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Religion and Philosophy
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Abbey of Regina Laudis - Bethlehem, Connecticut. "Community of contemplative Benedictine women..." Sister Noella Marcellino, known as the "cheese nun" was featured in a New Yorker article (Raw Faith: the Nun and the Cheese Underground by Burkhard Bilger, August 19 & 26, 2002, pp. 150-157) and in a documentary directed by Pat Thompson (The Cheese Nun: Sister Noella's Voyage of Discovery). Cheese is sold in the Shop (203-266-7637) which is open every day 10:00 - 12:00 and 1:30-4:00, and closed all day on Wednesday.
Ad Hoc: Teaching and Research Resources relating to the History of Christianity - Yale Divinity School. There is a useful collection of links to Research Resources: Selected Internet Sites and Electronic Texts. (Note: "Because of copyright restrictions, some of the images and texts contained in the database will not be accessible outside of Yale.")
Adherents.com - "43,870 adherent statistics and religious geography citations: references to published membership/adherent statistics and congregation statistics for over 4,200 religions, churches, denominations, religious bodies, faith groups, tribes, cultures, movements, ultimate concerns, etc."
All-in-One Biblical Resources Search - Mark Goodacre, Department of Theology, University of Birmingham, U.K.
Al-Islam - Ahlul Bayt Digital Islamic Library Project. With Subject Index.
All About Mormons - Official site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
American Academy of Religion - Learned society and professional association for scholars whose object of study is religion.
American Bible Society
American Philosophical Association - University of Delaware. Useful sections include Texts of Selected Publications, Web Resources and Conferences, Seminars and Calls for Papers.
American Religious Experience - Electronic journal, sponsored by West Virginia University, committed to advancing the understanding of American religious history.
American Theological Library Association
Ames Hymns Collection - Brian M. Ames provides lyrics & sound files. See also Cyber Hymnal
Andover-Harvard Theological Library
Manuscripts and Archives
Unitarian Universalist Resources
Research Guide to Early Native American Resources at Harvard
Google at Harvard - "Customized Harvard Google Book Search with "Find it at Harvard" links that search the HOLLIS Catalog especially efficient."
Anglicans Online - Cynthia McFarland
Archives de sciences sociales des religions - Indexed by author and keyword.
ARGE Ordensarchive Österreichs
Aristotle et al. - Readings Readings for Philosophers and Catholics - Jacques Maritain Center, University of Notre Dame.
Association for Religion and Intellectual Life - With links to Internet resources for World Religion, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism and the Bible. Offers a selection of full-text articles from CrossCurrents.
Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA) - Collects quantitative data sets for the study of American religion. (Department of Sociology, Pennsylvania State University.) "Allows you to interactively explore the highest quality data on American and international religion using online features for generating national profiles, maps, church membership overviews, denominational heritage trees, tables, charts, and other summary reports. Over 350 data files are available for online preview and most can be downloaded for additional research."
AVESTA: Zoroastrian Archives - Provides "complete text of the extant Avesta, the most ancient scriptures of Zoroastrianism, as well as many Pahlavi scriptures. It also includes information about the Avestan language, and other useful information for students of Zoroastrian religion. Most of the texts in these archives are extremely rare." (Zoroastrianism was the dominant world religion during the Persian empires (559 BC to 651 AC) and had a major influence on other religions. It is still practiced world-wide, especially in Iran and India.)
Ayn Rand Institute
Beliefnet - Spirituality Web site won the 2007 American Society of Magazine Editors National Magazine Award for "general excellence online."
Bertrand Russell Archives - Searchable archive of his writings, speeches and papers from McMaster University. There's also a Bertrand Russell Gallery
Bible Gateway - Search the Bible in nine languages and multiple Bible versions. (Gospel Communications Network)
The Bible: King James Version - Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia Library
Biblioteca Electrónica Cristiana
Bibliothèque Municipale de Lyon - View over 12,000 images from the library's magnificent collection of illuminated manuscripts and incunabula from the Fifth Century to the Renaissance. From home page select Collections numérisées, then connexion à la base ENLUMINURES. A title search (Titre du livre) for Livre d'heures, for example, will retrieve over 1400 results.
Bill Moyers: Genesis, a Living Conversation - PBS
Billy Graham Center Archives - Includes photos
and letters from the Papers of Sarah Alice (Troyer) Young; 1894-1900, an American missionary to China. In Many Voices, One Story: Oral History Interviews at the BGC Archives, where you can hear interviews about evangelistic and missionary work.
Book of Mormon - Provided by the Electronic Text Center at the University of Virginia, the site allows you to browse or search. (See also Copy of Book of Mormon Is Auctioned for $105,000 by Lisa W. Foderaro and Michelle York, NYT, September 20, 2007. Discovered in an attic in Newark, New York, the book was sold in Geneva, New York by the Hessney Auction Company.) Other important Morman texts include The Doctrine and Covenants of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Containing Revelations Given to Joseph Smith, The Prophet... and The Pearl of Great Price
Books & Culture: A Christian Review
A brief exposition of the established principles and regulations of the United Society of Believers called Shakers - New York, Edward O. Jenkins, 1846, Improved ed., [URN: urn:nbn:de:bvb:12-bsb00018760-7], Digitale Bibliothek - Münchener Digitalisierungszentrum, Digitisation on Demand - Varia.
