Mythology Resources

Religion Resources

    This is a good website for answering common questions and providing basic religion statistics. One can ask such questions as, “How many Lutherans live in Wisconsin?” or “What are the major religions of India?” This site is not affiliated with any particular religion. Instead, it summarizes religious data compiled from books, journals, or other websites. Entries include citations to the sources from which the data was compiled.
  • Encyclopedia of Religion and Society.
    The content of the Encyclopedia of Religion and Society, published by AltaMira in 1998, is posted on the website of the Hartford Institute for Religion Research. Entries are browsable by table of contents.
  • **Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online** (**GAMEO**).
    GAMEO provides reliable information on Anabaptist religions (Amish, Mennonite, Hutterite, Brethren in Christ). Entries are indexed alphabetically and include history, theology, biographies, and more. Entries also include formatted citations for MLA and APA styles.
  • Jewish Encyclopedia.
    Based on the printed 12-volume Jewish Encyclopedia, which was published between 1901 and 1906. This online source includes more than 15,000 articles and illustrations.
  • New Advent. - Catholic Encyclopedia
    Content is derived from the 1913 edition of the Catholic Encyclopedia. The site also includes the Bible, writings of the church fathers, and church documents.
  • Patheos.
    This site’s unique tool allows the user to select different religions and conduct a comparison on backgrounds and beliefs. Each religion entry provides current news and information and links to further reading. Another great tool is the multi-religion holiday calendar, which shows various religious holidays all in one click.
  • The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life.
    This site provides an extensive report on American religious beliefs, statistics, and mapping information. Public survey information is drawn from more than 35,000 American adults. Statistics are provided in a very user-friendly environment with various charts. The report and statistics detail the religious makeup, beliefs, and practices of the American public.
  • Wabash Center Internet Guide to Religion.
    A very clean and well-organized subject site that provides selected resources on various religions. Items include links to syllabi, electronic texts, electronic journals, websites, bibliographies, discussion groups, reference resources, software, and more.
  • World Religions in Art (Minneapolis Inst. of Arts)The diverse collections include thousands of works of art that were made for worship or religious ritual and illustrate the main theological concepts of the world's major religions. Each entry was reviewed by a knowledgeable practitioner and/or ordained clergy of that faith.
  • Yahoo! Directory: Religion & Spirituality.
    Yahoo! is still a great site for organizing links to information. The Religion and Spirituality area has more than 34,000 websites that have been organized or indexed by broad categories. Subcategories then help organize links even further. For example, there are 17 subcategories listed under Buddhism.
    Hector Escobar is Director of Education and Information Delivery at the University of Dayton, Ohio.

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