Religious Studies: Other Suggested Resources

April 18, 2016

Vocabulary for the Study of Religion

Online dictionary with over 400 entries covering a wide range of topics on the study of religion, including those from adjacent disciplines such as sociology, anthropology, historiography, theology, philology, literary studies, psychology, philosophy, cultural studies, and political sciences.

April 13, 2016

Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception Online

A searchable "guide to the current state of knowledge on the background, origins, and development of the canonical texts of the Bible as they were accepted in Judaism and Christianity. The encyclopedia also documents the history of the Bible's interpretation and reception... not only in Judaism and Christianity, but also in literature, visual art, music, film, and dance, as well as in Islam and other religious traditions and new religious movements." Includes extensive bibliographical information for each entry.

March 30, 2016

Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion

Scholarly essays and shorter entries on the world’s many religions. Still a work-in-progress.

February 9, 2016

Yiddish Sheet Music

A collection of public-domain scores from the John Hay Library of Brown University focusing on Yiddish-language music for the stage.  Also includes art songs, folk songs, and sacred music in Yiddish and Hebrew.

February 8, 2016

Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World

Covers the Jews of Muslim lands particularly in the late medieval, early modern and modern periods.

October 7, 2015

Motif-Index of Folk Literature

Classification of narrative elements in folktales, ballads, myths, fables, mediaeval romances, jest-books, and local legends. The above links to the index (Volume 6). To directly access other individual volumes: Vol. 1; Vol. 2; Vol.

April 9, 2015

Index of Christian Art

Database of medieval art relating to Christianity with full-text records for nearly 80,000 works of art dating from early apostolic times (ca. A.D. 33) to A.D. 1550. Includes nearly 100,000 images. Disclaimer: approximately 25% of images in the database are currently restricted and cannot be accessed. All other "public images" are available to view.

January 9, 2015

Diversity & Tolerance in the Islam of West Africa

This digital library contains archival and research materials such as audio and video interviews, transcripts, photographs, maps, and documents that explore Islamic practices in the West African countries of Senegal and Ghana.

January 6, 2015

Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization

Collection of Jewish literature, artwork, and works of intellectual and religious culture covering 1973-2005. Note that you must register for a free account to access content.

August 20, 2014

Compact Memory: Internet Archive of Jewish Periodicals

Digital archive of German-language Jewish newspapers and periodicals,  ca. 1768 - 1938, in Germany, Austria, and elsewhere in Central Europe.  Covers religious, political, social, cultural, and academic aspects of Jewish life.


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