BUBL Information Service - Internet subject directory has resources for Philosophy and Religion.
Buddhist Studies - WWW Virtual Library resource is edited by T. Matthew Ciolek, Joe Bransford Wilson and Jerome Ducor.
Byzantine Icons A Guide to Byzantine Icons on the Internet - There is a Music Page
California Missions - Historic photographs of all 21 California Missions
Catalonian Manuscripts - From the collection of The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Among the manuscripts in the collection are Boethius' De consolacio philosophiae and Saint Peter Pascual's Biblia pequeña.
Catharine Convent State Museum - Utrecht, The Netherlands. Their collection "offers an insight into the Christian art and cultural history of the Netherlands and its influence on Dutch society."
Catholic Encyclopedia - Over 11,000 articles provided by New Advent . Other resources include
St. Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologica;
Church Fathers, Letters, speeches and books from the earliest Christians; the Douay-Rheims version of the
Holy Bible, with links to the Catholic Encyclopedia; and a
Complete List of Popes, a chronological listing of Roman Catholic Popes, with links to biographical sketches.
Catholic Information Center on the Internet - Provides access to Church Documents
Catholic Liturgical Library - Provides access to
Church documents, liturgical texts and provides information about vessels and furnishings.
Catholic Worker Home Page - Anne Fullerton
Catholic Worker Movement
Catholic World News
Catholics in the Military - See also Vincent Capodanno, the official website for the cause of Canonization for Rev. Vincent Robert Capodanno, The Grunt Padre by Daniel L. Mode and
A Chaplain's Chaplain by Peter Duffy, Wall Street Journal, March 7, 2008.
Center for Buddhist Studies - Located at National Taiwan University, there is also a mirror site at Ohio State. Although much of the material is available in Chinese only, there are a few English resources including Full-Text Journal Articles, (or mirror). There also appear to be two sets of articles sorted by author (A and the longer B). Other offerings include links to other resources, news and language lessons.
Center for Christian-Jewish Learning - Boston College. The Christian-Jewish Relations Library has resources on Current Topics and there is access to the full-text of Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations, the Center's official journal.
Chinese Philosophical Etext Archive - Based at Wesleyan University
Chinese Philosophy Page - Steven A Brown
Christian Classics Ethereal Library - Full-text theological library maintained by Harry Plantinga, a professor of computer science at Calvin College. Electronic texts include reference, fiction, non-fiction and hymns and are available in an assortment of formats including MP3 and Microsoft Reader.
Christus Rex - Vatican site is searchable and includes images from the Cappella Sistina (Sistine Chapel).
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Official site
Churches ad hoc: A Photo Essay by Herman Krieger - "Churches ad hoc was introduced on the Internet in 1996. Since then, references to it have appeared in a large number of Christian, as well as atheist, web sites. Each group seems to find a reflection of their own views in the captioned photographs."
Codes of Ethics Online - A Project undertaken by the Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions at the Illinois Institute of Technology to put online their collection of over 850 codes of ethics. Codes are organized by category and are searchable.
Codices Electronici Ecclesiae Coloniensis (CEEC) - 85 digitized medieval manuscripts held by the Episcopal and Cathedral Library, Cologne.
Collect Britain: Putting History in Place
Concordances of Great Books - Will search text of 450 books. Maintained by William A. Williams, Jr.. Searchable texts include Scriptures: Bible, Apocrypha, Koran, Bhagavad-Gita, Tao Te Chung, Confucius.
Cooperative Digital Resources Initiative - American Theological Library Association and the Association of Theological Schools. "Provides access to digital images of woodcuts, photographs, slides, papyri, coins, maps, postcards, manuscripts, lithographs, sermons, shape-note tune books, and various forms of Christian art, architecture, and iconography." You can Search the Database or Browse the Collections.
Corsair - "Thousands of digital images from The Pierpont Morgan Library's renowned collection of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts are now available in CORSAIR. The collection spans some ten centuries of Western illumination, and contains manuscripts from all the major schools, including some of the great masterpieces of medieval manuscript art. The images and accompanying descriptions are the product of an extraordinary collaboration between the Library and the Index of Christian Art to photograph, digitize, and describe all significant illustrations within the Morgan's medieval and Renaissance manuscripts. CORSAIR currently offers more than 28,000 medieval images, and the number is constantly growing." Search for the Farnese Hours, Rome, 1546 (MS M.0069) which has been described.
Course Materials in Philosophy - Links to syllabi and course material published on the web by philosophy instructors edited by Andrew Carpenter, an assistant professor of Philosophy at Antioch College.
Cult Controversy: Spiritual Quest or Mind Control? - Washington Post special section provides an illustrated chronology of controversial religions and New Age groups using Post stories from the last 50 years.
Cult Information Service
Cyber Hymnal - "Over 2,600 Christian hymns and Gospel songs from many denominations. You'll find lyrics, sound, background information, photos, links, MIDI files and scores you can download."
CyberFaith: How Americans Pursue Religion Online - Pew Research Center report, December 23, 2001.
Descartes' Meditations - Trilingual html edition edited by David B. Manley and Charles S. Taylor.
