Religious Studies: Other Suggested Resources
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.
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.
Scholarly essays and shorter entries on the world’s many religions. Still a work-in-progress.
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.
Covers the Jews of Muslim lands particularly in the late medieval, early modern and modern periods.
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.
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.
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.
Atlas of the Islamic world showing boundaries, trade routes, railways, empires, ethnic groups, etc.