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Religious Studies: General

The ATLA Cooperative Digital Resources Initiative 
of the American Theological Library Association and Association of Theological Schools is a repository of digital resources contributed by member libraries. Phase One of the Initiative provided digital images of woodcuts, photographs, slides, papyri, coins, maps, and manuscripts. Phase Two added lithographs, sermons, shape-note tune books, manuscripts, and images of Christian art and iconography. Phase Three materials added in April 2005 include additional images, manuscripts, and texts.

The Counterbalance Interactive Library
offers new views on complex issues from science, ethics, philosophy, and religion. Here you’ll find extensive resources on the evolution/creation controversy, biomedical ethical challenges, and much more.

The Digital Quaker Collection
is a digital library containing full text and page images of over 500 individual Quaker works from the 17th and 18th centuries. The proprietary software developed for Earlham School of Religion, which maintains the site, provides multiple search functions and an interface for viewing pages.

ECanon Online Search Engine for Canonical Texts
is part of TC: A Journal of Biblical Textual Criticism, and it is designed to be a free online tool for scholars, students, clergy, and other interested people. The texts are copyrighted by TC: A Journal of Biblical Textual Criticism, but they may be downloaded and used freely for non-commercial purposes.

Humbul Humanities Hub–Religion
allows users to search the Religion and Theology resources or browse by Projects/Organizations, Research Related, Teaching/Learning Related, Primary Sources, Secondary Sources, or Bibliographic Sources.

The Interdisciplinary Encyclopaedia of Religion and Science
is intended to provide new scholarly articles in the rapidly-growing international field of Religion and Science. These articles were written primarily by European authors and are available here for the first time in English translation. They offer a unique window into the approaches and perspectives of the European community towards what has become a field of immense cultural significance throughout the world.

JewishEncyclopedia.com 
contains the complete contents of the 12-volume Jewish Encyclopedia, which was originally published between 1901-1906. The Jewish Encyclopedia, which recently became part of the public domain, contains over 15,000 articles and illustrations. This online version contains the unedited contents of the original encyclopedia.

religion-online.org
contains full text articles by recognized religious scholars. More than 5,200 articles and chapters can be accessed here, on topics including the Old and New Testament, Theology, Ethics, the History and Sociology of Religion, Communication and Cultural Studies, Pastoral Care, Counseling, Homiletics, Worship, Missions and Religious Education.

Religion Newswriters Foundation 
attempts to improve public understanding of religion by strengthening and encouraging religion reporting in the news media. Its Vision is to accomplish its mission by supporting and funding the work of the RNA and through its own programs to promote excellence in religion reporting. Its resources includes web links and an archive of articles.

Virtual Religion Index
is maintained by Rutgers University’s Religion Department. It “analyzes and highlights important content of religion-related websites to speed research. Hyperlinks are provided not only to homepages but to major directories and documents within.”

Voice of the Shuttle: Religious Studies
provides links to resources on General Religious Studies, Buddhism, Christianity & Bible Studies, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, Taoism, Atheism & Agnosticism, Science & Religion, Religious Studies Courses, and Religious Studies Departments.

The Wabash Center Internet Religion Guide
is “a 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.” Categories are syllabi, electronic texts, electronic journals, websites, bibliographies, listserv discussion groups, and liturgical resources.

Religious Studies: United States, Historical

American Religion Data Archive
preserves quantitative data on American religion. It collections include data on churches and church membership, religious professionals, and religious groups (individuals, congregations and denominations), including the lineage and membership trends of over 600 religious groups.

The Pluralism Project
studies the growing religious diversity of the United States, with a special view to its new immigrant religious communities. Categories include Current Research, Events, Publications, Resources, and New & Noteworthy. Also, a interactive map of the United States is available under the heading, State-by-State Map of Resources.

Mythology

Greek Mythology Link
a collection of myths retold by Carlos Parada, author of Genealogical Guide to Greek Mythology, published in 1993. The GML contains Texts, Images, Tables and Maps. The mythical accounts are based exclusively on ancient sources.

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