Daoist Studies - "Scholarly, non-profit, Internet resource for Daoist Studies that aims to foster international scholarly communication about the study of Daoism."
Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies Research File - Baylor University. "Spanning more than 80 years and dozens of unique topics, the J.M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies Research File collection contains 1,492 items related to the relationship between government and religious institutions in the United States and abroad. With a special emphasis on the evolution of Baptist institutions, the collection provides insight into the often contentious struggle to find a balance between church positions and the workings of local, state, and national government."
Descartes Web Site - Patricia Easton, Department of Philosophy, Claremont Graduate University. Contains the full-text of Les Passions de l'Ame (Passions of the Soul) in French and in English.
Deseret News - The official newspaper of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints, has a searchable, six month archives. See also the Salt Lake City Tribune.
Devi: the Great Goddess - Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Dictionary of the History of Ideas: Studies of Selected Pivotal Ideas - Full-text of the out-of-print book edited by Philip P. Wiener, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1973-74. Topics include nature, humanity, art, history, politics, religion and philosophy, math and logic. Made available by the Electronic Text Center at the University of Virginia Library.
Dictionary of Unitarian and Universalist Biography
Doukhobor Collection, 1898-1930 - 7,500 members of this Christian religious sect left Russia in the 1890s and settled in Canada, primarily in Saskatchewan. comprised of over 120 primary source items (totaling over 400 images) dating from 1898 to 1930. The online collection consists of "scanned manuscripts, photographs, books and book chapters, magazine articles, and financial documents" which you can browse or search. Among the photographs, for example, is Peter P. Verigin (?) standing beside Peter V. Verigin's dynamited tomb, c. 1931. (A project of the Simon Fraser University Library Electronic Document Centre.)
Early Virginia Religious Petitions - 423 petitions submitted to the Virginia legislature between 1774 and 1802 on "such topics as the historic debate over the separation of church and state championed by James Madison and Thomas Jefferson, the rights of dissenters such as Quakers and Baptists, the sale and division of property in the established church, and the dissolution of unpopular vestries."
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Electronic edition of M.G. Easton's 1897 Illustrated Bible Dictionary from the Christian Classics Ethereal Library at Calvin College.
ECanon: Online Search Engine for Canonical Texts
Ecclesiastical Calendar - Marcos J. Montes
Ecclesiological Society - Site devoted to Church architecture, furnishings and liturgy "provides picture essays, links to interesting church sites, research tools and details of related organisations..."
Ecole Initiative - Created by Anthony F. Beavers, University of Evansville and edited by Karen Ræ Keck and Norman Hugh Redington, St. Pachomius Library. The project consists of Early Church Documents, translations of Judæo-Christian and Islamic Primary Sources to 1500; the Ecole Glossary short, 100-200 word glosses on topics relating to early Church history; Articles, essays on major topics and figures; Images, Judæo-Christian iconography and religious art; and a Chronology, a timeline with geographical cross-index.
Eleanor Parmenter Churchill: Canterbury Shaker Child, Canterbury Shaker Friend - Online exhibition from the University of New Hampshire Library Special Collections Department, which has an extensive collection of Shaker Materials.
Electronic Text Center - University of Virgina. Searchable collection of etexts. Includes Concise Dictionary of Religion by Irving Hexham, 1993, Book of Mormon and the Koran. Other source for electronic texts is the Online Books Page where you can browse by author, title and subject.
Project Canterbury - Anglican texts. Emphasis is placed on documents expressing the Catholic identity of Anglicanism. Hosted by the Society of Archbishop Justus, this is a rich source of Anglican documents online. Charles Wohlers' collection of texts of the Book of Common Prayer includes the The First Book of Common Prayer (1549) attributed to Thomas Cranmer. (You can read a bystander's account of The execution of Archbishop Thomas Cranmer in 1556.)
Project Wittenberg - Works by and about Martin Luther and Lutheranism; includes texts, hymns, theological treatises, and biographies; Bob Smith, Institute for Christian Leadership.
Psychology of Religion Pages - Michael Nielson, Department of Psychology, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia
Quaker Archives and Library of Canada - Volunteers are transcribing early Canadian minute books up to about 1850.
in the Quaker Minute Book Transcription Project.
There is also a good collection of links to other Quaker resources.
Quaker Pages - Maintained by Peter Sippel
Quran Browser - Searchable by passage, word, or word part.
Radio Vaticana - "La voca del Papa." Official radio station of the Vatican. On demand news of the Vatican in many languages.
Ramsay Traquair: the Architectural Heritage of Quebec - Consists of over 7,000 images of architectural buildings and over 600 images of silver artifacts used for religious and domestic purposes.
Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly - PBS
Religion and the Founding of the American Republic - Online companion to the Library of Congress exhibition ( June 4 - August 22, 1998) of over 200 objects including early American books, manuscripts, letters, prints paintings, artifacts, and music.
Religion Online: Full texts by recognized religious scholars - "More than 3,000 articles and chapters. Topics include Old and New Testament, Theology, Ethics, History and Sociology of Religion, Communication and Cultural Studies, Pastoral Care, Counseling, Homiletics, Worship, Missions and Religious Education.
