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.
  • JSTOR
    Full-text backfiles of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. (Alumni access)
  • 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

Friedrich Max Müller and the Sacred Books of the East (Molendijk, Arie L., author.) Frost Library; BL1010 .M65 2016

Religion and nationalism in Southeast Asia (Liow, Joseph Chinyong, 1972-, author.) Frost Library; BL1055 .L56 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

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

Where the gods are : spatial dimensions of anthropomorphism in the biblical world (Smith, Mark S., 1955-, author.) Frost Library; BL215 .S65 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

Geologia (Warren, Erasmus.) Archives and Special Collections; BL224.B85 W4 1690

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

The architects of existence : Àjé in Yoruba cosmology, ontology, and orature (Washington, Teresa N., 1971-) Frost Library; BL2480.Y6 W37 2014

American prophets : seven religious radicals and their struggle for social and political justice (Raboteau, Albert J., author.) Frost Library; BL2525 .R25 2016

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

Village atheists : how America's unbelievers made their way in a Godly nation (Schmidt, Leigh Eric, author.) Frost Library; BL2747.3 .S37155 2016

Atheism : the case against God (Smith, George H., 1949-, author.) Frost Library; BL2747.3 .S6 2016

Sociology of atheism Frost Library; BL2747.3 .S63 2016

Judaism : practice and belief, 63 BCE-66 CE (Sanders, E. P., author.) Frost Library; BM176 .S257 2016

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

Sabbatai Ṣevi; the mystical Messiah, 1626-1676 (Scholem, Gershom, 1897-1982, author.) Frost Library; BM199.S3 S3713 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

The Zohar = [Sefer ha-Zohar] Frost Library; BM525.A52 M37 2004

Mystical resistance : uncovering the Zohar's conversations with Christianity (Haskell, Ellen Davina, author.) Frost Library; BM525.A59 H275 2016

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

Golem : modern wars and their monsters (Barzilai, Maya, author.) Frost Library; BM531 .B37 2016

Comparing Judaism and Christianity (Sanders, E. P.) Frost Library; BM535 .S2 2016

Aphrodite and the rabbis : how the Jews adapted Roman culture to create Judaism as we know it (Visotzky, Burton L.) Frost Library; BM536.R66 V57 2016

Maimonides' Guide of the perplexed : a philosophical guide (Ivry, Alfred L., 1935-, author.) Frost Library; BM545.D35 I97 2016

Jewish philosophy past and present : contemporary responses to classical sources Frost Library; BM580 .J49 2017

Pious irreverence : confronting God in rabbinic Judaism (Weiss, Dov, 1973- author.) Frost Library; BM610 .W45 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

Inside the Muslim Brotherhood : religion, identity, and politics (ʻAnānī, Khalīl, author.) Frost Library; BP10.J383 A635 2016

The Alcoran of Mahomet Archives and Special Collections; BP109 .D8 1649

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

The Qurʼan : a philosophical guide (Leaman, Oliver, 1950-, author.) Frost Library; BP134.P5 L47 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

A book of conquest : the Chachnama and Muslim origins in South Asia (Asif, Manan Ahmed, author.) Frost Library; BP173.7 .A4835 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

Islam, Sufism and everyday politics of belonging in South Asia Frost Library; BP188.8.S64 I75 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

Alevis in Europe : voices of migration, culture and identity Frost Library; BP195.A74 A446 2016

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

The Nation of Islam, Louis Farrakhan, and the men who follow him (Gibson, Dawn-Marie.) Frost Library; BP222 .G53 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

'Cult wars' in historical perspective : new and minority religions Frost Library; BP603 .C78 2017

The Lotus Sūtra : a biography (Lopez, Donald S., Jr., 1952-) Frost Library; BQ1617 .L67 2016

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

The Buddha party : how the people's Republic of China works to define and control Tibetan Buddhism (Powers, John, 1957-, author.) Frost Library; BQ7590 .P69 2017

Figures of Buddhist modernity in Asia Frost Library; BQ840 .F54 2016

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

Stars at dawn : forgotten stories of women in the Buddha's life (Garling, Wendy, author.) Frost Library; BQ933 .G37 2016

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

Numinous awareness is never dark : the Korean Buddhist master Chinul's Excerpts on Zen practice (Chinul, 1158-1210, author.) Frost Library; BQ9519.C454 P6613 2016

The life of the Madman of Ü Frost Library; BQ968.U623 D7313 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

Digital Orthodoxy in the post-Soviet world : the Russian Orthodox church and Web 2.0 Frost Library; BR115.C65 D54 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

Christodemocracy and the alternative democratic theory of America's Christian Right (Hudson, Gabriel S., author.) Frost Library; BR115.P7 H83 2016

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

Decolonizing Christianity : religion and the end of empire in France and Algeria (Fontaine, Darcie, 1980-, author.) Frost Library; BR1400 .F66 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

American apocalypse : a history of modern evangelicalism (Sutton, Matthew Avery, 1975-) Frost Library; BR1640 .S88 2014

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

Evangelicalism in America (Balmer, Randall Herbert, author.) Frost Library; BR1642.U5 B342 2016

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

The Life of Antony (Athanasius, Saint, Patriarch of Alexandria, -373.) Frost Library; BR1720.A7 A8313 2003

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