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 Journals (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.

God's command (Hare, J. E., 1949-, author.) Frost Library; BJ1278.D58 H37 2015

A Muslim response to evil : Said Nursi on the theodicy (Ozkan, Tubanur Yesilhark, author.) Frost Library; BJ1291 .O95 2015

Asia, modernity, and the pursuit of the sacred : gnostics, scholars, mystics and reformers (Kahn, Joel S., author.) Frost Library; BL1033 .K34 2016

Radhe Radhe [videorecording] : rites of Holi Frost Library; BL1225.R24 R334

The philosophy of the Tamil Siddhas (Ganapathy, T. N.) Frost Library; BL1241.56 .G36 1993

Chuang-Tzu : a new selected translation with an exposition of the philosophy of Kuo Hsiang (Zhuangzi, author.) Frost Library; BL1900.C5 E5 2016

Zhuangzi and modern Chinese literature (Liu, Jianmei, 1967-, author.) Frost Library; BL1940.Z493 L58 2016

Hidden divinity and religious belief : new perspectives Frost Library; BL200 .H53 2015

Personal time with Swami-ji Frost Library; BL2015.M4 P47

Goddesses of Kathmandu Valley : Grace, Rage, Knowledge (Gupto, Arun, author.) Frost Library; BL2034.3.K38 G87 2016

Popular religion in Southeast Asia (Winzeler, Robert L., author.) Frost Library; BL2050 .W56 2016

Absent mother god of the west : a Kali lover's journey into Christianity and Judaism (Saxena, Neela Bhattacharya, author.) Frost Library; BL215.5 .S29 2016

Media and new religions in Japan (Baffelli, Erica, 1976-, author.) Frost Library; BL2209 .B34 2016

The religious roots of the Syrian conflict : the remaking of the Fertile Crescent (Tomass, Mark, 1961-, author.) Frost Library; BL2340 .T66 2016

Seeking good debate : religion, science, and conflict in American public life (Evans, Michael S., 1975-, author.) Frost Library; BL240.3 .E93 2016

The big question : why we can't stop talking about science, faith, and God (McGrath, Alister E., 1953-) Frost Library; BL240.3 .M438 2015

Galileo and the conflict between religion and science (Dawes, Gregory W., author.) Frost Library; BL245 .D36 2016

The Vodou ethic and the spirit of communism (Mocombe, Paul Camy, author.) Frost Library; BL2490 .M63 2016

Faith in the new millennium : the future of religion and American politics Frost Library; BL2525 .F343 2016

Political religion and religious politics : navigating identities in the United States (Gutterman, David S., author.) Frost Library; BL2525 .G87 2016

Losing our religion : how unaffiliated parents are raising their children (Manning, Christel, author.) Frost Library; BL2525 .M3565 2015

Religious persecution and political order in the United States (Smith, David T. (Lecturer in American Politics and Foreign Policy) author.) Frost Library; BL2525 .S583 2015

No depression in heaven (Greene, Alison Collis, author.) Frost Library; BL2527.A63 G73 2016

A year in white : cultural newcomers to Lukumi and Santería in the United States (Carr, C. Lynn, author.) Frost Library; BL2532.S3 C38 2015

Religion in the kitchen : cooking, talking, and the making of Black Atlantic traditions (Pérez, Elizabeth, 1975-, author.) Frost Library; BL2532.S3 P43 2016

The nonreligious : understanding secular people and societies (Zuckerman, Phil, author.) Frost Library; BL2747.8 .Z827 2016

Race and secularism in America Frost Library; BL2760 .R33 2016

Men, women, and gods, and other lectures. (Gardener, Helen H. (Helen Hamilton), 1853-1925.) Archives and Special Collections; BL2775 .G35 1885

A Kabbalah and Jewish mysticism reader (Horwitz, Daniel M., author.) Frost Library; BM525 .H67 2016

Yearnings of the soul : psychological thought in modern Kabbalah (Garb, Jonathan, author.) Frost Library; BM526 .G38 2015

The Christian schism in Jewish history and Jewish memory (Burns, Joshua Ezra, author.) Frost Library; BM535 .B87 2016

Popes and Jews, 1095-1291 (Rist, Rebecca, author.) Frost Library; BM535 .R57 2016

Applied Jewish values in social sciences and psychology Frost Library; BM538.P68 A77 2016