ReligionLink - "Resource to help print and broadcast journalists when they encounter religion in stories about government, politics, education, social services, science and other areas of public life." Edited by Diane Connolly, former religion editor of The Dallas Morning News.
Religions of the World - Minnesota State University site covers Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, Animism, Christianity and Hinduism.
Religious and Sacred Texts - Links to full-text resources collected by David A. Wiley, II
Religious Freedom Page - Hosted by the University of Virginia, there also is a Religious Movements Page.
Religious Society of Friends
Renaissance Liturgical Imprints: A Census - University of Michigan database of information about worship books printed before 1601.
Resource Pages for Biblical Studies - "Focusing the early Christian writings and their social world." (Torrey Seland, Biblical Studies Department, Volda College, Norway.)
Resources for the Study of East Asian Language and Thought - WWW Virtual Library site maintained by Charles Muller, Professor of East Asian Philosophy and Religion, Toyo Gakuen University, Chiba, Japan.
Restoration Movement - "Nineteenth-century unity and restitution effort by Barton W. Stone and Thomas and Alexander Campbell spawned several distinct religious groups: the Churches of Christ, the Christian Churches, and the Disciples of Christ." Maintained by Hans Rollmann, Department of Religious Studies at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, the site includes Historical texts and Pictures.
Ricci Roundtable on the History of Christianity in China - Database of primary and secondary resources on the history of the China mission. (Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History University of San Francisco.)
Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy Signpost Articles
Royal Institute of Philosophy - Offers a selection of Articles from the journal Philosophy, as well as texts from lectures, seminars and events. Includes a collection of Essential Philosophy Links.
St. Michaels Abbey - Farnborough, UK, monastery and mausoleum commissioned by the Empress Eugenie to bury Napoleon III and the Prince Imperial.
St. Pachomius Library - Literature of the early Christian Church includes English translations of the Church Fathers, the acts of the Christian martyrs, the proceedings of the Councils, and the lives of the early saints; Orthodox Christian Foundation.
Saint Patrick's Church Index of Saints - Katherine I. Rabenstein.
Samantabhadra Archives - "Electronic and collaborative project that will facilitate the reproduction, analysis, and interpretation of all known editions of the large canon of Tibetan Buddhist religious texts known as The Collected Tantras of the Ancients (rNying ma rgyud 'bum) and related Bonpo texts. (David Germano).
Sanskrit Texts and Stotras - Dale Steinhauser's site contains a wide variety of Sanskrit texts and stotras in pdf format. Most of the texts are in Devanagari script with English translation. You can also hear Vedic Pundits recite various Sanskrit and Vedic texts in Audio Recordings of Sanskirt Texts.
Secular Web - Freethought web site's mission is "to defend and promotemetaphysical naturalism, the view that our natural world is all that there is, a closed system in no need of an explanation and sufficient unto itself."
Semiotics - University of Colorado at Denver School of Education
Shaker Manuscripts On-Line - Pass the WORD Services
Society of Biblical Literature - Nonprofit professional association for scholars in the field of biblical studies. Their Review of Biblical Literature is searchable and browsable from 1966 to the present, with full-text book reviews.
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy - A publication of the Center for the Study of Language and Information at Stanford University, the site is edited by Edward N. Zalta and, as a 'dynamic encyclopedia,' "constantly changes with the addition of new entries and the modification of existing entries." The site is searchable and provides a What's New page.
Subject Bibliographies on Environmental Ethics - "Intended to facilitate research and public discussion of the ethical issues embedded in the environmental concerns of our day." Compiled and edited by Timothy C. Weiskel, Center for the Study of Values in Public Life at the Harvard Divinity School.
Talk Origins Archive: Exploring the Creation/Evolution Controversy - "Usenet newsgroup devoted to the discussion and debate of biological and physical origins. Most discussions in the newsgroup center on the creation/evolution controversy, but other topics of discussion include the origin of life, geology, biology, catastrophism, cosmology and theology."
Tao Te Ching - Ming L. Pei provides "the full text of TaoDeJing consisting of 81 Chapters [which] can be browsed chapter-by-chapter from beginning to the end." In English & Chinese.
Taoism Information Page: English-language scholarly and philosophical information - "Established by J.Patrick Narkinsky. It has been revised and is maintained by Gene R.Thursby."
Ted Honderich - Homepage of the editor of The Oxford Companion to Philosophy. (You can hear a TPM Online interview with Honderich by Jeremy Stangroom about Honderich's new autobiography, Philosopher: A Kind of Life.)
Tibetan & Himalayan Digital Library - David Germano, University of Virginia. There is a section for Religion.
Tibetan Book of the Dead: Literature and Artwork on Prayer, Ritual and Meditation From the Religious Traditions of Tibet, India and Nepal - Online exhibition at the University of Virginia Library, November 2, 1997 - March 14, 1998.
Torah, Bible, Coran Livres de Parole - exposition en images - Bibliothèque Nationale de France
Toward on-line, worldwide access to Vatican Library materials - IBM is working with the Vatican Library to digitize over 20,000 documents from its rare manuscripts collection. (IBM Journal of Research & Development, Vol. 40, No. 2).
