Religious Studies Resources
Reasons for studying religion are many, and at Butler University, you will find programs and a selection of courses that will help you prepare to think about matters pertaining to religion and spirituality in a serious and thoughtful way.
Our staff and faculty are here to support you as you consider undergraduate or graduate programs, or are preparing to pursue a new career. These resources can also help you to find your way.
Religious Studies Links
General sites are listed first, and then more specific entries follow alphabetically. Where there is more than one entry for a topic, these are grouped together (e.g., Bible).
Religious Worlds—G. Thursby
Virtual Religion Index—M. Smith
Sects in the City (Religious Life in Indianapolis)
Resource Pages For Biblical Study—Including extracanonical texts, social setting, etc.
Bible (RSV, KVJ) & Koran
Review of Biblical Literature—Online review of scholarly books in Biblical Studies by the major American professional society in the discipline
Buddhist Studies WWW Virtual Library
Zen Buddhism WWW Virtual Library
Christianity: New Advent Catholic Website—Links to many Roman Catholic sites including the in progress transferal of the 1913 The Catholic Encyclopedia to the web
Islamic Studies Islam Arabic Religion—Alan Godlas
Judaism and Jewish Resources—A. Tannenbaum—one of best Jewish resources sites
Middle East North Africa Internet Resource Guide—Focus on but not limited to Islamic Middle East-J. Roberts
Mysticism Resources—B. Janz
Myths and Legends—C. Siren
Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance—Includes new and marginal religious movements
Sikhism Home Page—Slow loading due to plug-in
Taoism Information Page—WWW Virtual Library
USA: Pluralism Project—Diana Eck—updates & various supplements religion to the multi-year study of religious communities in the USA (not including Judaism & Christianity). The basic project publication is the CD, On Common Ground
WICCA: CoGWeb—Covenant of Goddess
WSS Women and Theology—Really women & religion