The American Jewess
Full text of the first (1895-99) English-language periodical
created by and for Jewish women.
American Jewish Committee Archives
Includes oral histories, historic films and TV shows, radio
programs, and the American Jewis Year Book, 1899-present.
A free online archive of full text German-language Jewish periodicals (1806-1938).
Excellent online reproduction of the original Jewish Encyclopedia,
published from 1901-1906. Includes illustrations, transcribed
and original versions of the text, and searching capabilities.
Created by the Kopelman Foundation.
Women's Archive: Virtual Archive
The Virtual Archive offers information on hundreds of women,
women's organizations, and manuscript collections, along with
a rich array of primary source material.
Jewish Virtual Library
A Website designed by the American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise
(AICE) as an encyclopedia of Jewish history, culture, religion,
and Israel. Includes historical maps, statistics, and significant
documentation of US-Israeli relations.
Judaism and Jewish Resources
Comprehensive directory of links to Jewish Internet resources,
compiled and maintained by Andrew Tannenbaum.
A searchable website that contains the full text of the Jewish newspaper The Occident from 1843-1850.
RAMBI: Index of Articles on Jewish Studies
a selective bibliography of articles in the various fields
of Jewish studies and in the study of Eretz Israel. Material
listed in Rambi is compiled from thousands of periodicals
and from collections of articles - in Hebrew, Yiddish, and
European languages- mainly from the holdings of the Jewish
National and University Library, a world center for research
on the Jewish people and Eretz Israel.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Official Website of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day
Saints. Includes beliefs, scriptures, news, and more.
Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
Religious Society of Friends
Website of links to information on the Society of Friends.
International Shinto Foundation
Website about Japan's indigenous religion.
Extensive site including news, articles on Sikhism, and more.
Unitarian Universalist Association
Official Website of the UUA.
of California at Berkley, Center for Southeast Asian Studies.
Good maps of Southeast Asia as well as images of the regions.
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, Asia Maps
Freer and Sackler Galleries Links to information on Hindu
deities, video footage of worship, and other information.
in South Asia. Excellent links to news sites for South
Asia, study abroad programs, recent issues in South Asian
religions, and research sites. Maintained by Gene Thursby.
Sri Sarada Devi's Homepage.
Links to Sarada Devi's mandir, good information on Sarada Devi.
of Wisconsin Madison South Asia Conference. University
of Wisconsin's Annual South Asia conference (October).
in South Asia (RISA) Bibliographies Excellent bibliographies
on topics including ancient Indian history/archeology, the
Aryan controversy, homosexuality, Mirabai, Indian families
and social roles in the media, desire, and love.
Maps of India
Free India site with good maps.
Indology Research site
Excellent site for recent discussions in Indology.
Lanka Academic Network
Lanka Academic Network: Sri Lanka News Sri Lanka Net Articles
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