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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, 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.

Ethics of everyday life : moral theology, social anthropology, and the imagination of the human (Banner, Michael C., author.) Frost Library; BJ1251 .B284 2014

Christian ethics and commonsense morality : an intuitionist account (Jung, Kevin, 1970-, author.) Frost Library; BJ1251 .J85 2015

TWILIGHT OF THE SAINTS : Everyday Religion in Ottoman Syria and Palestine (Grehan, James.) Frost Library; BL1060 .G844 2014

Norton anthology of world religions. Hinduism (Doniger, Wendy, author.) Frost Library; BL1210 .D658 2015

Hinduism and the 1960s : the rise of a counter-culture (Oliver, Paul, author.) Frost Library; BL1215.S64 O55 2014

Tantric visual culture : a cognitive approach (Timalsina, Sthaneshwar, 1965-, author.) Frost Library; BL1283.84 .T56 2015

Essays of Lim Boon Keng on Confucianism : (with Chinese translations) (Lim, Boon Keng, 1869-1957, author.) Frost Library; BL1855 .L45 2015

Exploring religion in ancient Egypt (Quirke, Stephen, author.) Frost Library; BL2441.3 .Q575 2015

Spirit possession in French, Haitian, and Vodou thought : an intellectual history (Benedicty-Kokken, Alessandra, 1973- author.) Frost Library; BL2490 .B43 2015

The hip hop and religion reader Frost Library; BL2525 .H56 2015

Theism and public policy : humanist perspectives and responses Frost Library; BL2525 .T47 2014

Atheism : what everyone needs to know (Ruse, Michael, author.) Frost Library; BL2747.3 .R835 2015

After the new atheist debate (Ryan, Phil, 1957- author.) Frost Library; BL2747.3 .R93 2014

God is not great : how religion poisons everything (Hitchens, Christopher.) Frost Library; BL2775.3 .H58 2009

Hasidism incarnate : Hasidism, Christianity, and the construction of modern Judaism (Magid, Shaul, 1958-, author.) Frost Library; BM198.2 .M34 2015

Kabbalistic revolution : reimagining Judaism in medieval Spain (Lachter, Hartley, 1974- author.) Frost Library; BM354 .L38 2014

Feminist rereadings of rabbinic literature (Raṿeh, ʻInbar, author,) Frost Library; BM496.9.W7 R3813 2014

Fundamental fear : Eurocentrism and the emergence of Islamism (Sayyid, S. (Salman) author.) Frost Library; BP163 .S38 2015

Advice for the sultan : prophetic voices and secular politics in medieval Islam (Yavari, Neguin, author.) Frost Library; BP173.7 .Y374 2014

Living shrines of Uyghur China Frost Library; BP187.55.C62 X565 2013 x

Women in Sufism : female religiosities in a transnational order (Dominguez Diaz, Marta (Anthropologist of religion)) Frost Library; BP188.8.M6 D66 2015

Initiative to stop the violence : Sadat's assassins and the renunciation of political violence (Ḥāfiẓ, Usāmah Ibrāhīm.) Frost Library; BP190.5.P34 H3413 2014

Terrified : how anti-Muslim fringe organizations became mainstream (Bail, Christopher, author.) Frost Library; BP52 .B35 2015

Sex, death and witchcraft : a contemporary pagan festival (Ezzy, Douglas, author.) Frost Library; BP605.N46 E99 2014

The ornament of lay followers : a translation of Ānanda's Upāsakajanālaṅkāra (Bhadanta Ananda, Svāmin author.) Frost Library; BQ5495 .B53 2015

Record of miraculous events in Japan : the Nihon ryōiki (Keikai, active 8th century-9th century.) Frost Library; BQ5775.J3 K4413 2013

Japanese Buddhist pilgrimage (Pye, Michael.) Frost Library; BQ6450.J3 P935 2015

Being human in a Buddhist world : an intellectual history of medicine in early modern Tibet (Gyatso, Janet, author.) Frost Library; BQ7584 .G83 2015

Illusory abiding : the cultural construction of the Chan monk Zhongfeng Mingben (Heller, Natasha, 1972- author.) Frost Library; BQ9262.9.C5 H64 2014

Selected works of D.T. Suzuki (Suzuki, Daisetz Teitaro, 1870-1966, author.) Frost Library; BQ9266 .S93 2015

