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 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

Reframing Catholic theological ethics (Selling, Joseph A., author.) Frost Library; BJ1249 .S395 2016

The supernatural in Tudor and Stuart England (Oldridge, Darren, 1966-, author.) Frost Library; BL100 .O43 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

Confucianism in contemporary Chinese politics (Zhang, Shanruo Ning, author.) Frost Library; BL1840 .Z43 2015

Japanese Confucianism : a cultural history (Paramore, Kiri, author.) Frost Library; BL1843 .P37 2016

Thus spoke Laozi : a new translation with commentaries of Daodejing (Laozi, author.) Frost Library; BL1900.L26 E5 2016

Celestial masters : history and ritual in early daoist communities (Kleeman, Terry F., 1955-, author.) Frost Library; BL1910 .K54 2016

Early modern women and the problem of evil : atrocity & theodicy (Graper Hernandez, Jill, author.) Frost Library; BL216 .G73 2016

Shufu ga kami ni naru toki : Izaihō "Kudakajima" (Higa, Yasuo, 1938-2000. 比嘉康雄, 1938-2000.) Frost Library; BL2215.K82 H43 1990

Stones, bones & skin Archives and Special Collections; BL2370.S5 S7 1974 x

Les cultes isiaques dans le monde gréco-romain Frost Library; BL2450.I7 C84 2013

Vodou in Haitian memory : the idea and representation of vodou in Haitian imagination Frost Library; BL2490 .V623 2016

Vodou in the Haitian experience : a Black Atlantic perspective Frost Library; BL2490 .V6325 2016

New age, neopagan, and new religious movements : alternative spirituality in contemporary America (Urban, Hugh B., author.) Frost Library; BL2525 .U73 2015

Black lives and sacred humanity : toward an African American religious naturalism (White, Carol Wayne, 1962-, author.) Frost Library; BL2525 .W473 2016

Leonard Percival Howell and the genesis of Rastafari Frost Library; BL2532.R37 L46 2015

The Cambridge history of religions in Latin America Frost Library; BL2540 .C365 2016

Religion : beyond religion Frost Library; BL2747.8 .R453 2016

The growth of reform Judaism : American and European sources (Plaut, W. Gunther, 1912-2012, author.) Frost Library; BM197 .P595 2015

Six memos from the last millennium : a novelist reads the Talmud (Skibell, Joseph, author.) Frost Library; BM501.15 .S55 2016

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

Kosher USA : how Coke bacame kosher and other tales of modern food (Horowitz, Roger, author.) Frost Library; BM710 .H675 2016

Sufism and Jewish-Muslim relations : the Derekh Avraham Order in Israel (Randall, Yafiah Katherine, author.) Frost Library; BM723 .R35 2016

Abraham Joshua Heschel and the sources of wonder (Marmur, Michael, author.) Frost Library; BM755.H37 M37 2016

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

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

The polemical works of 'Alī al-Ṭabarī (Ṭabarī, ʻAlī ibn Sahl Rabbān, active 9th century, author.) Frost Library; BP166.5 .T313 2016

The sociology of Islam : knowledge, power and civility (Salvatore, Armando, author.) Frost Library; BP173.25 .S34 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

Muslim youth and the 9 Frost Library; BP188.18.Y68 M865 2016

Twelve infallible men : the imams and the making of Shi'ism (Pierce, Matthew, author.) Frost Library; BP189.43 .P54 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

Gender and sexuality in Islam Frost Library; BP190.5.S4 G46 2016

Malcolm X : from political eschatology to religious revolutionary Frost Library; BP223.Z8 L576275 2016

Japon'ya : Isuramu-kei Roshiajin no mita Meiji Nihon (Abdürreşid İbrahim, 1850-1944.) Frost Library; BP52.5.J3 A22 1991

The Bodhisattva path to unsurpassed enlightenment Frost Library; BQ3062.E5 E55 2016

Text, history, and philosophy : Abhidharma across Buddhist scholastic traditions (Conference "From Abhidhamma To Abhidharma. Early Buddhist Scholasticism in India, Central Asia, and) Frost Library; BQ4195 .C66 2016

Subject to death : life and loss in a Buddhist world (Desjarlais, Robert R., author.) Frost Library; BQ4487 .D47 2016

Guide through the Visuddhimagga (Dhammaratana, U., Bhikkhu) Frost Library; BQ5612 .D43 2011

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

Chan rhetoric of uncertainty in the Blue Cliff Record : sharpening a sword at the dragon gate (Heine, Steven, 1950-, author.) Frost Library; BQ9289.Y823 H45 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

Velvet Elvis : repainting the Christian faith (Bell, Rob, 1970-) Frost Library; BR115.C8 B395 2012

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

Making space for queer-identifying religious youth (Taylor, Yvette, 1978-, author.) Frost Library; BR115.H6 T39 2016

