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Religious Studies : Web Resources

Select print and web based resources for researching Religion.

Internet Sites

Association of Religion Data Archive - The Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA) strives to democratize access to the best data on religion.

Biblegateway - The Bible Gateway is a tool for reading and researching scripture online -- all in the language or translation of your choice! It provides advanced searching capabilities, which allow readers to find and compare particular passages in scripture based on keywords, phrases, or scripture reference. - is a not-for-profit organisation affiliated with the Buddha Dharma Education Association Inc.

Center for Christian-Jewish Learning - The Center applies the scholarly resources of a Catholic university to the task of encouraging mutual knowledge between Christians and Jews at every level.

Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard Divinity School - The mission of the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard Divinity School is:

  • to advance interdisciplinary, international, and interreligious exchange, learning, and research on the world's religions;
  • to bring together the rich intellectual resources of faculty and students at Harvard Divinity School and at other Schools and departments of Harvard University with an international scholarly network to explore issues of religion in today's complex, globalizing, and changing world; and
  • to build a deeper and broader understanding of the histories and contemporary patterns of the world's religious communities by hosting scholars and practitioners at the Center as residents and program participants.

Internet Sacred Text Archive The largest freely available archive of online books about religion, mythology, folklore and the esoteric on the Internet. The site is dedicated to religious tolerance and scholarship, and has the largest readership of any similar site on the web.

Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life - The Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life, launched in 2001, seeks to promote a deeper understanding of issues at the intersection of religion and public affairs.

Religion Online - An extensive library of resources, representing many different points of view but all written from the perspective of sound scholarship.

Virtual Religious Index - This site is designed  to advance research in matters of religion.


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