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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.

Metaphysics of kindness : comparative studies in religious meta-ethics (Walden, Asher.) Frost Library; BJ1188 .W35 2015

An introduction to Catholic ethics since Vatican II (Kim, Andrew, 1980-, author.) Frost Library; BJ1248 .K53 2015

Mahabharata (Slavitt, David R., 1935-, author.) Frost Library; BL1138.25 .S59 2015

Krishna Frost Library; BL1140.4.B4342 A17513 2003

Vedic voices : intimate narratives of a living Andhra tradition (Knipe, David M., author.) Frost Library; BL1153.7.G65 K65 2015

A storm of songs : India and the idea of the bhakti movement (Hawley, John Stratton, 1941-, author.) Frost Library; BL1214.32.B53 H42 2015

Contestation and compliance : retrieving women's 'agency' from Puranic traditions (Tyagi, Jaya, author.) Frost Library; BL1237.46 .T93 2014

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

Popular religion in modern China : the new role of Nuo (Li, Lan (Social anthropologist)) Frost Library; BL1812.N86 L5 2015

Critical readings on Japanese Confucianism Frost Library; BL1843 .C75 2013

Daoism in Japan : Chinese traditions and their influence on Japanese religious culture Frost Library; BL1913 .D36 2015

Materializing magic power : Chinese popular religion in villages and cities (Lin, Wei-Ping, 1966-, author.) Frost Library; BL1975 .L578 2015

Women in Japanese religions (Ambros, Barbara, 1968-, author.) Frost Library; BL2211.W65 A43 2015

Faith versus fact : why science and religion are incompatible (Coyne, Jerry A., 1949-, author.) Frost Library; BL240.3 .C69 2015

The territories of science and religion (Harrison, Peter, 1955-, author.) Frost Library; BL240.3 .H365 2015

A history of science, magic and belief : from medieval to early modern Europe (Marrone, Steven P., 1947-, author.) Frost Library; BL240.3 .M37 2015

Beyond physicalism : toward reconciliation of science and spirituality Frost Library; BL241 .B445 2015

Vodun in coastal Benin : unfinished, open-ended, global (Rush, Dana, 1966-) Frost Library; BL2470.D3 R87 2013

Religion and American cultures : tradition, diversity, and popular expression Frost Library; BL2525 .R448 2015

The digital God : how technology will reshape spirituality (Indick, William, 1971-) Frost Library; BL265.T4 I53 2015

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

In God's image : myth, theology, and law in classical Judaism (Lorberbaum, Yair, author.) Frost Library; BM496.9.I5 .L667 2015

The Oxford encyclopedia of the Bible and law Frost Library; BM520.52 .O94 2015

Maimonides and the book that changed Judaism : secrets of The guide for the perplexed (Goodman, Micah, author.) Frost Library; BM545.D35 G6613 2015

Kabbalah and ecology : God's image in the more-than-human world (Seidenberg, David Mevorach.) Frost Library; BM610 .S385 2015

Revelation and authority : Sinai in Jewish scripture and tradition (Sommer, Benjamin D., 1964-, author.) Frost Library; BM612 .S66 2015

The monk's Haggadah Frost Library; BM674.63 .T44 2014

The heart of the matter : studies in Jewish mysticism and theology (Green, Arthur, 1941-, author.) Frost Library; BM723 .G727 2015

Heretic : why Islam needs a reformation now (Hirsi Ali, Ayaan, 1969-, author.) Frost Library; BP163 .H57 2015

Dervishes and Islam in Bosnia : Sufi dimensions to the formation of Bosnian Muslim society (Aščerić-Todd, Ines, author.) Frost Library; BP188.8.B54 A83 2015

Sufism and politics in Morocco : activism and dissent (Būʻasrīyah, ʻAbd al-Ilāh.) Frost Library; BP188.8.M6 B78 2014

The Cambridge companion to Sufism Frost Library; BP189 .C36 2015

From Sufism to Ahmadiyya : a Muslim minority movement in South Asia (Khan, Adil Hussain, author.) Frost Library; BP195.A6 K43 2015

Malcolm X's Michigan worldview : an exemplar for contemporary Black studies Frost Library; BP223.Z8 L57 2015

Bauddhavidyāsudhākaraḥ Frost Library; BQ120 .B38 1997

An archaeological history of Indian Buddhism (Fogelin, Lars, author.) Frost Library; BQ286 .F65 2015

The immortals : faces of the incredible in Buddhist Burma (Rozenberg, Guillaume, author.) Frost Library; BQ418 .R6813 2015

The bodhisattva ideal : essays on the emergence of Mahāyāna Frost Library; BQ4293 .B634 2013

Image problems : the origin and development of the Buddha's image in early South Asia (DeCaroli, Robert, author.) Frost Library; BQ5115.S64 D43 2015

