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.
    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.
  • 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

The Bhāgavata Purāṇa : selected translations Frost Library; BL1140.4.B434 E5 2016

Hindu worldviews : theories of self, ritual and reality (Frazier, Jessica, 1975-, author.) Frost Library; BL1202 .F78 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

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

Shared characters in Jain, Buddhist and Hindu narrative : gods, kings and other heroes (Appleton, Naomi, 1982-, author.) Frost Library; BL2005 .A67 2017

The eighteenth century in Sikh history (Malhotra, Karamjit K., author.) Frost Library; BL2017.6 .M35 2016

Purifying the land of the pure : a history of Pakistan's religious minorities (Ispahani, Farahnaz, author.) Frost Library; BL2035.5.R45 I87 2017

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

In search of the way : thought and religion in early-modern Japan, 1582-1860 (Bowring, Richard John, 1947-, author.) Frost Library; BL2207 .B69 2017

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

Tennō sei (Kan, Takayuki, 1939- author. 管孝行, 1939- author) Frost Library; BL2211.E46 K36 1983

Hachiman jinja : rekishi to densetsu Frost Library; BL2225.A1 H33 2003

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

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

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

Religion in America : the basics (Pasquier, Michael, author.) Frost Library; BL2525 .P355 2017

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

Religion and popular culture : rescripting the sacred (Santana, Richard W., author.) Frost Library; BL2525 .S258 2016

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

The Oxford handbook of secularism Frost Library; BL2747.8 .O94 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

The Dead Sea scrolls and the developmental composition of the Bible (Ulrich, Eugene, 1938- author.) Frost Library; BM487 .U46 2015

Judaism : a contemporary philosophical investigation (Goodman, Lenn Evan, 1944-, author.) Frost Library; BM565 .G644 2017

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

The Jewish dietary laws in the ancient world (Rosenblum, Jordan, 1979-, author.) Frost Library; BM710 .R616 2016

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

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

The Qurʼān Frost Library; BP109 .J6513 2007

Light in the heavens : sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (Quḍāʻī, Muḥammad ibn Salāmah, -1062, author.) Frost Library; BP135.A2 Q3513 2016

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

Letters to a young Muslim (Ghobash, Omar Saif, 1971-, author.) Frost Library; BP161.3 .G563 2017

The Islamic challenge and the United States : global security in an age of uncertainty (Ahrari, Mohammed E., author.) Frost Library; BP166.14.F85 A395 2017

Jihadism transformed : al-Qaeda and Islamic State's global battle of ideas Frost Library; BP166.14.F85 J54 2016

Longing for the lost caliphate : a transregional history (Hassan, Mona, author.) Frost Library; BP166.9 .H37 2016

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

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

Salafi-jihadism : the history of an idea (Maher, Shiraz, author.) Frost Library; BP182 .M34 2016

Guardians of God : inside the religious mind of the Pakistani Taliban (Sheikh, Mona Kanwal, author.) Frost Library; BP182 .S54 2016

The mosques of Egypt (O'Kane, Bernard, author.) Frost Library; BP187.55.E3 O52 2016 x

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

Ottoman Puritanism and its discontents (Sheikh, Mustapha, 1978-, author.) Frost Library; BP188.8.S64 S54 2016

Sufism and Taoism : a comparative study of key philosophical concepts (Izutsu, Toshihiko, 1914-1993 井筒, 俊彦, 1914-1993.) Frost Library; BP189 .I96 2016

Constructing Islam on the Indus : the material history of the Suhrawardi Sufi order, 1200-1500 AD (Khan, Hasan Ali, author.) Frost Library; BP189.7.S8 K53 2016

Salafism after the Arab awakening : contending with people's power Frost Library; BP195.S18 S227 2016

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

Politicizing Islam : the Islamic revival in France and India (Parvez, Z. Fareen, author.) Frost Library; BP60 .P37 2017

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

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

The Buddha before Buddhism : wisdom from the early teachings Frost Library; BQ1419.5.A8622 E5 2016

