Religion Research Guide

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  • Databases
  • Reference
  • Primary Sources
  • New Titles
Try these databases first to find journal articles in this discipline.
  • ATLA Religion Database (1949 to present)
    Comprehensive index for religious and theological scholarship, including citations for journal articles, monographs, essays in multi-author works, and book reviews.
  • Index Islamicus (1906 to present)
    Covers literature on Islam, the Middle East and the Muslim world, including Muslim areas of Asia and Africa.
  • Sociological Abstracts (1952 to present)
    Covers the international literature in sociology and related disciplines.
  • Social Science Database (ProQuest)
    Covers academic literature for disciplines ranging from anthropology, sociology, and political science to communication, education, criminology, demography, economics and more.
  • Bibliography of Asian Studies (1973 to present)
    Index to articles and books in Asian Studies, including humanities and social sciences.
  • Historical Abstracts (1955 to present)
    Scholarly literature about world history since 1450 (excluding the United States and Canada).
  • America: History & Life (1964 to present)
    Covers the world's scholarly literature on the history and culture of the United States and Canada.
  • ITER: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (1784 to present)
    More than 1.3 million citations for books, articles, essays, dissertations, and other sources on the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
Use these encyclopedias and reference works to get started on a topic.
  • Reference Universe
    Searchable index of the library's entire reference collection, both print and electronic.
  • Oxford Islamic Studies Online
    Interdisciplinary reference content and commentary, plus Quranic materials, primary sources, images, maps, and timelines. Includes Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World and other core reference works on Islam.
  • Encyclopaedia Judaica
    Important scholarly encyclopedia for all aspects of Judaic studies.
  • Jacoby Online (Brill)
    The authoritative resource for the study of ancient Greek historians, it includes Jacoby's Fragmente der griechischen Historiker I-III; Brill's New Jacoby, a new English edition of FgrHist I-IIII; and Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker IV and V.
  • Society for Biblical Literature's Bible Odyssey
    Searchable full text for New Revised Standard Version (NRSV), the Contemporary English Version (CEVD), and the King James Version (KJV).
  • Bibles topic guide
    Help finding editions of the Bibles in Frost Library.
Check out these resources first (also see the Primary Sources research guide).
  • EEBO: Early English Books Online (1473-1700)
    Full text of over 125,000 titles listed in Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640), Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700), and the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661).
  • Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) (1701-1800)
    Page images and full-text searching for more than 136,000 key English- and foreign-language titles printed in Great Britain during the 18th century, based on the English Short Title Catalogue.
  • ARTstor
    Image database including architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, and design as well as many other forms of visual culture.
  • Social Explorer (1790 to present)
    Access to data from the U.S. Census, American Community Survey, religious congregations, and other sources, with options to create thematic and interactive maps and reports.
  • Association of Religion Data Archives
    Quantitative data sets for the study of American religion
  • National Congregations Study
    Data from 1998 and 2006-2007 surveys of a representative sample of America's churches, synagogues, mosques and other local places of worship.
  • Pew Research Center on Religion & American Life
    Independent polling, research, media analysis, and publications on issues at the intersection of religion and public affairs in the U.S. and around the world.

Friends and other strangers : studies in religion, ethics, and culture (Miller, Richard Brian, 1953-, author.) Frost Library; BJ1188 .M55 2016

Reframing Catholic theological ethics (Selling, Joseph A., author.) Frost Library; BJ1249 .S395 2016

The other Ramayana women : regional rejection and response Frost Library; BL1139.27 .O85 2016

God inside out : Śiva's Game of Dice (Handelman, Don.) Frost Library; BL1218 .H36 1997

Krishna in history, thought, and culture : an encyclopedia of the Hindu lord of many names (Vemsani, Lavanya, author.) Frost Library; BL1220 .V45 2016

Recherches mithriaques : quarante ans de questions et d'investigations (Turcan, Robert, author.) Frost Library; BL1585 .T873 2016

Celestial masters : history and ritual in early daoist communities (Kleeman, Terry F., 1955-, author.) Frost Library; BL1910 .K54 2016