The name of God in Jewish thought (Miller, Michael T., author.) Frost Library; BM610 .M57 2016

The new world Haggadah (Stavans, Ilan, author.) Frost Library; BM674.79 .S695 2016

Chosen days : celebrating Jewish festivals in poetry and art (Rosenberg, David, 1943-) Archives and Special Collections; BM690 .R58 1980

Rabbi Meir of Rothenburg and the foundation of Jewish political thought (Lifshitz, Joseph Isaac, author.) Frost Library; BM755.M35 L54 2015

Judaism as philosophy : studies in Maimonides and the medieval Jewish philosophers of Provence (Kriesel, Howard, author.) Frost Library; BM755.M6 K74 2015

The Muslim Brotherhood : the Arab Spring and its future face (Milton-Edwards, Beverley, author.) Frost Library; BP10.I385 M55 2016

The Qur'an and its readers worldwide : contemporary commentaries and translations Frost Library; BP130.4 .Q73 2015

The silent Qurʼan & the speaking Qurʼan : scriptural sources of Islam between history and fervor (Amir-Moezzi, Mohammad Ali, author.) Frost Library; BP130.45 .A4813 2016

Islam : the straight path (Esposito, John L., author.) Frost Library; BP161.2 .E85 2016

Islamism : what it means to the Middle East and the world (Osman, Tarek.) Frost Library; BP166.14.F85 O86 2016

Open letter on blasphemy, Islamophobia, and the true enemies of free expression (Charbonnier, Stéphane, 1967-2015.) Frost Library; BP167.3 .C53 2016

Islam and nationalism in India : South Indian contexts (Ansari, M. T.) Frost Library; BP173.55 .A57 2016

Islamic populism in Indonesia and the Middle East (Hadiz, Vedi R., 1964-, author.) Frost Library; BP173.7 .H336 2016

Everyday piety : Islam and economy in Jordan (Tobin, Sarah A., author.) Frost Library; BP173.75 .T63 2016

The book of the jihad of 'Ali ibn Tahir al-Sulami (d. 1106) : text, translation and commentary (Sulamī, ʻAlī ibn Ṭāhir, -1106 or 1107, author.) Frost Library; BP182 .S845 2015

The Hajj : pilgrimage in Islam Frost Library; BP187.3 .H2433 2016

Russian hajj : empire and the pilgrimage to Mecca (Kane, Eileen M., 1972-, author.) Frost Library; BP187.3 .K266 2015

Architecture, power and religion in Lebanon (Vloeberghs, Ward, author.) Frost Library; BP187.65.L4 B4526 2016

Hospitality and Islam : welcoming in God's name (Siddiqui, Mona, author.) Frost Library; BP188.16.H67 S53 2015

Historical dictionary of Sufism (Renard, John, 1944-, author.) Frost Library; BP188.48 .R46 2016

Islamic traditions of refuge in the crises of Iraq and Syria (Zaman, Tahir, 1975-, author.) Frost Library; BP190.5.A85 Z36 2016

Shi'i Islam : a beginner's guide (Momen, Moojan, author.) Frost Library; BP192 .M66 2016

Shias of Pakistan : an assertive and beleaguered minority (Rieck, Andreas, author.) Frost Library; BP192.7.P18 R54 2015

Shiʻism in Southeast Asia : ʻAlid piety and sectarian constructions Frost Library; BP192.7.S644 S55 2015

The Khōjā of Tanzania : discontinuities of a postcolonial religious identity (Akhtar, Iqbal, 1981-, author.) Frost Library; BP192.7.T34 A39 2016

Malcolm X and Africa (Assensoh, A. B., author.) Frost Library; BP223.Z8 L571664 2016

The Bahá'ís of America : the growth of a religious movement (McMullen, Michael, 1965-, author.) Frost Library; BP350 .M36 2015

Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim world Frost Library; BP40 .E525 2016

Islam, empire of faith [videorecording] Frost Library; BP50 .I85

Islam : history, religion, and politics (Sonn, Tamara, 1949-, author.) Frost Library; BP50 .S65 2016

Wicca : history, belief, and community in modern pagan witchcraft (White, Ethan, author.) Frost Library; BP605.W53 W45 2016

The ten great birth stories of the Buddha : the Mahānipāta of the Jātakatthavaṇṇanā Frost Library; BQ1462.E5 A77 2015

