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 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.

Stealth altruism : forbidden care as Jewish resistance in the Holocaust (Shostak, Arthur B., author.) Frost Library; BJ1286.A6 S56 2017

A mirror is for reflection : understanding Buddhist ethics Frost Library; BJ1289 .M567 2017

A history of Muslims, Christians, and Jews in the Middle East (Sharkey, Heather J. (Heather Jane), 1967-, author.) Frost Library; BL1060 .S53 2017

The Bhagavad Gita : a guide to navigating the battle of life (Ravindra, Ravi, author.) Frost Library; BL1138.66 .R39 2017

Hinduism in India. Modern and contemporary movements Frost Library; BL1153.5 .H56 2016

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

Visualized texts : sacred spaces, spatial texts and the religious cartography of Banaras (Gengnagel, Jörg.) Frost Library; BL1239.36.V37 G46 2011

The mysteries of Mithras : a different account (Mastrocinque, Attilio.) Frost Library; BL1585 .M263 2017

A Zoroastrian liturgy : the worship in seven chapters (Yasna 35-41) (Hintze, Almut.) Frost Library; BL1590.L58 H56 2007

China's green religion : Daoism and the quest for a sustainable future (Miller, James, 1968-, author.) Frost Library; BL1923 .M55 2017

Contested holy places in Israel-Palestine : sharing and conflict resolution (Reiter, Yitzhak, author.) Frost Library; BL2340 .R44 2017

Paranoid science : the Christian right's war on reality (Alumkal, Antony William, 1969-, author.) Frost Library; BL240.3 .A48 2017

Science and religion : an impossible dialogue (Gingras, Yves, 1954-, author.) Frost Library; BL240.3 .G56413 2017

Debating religious liberty and discrimination (Corvino, John, 1969-, author.) Frost Library; BL2525 .C73 2017

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

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

Malay court religion, culture and language : interpreting the Qur'ān in 17th century Aceh (Riddell, Peter G., author.) Frost Library; BP130.78.I5 R53 2017

What is moderate Islam? Frost Library; BP161.3 .W33 2017

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

Muslim history and social theory : a global sociology of modernity (Jung, Dietrich, 1959-, author.) Frost Library; BP166.14.M63 J86 2017

Victorian Muslim : Abdullah Quilliam and Islam in the west Frost Library; BP170.5.Q85 V53 2017

Qur'an of the oppressed : liberation theology and gender justice in Islam (Rahemtulla, Shadaab, 1983- author.) Frost Library; BP173.7 .R34 2017

Amplifying Islam in the European soundscape (Tamimi Arab, Pooyan, author.) Frost Library; BP184.3 .T345 2017

Caravan of martyrs : sacrifice and suicide bombing in Afghanistan (Edwards, David B., author.) Frost Library; BP190.5.M3 E39 2017

Muslim civil society and the politics of religious freedom in Turkey (Walton, Jeremy F., 1977- author.) Frost Library; BP190.5.S35 W35 2017

Terror in France : the rise of jihad in the west (Kepel, Gilles, author.) Frost Library; BP190.5.T47 K4713 2017

Ismailism and Islam in modern South Asia (Mukherjee, Soumen (Assistant Professor), author.) Frost Library; BP195.I8 M86 2017

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

What Is Islamophobia? : racism, social movements and the state Frost Library; BP52 .W485 2017

The Oxford handbook of new religious movements. Volume II Frost Library; BP603 .H36 2016

Unfortunate destiny : animals in the Indian Buddhist imagination (Ohnuma, Reiko, author.) Frost Library; BQ1029.I42 O58 2017

Why Buddhism is true : the science and philosophy of meditation and enlightenment (Wright, Robert, 1957-, author.) Frost Library; BQ4050 .W75 2017

Practical aspects of Buddhist ideals (Janakābhivaṃsa, Ashin, 1899-1977, author.) Frost Library; BQ4195 .J3613 2010

The just king : the Tibetan Buddhist classic on leading an ethical life (Mi-pham-rgya-mtsho, ʼJam-mgon ʼJu, 1846-1912, author.) Frost Library; BQ4570.S7 M5413 2017

Against harmony : progressive and radical Buddhism in modern Japan (Shields, James Mark, author.) Frost Library; BQ695 .S55 2017

Enlightened vagabond : the life and teachings of Patrul Rinpoche Frost Library; BQ7950.O767 E55 2017

The life and times of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö (Rab-gsal-zla-ba, Dil-mgo Mkhyen-brtse, 1910-1991, author.) Frost Library; BQ966.A293 R33 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

Jonathan's loves, David's laments : gay theology, musical desires, and historical difference (Von der Horst, Dirk, 1971-, author.) Frost Library; BR115.H6 V65 2017

The Evangelicals : the struggle to shape America (FitzGerald, Frances, 1940-, author.) Frost Library; BR1642.U5 F565 2017

The labor of faith : gender and power in Black Apostolic Pentecostalism (Casselberry, Judith, 1952- author.) Frost Library; BR1644.3 .C37 2017

The rise of Pentecostalism in modern El Salvador (Wadkins, Timothy H., author.) Frost Library; BR1644.S2 W33 2017

The great Athanasius : an introduction to his life and work (Tyson, John R., author.) Frost Library; BR1720.A7 T97 2017

Sarah Osborn's collected writings (Osborn, Sarah, 1714-1796, author.) Frost Library; BR1725.O7 B742 2017

