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Library resources for students of theology and religion.
The ancients studied the natural world closely (giving rise to today's sciences) because they believed the earth was a concrete expression of the divine. These two volumes explore the still-living connection between God and nature.
Here, American Indians themselves explain their religious practices, providing a scholarly guide to religions that were nearly exterminated and are often misunderstood. With maps and a list of 500 tribes.
From Orthodox to Conservative to Reform, this distills Jewish faith and practice into a single book. For an even more comprehensive look at Judaism, see the 22-volume .
A Glossary of Islam by Dominique Sourdel; Janine Sourdel-Thomine
Publication Date: 2007-01-01
This concise, accessible glossary of key Islamic terms is written by two of France's most eminent scholars of Islam. It offers brief explanations of the core background elements required by those beginning the study of Islam and covers the following:* Famous historical figures* Theological schools* Juridicial schools* Qur'anic symbols and themes* Religious rites and institutionsFocusing primarily on classical Islam, the historical references are mainly to the Sunni, Arab and Ottoman realms. This short book is an ideal text for those new to the subject of Islamic Studies and Islamic and Middle Eastern History.Key Features* Written by two of France's most eminent scholars of Islam* Offers brief, clear definitions of the key background elements needed by anyone new to the study of Islam: an ideal foundation text* There is no competing text - glossaries within textbooks are limited in number and definitions in (expensive) encyclopedias are often very long and overly detailed for beginning students* Ideal for exam revision
If you need articles or book chapters on Comparative Religion, go here.
The American Theological Library Association gives you access to more than 1,600 religion and theology journals, many of them full-text. During your search, be sure to use the subject list in the left-hand column if you want to narrow your results.
A multifaith site promoting religious tolerance as a "positive cultural value," with 4,800 essays (organized by faith and topic) that cover as fully as possible all the religions practiced in North America.
The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency has been publishing "factbooks" — compendiums of knowledge about the world — since its inception in 1947. Starting in 2008, it offers concise descriptions of world religions' core beliefs, from Baha'i to Zoroastrianism. Also includes a breakdown of religions by country.