Religion Research Guide

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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 two 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.

For more databases, use the subject filter on A-Z Databases

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.

The Oxford handbook of Buddhist ethics Frost Library; BJ1289 .O94 2018

Encountering China : Michael Sandel and Chinese philosophy Frost Library; BJ1289.3 .E53 2018

Persian religion in the Achaemenid period = La religion perse à l'époque achéménide Frost Library; BL2270 .P47 2017

Faith and fashion in Turkey : consumption, politics and Islamic identities (Alimen, Nazli, author.) Frost Library; BL2320 .A44 2018

The Haitian vodou handbook : protocols for riding with the LWA (Filan, Kenaz.) Frost Library; BL2530.H3 F55 2007

Secularism and cosmopolitanism : critical hypotheses on religion and politics (Balibar, Étienne, 1942-, author.) Frost Library; BL2747.8 .B2954 2018

Without Jews? (Ruta, Magdalena, author.) Frost Library; BM155.2 .R88 2017

Pennies for heaven : the history of American synagogues and money (Judson, Daniel, author.) Frost Library; BM205 .J83 2018

Alexandria and Qumran : back to the beginning (Silver, Kenneth, author.) Frost Library; BM487 .S559 2017

The Talmud : a biography (Wimpfheimer, Barry S., author.) Frost Library; BM501 .W54 2018

Animals and animality in the Babylonian Talmud (Berkowitz, Beth A., author.) Frost Library; BM509.A5 B47 2018

Sefer Yeṣirah and its contexts : other Jewish voices (Weiss, Tzahi, author.) Frost Library; BM525.A419 W45 2018

Judaism's theological voice : the melody of the Talmud (Neusner, Jacob, 1932-2016.) Frost Library; BM663 .N48 1995

The obligated self : maternal subjectivity and Jewish thought (Benjamin, Mara H., 1972-, author.) Frost Library; BM726 .B43 2018

An American rabbi in Korea : a chaplain's journey in the forgotten war (Rosen, Milton J. (Milton Jehiel), 1906-1976.) Frost Library; BM755.R5455 A3 2004

Gershom Scholem : master of the Kabbalah (Biale, David, 1949-, author.) Frost Library; BM755.S295 B53 2018

Nietzsche, Soloveitchik, and contemporary Jewish philosophy (Rynhold, Daniel, author.) Frost Library; BM755.S6144 R96 2018

The Venetian Qur'an : a Renaissance companion to Islam (Tommasino, Pier Mattia, author.) Frost Library; BP131.15.I8 T66 2018

Christians, Muslims, and Mary : a history (George Tvrtković, Rita, author.) Frost Library; BP133.7.M35 G46 2018

Abraham trifft Ibrahim : Streifzüge durch Bibel und Koran (Lewitscharoff, Sibylle, 1954-) Frost Library; BP134.B4 L49 2018

God and man in Tehran : contending visions of the divine from the Qajars to the Islamic Republic (Kamaly, Hossein, author.) Frost Library; BP166.2 .K225 2018

Christian Muslim relations : a bibliographical history Frost Library; BP172 .C4196 2009

The Qur'an and the Bible : text and commentary (Reynolds, Gabriel Said, author.) Frost Library; BP172 .R469 2018

Religious statecraft : the politics of Islam in Iran (Tabaar, Mohammad, author.) Frost Library; BP173.7 .T32 2018

Halal food : a history (Armanios, Febe, 1974-, author.) Frost Library; BP184.9.D5 A76 2018

Contemporary Sufism : piety, politics and popular culture (Sharify-Funk, Meena, author.) Frost Library; BP189 .S444 2018

The politics of the headscarf in the United States (Welborne, Bozena C., author.) Frost Library; BP190.5.H44 W45 2018

A concise history of Sunnis & Shi'is (McHugo, John, 1951-, author.) Frost Library; BP191 .M44 2017

Salafism in Lebanon : local and transnational movements (Pall, Zoltan, author.) Frost Library; BP195.S18 P355 2018