Union Theological Seminary - New York. Sophia: Wisdom and Research Online, the integrated library system maintained by the libraries of Union Theological Seminary and General Theological Seminary, is searchable.
Unitarian Universalist Association - Their Dictionary of Unitarian and Universalist Biography provides short biographies about famous Unitarian Universalists in history (William Ellery Channing, Julia Ward Howe, Horace Mann, Samuel Joseph May, Margaret Fuller).
Value of Knowledge: A Miniature Library of Philosophy - Andy Blunden has assembled the writings of 120 philosophers.
Vatican Library - Telnet access to the URBS Online Public Access Union Catalogue of the Vatican Library which contains publications (books and serials) in the holdings of fourteen libraries in Rome, acquired by or included in this database after 1991.
Virtual Christianity: Bibles - Stephen Adkins maintains this "comprehensive list of on-line English and Foreign Bibles
Virtual Religion Index - Comprehensive site from the Religion Department at Rutgers University.
Vivarium - "Digitized manuscripts, art, rare books, photographs, audio, video, and other resources from two Benedictine monastic and educational communities in central Minnesota." Among the digitized texts are The Four Gospels of the Lord Jesus Christ According to the Authorized Version of King James I with Decorations by Eric Gill, Golden Cockerel Press, 1931 with original maize buckram and quarter pigskin binding by Sangorski and Al-Coranus S. Lex Islamitica Muhammedis Felii Abdallae Pseudoprophetae, Ad optimorum Codicum fidem edita ex Museo Abraham Hinckelmanni, D., Hamburg, Schultzio-Schilleriana,1694. The collection is browsable by collection type: manuscript illuminations (4864), original drawings & paintings (48), photographs (402) etc.
Voice of the Shuttle: Religious Studies Page - Alan Liu, University of California, Santa Barbara.
Voltaire Foundation - University of Oxford
Wabash Center Guide to Internet Resources for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion - Comprehensive, annotated and well-organized collection created by Charles K. Bellinger, a public services librarian at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Watchman Fellowship - "Our mission with this site is to present a readily accessible Christian response to cults and new religious movements." Has an Index of Cults and Religions.
Wesleyan Chinese Philosophical Etext Archive - "Electronic texts of Confucian and Confucian-inspired texts from the 11th century (CE) to the present"
William Ellery Channing Center - "William Ellery Channing (1780-1842) was a pivotal figure in the literary and religious life in nineteenth-century America. Variously remembered as a Unitarian minister, a foe of slavery, and an essayist, much of his influence has now waned. This center hopes to re-expose this great man to a new readership by publishing his best work electronically (some now out of print in paper) and supply links to works about Channing."
William James - Frank Pajares, Division of Educational Studies, Emory University.
The Window - Philosophy on the Internet - Chris Marvin and Frank Sikernitsky.
Wittgenstein Archives - University of Bergen
World Council of Churches
World Scripture: A Comparative Anthology Of Sacred Texts - "Collection contains over 4000 scriptural passages from 268 sacred texts and 55 oral traditions, and is organized in terms of 164 different themes. This text is the result of a five-year project involving the collaboration of an international team of 40 recognized scholars representing all the major religious traditions of the world. This archive contains the complete text of the original hardbound version." (Published by International Religious Foundation, Paragon House, New York, 1991, 914 pages.)
Wright American Fiction, 1851-1875 - Collection of 19th century American fiction, as listed in Lyle Wright's bibliography which attempts to include every novel published in the United States from 1851 to 1875. Project of the Indiana University Digital Library Program. There are currently 2,887 volumes included (2,109 unedited, 778 fully edited and encoded) by 1,394 authors. You can search the full-text. Wright "listed a total of 2,923 titles in adult fiction, including "novels, novelettes, romances, short stories, tall tales, tract-like tales, allegories, and fictitious biographies and travels, in prose" (from the introduction), and inventoried 18 American libraries for holdings. This compilation is part of his three-volume set listing American fiction from 1774 through 1900, and is still considered the most comprehensive bibliography of American adult fiction of the 18th and 19th centuries."
Yale Divinity School
Yale University Research Guide: Christianity
Yorkshire Quaker Heritage Project - Brynmor Jones Library, University of Hull
Zen Buddhist Texts - Site includes random zen quip generator, primary Zen texts, and dictionary of Zen and Buddhist terms. Created by Steven Newton, Southwest Chogye International Zen Academeia, Houston, Texas.
English Literature and Religion - Maintained by William S. Peterson, a Professor of English at the University of Maryland, the site consists of a Bibliographical Database, in pdf format, about religious aspects and backgrounds of English literature, Electronic Texts consisting of The Book of Common Prayer, Christmas Carols, Jeremy Taylor's Holy Dying and William Law's A Serious Call. There are also links to Online Library Catalogues and Links to Web Sites of Related Interest.
Ephrata Cloister - "One of America's earliest religious communities, the Ephrata Cloister was founded in 1732 by German settlers." There is an interesting museum store with hand-crafted goods (not yet online) and you can order authentic Pennsylvania German fare at the Cloister Restaurant across the street.
Episteme Links: Philosophy Resources on the Internet - Thomas Ryan Stone has compiled a collection of thousands of sorted links to philosophy resources on the Internet. There is a New Additions section.