Leaving for the Rising Sun (Wu, Jiang, 1969-, author.) Frost Library; BQ9319.I537 W8 2015

Eschatology and the technological future (Burdett, Michael S. (Michael Stephen), 1981- author.) Frost Library; BR115.T42 B87 2015

A history of Korean Christianity (Kim, Sebastian C. H., author.) Frost Library; BR1325 .K565 2015

Critical Christianity : translation and denominational conflict in Papua New Guinea (Handman, Courtney, 1975- author.) Frost Library; BR1495.N5 H36 2015

Medieval Christianity : a new history (Madigan, Kevin, 1960-, author.) Frost Library; BR162.3 .M33 2015

Nigerian Pentecostalism (Wariboko, Nimi, 1962-, author.) Frost Library; BR1644.5.N6 W37 2014

Hebrew Bible, Old Testament : the history of its interpretation Frost Library; BS1160 .H438 1996

Reading Ecclesiastes intertextually Frost Library; BS1475.52 .R43 2014

Zechariah and his visions : an exegetical study of Zechariah's vision report (Tiemeyer, Lena-Sofia, 1969-, author.) Frost Library; BS1665.6.V58 T54 2015

The King James Bible : across borders and centuries Frost Library; BS186 .K55 2014

The new Oxford annotated Bible with the Apocrypha Frost Library; BS191.A1 1977 .N43

A short history of the New Testament (Moxnes, Halvor, author.) Frost Library; BS2330.3 .M69 2014

The Johannine letters : a commentary on 1, 2, and 3 John (Strecker, Georg, 1929-1994.) Frost Library; BS2805.3 .S75513 1996

Religion, power, and resistance from the eleventh to the sixteenth centuries Frost Library; BT1319 .R445 2014

Memoir of Henry Obookiah (Dwight, E. W. (Edwin Welles), 1789-1841.) Archives and Special Collections; BV3680.H4 O33 1831x

Memoirs of Henry Obookiah (Dwight, E. W. (Edwin Welles), 1789-1841.) Frost Library; BV3680.H4 O33 2012

Mission at Nuremberg : an American army chaplain and the trial of the Nazis (Townsend, Tim (Journalist) author.) Frost Library; BV4596.W37 T69 2014

German Mysticism and the politics of culture (Wiethaus, Ulrike, author.) Frost Library; BV5077.G3 W54 2014

Pope Francis : life and revolution, a biography of Jorge Bergoglio (Piqué, Elisabetta.) Frost Library; BX1378.7 .P5713 2014

Searching for Madre Matiana : prophecy and popular culture in modern Mexico (Wright-Rios, Edward N. (Edward Newport), 1965-) Frost Library; BX1428.3 .W75 2014

Quaestiones super quattuor libros Sententiarum (Marsilius, of Inghen, -1396, author.) Frost Library; BX1749.P4 M3 2000

The visual culture of Catholic Enlightenment (Johns, Christopher M. S., author.) Frost Library; BX1795.A78 J65 2015 x

Heaven in conflict : Franciscans and the Boxer Uprising in Shanxi (Clark, Anthony E., author.) Frost Library; BX3646.C5 C53 2015

Jesuit survival and restoration : a global history, 1773-1900 Frost Library; BX3706.3 .J46 2015

The Jesuits : a history from Ignatius to the present (O'Malley, John W.) Frost Library; BX3706.3 .O425 2014

Katharine Drexel : the riches-to-rags story of an American Catholic saint (Hughes, Cheryl D., 1945-) Frost Library; BX4700.D77 H84 2014

The Letters of Thomas Merton and Victor and Carolyn Hammer : Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam Frost Library; BX4705.M542 A4 2014

My soul is in Haiti : Protestantism in the Haitian diaspora of the Bahamas (Louis, Bertin M., Jr.) Frost Library; BX4835.H2 L68 2015

The Russian Orthodox Church, 1917-1948 : from decline to resurrection (Kalkandzhieva, Daniela, author.) Frost Library; BX492 .K34 2015

The Church of Greece under Axis occupation (Anastasakis, Panteleymon, 1977- author.) Frost Library; BX618 .A515 2015

Heber J. Grant, man of steel, prophet of God (Gibbons, Francis M., 1921-) Frost Library; BX8695.G7 G52

Brigham Young : sovereign in America (Mason, David V. (David Vaughn)) Frost Library; BX8695.Y7 M235 2015