Science and the Dao : from the big bang to lived perfection (Kohn, Livia, 1956-, author.) Frost Library; BL1942.85.S35 K65 2016

Sikhism : A Very Short Introduction (Nesbitt, Eleanor M., author.) Frost Library; BL2018 .N47 2016

Early modern women and the problem of evil : atrocity & theodicy (Graper Hernandez, Jill, author.) Frost Library; BL216 .G73 2016

The global repositioning of Japanese religions : an integrated approach (Dessì, Ugo, author.) Frost Library; BL2209 .D47 2017

Shichigosan : change and continuity of a family ritual in contemporary urban Japan (Papp, Melinda, author.) Frost Library; BL2211.R5 P37 2016

Izusan jinja no rekishi to bijutsu : tokubetsu chinretsu dōzō izusan gongenzō shūri kinen Frost Library; BL2225.A832 I98 2016

Stones, bones & skin Archives and Special Collections; BL2370.S5 S7 1974 x

Science, religion, and communism in Cold War Europe Frost Library; BL240.2 .S3233 2016

Confronting religious denial of science : Christian humanism and the moral imagination (Wallace, Catherine M., author.) Frost Library; BL240.3 .W35 2016

Les cultes isiaques dans le monde gréco-romain Frost Library; BL2450.I7 C84 2013

Vodou in Haitian memory : the idea and representation of vodou in Haitian imagination Frost Library; BL2490 .V623 2016

Vodou in the Haitian experience : a Black Atlantic perspective Frost Library; BL2490 .V6325 2016

New age, neopagan, and new religious movements : alternative spirituality in contemporary America (Urban, Hugh B., author.) Frost Library; BL2525 .U73 2015

The Cambridge history of religions in Latin America Frost Library; BL2540 .C365 2016

Religion and non-religion among Australian Aboriginal peoples Frost Library; BL2610 .R445 2016

Religion : beyond religion Frost Library; BL2747.8 .R453 2016

Literary Hasidism : the life and works of Michael Levi Rodkinson (Meir, Jonatan, author.) Frost Library; BM198.2 .M4513 2016

Deceptive images : towards a redefinition of American Judaism (Liebman, Charles S., author.) Frost Library; BM205 .L539 2016

Gleanings from the caves : Dead Sea Scrolls and artefacts from the Schøyen collection Frost Library; BM487 .A3 2016

Kabbalah and Jewish modernity (Weinstein, Roni, author.) Frost Library; BM526 .W4513 2016

Deathbed wisdom of the Hasidic masters (Mints, Binyamin, author.) Frost Library; BM750 .M4413 2016

The Rabbi saved by Hitler's soldiers : Rebbe Joseph Isaac Schneersohn and his astonishing rescue (Rigg, Bryan Mark, 1971-, author.) Frost Library; BM755.S285 R53 2016

The Qurʼan : the basics (Campanini, Massimo, 1954-, author.) Frost Library; BP130.1 .C3613 2016

The Qurʼan in the Malay-Indonesian world : context and interpretation Frost Library; BP130.78.A785 Q87 2016

Qur'ān and the lyric imperative (Serrano, Richard, 1965-, author.) Frost Library; BP131.8 .S38 2016

Who speaks for Islam? : what a billion Muslims really think (Esposito, John L.) Frost Library; BP161.3 .E87 2007

The Oxford handbook of Islamic theology Frost Library; BP166 .O94 2016

Islamic exceptionalism : how the struggle over Islam is reshaping the world (Hamid, Shadi, 1983-, author.) Frost Library; BP173.7 .H3554 2016

Political Islam and global media : the boundaries of religious identity Frost Library; BP173.7 .P637 2016

The Routledge handbook of Muslim-Jewish relations Frost Library; BP173.J8 R68 2016

Under the Ramadan moon (Whitman, Sylvia, 1961-) Frost Library; BP186.4 .W46 2008

Central Asian pilgrims : hajj routes and pious visits between Central Asia and the Hijaz Frost Library; BP187.3 .C46 2012