The Wiley Blackwell companion to world Christianity Frost Library; BR145.3 .W54 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

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

The future of Evangelicalism in America Frost Library; BR1642.U6 F88 2016

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

The Hebrew Bible : a critical companion Frost Library; BS1140.3 .H43 2016

The Hebrew Bible as literature : a very short introduction (Linafelt, Tod, 1965-, author.) Frost Library; BS1140.3 .L56 2016

The literary imagination in Jewish antiquity (Mroczek, Eva, author.) Frost Library; BS1171.3 .M76 2016

The God of all flesh : and other essays (Brueggemann, Walter.) Frost Library; BS1192.5 .B776 2015

A place for Hagar's son : Ishmael as a case study in the priestly tradition (Noble, John T.) Frost Library; BS1235.52 .N63 2016

The Naomi story--the book of Ruth : from gender to politics (Giles, Terry, author.) Frost Library; BS1315.52 .G52 2016

Old English psalms Frost Library; BS1421 .O43 2016

Song of exile : the enduring mystery of Psalm 137 (Stowe, David W. (David Ware) author.) Frost Library; BS1450 137th .S76 2016

The Song of Songs and the fashioning of identity in early Latin Christianity (Shuve, Karl, author.) Frost Library; BS1485.52 .S59 2016

Out of the cloister : scholastic exegesis of the Song of Songs, 1100-1250 (LaVere, Suzanne, author.) Frost Library; BS1485.53 .L38 2016

Jonah in the shadows of Eden (Berger, Yitzhak, author.) Frost Library; BS1605.52 .B47 2016

Lectures on New Testament theology (Baur, Ferdinand Christian, 1792-1860, author.) Frost Library; BS2397 .B3613 2016

The quest for Mary Magdalene (Haag, Michael, 1943-) Frost Library; BS2485 .H22 2016

Paul the Jew : rereading the apostle as a figure of Second Temple Judaism Frost Library; BS2506.3 .P38 2016

Echoes of Scripture in the gospels (Hays, Richard B., author.) Frost Library; BS2555.52 .H385 2016

Luke 2 : a commentary on the Gospel of Luke 9:51-19:27 (Bovon, François, author.) Frost Library; BS2595.53 .B68213 2013

Paraphrase on Luke (Erasmus, Desiderius, -1536.) Frost Library; BS2597 .E738 2003

Paul and Gnosis Frost Library; BS2650.52 .P3465 2016

Our mother Saint Paul (Gaventa, Beverly Roberts.) Frost Library; BS2651 .G38 2007

Paul's eschatological anthropology : the dynamics of human transformation (Harding, Sarah, author.) Frost Library; BS2655.E7 H37 2015

Apocalyptic Paul : cosmos and anthropos in Romans 5-8 Frost Library; BS2665.52 .A66 2013

Paul and the rise of the slave (Bryant, K. Edwin, author.) Frost Library; BS2665.52 .B79 2016

Exploring second Corinthians : death and life, hardship and rivalry (Oropeza, B. J., 1961-, author.) Frost Library; BS2675.53 .O76 2016

Paul and the stories of Israel : grand thematic narratives in Galatians (Das, A. Andrew.) Frost Library; BS2685.55 .D37 2016

Early Latin commentaries on the Apocalypse Frost Library; BS2825.52 .E27 2016

God being nothing : toward a theogony (Hart, Ray L., author.) Frost Library; BT103 .H385 2016

Givenness and revelation (Marion, Jean-Luc, 1946-, author.) Frost Library; BT127.3 .M37 2016

Ritual and Christian beginnings : a socio-cognitive analysis (Uro, Risto, author.) Frost Library; BV185 .I76 2016

Matteo Ricci and the Catholic mission to China, 1583-1610 : a short history with documents (Hsia, R. Po-chia, 1955-) Frost Library; BV3427.R46 H76 2016

Longing for home : forced displacement and postures of hospitality (Holton, M. Jan.) Frost Library; BV4466 .H65 2016

A new kind of Christian : a tale of two friends on a spiritual journey (McLaren, Brian D., 1956-) Frost Library; BV4501.2 .M43577 2008

A companion to the medieval papacy : growth of an ideology and institution Frost Library; BX1068 .C66 2016

Ritualized faith : essays on the philosophy of liturgy (Cuneo, Terence, 1969-, author.) Frost Library; BX107 .C86 2016

Before the Gregorian reform : the Latin Church at the turn of the first millennium (Howe, John, 1947 March 13-, author.) Frost Library; BX1070 .H69 2016

Church and society; : Catholic social and political thought and movements, 1789-1950. (Moody, Joseph N. (Joseph Nestor), 1904-) Frost Library; BX1365 .M6

George Errington and Roman Catholic identity in nineteenth-century England (James, Serenhedd, 1982-, author.) Frost Library; BX1493 .J36 2016