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Here you will find information and resources on world religions including Islam, Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, and Buddhism. Browse the resources below or check your public library shelves in the following area: 200-300
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  • Association of Religion Data Archives
    Religion research hub; the latest findings, best methods and newest ideas in the scientific study of religion.
  • Beliefnet
    Large spiritual web site; not affiliated with any spiritual organization or movement.
  • Interfaith Calendar
    Primary sacred times for world religions
  • Internet Guide to Religion
    From the Wabash Center, a selective, annotated guide to a wide variety of electronic resources of interest to those who are involved in the study and practice of religion, including syllabi, electronic texts, electronic journals, web sites, bibliographies, liturgies, reference resources, and software.
  • Internet Sacred Text Archive
    This site is a freely available archive of electronic texts about religion, mythology, legends and folklore, and occult and esoteric topics. Texts are presented in English translation and, where possible, in the original language.
  • Patheos
    Engage and explore the religious beliefs and spiritual traditions of Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, Catholic, Progressive Christian, Evangelical, Mormon, Muslim, and Pagan communities through vibrant portals filled with articles, blogs, videos, and columns that engage the members of each faith tradition.
  • ReligionFacts
    Articles on a wide variety of world religions, both ancient and modern, as well as "ways of life," philosophies, mind-body teachings, and even some anti-religion systems like ancient Epicureanism and modern atheism.
  • TED Talks
    On the topic of religion.
  • The Global Religious Landscape
    From The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World’s Major Religious Groups as of 2010.
  • The Pluralism Project at Harvard University
    The Pluralism Project: World Religions in America is a decade-long research project, with current funding from the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations, to engage students in studying the new religious diversity in the United States.
  • Virtual Religion Index
    Maintained by Mahlon H. Smith (Department of Religion, Rutgers University).
  • Voice of the Shuttle
    Religious Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

New & Notable in the Catalog

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The essence of religions : a glimpse of heaven in the near-death experience - Coppes, Christophor
ISBN: 9781590792452
Publication Date: 2013
The Essence of Religions examines the major world religions with an eye to their positive aspects as well as their contradictions and fixations. Coppes delves into both the commonality of the religions, their fundamental differences, and how they relate to NDEs. The Essence of Religions is a vital tool for those curious about the NDEs and how they can inform us about our own spiritual beliefs to help us lead happier and fuller lives.

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A religion of one's own : a guide to creating a personal spirituality in a secular world - Moore, Thomas
ISBN: 9781592408290
Publication Date: 2014
Many who’ve turned away from religious institutions and others who have lived wholly without religion hunger for more than what contemporary secular life has to offer but are reluctant to follow organized religion’s strict and often inflexible path to spirituality. In A Religion of One’s Own, bestselling author and former monk Thomas Moore explores the myriad possibilities of creating a personal spiritual style, either inside or outside formal religion.

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The religions book : [big ideas simply explained] - Ambalu, Shulamit
ISBN: 9781465408433
Publication Date: 2013
Surveying the world's religions, from Buddhism to Zoroastrianism, and providing succinct yet thought-provoking insight into the philosophy and practices of each, The Religions Book is ideal for anyone seeking to gain a better understanding of the world's religions.



This video illustrates how different religions spread around the world over the centuries.


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