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.

Wonder and skepticism in the Middle Ages (Brewer, Keagan.) Frost Library; BL100 .B74 2016

The supernatural in Tudor and Stuart England (Oldridge, Darren, 1966-, author.) Frost Library; BL100 .O43 2016

The afterlife of Sai Baba : competing visions of a global saint (McLain, Karline, author.) Frost Library; BL1175.S7 M38 2016

God inside out : Śiva's Game of Dice (Handelman, Don.) Frost Library; BL1218 .H36 1997

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

Daoism excavated : cosmos and humanity in early manuscripts (Wang, Zhongjiang.) Frost Library; BL1900.A2 W3813 2015

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

Religion and modernity in the Himalaya Frost Library; BL1977 .R445 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

Science and religion : East and West Frost Library; BL240.3 .S35 2016

The penultimate curiosity : how science swims in the slipstream of ultimate questions (Wagner, Roger, author.) Frost Library; BL240.3 .W34 2016

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

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

Beyond the secular West Frost Library; BL2747.8 .B49 2016

The nonreligious : understanding secular people and societies (Zuckerman, Phil, author.) Frost Library; BL2747.8 .Z827 2016

Nineteenth-century British secularism : science, religion, and literature (Rectenwald, Michael, 1956-, author.) Frost Library; BL2765.G7 R39 2016

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

Jewish radical ultra-orthodoxy confronts modernity, Zionism and women's equality (Inbari, Motti, author.) Frost Library; BM198.56.N38 I53 2016

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

Jesus and the temple : the crucifixion in its Jewish context (Joseph, Simon J., 1966-, author.) Frost Library; BM620 .J67 2016

Coming of age in Jewish America : bar and bat mitzvah reinterpreted (Munro, Patricia Keer, 1957-, author.) Frost Library; BM707 .M86 2016

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

Modern Orthodoxy in American Judaism : the era of Rabbi Leo Jung (Jacobson, Maxine Miriam, author.) Frost Library; BM755.J84 J33 2016

Islam and popular culture Frost Library; BP161.3 .I727 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

The fall of the Turkish model : how the Arab uprisings brought down Islamic Liberalism (Tuğal, Cihan, author.) Frost Library; BP190.5.F7 T84 2016

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

Malcolm X and Africa (Assensoh, A. B., author.) Frost Library; BP223.Z8 L571664 2016

Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim world Frost Library; BP40 .E525 2016

The ten great birth stories of the Buddha : the Mahānipāta of the Jātakatthavaṇṇanā Frost Library; BQ1462.E5 A77 2015

Readings of the Vessantara Jātaka Frost Library; BQ1470.V487 R43 2016

A less traveled path (Stuart, Daniel Malinowski, author.) Frost Library; BQ2240.S331 S35 2015

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

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

Women and monastic Buddhism in early South Asia : rediscovering the invisible believers (Kaushik, Garima, author.) Frost Library; BQ6150 .K38 2016

Chūsei jiin shakai to butsudō (Yamagishi, Tsuneto, 1952- 山岸常人, 1952-) Frost Library; BQ6352 .Y34 1990

The spirit of Tibetan Buddhism (Van Schaik, Sam, author.) Frost Library; BQ7604 .V36 2016

The gathering of intentions : a history of a Tibetan Tantra (Dalton, Jacob Paul, author.) Frost Library; BQ7662.4 .D35 2016

Tantric traditions in transmission and translation Frost Library; BQ8916 .T36 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

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

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

The history of the church through 100 masterpieces (Duquesne, Jacques, 1930-) Frost Library; BR145.3 .D8713 2011

A letter concerning toleration (Locke, John, 1632-1704.) Frost Library; BR1610 .L823 1983

Memory in Ancient Rome and Early Christianity Frost Library; BR163 .M67 2016

The emergence of evangelical spirituality : the age of Edwards, Newton, and Whitefield Frost Library; BR1640.A25 E44 2016

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

The churches the apostles left behind (Brown, Raymond E. (Raymond Edward), 1928-1998.) Frost Library; BR165 .B698 1984

Maximus the Confessor : Jesus Christ and the transfiguration of the world (Blowers, Paul M., 1955-, author.) Frost Library; BR1720.M365 B568 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

Feminist theory and the Bible : interrogating the sources (Fuchs, Esther, 1953-, author.) Frost Library; BS1181.8 .F83 2016

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

Humanist comic elements in Aristophanes and the Old Testament (Lazarus, B. M. (Benjamin Mordechai), 1979-, author.) Frost Library; BS1199.W58 L39 2014

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 social world of Deuteronomy : a new feminist commentary (Benjamin, Don C.) Frost Library; BS1275.52 .B46 2015

Joshua to Kings : history, story, theology (Mills, Mary E., author.) Frost Library; BS1286.5 .M55 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

The psalms and the life of faith (Brueggemann, Walter.) Frost Library; BS1430.2 .B783 1995

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

Ezekiel's hope : a commentary on Ezekiel 38-48 (Milgrom, Jacob, 1923-2010, author.) Frost Library; BS1545.53 .M56 2012

Ezekiel (Tuell, Steven Shawn.) Frost Library; BS1545.53 .T84 2012

Joel (Seitz, Christopher R., author.) Frost Library; BS1575.53 .S45 2016

Baruch and the Letter of Jeremiah (Wacker, Marie-Theres, author.) Frost Library; BS1775.53 .W33 2015

Mark 1-8 : a new translation with introduction and commentary Frost Library; BS192.2.A1 1964 .G3 v.27A

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

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

When Paul met Jesus : how an idea got lost in history (Porter, Stanley E., 1956-, author.) Frost Library; BS2506.3 .P684 2016

Mark (Beavis, Mary Ann.) Frost Library; BS2585.53 .B43 2011

A theology of Luke and Acts : biblical theology of the New Testament (Bock, Darrell L.) Frost Library; BS2589 .B63 2012

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

Luke (Parsons, Mikeal C. (Mikeal Carl), 1957-) Frost Library; BS2595.53 .P37 2015

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

Gospel of glory : major themes in Johannine theology (Bauckham, Richard.) Frost Library; BS2615.52 .B379 2015

John (Brant, Jo-Ann A., 1956-) Frost Library; BS2615.53 .B73 2011

Acts (Parsons, Mikeal C. (Mikeal Carl), 1957-) Frost Library; BS2625.53 .P37 2008

Paul and ancient rhetoric : theory and practice in the Hellenistic context Frost Library; BS2650.52 .P346 2016

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

Paul and the apocalyptic imagination. Frost Library; BS2651 .P3 2016

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

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

Second Corinthians (Collins, Raymond F., 1935-) Frost Library; BS2675.53 .C66 2013

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

First Corinthians (Perkins, Pheme.) Frost Library; BS2675.53 .P44 2012