Muslim youth and the 9 Frost Library; BP188.18.Y68 M865 2016

The Taliban's virtual emirate : the culture and psychology of an online militant community (Aggarwal, Neil Krishan, author.) Frost Library; BP190.5.D54 A34 2016

Islam and international relations : contributions to theory and practice Frost Library; BP190.5.D56 I84 2016

Defenders of reason in Islam : Muʻtazilism from medieval school to modern symbol (Martin, Richard C.) Frost Library; BP190.5.R4 M37 1997

Gender and sexuality in Islam Frost Library; BP190.5.S4 G46 2016

Muslims beyond the Arab world : the odyssey of ʻAjamī and the Murīdiyya (Ngom, Fallou, author.) Frost Library; BP195.M67 N46 2016

Malcolm X : from political eschatology to religious revolutionary Frost Library; BP223.Z8 L576275 2016

Negotiating Malay identity in Singapore : the role of modern Islam (Rizwana Abdul Azeez, author.) Frost Library; BP52 .R59 2016

Japon'ya : Isuramu-kei Roshiajin no mita Meiji Nihon (Abdürreşid İbrahim, 1850-1944.) Frost Library; BP52.5.J3 A22 1991

The Root Stanzas of the Middle Way : the Mulamadhyamakakarika (Nāgārjuna, active 2nd century, author.) Frost Library; BQ2792.E5 P33 2016

Text, history, and philosophy : Abhidharma across Buddhist scholastic traditions (Conference "From Abhidhamma To Abhidharma. Early Buddhist Scholasticism in India, Central Asia, and) Frost Library; BQ4195 .C66 2016

Subject to death : life and loss in a Buddhist world (Desjarlais, Robert R., author.) Frost Library; BQ4487 .D47 2016

Buddhism and political theory (Moore, Matthew J.) Frost Library; BQ4570.S7 M66 2016

Omizutori : tokubetsu chinretsu [2016] Frost Library; BQ5030.O43 O45 2016

Kōya sanroku : inori no katachi : tokubetsuten Frost Library; BQ6353.W35 K69 2012

Tantric Buddhist practice in India (Tribe, Anthony, author.) Frost Library; BQ8937 .T75 2016

Emptiness and omnipresence : an essential introduction to Tiantai Buddhism (Ziporyn, Brook, 1964-, author.) Frost Library; BQ9118.5 .Z57 2016

Echoes of enlightenment : the life and legacy of the Tibetan saint Sönam Peldren (Bessenger, Suzanne M., author.) Frost Library; BQ942.S5965 B48 2016

Christian metaphysics and Neoplatonism (Camus, Albert, 1913-1960.) Frost Library; BR100 .C34313 2007

The money cult : capitalism, Christianity, and the unmaking of the American dream (Lehmann, Chris, author.) Frost Library; BR115.C3 L44 2016

Velvet Elvis : repainting the Christian faith (Bell, Rob, 1970-) Frost Library; BR115.C8 B395 2012

The origins of neoliberalism : modeling the economy from Jesus to Foucault (Leshem, Dotan, author.) Frost Library; BR115.E3 L39 2016

Christianity and controversies over homosexuality in contemporary Africa Frost Library; BR115.H6 C45 2016

Justice calls : sermons of welcome and affirmation Frost Library; BR115.H6 J87 2016

The new way : Protestantism and the Hmong in Vietnam (Ngo, Tam T. T., 1980-, author.) Frost Library; BR1187 .N46 2016

The Wiley Blackwell companion to world Christianity Frost Library; BR145.3 .W54 2016

Miguel Pro : martyrdom, politics, and society in twentieth-century Mexico (López Menéndez, Marisol, author.) Frost Library; BR1608.M6 L65 2016

Liberty, toleration and equality : John Locke, Jonas Proast and the letters concerning toleration (Tate, John William, author.) Frost Library; BR1610 .T28 2016

Passion and compassion in early Christianity (Wessel, Susan, author.) Frost Library; BR163 .W47 2016

God's province : evangelical Christianity, political thought, and conservatism in Alberta (Banack, Clark, 1981-, author.) Frost Library; BR1642.A5 B36 2016