Ezra and the second wilderness (Yoo, Philip Young, 1978- author.) Frost Library; BS1355.53 .Y66 2017

God and the faithfulness of Paul : a critical examination of the Pauline theology of N.T. Wright Frost Library; BS2506.3 .G63 2017

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

The Lindisfarne gospels : new perspectives Frost Library; BS2552.L56 G36 2017

Ecclesiology and theosis in the Gospel of John (Byers, Andrew J., 1974-, author.) Frost Library; BS2615.52 .B94 2017

John and philosophy : a new reading of the fourth gospel (Engberg-Pedersen, Troels, author.) Frost Library; BS2615.53 .E543 2017

Acts (Jennings, Willie James, 1961-, author.) Frost Library; BS2625.53 .J46 2017

God and Israel : providence and purpose in Romans 9-11 Frost Library; BS2665.6.T5 G63 2017

The Book of Revelation and early Jewish textual culture (Allen, Garrick V., author.) Frost Library; BS2825.52 .A45 2017

The Gospel according to the Hebrews and the Gospel of the Ebionites (Gregory, Andrew F., author.) Frost Library; BS2851 .G67 2017

Catechisms and women's writing in seventeenth-century England (McQuade, Paula, author.) Frost Library; BT1031.3 .M368 2017

The monastic origins of the Nag Hammadi Codices (Lundhaug, Hugo, author.) Frost Library; BT1391 .L863 2015

Exposé du mythe valentinien et textes liturgiques (NH XI, 2) Frost Library; BT1475 .F86 2016

@ worship : liturgical practices in digital worlds (Berger, Teresa, author.) Frost Library; BV178 .B454 2018

The spirit of a man : a vision of transformation for Black men and the women who love them (Vanzant, Iyanla.) Frost Library; BV4468.2.A34 V36 1996

The Virgin in song : Mary and the poetry of Romanos the Melodist (Arentzen, Thomas, 1976- author.) Frost Library; BV467.5.R63 A74 2017

Asceticism and anthropology in Irenaeus and Clement (Behr, John.) Frost Library; BV5023 .B44 2000

Beyond the monastery walls : the ascetic revolution in Russian Orthodox thought, 1814-1914 (Michelson, Patrick Lally, author.) Frost Library; BV5029.R9 M53 2017

A companion to Marguerite Porete and The Mirror of Simple Souls Frost Library; BV5091.C7 P6725 2017

The mystery of evil : Benedict XVI and the end of days (Agamben, Giorgio, 1942-, author.) Frost Library; BX1378.6 .A3313 2017

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

Catholicism : a very short introduction (O'Collins, Gerald, author.) Frost Library; BX1754 .O23 2017

The beginning of print culture in Athabasca country Frost Library; BX2128 C7 B43 2010 xx

Pope Francis and the future of Catholicism : Evangelii Gaudium and the papal agenda Frost Library; BX2347.4 .P67 2017

Christian novels from the Menologion of Symeon Metaphrastes (Symeon, Metaphrastes, active 10th century, author.) Frost Library; BX380 .S96 2017

Beyond the Inquisition : Ambrogio Catarino Politi and the origins of the Counter-Reformation (Caravale, Giorgio, author.) Frost Library; BX4705.A56775 C3713 2017

Victor Dillard, SJ, spiritual resister and apostle to the STO slave laborers in Germany, martyred at (Verrier, Philippe, author.) Frost Library; BX4705.D544 V4713 2017

Briefwechsel. 1820-1890 (Döllinger, Johann Joseph Ignaz von, 1799-1890.) Frost Library; BX4705.D58 A4

Suspicious moderate : the life and writings of Francis à Sancta Clara (1598-1680) (Davenport, Anne Ashley, author.) Frost Library; BX4705.F7318 D38 2017

Bernhard Lichtenberg : Roman Catholic priest and martyr of the Nazi regime (Gaydosh, Brenda L., 1958- author.) Frost Library; BX4705.L623 G39 2017

The Letters of Thomas Merton and Victor and Carolyn Hammer : Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam Frost Library; BX4705.M542 A4 2014

The religious concordance : Nicholas of Cusa and Christian-Muslim dialogue (Hollmann, Joshua, author.) Frost Library; BX4705.N58 H65 2017

Being salvation : atonement and soteriology in the theology of Karl Rahner (Peterson, Brandon Reed, author.) Frost Library; BX4705.R287 P48 2017

Ferdinand Christian Baur and the history of early Christianity Frost Library; BX4827.B33 F4713 2017

Bonhoeffer's reception of Luther (DeJonge, Michael P., author.) Frost Library; BX4827.B57 D387 2017

Politics and piety : the Protestant awakening in Prussia, 1816-1856 (Ellis, David L., author.) Frost Library; BX4844 .E55 2017

The Oxford history of Anglicanism. Frost Library; BX5005 .O975 2017

The year of the queer : thoughts, blogs, letters and sermons, 2013-2014 (Hood, Jeff, Jr., author.) Frost Library; BX6495.H66 A3 2016

Natural born seer : Joseph Smith, American prophet, 1805-1830 (Van Wagoner, Richard S., author.) Frost Library; BX8695.S6 V36 2016

Unity in Christ and country : American Presbyterians in the Revolutionary era, 1758-1801 (Taylor, William Harrison, 1980-, author.) Frost Library; BX8936 .T39 2017

Calvin's political theology and the public engagement of the church : Christ's two kingdoms (Tuininga, Matthew J., author) Frost Library; BX9418 .T85 2017