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 with Full Text (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.
  • Encyclopedia of Religion
    Online version of 15-volume standard reference work.
  • 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.

Moral passion and Christian ethics (Gill, Robin, 1944-, author.) Frost Library; BJ1275 .G55 2017

Rāja Yudhiṣṭhira : kingship in epic Mahābhārata (McGrath, Kevin, 1951-, author.) Frost Library; BL1138.4.Y83 M34 2017

Hindu pluralism : religion and the public sphere in early modern South India (Fisher, Elaine M., 1984- author.) Frost Library; BL1153.7.S68 F57 2017

Women's authority and leadership in a Hindu goddess tradition (Spina, Nanette R., [author]) Frost Library; BL1237.46 .S65 2017

Uprising of the fools : pilgrimage as moral protest in contemporary India (Singh, Vikash, 1974- author.) Frost Library; BL1239.36.H37 S56 2017

The Hindu Tantric world : an overview (Padoux, André, author.) Frost Library; BL1283.84 .P3413 2017

Yezidis in Syria : identity building among a double minority (Maisel, Sebastian, 1970-, author.) Frost Library; BL1595 .M35 2017

The souls of China : the return of religion after Mao (Johnson, Ian, 1962 July 27-, author.) Frost Library; BL1803 .J645 2017

Myths and symbols in Indian art and civilization (Zimmer, Heinrich Robert, 1890-1943, author.) Frost Library; BL2003 .Z5 2017

Bali : ancient rites in the digital age (Darling, Diana, author.) Frost Library; BL2120.B2 D34 2016 x

Belief and practice in imperial Japan and colonial Korea Frost Library; BL2208.5 .B45 2017

Assembling Shinto : Buddhist approaches to kami worship in medieval Japan (Andreeva, Anna, author.) Frost Library; BL2226 .A53 2017

Nihon no kami Frost Library; BL2226 .N54 1990

Antifundamentalism in modern America (Watt, David Harrington, author.) Frost Library; BL238 .W38 2017

Science and religion : a historical introduction Frost Library; BL245 .S37 2017

The secret history of Memphis Hoodoo : rootworkers, conjurers & spirituals (Kail, Tony M., author.) Frost Library; BL2490 .K35 2017

American covenant : a history of civil religion from the Puritans to the present (Gorski, Philip S., author.) Frost Library; BL2525 .G667 2017

Religion and popular culture in America Frost Library; BL2525 .R4613 2017

Darwin, dharma, and the divine : evolutionary theory and religion in modern Japan (Godart, G. Clinton, author.) Frost Library; BL263 .G56 2017

Being godless : ethnographies of atheism and non-religion Frost Library; BL2747 .B45 2017

The secular landscape : the decline of religion in America (McCaffree, Kevin, author.) Frost Library; BL2747 .M33 2017

Humanism and the death of God : searching for the good after Darwin, Marx, and Nietzsche (Osborn, Ronald E., 1975-, author.) Frost Library; BL2747.6 .O83 2017

Religion for atheists : a non-believer's guide to the uses of religion (De Botton, Alain.) Frost Library; BL2776 .D4 2012

The invention of Judaism : Torah and Jewish identity from Deuteronomy to Paul (Collins, John J. (John Joseph), 1946-, author.) Frost Library; BM170 .C65 2017

Jews, Gentiles, and other animals : the Talmud after the humanities (Wasserman, Mira, author.) Frost Library; BM506.A17 W37 2017

Jacob's shipwreck : diaspora, translation, and Jewish-Christian relations in medieval England (Nisse, Ruth, author.) Frost Library; BM535 .N58 2017

Jewish messiahs in a Christian empire : a history of the Book of Zerubbabel (Himmelfarb, Martha, 1952-, author.) Frost Library; BM615 .H56 2017

Masculinity and the making of American Judaism (Imhoff, Sarah, author.) Frost Library; BM725 .I44 2017

Rabbi Akiva : Sage of the Talmud (Holtz, Barry W., author.) Frost Library; BM755.A6 H65 2017

Toward nationalism's end : an intellectual biography of Hans Kohn (Gordon, Adi, 1970- author.) Frost Library; BM755.K64 G678 2017

Reminiscences : from the prairies to paradise (Lander, Yechiael Elies, author.) Frost Library; BM755.L316 R45 2011 x

Gershom Scholem : an intellectual biography (Engel, Amir, author.) Frost Library; BM755.S295 E54 2017

Stranger in a strange land : searching for Gershom Scholem and Jerusalem (Prochnik, George, author.) Frost Library; BM755.S295 P76 2016

The spirit and the letter : approaches to the esoteric interpretation of the Qurʼan Frost Library; BP130.45 .S65 2016