With stones in our hands : writings on Muslims, racism, and empire Frost Library; BP52 .W58 2018

Islam without Europe : traditions of reform in eighteenth-century Islamic thought (Dallal, Ahmad S., author.) Frost Library; BP55 .D35 2018

Beyond brainwashing : perspectives on cult violence (Moore, Rebecca, 1951-, author.) Frost Library; BP603 .M667 2018

Oahspe (Newbrough, John Ballou, 1828-1891, author.) Frost Library; BP605.F34 A3 2016

Revisiting Jonestown : an interdisciplinary study of cults (Nesci, Domenico Arturo, author.) Frost Library; BP605.P46 N466 2018

The Buddhist literature of ancient Gandhāra : an introduction with selected translations (Salomon, Richard, 1948-, author.) Frost Library; BQ1029.G362 S25 2018

The canonical book of the Buddha's lengthy discourses : (Taishō volume 1, number 1) Frost Library; BQ1292.E53 I34 2015

Buddhist learning in South Asia (Kumar, Pintu, author.) Frost Library; BQ349.N36 K87 2018

Abhidharma doctrines and controversies on perception (Dhammajoti, Kuala Lumpur, author.) Frost Library; BQ4195 .D493 2018

The five invitations : discovering what death can teach us about living fully (Ostaseski, Frank, author.) Frost Library; BQ4487 .O88 2017

The Korean Buddhist empire : a transnational history (1910-1945) (Kim, Hwansoo Ilmee, 1970-, author.) Frost Library; BQ665 .K56 2018

Setting out on the great way : essays on early Mahāyāna Buddhism Frost Library; BQ7374 .S48 2018

Worship as experience (Shockley, Paul R., author.) Frost Library; BR115.A8 S54 2018

Christianity, empire, and the spirit : (re)configuring faith and the cultural (Medina, Néstor, author.) Frost Library; BR115.C8 M269 2018

Filled with the spirit (Lewin, Ellen, author.) Frost Library; BR115.H6 L48 2018

The darkening age : the Christian destruction of the classical world (Nixey, Catherine, author.) Frost Library; BR162.3 .N59 2018

The early Christian world Frost Library; BR165 .E25 2017

The urban world and the first Christians Frost Library; BR166 .U73 2017

Kyūyaku seisho ryakuchū Frost Library; BS1158.J3 K98 1936

A history of death in the Hebrew Bible (Suriano, Matthew J., author.) Frost Library; BS1199.D34 S87 2018

John Lockeʹs political philosophy and the Hebrew Bible (Leiter, Yechiel M., author.) Frost Library; BS1199.P6 L45 2018

Rape culture, gender violence and religion : biblical perspectives Frost Library; BS1199.R27 R37 2018

The book of Job : a modern translation and commentary Frost Library; BS1415.53 .K73 2017

Connecting Gospels : beyond the canonical Frost Library; BS2555.52 .C66 2018

Oral tradition and synoptic verbal agreement (Derico, Travis M. (Travis Michael), 1971- author.) Frost Library; BS2555.52 .D46 2016

The Parables in Q (Roth, Dieter T., author.) Frost Library; BS2555.52 .R68 2018

The Gospel of Luke (Levine, Amy-Jill, 1956-, author.) Frost Library; BS2595.53 .L48 2018

Exclusion and judgment in fellowship meals (Jamir, Lanuwabang, author.) Frost Library; BS2675.52 .J35 2016

Galatians (Keener, Craig S., 1960-, author.) Frost Library; BS2685.53 .K44 2018

God's own ethics : norms of divine agency and the argument from evil (Murphy, Mark C., author.) Frost Library; BT100.A5663 M87 2017

Christianization and commonwealth in early medieval Europe : a ritual interpretation (Ristuccia, Nathan J., author.) Frost Library; BV105.R7 R57 2018

Shout to the Lord : making worship music in evangelical America (Kelman, Ari Y., 1971-, author.) Frost Library; BV290 .K45 2018

