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Religion: Background Information
This guide provides access to recommended research resources for religion
Contains general essays that historically trace the major religious families and traditions, as well as directory listings that include contact and descriptive information on individual churches, religious bodies, and spiritual groups.
Comprehensive and in-depth encyclopedia entries related to the Bible and its origins, development, and influence. Entries document the history of the Bible's reception in Judaism and Christianity as evident in exegetical literature, theological and philosophical writings, literature, liturgy, music, the visual arts, dance, and film, as well as in Islam and other religious traditions and contemporary movements.
Access to cross-cultural approach that emphasizes religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture. The original 2,750 entries have been retained, many heavily updated, and approximately 600 entirely new articles have been added by an international team of scholars and contributors.
Provides an exhaustive and organized overview of Jewish life and knowledge from the Second Temple period to the contemporary State of Israel, from Rabbinic to modern Yiddish literature, from Kabbalah to "Americana" and from Zionism to the contribution of Jews to world cultures.
Access to persons and subjects related to Catholicism and the humanities, this book is the first place to turn for answers for questions on topics such as abortion, divorce, cloning, and reproductive technologies. Includes biographies of contemporary religious figures, thousands of photos, maps, and illustrations, and completely updated bibliographical citations. The 15th volume is a cumulative index to the entire encyclopedia.
Provides a comprehensive resource for the study of the Bible and biblical history. Contains six essential OUP Bible texts, including the latest edition of the New Oxford Annotated Bible, as well as deuterocanonical collections, Concordances, and the Oxford Bible Commentary. Search across multiple versions of the Bible, and compare different texts and commentaries in an innovative side-by-side view.
In addition to the Bible texts, Oxford Biblical Studies Online offers quick access to over 6,000 A-Z entries from the Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Oxford Companion to the Bible, and a number of other Oxford references. Hundreds of images and maps provide visual perspectives of the biblical world.
This resource includes the Oxford Dictionary of the Bible and the Oxford Companion to the Bible, among many other reference tools. Both of these can also be searched within Oxford Biblical Studies Online.
Print Background Resources
Religions of the world : a comprehensive encyclopedia of beliefs and practices
Call Number: Reference BL80.3 .R45 2002
Encyclopedia of religion and society
Call Number: Reference BL60 .E53 1998
Encyclopedia of science and religion
Call Number: Reference BL240.3 .E43 2003
Encyclopedia of women and religion in North America