The imperatives of progressive Islam (Duderija, Adis, 1977-, author.) Frost Library; BP161.3 .D835 2017

Islamism : a new totalitarianism (Mozaffari, Mehdi, author.) Frost Library; BP166.14.F85 M6913 2017

Before orthodoxy : the Satanic Verses in early Islam (Ahmed, Shahab, 1966-2015, author.) Frost Library; BP167.5 .A36 2017

The Islamic Jesus : how the King of the Jews became a prophet of the Muslims (Akyol, Mustafa, 1972-, author.) Frost Library; BP172 .A436 2017

Beyond Shariati : modernity, cosmopolitanism, and Islam in Iranian political thought (Saffari, Siavash, author.) Frost Library; BP173.5 .S34 2017

Shoah through Muslim eyes (Afridi, Mehnaz Mona, author.) Frost Library; BP173.J8 A357 2016

Living sufism in North America : between tradition and transformation (Dickson, William Rory, 1979-, author.) Frost Library; BP188.8.N7 D53 2015

New perspectives on the Nation of Islam Frost Library; BP221 .N49 2017

Africana Islamic studies Frost Library; BP222 .A37 2016

The crucible of Islam (Bowersock, G. W. (Glen Warren), 1936-, author.) Frost Library; BP50 .B69 2017

The idea of the Muslim world : a global intellectual history (Aydin, Cemil, author.) Frost Library; BP52 .A94 2017

Cosmopolitanism, nationalism, and modern paganism Frost Library; BP605.N46 C685 2017

The road to Jonestown : Jim Jones and Peoples Temple (Guinn, Jeff, author.) Frost Library; BP605.P46 G85 2017

Ritualized writing : Buddhist practice and scriptural cultures in ancient Japan (Lowe, Bryan D., author.) Frost Library; BQ1136.C6 L69 2017

Adorning Maitreya's intent : Arriving at the View of Nonduality (Rong-ston Shes-bya-kun-rig, 1367-1449, author.) Frost Library; BQ2965 .R6813 2017

Theravada traditions : Buddhist ritual cultures in contemporary Southeast Asia and Sri Lanka (Holt, John, 1948-, author.) Frost Library; BQ408 .H65 2017

Tokubetsu chinretsu "Chikubushima Hōgonji monjo" hozon shūri jigyō kanryō kinen, Chikubushima H Frost Library; BQ6353.N332 H645 2010

Tokubetsu kōkai "Asai-shi no Chikubushima Shinkō to Hideyoshi no Taimō--Asai San Shimai Kokoro no Frost Library; BQ6353.N332 H646 2011

Milarepa : lessons from the life and songs of Tibet's great yogi (Trungpa, Chögyam, 1939-1987, author.) Frost Library; BQ7950.M557 T78 2017

Pure land, real world : modern Buddhism, Japanese leftists, and the utopian imagination (Curley, Melissa Anne-Marie, author.) Frost Library; BQ8512.9.J3 C87 2017

Listening to Shin Buddhism : starting points of modern dialogue Frost Library; BQ8716 .L57 2012

The revolutionary life of Freda Bedi : British feminist, Indian nationalist, Buddhist nun (Mackenzie, Vicki, author.) Frost Library; BQ942.E38 M33 2017

Ninshō : kyūsai ni sasageta shōgai : seitan 800-nen kinen tokubetsuten Frost Library; BQ974.I7235 N56 2016 x

Franciscans and the elixir of life : religion and science in the later Middle Ages (Matus, Zachary A., author.) Frost Library; BR115.A57 M38 2017

When art disrupts religion : aesthetic experience and the evangelical mind (Francis, Philip Salim, 1976- author.) Frost Library; BR115.A8 F73 2017

Seeing beauty and saying beautifully (Piper, John, 1946-) Frost Library; BR115.A8 P56 2014

Roman faith and Christian faith : pistis and fides in the early Roman Empire and early churches (Morgan, Teresa (Teresa Jean) author.) Frost Library; BR115.C8 M668 2015

Visions of Sodom : religion, homoerotic desire, and the end of the world in England, c. 1550-1850 (Cocks, Harry, 1968-, author.) Frost Library; BR115.H6 C635 2017

Empire and the meaning of religion in Northeast Asia : Manchuria 1900-1945 (DuBois, Thomas David, 1969-, author.) Frost Library; BR1290.M3 D83 2017

Global Christianity and the Black Atlantic (Barnes, Andrew E., 1953-, author.) Frost Library; BR1360 .B36 2017

Memoir of George Shepard Boltwood (Tyler, W. S. (William Seymour), 1810-1897.) Archives and Special Collections; BR1715.B6 T8 1834

Life of Columbanus ; Life of John of Réomé ; and Life of Vedast (Jonas, of Bobbio, Abbot, -approximately 665, author.) Frost Library; BR1720.C624 J6613 2017

