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E-Reference Items for Religious Studies (18)

Name Description
Brill's New Pauly Supports research in "classical antiquity and the classical tradition." The English edition of Der Neue Pauly. Click Brill Online to access the German version. [RR]
Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion Information on every aspect of Jewish belief and practice, both ancient and modern. [RR]
Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church Christian religion and life, including theology, patristic scholarship, churches and denominations, the church calendar and organization, and the Bible. [RR]
Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions Contains entries on all the major and many minor religions, including Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Shinto, Sikhism, and Taoism, with details of sacred sites, customs, religious practices, dogmas, beliefs, traditions, festivals and fasts, and artefacts such as altars, rosaries, icons, and torah ornaments and entries on religious teachings on abortion, animals, birth control, war, homosexuality, and suicide. [RR]
Dictionary of Buddhism History and doctrines of the major Buddhist schools, information on the spread of Buddhism in Asia and the West, and coverage of issues of contemporary concern such as human rights, abortion, euthanasia, ‘engaged Buddhism’, and the role of women in Buddhist teachings. [RR]
Dictionary of the Bible Information about the books of the Bible, customs, religions and worship, history, and theology, important places, and personalities. [RR]
Encyclopaedia of Islam

Encyclopaedia of Islam (Second Edition) describes the present state of  knowledge of the Islamic World.

Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics Online (EAGLL)

Brings together "the latest research from across a range of disciplines which contribute to our knowledge of ancient Greek." Useful for studies in Greek, linguistics and Biblical literature.

Encyclopedia of Greco-Roman Mythology

Presents the myths and legends in A-Z format, complete with a "topic finder" enabling the reader to locate specific entries. Provides cross-references with each entry, and an extensive bibliography. (This entry is in Primo; the access in the library is by WATCARD login.)

Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online (GAMEO) Provides "information on Anabaptist-related (Amish, Mennonite, Hutterite, Brethren in Christ) topics, including history, theology, biography, institutions and local congregations."
Oxford Dictionary of Islam Focus on 19th and 20th centuries, information on the religious, political, and social spheres of the modern Islamic world. [RR]
Oxford Dictionary of Popes Provides accounts in chronological order of all the officially recognized popes from St Peter to John Paul II, provides a continuous history of the papacy. [RR]
Oxford Dictionary of Saints Concise accounts of the lives, cults, relationships through patronage, and artistic associations of saints. [RR]
Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance Covers all aspects of the Renaissance in 14th to 17th century Europe, including the art, literature, science, culture, philosophy, religion, economics, history, and conflict of the period. [RR]
Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation Covers the entire range of religious and social changes that altered Europe in the sixteenth century, including issues of church polity and theology, developments in politics, economics, demographics, art and literature. [RR]
Oxford Guide to People and Places of the Bible Describes the people and places that appear in the New Testament and Old Testament of the Bible. [RR]
Oxford Handbooks Online

Collection in four subject modules: Business & Management , Philosophy, Political Science and Religion. Offers authoritative approach to scholarship.

Waterloo Directory of English Newspapers and Periodicals, 1800-1900 A directory of 50,000 newspapers and periodical publications published in England during the 19th century. This edition of the directory is the second in a series of five. Series 3-5 are forthcoming. Ultimately the 5th and final edition will provide descriptive entries for some 125,000 titles. [RR]

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