A less traveled path (Stuart, Daniel Malinowski, author.) Frost Library; BQ2240.S331 S35 2015

Lives of early Buddhist nuns : biographies as history (Collett, Alice, author.) Frost Library; BQ336 .C65 2016

Critical terms for the study of Buddhism Frost Library; BQ4040 .C75 2005

Dharma, color, and culture : new voices in Western Buddhism Frost Library; BQ4302 .D5 2004

Religion and science in the mirror of Buddhism (Cho, Francisca, author.) Frost Library; BQ4570.S3 C47 2016

Gods of medieval Japan (Faure, Bernard, author.) Frost Library; BQ4660.J3 F38 2016

Deathpower : Buddhism's ritual imagination in Cambodia (Davis, Erik W., author.) Frost Library; BQ5020 .D38 2016

Satipaṭṭhāna : the direct path to realization (Anālayo, 1962-) Frost Library; BQ5630.S2 A3 2003

Kōdaiji = Kodai-ji Zen Temple (Mizuno, Katsuhiko, photographer. 水野克比古, photographer) Frost Library; BQ6353.K83 K632 1994

Kōfukuji Frost Library; BQ6353.N372 K8352 2001 x

Strand of jewels : my teachers' essential guidance on dzogchen : heartfelt and straightforward (Khetsun Sangpo, Rinbochay, 1920-2009, author.) Frost Library; BQ7662.4 .K46813 2015

Acute melancholia and other essays : mysticism, history, and the study of religion (Hollywood, Amy M., 1963-) Frost Library; BR100 .H6155 2016

For God and globe (Thompson, Michael G. (Michael Glenn) author.) Frost Library; BR115.I7 T46 2015

The love that does justice : spiritual activism in dialogue with social science Frost Library; BR115.J8 L68 2008

The Cambridge companion to Christian political theology Frost Library; BR115.P7 C234 2015

Religious experience and new materialism : movement matters Frost Library; BR115.S6 R55 2016

The Routledge companion to Christianity in Africa Frost Library; BR1360 .R68 2016

Chiese locali e chiese regionali nell'alto Medioevo Frost Library; BR162.3 .C45 2014

One true life : the Stoics and early Christians as rival traditions (Rowe, Christopher Kavin, 1974-, author.) Frost Library; BR165 .R683 2016

Divine honours for the Caesars : the first Christians' responses (Winter, Bruce W., author.) Frost Library; BR170 .W56 2015

Feminist theory and the Bible : interrogating the sources (Fuchs, Esther, 1953-, author.) Frost Library; BS1181.8 .F83 2016

Making men : the male coming-of-age theme in the Hebrew Bible (Wilson, Stephen M., 1978-, author.) Frost Library; BS1199.M34 W55 2015

Ritual violence in the Hebrew Bible : new perspectives Frost Library; BS1199.V56 R58 2015

Reading Genesis : beginnings Frost Library; BS1235.53 .R43 2016

Ruth : a discourse analysis of the Hebrew Bible (Block, Daniel Isaac, 1943-, author.) Frost Library; BS1315.53 .B57 2015

Ruth : a new translation with introduction and commentary Frost Library; BS1315.53 .S34 2016

God and politics in Esther (Hazony, Yoram, author.) Frost Library; BS1375.2 .H39 2016

Poetic ethics in Proverbs : wisdom literature and the shaping of the moral self (Stewart, Anne W., 1983-, author.) Frost Library; BS1465.52 .S74 2016

The cultural life setting of the Proverbs (Pilch, John J.) Frost Library; BS1465.53 .P55 2016

First Isaiah : a commentary (Roberts, J. J. M. (Jimmy Jack McBee), 1939-, author.) Frost Library; BS1515.53 .R63 2015

The Holy Bible : containing the Old and New Testaments Archives and Special Collections; BS185 1873 .N4

The Latin New Testament : a guide to its early history, texts, and manuscripts (Houghton, H. A. G., author.) Frost Library; BS1968 .H68 2016

Anatomy of the New Testament : a guide to its structure and meaning (Spivey, Robert A., 1931-) Frost Library; BS2330.3 .S65 2013

Judas : the most hated name in history (Stanford, Peter, 1961-, author.) Frost Library; BS2460.J8 S73 2015

St. Paul : the apostle we love to hate (Armstrong, Karen, 1944-) Frost Library; BS2506.3 .A76 2015