The journey of Christianity to India in late antiquity : networks and the movement of culture (Andrade, Nathanael J., author.) Frost Library; BV3265.3 .A53 2018

Living the labyrinth : 101 paths to a deeper connection with the sacred (Geoffrion, Jill Kimberly Hartwell, 1958-) Frost Library; BV4509.5 .G447 2000

Laughing at the devil : seeing the world with Julian of Norwich (Hall, Amy Laura, author.) Frost Library; BV4832.3 .H355 2018

An explorer's guide to Julian of Norwich (Rolf, Veronica Mary., author.) Frost Library; BV5095.J84 R648 2018

Reform Catholicism and the international suppression of the Jesuits in enlightenment Europe (Van Kley, Dale K., 1941-, author.) Frost Library; BX1330 .V36 2018

To change the church : Pope Francis and the future of Catholicism (Douthat, Ross Gregory, 1979-, author.) Frost Library; BX1378.7 .D68 2018

Roman sources for the history of American Catholicism, 1763-1939 (Binasco, Matteo, 1975-, author.) Frost Library; BX1406.3 .B56 2018

Aquinas's Summa theologiae : a critical guide Frost Library; BX1749.T6 A73 2018

A book of Psalms from eleventh-century Byzantium : the complex of texts and images in Vat. Gr. 752 Frost Library; BX2033 .B66 2016

City of saints : rebuilding Rome in the early Middle Ages (Maskarinec, Maya, author.) Frost Library; BX2333 .M38 2018

Many tongues, one faith : a history of Franciscan parish life in the United States (Endres, David Jeffrey, 1979-, author.) Frost Library; BX3608 .E53 2018

Alfred Plummer : conversations with Dr. Döllinger, 1870-1890 (Plummer, Alfred, 1841-1926.) Frost Library; BX4705.D58 A79 1985

Le cardinal Jean du Bellay : diplomatie et culture dans l'Europe de la Renaissance Frost Library; BX4705.D777 C37 2013

Revolutionary saint : the theological legacy of Óscar Romero (Lee, Michael Edward, 1967-, author.) Frost Library; BX4705.R669 L44 2018

The story of radio mind : a missionary's journey on Indigenous land (Klassen, Pamela E. (Pamela Edith), 1967-, author.) Frost Library; BX5620.D85 K53 2018

The theology of Sergius Bulgakov (Slesinski, Robert, 1950-, author.) Frost Library; BX597.B8 S547 2017

The Fellowship of St Alban and St Sergius : Orthodox and Anglican ecumenical relations, 1927-2012 (Salapatas, Dimitrios Filippos, author.) Frost Library; BX6.F44 S35 2018

Inhabiting the world : identity, politics, and theology in radical Baptist perspective (Newson, Ryan Andrew, author.) Frost Library; BX6331.3 .N49155 2018

The last blues preacher : Reverend Clay Evans, black lives, and the faith that woke the nation (Mills, Zachary William, author.) Frost Library; BX6455.E93 M550 2018

Jonathan Edwards and scripture : biblical exegesis in British North America Frost Library; BX7260.E3 J646 2018

Orthodox Christian material culture : of people and things in the making of heaven (Carroll, Timothy (Timothy Andrew) author.) Frost Library; BX747.8 .C36 2018

The Cambridge companion to Quakerism Frost Library; BX7731.3 .C36 2018

New critical studies on early Quaker women, 1650-1800 Frost Library; BX7748.W64 N49 2018

Female friends and the making of transatlantic Quakerism, 1650-1750 (Pullin, Naomi, 1987- author.) Frost Library; BX7748.W64 P85 2018

Radical friend : Amy Kirby Post and her activist worlds (Hewitt, Nancy A., 1951-, author.) Frost Library; BX7795.P65 H49 2018

A Christian peace experiment : the Bruderhof Community in Britain, 1933-1942 (Randall, Ian M., author.) Frost Library; BX8129.B635 G7 2018