Kodai jiin Frost Library; BQ6352 .K624 1999

A cultural history of Japanese Buddhism (Deal, William E., author.) Frost Library; BQ678 .D43 2015

The halo of golden light : imperial authority and Buddhist ritual in Heian Japan (Sango, Asuka, 1976-, author.) Frost Library; BQ685 .S35 2015

Traditional Theravāda meditation and its modern-era suppression (Crosby, Kate (Religion scholar) author.) Frost Library; BQ7165 .C76 2013

Tibetan Buddhism in diaspora : cultural re-signification in practice and institutions (Lopes, Ana Cristina, author.) Frost Library; BQ7590 .L67 2015

Jesus and the chaos of history : redirecting the life of the historical Jesus (Crossley, James G., author.) Frost Library; BR115.C8 C756 2015

Dreams and visions in the early Middle Ages : the reception and use of patristic ideas, 400-900 (Keskiaho, Jesse, 1979-, author.) Frost Library; BR115.D74 K47 2015

Nations under God : how churches use moral authority to influence policy (Grzymała-Busse, Anna Maria, 1970-) Frost Library; BR115.P7 G79 2015

Pagans : the end of traditional religion and the rise of Christianity (O'Donnell, James Joseph, 1950-, author.) Frost Library; BR128.A2 O36 2015

Critical readings on Christianity in Japan Frost Library; BR1305 .C75 2015

The Routledge history of medieval Christianity 1050-1500 Frost Library; BR162.3 .R68 2015

New centers of global evangelicalism in Latin America and Africa (Offutt, Stephen.) Frost Library; BR1642.L29 O39 2014

Expositions of the Psalms (Erasmus, Desiderius, -1536.) Frost Library; BS1429 .E73 1997

The Jewish pseudepigrapha : an introduction to the literature of the second temple period (Docherty, Susan E., 1965-) Frost Library; BS1700 .D635 2014

Humor in the Gospels : a sourcebook for the study of humor in the New Testament, 1863-2014 (Bednarz, Terri, 1962- author.) Frost Library; BS2545.W5 B43 2015

The role of Jewish feasts in John's Gospel (Wheaton, Gerry.) Frost Library; BS2615.2 .W473 2015

First and Second Corinthians (Proctor, John.) Frost Library; BS2675.53 .P76 2015

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

Wearing God : clothing, laughter, fire, and other overlooked ways of meeting God (Winner, Lauren F., author.) Frost Library; BT103 .W56 2015

Dawkins' God : from The Selfish Gene to The God Delusion (McGrath, Alister E., 1953-, author.) Frost Library; BT1103 .M34 2015

Medieval heresies : Christianity, Judaism, and Islam (Ames, Christine Caldwell, author.) Frost Library; BT1319 .A46 2015

Religion, torture, and the liberation of God (Aguilar, Mario I.) Frost Library; BV4909 .A274 2015

The Orthodox Church (Kallistos, Bishop of Diokleia, 1934-) Frost Library; BX106.2 .W3 1997

The future of the Catholic Church with Pope Francis (Wills, Garry, 1934-) Frost Library; BX1378.7 .W55 2015

Built with faith : Italian American imagination and Catholic material culture in New York City (Sciorra, Joseph, author.) Frost Library; BX1407.I8 S38 2015

Church, religion and society in early modern Spain (Rawlings, Helen, 1955-) Frost Library; BX1584 .R38 2002

Modern Inquisitions : Peru and the colonial origins of the civilized world (Silverblatt, Irene.) Frost Library; BX1740.P5 S55 2004

The role of death in the Ladder of divine ascent and the Greek ascetic tradition (Zecher, Jonathan L., author.) Frost Library; BX382.J63 Z43 2015

Make peace before the sun goes down : the long encounter of Thomas Merton and his abbot, James Fox (Lipsey, Roger, 1942-, author.) Frost Library; BX4155 .L57 2015

Eager to love : the alternative way of Francis of Assisi (Rohr, Richard, author.) Frost Library; BX4700.F6 R6235 2014

The lawyer of the church (Mijangos, Pablo.) Frost Library; BX4705.M97 M55 2015

Theories of Justice : A Dialogue With Karol Wojtyla (Brettmann, Stephanie Mar, author.) Frost Library; BX4827.B3 B865 2014

Race, religion, and the pulpit : Rev. Robert L. Bradby and the making of urban Detroit (Robinson, Julia Marie, author.) Frost Library; BX6455.B65 R63 2015

Methodism in the American forest (Richey, Russell E.) Frost Library; BX8235 .R527 2015

Religion and national identity : governing Scottish Presbyterianism in the eighteenth century (Mutch, Alistair, 1954-, author.) Frost Library; BX9071 .M88 2015

The collected sermons of Walter Brueggemann (Brueggemann, Walter.) Frost Library; BX9886.Z6 B77 2011