Esalen Institute - Big Sur, California
Ethics Connection - Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, Santa Clara University
Ethics Updates - Edited by Lawrence M. Hinman, the site "is designed primarily to be used by ethics instructors and their students...to provide updates on current literature, both popular and professional..."
Facets of Religion - Maintained by Casper Voogt. (Part of the WWW Virtual Library.)
Fathers of the Church - "English translations of some of the Church Fathers, drawn from the 38-volume Edinborough edition."(New Advent).
Fire and Ice: Puritan and Reformed Writings - Bill Carson's full-text collection of practical, devotional, and experiential works.
First Things: A Journal of Religion and Public Life - Browse by issue or search by
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies - FARMS is a "tax-exempt educational foundation, established in 1979. Its main research interests include ancient history, language, literature, culture, geography, politics, and law."
Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online - Mennonite Historical Society of Canada
Fourth Way - Gurdjieff Ouspensky School
Gold Koran - Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries. (In February 2000 John Hopkins University returned a section of a this rare ninth century Koran to Turkey's Nuruosmaniye Library.)
Gnostic Society Library - With full-texts from the Nag Hammadi Library
Gold Koran - Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries. (In February 2000 John Hopkins University returned a section of a this rare ninth century Koran to Turkey's Nuruosmaniye Library.)
Goodspeed Manuscript Collection
Graduate Theological Union - Berkeley, California. Provides a comprehensive collection of links to religious resources on the web, including New Religious Movements which "focuses on alternative religious and quasi-religious non-Judeo-Christian groups which are new to the U. S. and Canada, or have grown significantly since 1960. Links to resources on Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Sufism, occult, metaphysical movements, neo-paganism, witchcraft, new age communes, feminist spirituality, and some human potential movements are included on this page."
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
Guide to Early Church Documents - ICLnet (Institute for Christian Leadership)
Guide to Philosophy on the Internet - Peter Suber, Philosophy Department, Earlham College.
Gurdjieff Home Page
Gutenberg Bible - At least three are available online: Göttinger Universität, Keio University and the British Library.
Hancock Shaker Village - Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Has America Blurred the Church-State Line? - Kraft Family Fund's program series on "Religion in the Public Sphere," presented dissenting views on the role of courts in the intelligent design debate. Video of the event held at Columbia University, March 28, 2006. Participatants included Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger; Noah Feldman, Professor of Law, New York University; Imam Al-Hajj Talib 'Abdur-Rashid, Head of the Mosque of Islamic Brotherhood in Harlem; R. Kent Greenawalt, Law Professor; Albert Mohler Jr., President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; and Suzanne Last Stone, Professor of Law at Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University.
Harvard Divinity School - The Andover-Harvard Theological Library provides useful links to E-Resources on religion. Among the Projects and Resources of the Center for the Study of World Religions is the Religions of the World and Ecology conference series.
Harvard-Yenching Library - "Collections stand at over one million volumes, including approximately 659,000 in Chinese, 296,000 in Japanese, 129,000 in Korean, 15,000 in Vietnamese, 47,000 in various Western languages, 4,300 in Tibetan, 3,500 in Manchu, and 500 in Mongolian. This year another 21,000 volumes were added to the collections." Hedda Morrison Photographs of China. A search in VIA for Hedda Morrison Photographs of China and limiting to Harvard-Yenching Library retrieves 4119 images. Rev. Claude L. Pickens, Jr. Collection on Muslims in China
Hill Monastic Manuscript Library - With Manuscript Images.
Hippias: Limited Area Search of Philosophy on the Internet - "Peer-reviewed search engine that provides access to philosophy-related resources."
History of American Socialisms - Full-text of the 1870 book by John Humphrey Noyes, founder of the Oneida Community in upstate New York in the Making of America Project: Michigan.
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary - Roswell D. Hitchcock, New York: A. J. Johnson, 1874, c1869. Contains "more than 2,500 Bible and Bible-related proper names and their meanings." (From the Christian Classics Ethereal Library)
Built in America: Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) and the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) - Library of Congress collection of measured drawings, large-format photographs, and written histories for more than 35,000 historic structures and sites dating from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. Search by keyword or browse by subject or geographic location. There are four photographs of Indian Castle Church, State Route 55, Town of Danube, Herkimer County (Fort Hendrick), taken by photographer Nelson E. Baldwin on May 5, 1936. "Indian Castle Church was built in 1769 by Captain Samuel Clyde for Sir William Johnson, who presented it to the Canajoharies (Mohawks of the Upper or Canajoharie Mohawks Castle), in 1770. It is the only Colonial Indian Mission Chursch standing in New York State and the only surviving Colonial building of the Mohawks or Iroquois Castles. The Church was built on land owned by Joseh Brandt [Brant], the famous Mohawk Chieftain, who was noted for his pity [piety?] and who translated the gospel of St. Mark into the Mohawk language. During the Revolution, the Mohawk Indian raiders, formerly residents here, attempted to steal the bell of this old church. They, however, neglected to fasten its clapper and its ringing awakened the parish settlers who armed themselves, sallied out and recovered the old church bell." (Data Page 2).