Middle class pentecostalism in Argentina : inappropriate spirits (Koehrsen, Jens, author.) Frost Library; BR1644.5.A7 K64 2016

A maid with a dragon : the cult of St Margaret of Antioch in medieval England (Dresvina, Juliana, author.) Frost Library; BR1720.M285 D74 2016

The Hebrew Bible : a critical companion Frost Library; BS1140.3 .H43 2016

Deuteronomy 1-11 : a handbook on the Hebrew text (Robson, James (James E.) author.) Frost Library; BS1275.52 .R63 2016

Hollow men, strange women : riddles, codes, and otherness in the Book of Judges (Baker, Robin (Professor of Old Testament) author.) Frost Library; BS1305.52 .B35 2016

Manuscripts of the Wycliffite Bible in the Bodleian and Oxford college libraries (Solopova, Elizabeth, author.) Frost Library; BS136 .S65 2016

Jonah in the shadows of Eden (Berger, Yitzhak, author.) Frost Library; BS1605.52 .B47 2016

The quest for Mary Magdalene (Haag, Michael, 1943-) Frost Library; BS2485 .H22 2016

Echoes of Scripture in the gospels (Hays, Richard B., author.) Frost Library; BS2555.52 .H385 2016

Q in Matthew : ancient media, memory, and early scribal transmission of the Jesus tradition (Kirk, Alan (Alan K.) author.) Frost Library; BS2575.52 .K56 2016

Paraphrase on Luke (Erasmus, Desiderius, -1536.) Frost Library; BS2597 .E738 2003

Love, loss, and abjection : the journey of new birth in the Gospel of John (Baffes, Melanie, author.) Frost Library; BS2615.52 .B34 2016

Our mother Saint Paul (Gaventa, Beverly Roberts.) Frost Library; BS2651 .G38 2007

Paul's eschatological anthropology : the dynamics of human transformation (Harding, Sarah, author.) Frost Library; BS2655.E7 H37 2015

Apocalyptic Paul : cosmos and anthropos in Romans 5-8 Frost Library; BS2665.52 .A66 2013

Early Latin commentaries on the Apocalypse Frost Library; BS2825.52 .E27 2016

Givenness and revelation (Marion, Jean-Luc, 1946-, author.) Frost Library; BT127.3 .M37 2016

Ritual and Christian beginnings : a socio-cognitive analysis (Uro, Risto, author.) Frost Library; BV185 .I76 2016

The uprising (Nag, Sajal, 1958-, author.) Frost Library; BV3265 .N24 2016

Matteo Ricci and the Catholic mission to China, 1583-1610 : a short history with documents (Hsia, R. Po-chia, 1955-) Frost Library; BV3427.R46 H76 2016

A pursued justice : Black preaching from the great migration to civil rights (Gilbert, Kenyatta R., author.) Frost Library; BV4208.U6 G55 2016

Presence in the modern world (Ellul, Jacques, 1912-1994, author.) Frost Library; BV4501 .E588 2016

A new kind of Christian : a tale of two friends on a spiritual journey (McLaren, Brian D., 1956-) Frost Library; BV4501.2 .M43577 2008

A companion to the medieval papacy : growth of an ideology and institution Frost Library; BX1068 .C66 2016

Church and society; : Catholic social and political thought and movements, 1789-1950. (Moody, Joseph N. (Joseph Nestor), 1904-) Frost Library; BX1365 .M6

Violence, politics and Catholicism in Ireland (Rafferty, Oliver, author.) Frost Library; BX1505 .R348 2016

Thomas Aquinas's Summa contra gentiles : a guide and commentary (Davies, Brian, 1952- author.) Frost Library; BX1749.T45 D38 2016

The Cambridge companion to the Summa theologiae Frost Library; BX1749.T6 C26 2016

Living justice : Catholic social teaching in action (Massaro, Thomas, 1961-) Frost Library; BX1753 .M354 2016

Women deacons? : essays with answers Frost Library; BX1912.2 .W64 2016

A history of exorcism in Catholic Christianity (Young, Francis (Francis Kendrick) author.) Frost Library; BX2340 .Y68 2016