Getting involved with God : rediscovering the Old Testament (Davis, Ellen F.) Frost Library; BS1140.3 .D38 2001

Justice for all : how the Jewish Bible revolutionized ethics (Unterman, Jeremiah, author.) Frost Library; BS1199.E8 U58 2017

An Introduction to the study of the Pentateuch (Anderson, Bradford A., author.) Frost Library; BS1225.52 .A53 2017

Judges : a critical and rhetorical commentary (Nelson, Richard D. (Richard Donald), 1945-, author.) Frost Library; BS1305.53 .N45 2017

Marriage by capture in the Book of Judges : an anthropological approach (Southwood, Katherine, 1982-, author.) Frost Library; BS1305.6.M3 S68 2017

The beginning of politics : power in the biblical Book of Samuel (Halbertal, Moshe, author.) Frost Library; BS1325.6.P6 H35 2017

Divining the woman of Endor (Kiboko, J. Kabamba, author.) Frost Library; BS1352.52 .K53 2017

Song of Songs (Spencer, F. Scott (Franklin Scott) author.) Frost Library; BS1485.53 .S69 2017

Isaiah old and new : exegesis, intertextuality, and hermeneutics (Witherington, Ben, III, 1951-) Frost Library; BS1515.53 .W58 2017

An introduction to the study of Jeremiah (Crouch, Carly L. (Carly Lorraine), 1982-, author.) Frost Library; BS1525.52 .C76 2017

Daniel evokes Isaiah (Lester, G. Brooke, 1966- author.) Frost Library; BS1555.52 .L47 2015

Biblical truths : the meaning of Scripture in the twenty-first century (Martin, Dale B., 1954-, author.) Frost Library; BS2331 .M28 2017

The Jewish apocalyptic tradition and the shaping of New Testament thought Frost Library; BS2387 .J483 2017

Cognitive science and the New Testament : a new approach to early Christian research (Czachesz, István, 1968-, author.) Frost Library; BS2395 .C93 2017

The erotic life of manuscripts : New Testament textual criticism and the biological sciences (Lin, Yii-Jan, author.) Frost Library; BS2525 .L56 2016

Philippians, Colossians, Philemon Frost Library; BS2705.53 .P45 2017

Letters from the pillar apostles (Lockett, Darian R.) Frost Library; BS2777 .L53 2017

Ancient apocryphal gospels (Bockmuehl, Markus N. A., author.) Frost Library; BS2851 .B63 2017

Il manicheismo Frost Library; BT1410 .M33 2003

Studies in late Medieval wall paintings, manuscript illuminations, and texts (Davidson, Clifford, author.) Frost Library; BV153.E85 D38 2017

The cross : history, art, and controversy (Jensen, Robin Margaret, 1952-, author.) Frost Library; BV160 .J46 2017

Petitionary prayer : a philosophical investigation (Davison, Scott A. (Scott Alan), 1965-, author.) Frost Library; BV210.3 .D385 2017

Saving Germany : North American Protestants and Christian mission to West Germany, 1945-1974 (Enns, James C., 1959- author.) Frost Library; BV2440 .E46 2017

Confessions of the shtetl : converts from Judaism in imperial Russia, 1817-1906 (Schainker, Ellie R., 1978-, author.) Frost Library; BV2620 .S24 2017

Dispelling the darkness : a Jesuit's quest for the soul of Tibet (Lopez, Donald S., Jr., 1952-, author.) Frost Library; BV3420.T5 L67 2017

Sisters in spirit : Christianity, affect, and community building in East Africa, 1860-1970 (Prichard, Andreana C., author.) Frost Library; BV3530 .P75 2017

Clerical households in late Medieval Italy (Cossar, Roisin, author.) Frost Library; BV4396 .C68 2017

The tenderness of God : reclaiming our humanity (Ahlgren, Gillian T. W., 1964-, author.) Frost Library; BV4647.S9 A349 2017

In God's hands : the spiritual diaries, 1962-2003 (John Paul II, Pope, 1920-2005, author.) Frost Library; BX1378.5 .J573513 2017

Intestine enemies : Catholics in Protestant America, 1605-1791, a documentary history Frost Library; BX1403.3 .I58 2017

In Rome we trust : the rise of Catholics in American political life (Graziano, Manlio, 1958-, author.) Frost Library; BX1407.P63 G7313 2017

Catholics confronting Hitler : the Catholic Church and the Nazis (Bartley, Peter, author.) Frost Library; BX1536 .B28 2016

Flesh of our brethren (Seraphim, Metropolitan of Glastonbury, 1948-) Frost Library; BX173.3 .S47 2006

This happened in my presence Frost Library; BX1735 .T455 2017