Holiness Classic Collection - Over one hundred 19th century religious texts digitized by the Wesley Center for Applied Theology. (To access, you must request a unique user-name and password. "Contact the Wesley Center. Send us your real name, email address, and complete postal address. We normally reply to such requests within 24 hours.")Humanities Text Initiative - Has Searchable Religious Texts including Die Bibel, Martin Luther translation, Bible: King James Version, Bible: Revised Standard Version, Bible: New Testament (Rheims 1582), The Book of Mormon and The Koran.
Humbul Humanities Hub - Religion & Theology Resources
Hume Archives - "Repository of electronic texts by and about 18th Century Scottish Philosopher David Hume" is provided by James Fieser, Department of Philosophy, University of Tennessee at Martin.
Huntington Archive of Buddhist and Related Art
Husserl Page - The aim of Bob Sandmeyer's site is to "provide easy access to those net resources pertaining to the life and work of the 20th century philosopher, Edmund Husserl."
ICLnet: Institute for Christian Leadership
In the Beginning Was the Word: the Russian Church and Native Alaskan Cultures - Library of Congress
Institute of Sacred Music - Yale University
Institute for the Study of American Religion - Organization based in Santa Barbara, California provides Cultwatch: A look at cults in America.
International Bible and Theology Gateways- University of Passau
International Philosophical Preprint Exchange
Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy - Edited by James Fieser, University of Tennessee at Martin, the site is aimed at undergraduates and includes 200 philosophy articles and several original texts.
Internet Sacred Text Archive - Archive of significant primary texts relating to religion and mythology. Texts are presented in English translation and, in some cases, in the original language. Maintained by J.B. Hare.
Ism Book: A Field Guide to the Nomenclature of Philosophy - Peter Saint-André
J. Paul Getty Museum - Los Angeles. They provide over 1,000 images of the objects in their Collections. Among the Manuscripts are Religious Service Books, Scripture and Devotional Books. There is a Subject collection page devoted to Religion with images depicting Angels, Christ, Demons, Female Saints, Male Saints, Mary, Old Testament Figures and Rites and Rituals.
Japanese Journal of Religious Studies - Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture. The articles in the Special Issues from 1979 to 2001 are available in full-text and include Religion and Society in Contemporary Japan: A Tribute to Yanagawa Keiichi, Tendai Buddhism in Japan, Folk Religion and Religious Organizations in Asia and Pilgrimage in Japan.
Jewish Studies - Rochelle S. Elstein, Northwestern University Library.
Jewish Encyclopedia - "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."
John Locke Bibliography: a comprehensive listing of publications by and about John Locke - John C. Attig began compiling the bibliography in 1975 by 2005 it contained over 9000 entries. There is a subject index and a name and title index.
Joseph Campbell Foundation
Justice: A Journey in Moral Reasoning - Michael J. Sandel, Harvard University, 2006.
Journal of Buddhist Ethics - Wayne R. Husted
Karl Popper Web - Ray Scott Percival's site is dedicated to the philosopher Karl Raimund Popper (1902-1994). See also Obituary of Karl Popper in the Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 94, pp. 645–684, December, 1997.
Koran - Searchable by keyword and browsable by chapter. Electronic version of M. H. Shakir's translation of the Holy Qur'an, as published by Tahrike Tarsile Qur'an. Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia.
Last Day of Socrates - "Created to help first year philosophy students read the Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, and the death scene from the Phaedo in order to help them prepare for philosophical discussion of these texts in the classroom." (Clarke College, Dubuque, Iowa)
- Catholic Encyclopedia - Over 11,000 articles provided by New Advent .
- Catholic Online Saints & Angels - Searchable database has information on Patron Saints, Popular Saints, and Stigmata.
- Dictionary of the History of Ideas: Studies of Selected Pivotal Ideas - Full-text of the out-of-print book edited by Philip P. Wiener, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1973-74. Topics include nature, humanity, art, history, politics, religion and philosophy, math and logic. Made available by the Electronic Text Center at the University of Virginia Library.
- Dictionary of Unitarian and Universalist Biography
- Easton's Bible Dictionary - Electronic edition of M.G. Easton's 1897 Illustrated Bible Dictionary from the Christian Classics Ethereal Library at Calvin College.
- Encyclopedia of Shinto - "English translation of the Shinto jiten edited by the Institute for Japanese Culture and Classics and published by Kobundo in 1994 (the text as translated here reflects certain emendations to the original Japanese version). Links to video images, illustrations, photographs and sound files have been added anew." (Institute for Japanese Culture and Classics, Kokugakuin University)
- Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online - Mennonite Historical Society of Canada
- Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary - Roswell D. Hitchcock, New York: A. J. Johnson, 1874, c1869. Contains "more than 2,500 Bible and Bible-related proper names and their meanings." (From the Christian Classics Ethereal Library)
- Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy - Edited by James Fieser, University of Tennessee at Martin, the site is aimed at undergraduates and includes 200 philosophy articles and several original texts.
- Jewish Encyclopedia - "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."
- Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy Signpost Articles - Selections
- Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy - A publication of the Center for the Study of Language and Information at Stanford University, the site is edited by Edward N. Zalta and, as a 'dynamic encyclopedia,' "constantly changes with the addition of new entries and the modification of existing entries." The site is searchable and provides a What's New page.