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

Jukaie no kenkyū Frost Library; BQ5005 .J84 1985

Making saints in modern China Frost Library; BQ634 .M35 2017

Yūgyōji : chūsei no Jishū Sōhonzan (Tachibana, Shundō, 1917- 橘俊道, 1917-) Frost Library; BQ6353.F8252 S547

Daigoji no rekishi to bunkazai (Shinpojūmu "Daigoji no Rekishi to Bunkazai" (2009 : Nihon Joshi Daigaku) シンポジウム「醍) Frost Library; BQ6353.K82 D338 2011

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

Kōfukuji sōkenki no kenkyū (Kobayashi, Yūko, 1967- 小林裕子, 1967-) Frost Library; BQ6353.N372 K835 2011

Chūsei Kōfukuji no monzeki (Takayama, Kyōko, 1956- 高山京子, 1956-) Frost Library; BQ6353.N372 K838 2010

Taimadera no rekishi to shinkō (Kim, Chi-ho, 1977- author. 金志虎, 1977- author.) Frost Library; BQ6353.T332 T34 2015

Nihon kisōden (Miyamoto, Keiichi, 1948- 宮元啓一, 1948-) Frost Library; BQ683 .M59 1986

Remembering the Lotus-Born : Padmasambhava in the history of Tibet's golden age (Hirshberg, Daniel Alexander, author.) Frost Library; BQ7578 .H57 2016

Entering the way of the great vehicle : Dzogchen as the culmination of the Mahāyāna (Rong-zom Chos-kyi-bzang-po, 1012-1088, author.) Frost Library; BQ7662.4 .R6613 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

Chūsei Mikkyō jiin to suhō (Nishi, Yayoi, 1977- 西弥生, 1977-) Frost Library; BQ8912.9.J3 N57 2008

Hieizan (Kajiwara, Gaku. 梶原学.) Frost Library; BQ9112.3 .K35 1986

Doctrine and practice in medieval Korean Buddhism : the collected works of Ŭich'ŏn (Ŭich'ŏn, 1055-1101.) Frost Library; BQ9149.U383 E5 2016

History of Zen (Ku, Yu-hsiu.) Frost Library; BQ9262.3 .K8 2016

Dōgen to Sarutoru : "Sonzai" to "mu" no tetsugaku (Morimoto, Kazuo, 1927- 森本和夫, 1927-) Frost Library; BQ9449.D657 M67

Kierkegaard and the life of faith (Hanson, Jeffrey, author.) Frost Library; BR100.K523 H36 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

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

Christian thought : a historical introduction (Meister, Chad V., 1965-, author.) Frost Library; BR145.3 .M45 2017

Windows on early Christianity : uncommon stories, striking images, critical perspectives. (Aageson, James W., 1947-, author.) Frost Library; BR162.3 .A25 2016

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

Enchantment and creed in the hymns of Ambrose of Milan (Dunkle, Brian, author.) Frost Library; BR1720.A5 D86 2016

Saint Perpetua across the Middle Ages : mother, gladiator, saint (Cotter-Lynch, Margaret, 1974-, author.) Frost Library; BR1720.P42 C68 2016

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

Kingship and memory in ancient Judah (Wilson, Ian Douglas, 1981-, author.) Frost Library; BS1199.K5 W55 2017

Leadership, social memory and Judean discourse in the fifth-second centuries BCE Frost Library; BS1199.L4 L43 2016

Are we not men? : unstable masculinity in the Hebrew prophets (Graybill, Rhiannon, 1984-, author.) Frost Library; BS1199.M34 G73 2016

An ark on the Nile : the beginning of the book of Exodus (Bodner, Keith, 1967-, author.) Frost Library; BS1245.52 .B63 2016

Numbers : an introduction and study guide : the road to freedom (Davies, Eryl W.) Frost Library; BS1265.53 .D38 2017

Joshua : an introduction and study guide : crossing divides (McConville, J. G. (J. Gordon)) Frost Library; BS1295.53 .M33 2017

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

Samuel, Kings and Chronicles, I Frost Library; BS1325.2 .S26 2017