Library of Congress Webcasts - See also Library of Congress Podcasts
Writing the Story of America's Religious Origins - Susan Jacoby, Mark Noll, Steve Prothero, Jonathan Sarna , 20 November 2006 [119 minutes].
Sacred Truth and Secular Agency: Shari'ah Norms and Political Enforcement - Lamin Sanneh, 7 April 2005 [47 minutes].
Life of Adam and Eve: The Biblical Story in Judaism and Christianity - Constructed by Gary A. Anderson of the University of Virginia and Michael E. Stone of Hebrew University of Jerusalem and is a project of the Institute for Advanced Technology
Louis Segond Bible - In French
Lutheran Hymnal - MP3, lyrics & sheet music.
Manuscripts from the Søren Kierkegaard Archive - Royal Library, Copenhagen.
Martin Buber - Andreas Schmidt, Universität Karlsruhe. Also available in English.
Material History of American Religion Project - Columbia Theological Seminary project in which eight scholars, historians of American religion, are writing monographs on topics in the material and economic history of American religion.
Matrix: A Collection of Resources for the Study of Women's Religious Communities, 500-1500 - Collaborative effort by an international group of scholars of medieval history, religion, history of art, archaeology, religion, and other disciplines, as well as librarians and experts in computer technology to document the participation of Christian women in the religion and society of medieval Europe.
Mennonite Central Committee - "Relief and development arm of the North American Mennonite and Brethren in Christ churches." Offers links to related resources.
Missionary Periodicals Database - Currents in World Christianity.
Monastery of Christ in the Desert - Near Abiquiu, New Mexico
Mormon Literature Database - "Scholarly resource to literary writings by and about Mormons." Maintained by the Mormon Literature Database Committee at the Harold B. Lee Library of Brigham Young University.
Mr Wesley's Preachers - John Rylands Library exhibition provides portraits, manuscripts and biographical information about preachers who played a significant role in the early history of the Methodist Church
Multi-Lingual Bibles - ARTFL Project
Mundus: Gateway to Missionary Collections in the United Kingdom - "Guide to more than four hundred collections of overseas missionary materials held in the United Kingdom."
Music for the Church of God
National Council of Churches
National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections - Searchable via RLIN AMC File Advanced Search Form, an Easy Search Form (word list) and an Easy Search Form (left-anchored phrase).
NET Bible - Biblical Studies Foundation's New English Translation is "the first completely new translation of the Bible to be done in the age of the Internet." (For a review of the site see Beta-testing the Bible, in the December 10, 1998 Web Citations column in Atlantic Unbound.)
New Advent - Catholic website
New Religious Movements - Jeffrey K. Hadden, Department of Sociology, University of Virginia.
New Testament Gateway - Directory of internet resources related to the New Testament maintained by Mark Goodacre, University of Birmingham.
Newman Reader: Works of John Henry Cardinal Newman - Bob Elder.
Noam Chmosky Archive - Contains the full text to many of Chomsky's major works, the complete audio to several important lectures, and numerous articles, interviews and speeches.(Tom Lane, ZNet)
Notable American Unitarians 1936-1961 - by Herbert F. VetterMore than 100 illustrated biographies. See also Dictionary of Unitarian and Universalist Biography.
The Notebook for Contemporary Continental Philosophy - Links to philosophy resources maintained by Scott H. Moore, an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Baylor University.
Oneida Community Collection - "Inventories and bibliographies relating to Oneida Community materials held at Syracuse and elsewhere, the full text of several books written by, and about, members of the Community, and 140 selected photographs..." (Department of Special Collections, Syracuse University Library.)
Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance - Descriptions of 63 religions, faith groups and ethical systems provided be four volunteers
Order of Saint Benedict - Offers a site map and provides information on Association of Benedictine Retreat Centers, Association of Benedictine Colleges and Universities, Benedict, Scholastica and other Saints and the St. John's Bible (see article in Smithsonian).
Paideia Project - Online archive of contributed papers to the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy held in August 1998.
Papers of Thomas Reid - Trial pages of the papers of the eighteenth-century philosopher are accessible. (University of Aberdeen)
Partenia: Diocese sans frontieres - Jacques Gaillot
Partners for Sacred Places - Promotes the stewardship and active community use of historic religious properties in the U.S.
Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - "Based on interviews with more than 35,000 Americans age 18 and older, this extensive survey by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life details the religious affiliation of the American public." (February 2008)
Philsophers' Magazine on the Net (TPM Online) - Edited by Jeremy StangroomPhilosophy at Large - Philosophy Department, University of Liverpool
Philosophy Research Base - Danne Polk's metaindex is categorized by history, subject and author.
PhilWeb: Philosophy Resources Off- and On-Line - Richard L. W. Clarke
Pluralism Project: World Religions in America - Directed by Diana Eck, Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University. Among the resources offered at the website are
World Religions in Boston,
Resources by Tradition,
Resources by State,
Audio & Video Resources,
religious calendar, and a
Directory of Religious Centers.
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Princeton Theological Seminary - Provides access to the library catalog, Princeton Lectures on Youth, Church, and Culture from 1996 and to the Center for Barth Studies.
Princeton University Web Media - Recent Archived lectures include: