ABTAPL: union list of periodicals

Producer

The ABTAPL (Association of British Theological and Philosophical Libraries)

Description

The ABTAPL (Association of British Theological and Philosophical Libraries) Union List of Periodicals gives bibliographical details for all journals relating to theology, religious studies, and philosophy held by the 47 contributing libraries of the ABTAPL. Free electronic journals are also covered. The site consists of an alphabetical title index which links to lists of periodicals. For each periodical, details are given of subscribing institutions and the volumes that they hold. Name changes are noted. Journals and periodicals that are available online are linked directly from the list. Contact details and website addresses are provided for each of the libraries in the Association.

Type

Bibliographic material

Covered areas

Theology; Philosophy

Sources/URL

http://www.le.ac.uk/abtapl/

Country of origin:

United Kingdom

 

 

Anthropological index online

Producer

Royal Anthropological Institute

Title

The anthropological index of the Royal Anthropological Institute

Description

Developed in conjunction by the Royal Anthropological Institute and the Centre for Social Anthropology and Computing, "Anthropology Index Online" is one of the finest reference tools available for cultural and ethnographic study of human activity. The resource is extremely comprehensive and formed from the collection of anthropological journals held by the British Museum's Museum of Mankind. The database presently contains in excess of 140,000 references to journal articles spanning from the late 1950s to the present day. A complex search facility allows users to identify references through author, title, or journal, with the option to further limit results by geography, language, subject area, or date of publication. The Index will be an invaluable instrument for students, teachers and researchers conducting any level of study in anthropological or ethnographic fields. The site contains advertising.

Type

Datasets; Papers/reports/articles/texts; Reference sources; Resource guides and directories

Covered areas

Anthropology

Sources/URL

http://aio.anthropology.org.uk/aiosearch/

Country of origin:

United Kingdom

 

 

Association of religion data archives (ARDA)

Period

1946 - present

Description

The website of the Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA) is an essential resource for students and academics researching or exploring religious trends and developments in the United States and elsewhere. Formerly known as the American Religion Data Archive, it was established to collect and preserve statistical information and reports on a host of religious organisations and issues. The project originally focused on religion in America, but has since expanded to include data about other countries. Information is categorised into national and regional assessments, with reports on religious denominations, and surveys of religious professionals. Research results from whole survey questionnaires may be downloaded from the site, and an extremely thorough search utility allows the user to scan the whole body of information for specific issues and then extract that information. It is even possible to conduct some limited comparisons from separate data files and collate the results. While not limited to the Judeo-Christian tradition, much of the information presently held is on Christian groups, with particularly good survey data available on Catholicism in America. The Archive is directed by Roger Finke.

Type

Archives; Associations

Covered areas

United States; religions (concept); Christianity; Judaism; Sects

Sources/URL

http://www.thearda.com

Country of origin:

USA

 

 

ATLA Religion Database © (ATLA RDB)

 

Producer

American Theological Library Association

Type

Bibliographic Database

Publisher

EBSCOhost®

Number of records

1.7 million

Journal article records

570,000

Essay book records

237,700 from 16,700 multi-authors books

Book reviews

525,400 book reviews of 269,700 books

Journal titles and journal which are currently indexed

1,677 journal titles: 546 of which are currently indexed

Covered areas

Bible, Archaeology, Antiquities, Human Culture and Society, Church History, Missions, Ecumenism, Pastoral ministry, World Religions and Religious studies, Theology, Philosophy, Ethics

Journal titles which are currently indexed

http://www.atla.com/products/titles/titles_rdb/titles_rdb_current_2009.html

 

Full list of journal titles

http://www.atla.com/products/titles/titles_rdb/titles_rdb_comprehensive_2009.html

 

Languages

55% English, 8% German, 5% French, 1% Spanish, 1% Italian, 30% others

Query in English

Scriptures citations

3 search methods:

- Click on Scriptures (on the top): select the full name of the book of the citation and the verse

- In advanced search: SC Scripture Citation, then use “” to select the precise scripture citation: Example: “Luke 12:1”

- Search within the indexes: select SC Scripture Citation, write the name of the book of the Bible in English, select the precise scripture citation, and click on “add”

Coverage of the database

Since 1949

Notable features

Full text articles (266,000)

Update and increase

Full text access as soon as it is available

Sources

http://www.atla.com

http://www.ebscohost.com

 

 

ATLA Serials © (ATLAS)

 

Producer

American Theological Library Association

Type

Electronic collection of journals plus bibliographic citations

Publisher

EBSCOhost®

Search combined with search within the ATLA RDB database: all the ATLAS titles are indexed in the ATLA RDB

Number of records

285,300 articles and book reviews combined

Covered areas

Bible, Archaeology, Antiquities, Human Culture and Society, Church History, Missions, Ecumenism, Pastoral ministry, World Religions and Religious studies, Theology, Philosophy, Ethics

Journal titles which are currently indexed

http://www.atla.com/products/titles/titles_atlas.html

Scriptures citations

See ATLA RDB

Coverage of the database

Since 1908

Notable features

Full text articles

Update and increase

Updated 4 times a year

 

Base d'Information bibliographique en patristique

Title

Bibliographic information base in patristics

Description

The Bibliographic Information Base in Patristics is a database system specialising in patristics. Although patristic literature remains its major preoccupation, the BIBP touches on all disciplines associated with patristic Christianity. The site allows readers to use the bibliographical services of the BIBP, thereby making available an online database that contains over 30,000 records from 325 journals relating to patristic studies and the history of early Christianity. The chief language of the site is French, though an introduction and a limited amount of other information is available in English. Presently, the search interface for the database is only in French; however, it is possible to search for English terms, and to limit the results by language (at time of writing, over 7,000 records referred to English language works). A number of indexes are also available in PDF format.

Type

Bibliographic databases; Datasets

Covered areas

Humanities; Religion and theology; Patristic theology

Sources/URL

http://www.bibl.ulaval.ca/bd/bibp/

Country of origin:

Canada

 

Bibil (Biblical Bibliography of Lausanne)

Producer

Institut Romand des Sciences Bibliques (University of Lausanne)

Type

Bibliographic Database of books and articles

Publisher

http://www3.unil.ch/bibil/public/indexSimpleSearch.action

Number of records

90,000 books, review articles and book articles

Document types

Journals and  all the books, monographs and collective works bought by the cantonal and university library of Lausanne (BCU)

Covered areas

Hebrew Bible and New Testament, Second Temple Judaism, Ancient Christianity, Jewish and Christian Pseudoepigraphs and Apocrypha as well as Gnosticism, Hermeneutics and Exegetical Methods.

Other domains covered – albeit to a lesser degree – are the Ancient Near East and its languages, the Greek-Roman world, Rabbinic Judaism, Ancient Christianityand the History of biblical exegesis.

Full list of journal titles

120 journals indexed

Languages

Query of the database in English or in French

Scriptures citations

2 search methods (after having selected the language of the interface):

- In advanced search: write in French the title of the book of the Bible, then click on «lil» to select the verses; then “search”

- In the thesaurus: search by books of the Bible

Coverage of the database

Since 1987

Notable features

- Greek or Hebrew keyboarding available

- Type of document limitation available: “Commentary”, “Modern translation”, etc.

- Help online always displayed on the search screen

- The Institut Romand des Sciences Bibliques publishes 3 times a year the Bulletin de bibliographie biblique (BBB). In successive parts, it gives access to the most recent titles of the database BiBIL

- Indexation (key words and scripture citations) in English and in French

Disadvantages

Queries are limited by the index which is an advantage for scripture citations but a disadvantage for other indexes

Sources

https://bibil.unil.ch/bibil/public/default.action?request_locale=fr

 

 

Biblos.com

Title

Biblos.com: search, read, study the Bible in many languages

Description

Biblos.com offers a wide selection of online tools for searching and studying the Bible. It includes over 20 English translations, the Greek and Hebrew original texts, and versions in dozens of other languages. Tools offered include: the ability to view multiple versions in parallel; interlinear texts to aid the study of the Bible in its original languages (extra fonts may be needed to view these properly); a concordance, dictionary, and encyclopaedia; a number of commentaries; a biblical image library; a Bible atlas;  books of the Bible and chapter outlines; and information about people and places who feature in the Bible. The site appears to be designed primarily for devotional use, but many of these tools also have academic applications.

Type

Interactive resources; Papers/reports/articles/texts; Primary source; Reference sources; Secondary source

Covered areas

Bible; biblical studies; commentaries; concordances; lexicons;

Sources/URL

http://biblos.com/

Country of origin:

USA

 

 

Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Christianity

Producer

Overseas Ministries Study Center (OMSC)

Description

Concern about this situation brought a group of China scholars to a consultation at the Overseas Ministries Study Center (OMSC), in New Haven, Connecticut, in October 2005 to consider how to narrow the gap between current reference materials and contemporary Chinese Christian demography. They decided to begin by founding the Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Christianity, an electronic database modelled on the Dictionary of African Christian Biography (DACB).

The BDCC is an electronic database containing the essential biographical facts of Chinese and foreign Christian missionaries, church leaders, evangelists, and laity chiefly responsible for laying the foundations and advancing the growth of Chinese Christian communities and their influence in societies around the world. While the database is widely inclusive of time periods and faith traditions, the distinctive focus of the project is on the lesser-known Chinese Christians of the modern era (1800 to 1950).

An international team of scholars collaborates to facilitate the project. Contributors are drawn from academic, church, and mission communities in China, Asia and the West. The project aims to stimulate local data gathering from universities, churches, seminaries and colleges, and para-church agencies, with faculty members, graduate students, and organizational staff doing research and writing. With a solid base in academic expertise, the project nevertheless introduces the personal stories of grass-roots Chinese Christians and their communities in a lively writing style for a general audience.

Type

Electronic database

Covered areas

Chinese Christianity

Sources/URL

http://www.bdcconline.net/en/about/

Country of origin:

USA

 

 

Bibliography of western language publications on Chinese popular religion

Producer

Universität Leipzig

Description

The Bibliography of Western Language Publications on Chinese Popular Religion (1995 to present) is an online listing of primarily English journal and book references, addressing a wide variety of geographical and cultural aspects from Oriental belief systems. Compiled by Philip Clart, Professor of Chinese Studies at the University of Leipzig, the bibliography started life as a collection of citations taken from his own articles published in the journal 'Minjian zongjiao' (volumes 3-5, 1995-1997). Presently, resources are organised under 20 different subject categories that include topics as diverse as folklore, deities, gender issues, and rituals. These categories include three local studies sections, covering Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the mainland. Separate year-by-year lists are also given for the most recent publications. Unfortunately, the site currently lacks any internal search facility. Despite this, researchers at all levels and in every subset of religious studies in the east are likely to find this resource valuable.

Type

Bibliographic material; Research related resources

Covered areas

Chinese religion; China, Taiwan; Hong Kong; religions (concept); folklore; customs;

Sources/URL

http://www.uni-leipzig.de/~clartp/bibliography_CPR.html

Country of origin:

Germany

 

 

BiblIndex

Producer

Institut des sources chrétiennes (Lyon)

Type

Biblical index

Publisher

http://www.biblindex.org 

Number of records

400,000 references

Covered areas

- Biblical quotations and allusions from all Jewish and Christian literature of Antiquity and Middle Ages

- Quotations or Biblical allusions in Patristic Texts of the first four centuries, Greek and Latin, the Greek and Latin patristic corpus which are comprehensive for the first three centuries

Texts indexed

The indexed texts are taken from the best critical editions available, and large series such as CCSL, CCSG, CSEL, Griechischen Christlichen Schriftsteller

Languages

Greek 60% and Latin 40%

Query of the index in French

Target audience

Patristic specialists

Scriptures citations

In the search form, fill the blanks in selected the verses in the pull down menu

Coverage of the database

From the beginnings to the Vth century

Notable features

Very precise results organized on a directory structure

Disadvantages

Confused display

Update and increase

Late 2014, all the texts from the Sources Chrétiennes collection will be indexed. The query interface will be fully renewed, allowing more complex searches, and allowing the export of modular results

Sources

http://www.biblindex.org

 

 

Bibliothèque St. Étienne de Jérusalem

École Biblique et Archéologique Française: catalogue

Type

Catalogue, bibliographic database

Publisher

http://biblio.ebaf.info

Number of records

400,000

Journal article records

212,218

Book records

90,000

Collective book records

100,000

Full list of journal titles

http://www.uibk.ac.at/bildi/bildi/info/mags01.html.en

500 journals

Covered areas

Biblical exegesis, Old Testament, New Testament, archaeology and literature of the Near East, ancient languages…

Languages

English, German, French, Hebrew, Italian, Spanish…

Catalogue query in French

Scriptures citations

2 search methods:

- by index/periscope: select sujet/periscope; write the scripture citation in French

- Advanced search: select sujet; write the scripture citation in French. Example: Marc 11,22

Coverage of the database

Since 1890 (digital catalogue, 2008 online catalogue, retrospective conversion in process)

Notable features

Free access

Precise search in scripture citations

Update and increase

Daily

More than 2,000 books every year

Sources

http://biblio.ebaf.info

 

 

Bildi

(Bibelwissenchaftliche Literaturdokumentation Innsbruck)

Producer

Innsbruck University

Type

University catalogue, bibliographic database

Publisher

http://bildi.uibk.ac.at

Number of records

160,700

Journal article records

75,000

Essay records

65,400

Book records

15,160

Journal titles indexed

90

Journal titles which are currently indexed

http://www.uibk.ac.at/bildi/bildi/info/mags04a.html.en

80 journals

Full list of journal titles

http://www.uibk.ac.at/bildi/bildi/info/mags01.html.en

500 journals

Covered areas

Biblical Literature and Biblical Archaeology

Languages

77,000 documents in English, 58,300 in German, 3,000 in French, 7,000 in Italian, 2,500 in Spanish

Scriptures citations

In Bildi Suche > Suche > Basic Index, write the scripture citation (Examples: Gen 05* or Ps 023* or Dtn 06,04-09) and select “Zitat deutsch / Jahr” on the right

Coverage of the database

Since 1980

Notable features

Free access

Gives the results as a bibliography

Disadvantages

Difficult query

Display not very easy to use

Very simple bibliographical references

Sources

http://www.uibk.ac.at/bildi/bildi/info

 

 

Buddhist religion: bibliography

Producer

San Diego State University

Description

As part of publishing one of the standard textbooks in the field, the 4th edition of Richard H. Robinson and Willard L. Johnson's The Buddhist Religion, the suggested readings section was put online and remains a useful if slightly dated bibliography of resources for Buddhist studies. The directory is conveniently divided into a number of sections, including works on the Buddha, Buddhist texts, Buddhism in different countries, and various forms of Buddhism. There are also references to general works, and to other bibliographies of Buddhism. The authors include a brief introductory discussion of the various issues surrounding the compilation of the bibliography, and the putative distinction between religious and scholarly texts. The site is clearly presented and easy to use. It would be of value to both students and scholars seeking texts in specific areas of Buddhism and Buddhist studies.

Type

Bibliographic databases; Bibliographic material

Covered areas

Buddhism

Sources/URL

http://here-and-now.org/buddrel/netbiblio.html

Country of origin:

USA

 

 

Catholic Church documents related to biblical studies

Producer

Loyola Institute of Spirituality

Title

Catholic Church documents related to biblical studies

Description

The website 'Catholic Church Documents Related to Biblical Studies' consists of an annotated list of links to primary and secondary sources central to the Catholic Church, such as 'Dei Verbum' (Vatican II), a number of documents by the Pontifical Biblical Commission, papal encyclicals, and the Neo-Vulgate Bible. Most texts are accessible in English; some sources are given in both Latin and English, and a few are in other languages. This site also contains a short list of printed Catholic writings, although as the author states himself, many of these are now out of print. This resource does not hide its clearly Catholic point of view.

Type

Bibliographic material; Resource guides and directories

Covered areas

Bible; biblical studies; Christianity; Roman Catholicism; religion (discipline); electronic documents

Sources/URL

http://catholic-resources.org/ChurchDocs/

Country of origin:

USA

 

 

Catholic encyclopaedia

Producer

The New Advent website

Description

The New Advent website offers a complete online version of the Catholic Encyclopedia. The Encyclopedia, originally published between 1907 and 1914, attempts to cover all aspects of Roman Catholic faith and history that may be of public interest: biographies are given for figures from Church history; historical events are explained; demographic information is provided; doctrinal points are discussed and justified; and Catholic literature, art, and science are covered.

Type

Reference sources; Papers/reports/articles/texts

Covered areas

Theology; Philosophy, Church History

Sources/URL

http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/

Country of origin:

United States

 

 

Cooperative Digital Resources Initiative (CDRI)

Digital resources for the study of religion

Producer

American Theological Library Association and Association of Theological Schools

Type

Electronic collection. The CDRI database provides access to digital images of woodcuts, photographs, slides, papyri, coins, maps, postcards, manuscripts, lithographs, sermons, shape-note tune books, and various forms of Christian art, architecture, and iconography. The collections included in the database are described below.

Publisher

ATLA

Covered areas

Christian art;  Christian mission

Search methods

Use the Search Form to locate images or browse the collections. Use Keyword searching across all images in the database, or to browse individual or selected collections using the Limit by Collection option.

Languages

English

Sources

http://www.atla.com/digitalresources/

Notable features

Free access

Collection description

Ambrose Swasey Library, Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School
Oxyrhynchus papyri

28 papyrus manuscript fragments, which were discovered at Oxyrhynchus, Egypt, and range in date from the 1st to the 5th centuries CE.  This collection is representative of thousands of Oxyrhynchus papyri that have been uncovered. The Swasey papyri include fragments of six Christian documents (one of the Gospel of John), as well as fragments of the book of Leviticus in Greek, personal letters, official documents and receipts, and one religious tale concerning the god Sarapion.

 

Bridwell Library, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University
Wesley Manuscripts & Memorabilia

Holographic letters of John Wesley and manuscripts from other members of the Wesley family. Images of items related to Wesley and the Methodist movement, including portraits, book illustrations, images of historic Wesleyan sites.

 

Claremont School of Theology
Coins from ancient Greek, Roman, and Byzantine periods

Ancient Greek, Roman, and Byzantine coins from the Curtis R. Paxman Collection that provide vivid images of ancient culture. Most of these images do not duplicate coins presented in other digital projects and therefore provide unique resources that will illuminate the study of ancient history.

 

Hartford Seminary Library
Slides illustrating the practice of Islam

Slides taken in Islamic countries that illustrate the practice of Islam.

Illuminations from Armenian Gospels

Illuminations from two of the Armenian Gospels held by the Hartford Seminary Library. Among the colour illuminations are images of the four Gospel writers.

 

Pitts Theology Library, Emory University
Printed Images from the Sixteenth Century

Images drawn from Kessler Collection consist primarily of wood or metal engravings that were printed in books and pamphlets, often based on sketches by premiere artists of the day.

 

Princeton Theological Seminary Libraries
The Moffett Korea Collection: Historic Photographs of Korea

Photographs, historical postcards, and slides together comprise a diverse and unique visual history of Korea's religious, political, and social development. The images in the collection date from the 1880s through the early 1900s.

 

Vanderbilt Divinity Library
Biblical Iconography: French Medieval Cathedrals

Iconographical representations of Biblical and patristic texts from French 12th and 13th century architecture.

 

Yale University Divinity School Library
Maps & Charts Documenting the Expansion of Christianity

Historical maps and charts documenting the expansion of Christianity. Selected from historical atlases, histories of Christianity, and from the Yale University Map Collection, these maps and charts provide visual support for the teaching of church and mission history, and Biblical studies.

 

Andover-Harvard Library (Harvard Divinity School), Pitts Theology Library (Emory University), Princeton Theological Seminary Libraries
Thanksgiving Day Sermons

American Thanksgiving Day sermons printed between 1801 and 1900 and issued as individual publications.

Concordia Seminary Library
Selected manuscripts

Medizinisch-astrologisches Hausbuch. Germany, ca. 1429. Profusely illustrated in water colours with signs of the Zodiac and miniature paintings showing activities of the seasons and other scenes of daily life.

Thomas a Kempis. Libellus consolatorius. De Imitatione Christi, 1484. Ms copy stamped with the seal of the Agnietenberg monastery, where Thomas lived, and possibly copied from the original.

Passio Domini. Netherlands, ca. 1500-1520. A collection of 24 miniature paintings of the Passion of Christ, with facing-page text in gold and red ink.

Deutscher Kalender und Praktik auf das Jahr 1466

Canonical Epistles and Apocalypse. Germany (Rhine?), 12th century. Manuscript of James, 1-2 Peter, 1-3 John, Jude, and Revelation, with a prologue to the Epistles, an extract from the First Prologue of Revelation, notes on the Seven Seals, a brief history of the world corresponding to the Seven Seals (13th century), and the order of ceremonies in Holy Week (14th century).

 

Kathryn Sullivan Bowld Music Library, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Shape-note tune books

The shape-note tune books of the collection illuminate various musical aspects of the American history of church and society, including the singing school movement and the music education movement.

 

Monroe F. Swilley, Jr. Library, Mercer University
Portraits of some Baptist leaders

Images of portraits of some Baptist leaders: earliest birth date is 1598 and latest death date is 1968.

 

Reeves Library, Moravian College and Theological Seminary
Early text related to the Bohemian-Moravian Church of the Brethren

This text describes the development and social history of the Bohemian-Moravian Church of the Brethren (also referred to as the United Fratrum) from the establishment of the church to 1757.

 

Vanderbilt Divinity Library
Images of Religious and Theological Iconography

Born-digital images of collections of primarily Christian art and iconography that are identified by scripture passage where appropriate. The images are from Amiens Cathedral, St. Vitale in Ravenna, St. Savin in France, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and other assorted locations.

Andover Newton Theological School, Franklin Trask Library
Postcards of New England Congregational and Baptist churches

Views of New England Congregational and Baptist churches, representing all chronological periods of private postcard production, 1898-current date.

 

Boston University Theology Library
Christian Missions and Social Progress, by James S. Dennis

The text of the three volumes of James S. Dennis, Christian Missions and Social Progress; a Sociological Study of Foreign Missions, a significant text for documenting the history of the missions’ movement that was published 1897-1906.

 

Drew University Methodist Library
Wesley Family Letters and Manuscripts

Digital images of manuscripts written by members of the Wesley family.

 

Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Library
The Morton Collection of Biblical Artifacts

Images of artifacts from the Bible lands (Jordan, Israel, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, Turkey, Greece and Italy) acquired by Dr. William H. Morton, former director of the American School of Oriental Research in Jerusalem, during the 1940s and 1950s, including inscribed scarabs from Egypt; terracotta lamps and other pottery from Palestine; and ancient Jewish, Roman and Byzantine coins.

 

Ohio State University and Bridwell Library, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University
Images from John Foxe's Acts and Monuments of the English Martyrs

Woodcuts from the 1563, 1570, 1576, and 1583 editions of John Foxe's Acts and Monuments of the English Martyrs, a key document in the long stream of Christian literature and denominational development with relevance to the study of church history, iconography, theology, English art and literature.

 

Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Libraries
Selected Sermons Preached at Princeton Theological Seminary during the Nineteenth Century

A collection of thirty-two sermons preached at Princeton Theological Seminary in the nineteenth century. Digitized from the books: The Princeton Pulpit. Edited by John T. Duffield. Originally published: New York, Charles Scribner, 1852 and Princeton Sermons. Chiefly by The Professors in Princeton Theological Seminary. Originally published: New York, Fleming H. Revell Company: 1893.

 

United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities / Arthur Merrill Collection
Images of the Holy Land

Images from slides take by Dr. Arthur L. Merrill, Emeritus Harry C. Piper Professor of Biblical Interpretation, during numerous trips to the Holy Land and surrounding areas from 1962 to 1996. The collection includes photographs of the land, archaeological sites and tells, artifacts, holy sites, and modern cultural, political, and religious scenes from Israel and Palestine.

 

Vanderbilt University Divinity Library
ETANA - texts for Ancient Near Eastern studies

Thirty volumes digitized from the collections of the Oriental Institute (2) and Vanderbilt Divinity Library (28), also made available on the ETANA core texts web site. Cuneiform Texts from Babylonian Tablets. Harvard Excavations at Samaria. Monuments of Nineveh. A Second Series of the Monuments of Nineveh.

 

Abilene Christian University, Brown Library
Baptistery paintings in Twentieth-Century Churches of Christ

- Painted by Blanche Perry: The digital images in this collection are taken from watercolour sketches, hand-tinted black-and-white photographs, and black and white photographs of her paintings made by Blanche Garrett Perry, who was active in painting baptisteries for Churches of Christ from 1937 to about 1955.

- Photographed by Jack Welch: The digital images in this collection are taken from colour 35 mm slides made by ACU English professor Jack Welch (1941-1996) in Churches of Christ, mostly in Texas.

 

Andover Newton Theological School, Franklin Trask Library
Missionaries appointed by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions

Daguerreotype images of missionaries appointed by The American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions.

 

Asbury Theological Seminary, B. L. Fisher Library
Photographs From the Papers of E. Stanley Jones

A selection of 300 photographs, most are black and white, from the Papers of E. Stanley Jones.

 

Duke University Divinity School
Images of mainline Protestant children and families in the U.S.

Images of mainline Protestant children and families in the U.S., from denominational and non-denominational magazines dating from the 1920s to the 1970s.

 

Harvard Divinity School, Andover-Harvard Theological Library
Postcards of Unitarian and Universalist Church Buildings

Images of postcards of Unitarian and Universalist church buildings. Churches in the United States, Canada, and Japan are featured; the largest geographical grouping is from Massachusetts. The postcards were produced beginning in 1898.

 

Henri J.M. Nouwen Archives and Research Collection
Photographs and letters from the Henri J. M. Nouwen Archives

Photographs and outgoing letters of Henri J. M. Nouwen, a chronological sampling of Nouwen's life as priest, teacher, social activist, speaker, friend, son/brother/uncle, and writer.

 

Kathryn Sullivan Bowld Music Library, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Worship Video Project

Sunday morning services at five Southern Baptist churches in the Dallas/Fort Worth area as well as the Isaiah 6 worship service held at the Seminary.

 

Ohio State University Libraries / Bridwell Library, Perkins School of Theology, SMU
Images from the John Foxe’s Acts and Monuments (the “Book of Martyrs”), Ninth Edition (1684)

Complete set of images (mostly engravings) from the ninth (1684) edition of John Foxe’s Acts and Monuments of Matters most Special and Memorable, Happening in the Church (“Book of Martyrs”).

 

Pitts Theology Library, Emory University
Woodcuts and metal engravings from 16th-19th century publications

Woodcuts and metal engravings from the Pitts Library’s holdings of 16th-19th century publications. These images include illustrations of the biblical text, church architecture, portraits of religious leaders, and various other materials.

 

Pitts Theology Library, Emory University
Selected Photographs of Ancient Near Eastern and Mediterranean Sites

Archaeological slides from the collections of Emory University Prof. Emeritus J. Maxwell Miller and his associates. These cover the archaeological remains of the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia Minor.

 

Roberts Library, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Slides of archaeological sites in the Middle East

Images of archaeological sites in the Middle East from slides that have been donated to the library by faculty members support the teaching of Bible, archaeology, and ancient history.

 

Sanctuary for Sacred Art
Post Vatican II Church Architecture and Art in Western Oregon

Images of Church architecture and art showing reforms inspired by documents of the Second Vatican Council.

 

United Theological Seminary Library
Oxyrhynchus Papyri Manuscript Collection

Images of seven papyrus documents from a large mass of papyrus and parchment fragments discovered in 1879-1905 at Oxyrhynchus (modern Behnesa), Egypt.

 

Yale University Divinity School Library
Missionary Postcards

Images of more than 350 postcards documenting missionary work, primarily in Africa, with a few from Asia and Oceania.

 

Yale University Divinity School Library
Postcards of Methodist Churches in the United States

Images of more than 100 Methodist churches from across the United States, dating primarily from the first half of the twentieth century.

 

 

Daoist studies

Producer

Queen's University, Canada

Description

The Daoist Studies website, maintained and edited by James Miller (Queen's University, Kingston, Canada), has a specific academic mandate to promote international research, scholarship, and communication about Daoism (also known as Taoism) as both a historical belief and a contemporary living religious system. The website is designed with the academic or researcher in mind, and resources offered include: a bibliography of over 6,000 works, with links to articles where these are available online; details of new books in the area, plus a collection of book reviews; information about conferences and job openings; discussion forums; a short history of Daoism; a research guide; and general Daoism-related news. Users should note that while the majority of the material is in English, a few sections of the site require additional character sets. This is a valuable site for all those working in this field.

Type

Bibliographic material; Reviews

Covered areas

Taoism

Sources/URL

http://www.daoiststudies.org/

Country of origin:

Canada

 

 

Dictionary of African Christian Biography

Title

The Dictionary of African Christian Biography (DACB)

Description

The Dictionary of African Christian Biography (DACB) is a free online reference resource aiming to record the untold stories of African Christians who have impacted the history of the African church, and of Christianity more widely. Presented as an electronic database browsable by name of subject or region, it covers all denominations and branches of African Christianity, including the missionary movement, from earliest times to the present. The DACB aims to foster an understanding of African Christianity in its own right, as something more than simply a footnote to the story of the faith in Europe. Versions of the site are available in English, French, Portuguese, and Swahili. The Dictionary is a work in progress, but it already offers a considerable quantity of interesting material.

Type

Non-bibliographic databases; Reference sources URL

Sources/URL

http://www.dacb.org/

 

 

 

Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online

Producer

University of Toronto and the Université Laval

Type

The Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online provides access to the 15 volumes already in print and to a selection of biographies from unprinted volumes. The biographies are fully searchable by keyword and volumes 2, 4-8, 11-18 and 20-22 are accessible by identity/profession and volumes 2, 4-8, 11-18 and 20-22 are accessible by geographical region

Publisher

http://www.biographi.ca/index-e.html?PHPSESSID=geieog2hvm80695vu4f9db7fj5

Covered areas

History of Canada, Missions, Politics, Society

Languages

French and English

Document citations

Dictionary presents persons who died between the years 1000 and 1930 or whose last known date of activity falls within these years.

Notable features

Geographical and identity/professional search terms will be extended to include the unindexed volumes of the Dictionary of Canadian Biography.

Identity/professional index terms will be expanded to provide more powerful search functionality.

Portraits from the collections of Library and Archives Canada will be added to select biographies.

Hyperlinks between biographies will be supplied to allow quick access to related stories and people.

Links to Virtual Exhibitions and Search Tools of Library and Archives Canada will be added to provide access to primary source material and supplementary information related to the biographies.

Update and increase

The Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online will be continually expanded and enhanced.

 

 

Digital Quaker collection

Producer

The Earlham School of Religion, Richmond, USA

Title

Digital Quaker collection

Description

The Digital Quaker Collection at the Earlham School of Religion is an online digital library containing the full text and page images of over 500 individual Quaker works from the 17th and 18th centuries. The site's organisers write: "The theological and organizational biases of Quakers have historically inhibited the production of systematic presentations on theological topics. As a result, the great wealth of Quaker thinking is contained in primary materials such as journals, epistles, and monographs." As a result, many of the volumes held by the School of Religion and available via this digitised project are rare and/or hard to locate. All of these texts are freely accessible via this excellent website; a fairly comprehensive bibliography and a page of links to related resources are also included. Made possible by a large grant from the Arthur Vinings Davis Foundations, the site is well-presented and easy to navigate.

Type

Collections; Papers/reports/articles/texts; Primary source

Covered areas

Quaker; Christianity; books; texts; bibliographical databases; catalogues; monographs

Sources/URL

http://esr.earlham.edu/dqc/

Country of origin:

USA

 

 

Early Christian writings

Title

Early Christian writings

Description

'Early Christian Writings' provides online access to more than a hundred documents on early Christianity. General introductory information about the text or author is given, along with links to or details of online and/or print copies of the works in question, plus resources related to them where available. Some of the works linked to are hosted on the Early Christian Writings site itself, others are located off-site. Most of the works are in English translation, though for some a version of the text in the original language is provided. This collection includes the New Testament, Gnostic works, Apocrypha, a sub-site on theories about the historical Jesus, and a selection of texts by earlier Church Fathers, including Ignatius, Polycarp, and Clement. The focus is not just on works written by Christians, as pagan authors such as Pliny the Younger, Suetonius and Tacitus are to be found in this resource as well. This site also contains a list of recommended online books. An extensive and valuable resource for those interested in patristic theology.

Type

Primary source; Resource guides and directories; Secondary source

Covered areas

Christianity; Bible; Gnosticism; gnostics

Sources/URL

http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/

Country of origin:

USA

 

EarlyChurch.org.uk

Title

EarlyChurch.org.uk

Description

The early Church website covers the history of the Church from its foundation until c.600 CE. This site is a bibliographic guide listing primary and secondary sources by topic. Topics include: the Bible; councils; heresies and sects; famous individuals within the Church (listed alphabetically); ecclesiastical history; philosophy (Aristotle, Plato, Neo-Platonism, Cynicism, Epicureanism and Stoicism); and study aids. The inclusion of non-Christian philosophy means that the coverage period actually dates back to the fifth century BCE, and thus provides a useful bibliography for students of (Classical) philosophy as well as those studying early Christianity. There, are, however, no accompanying descriptions of the books, but given the extensiveness of the lists, this is understandable. The site is maintained by Robert Bradshaw, who has a Cambridge diploma in religious studies from Mattersey Hall (Assemblies of God Bible College).

Type

Bibliographic databases; Research related resources; Papers/reports/articles/texts

Covered areas

Christianity; church history

Sources/URL

http://www.earlychurch.org.uk/

Country of origin:

United Kingdom

 

 

Encyclopedia of Shinto

Producer

Kokugakuin University. Institute for Japanese Culture and Classics

Description

Edited by Kokugakuin University's Institute for Japanese Culture and Classics, the Encylopedia of Shinto is the online version of Shinto Jiten, a work originally published in Japanese in 1994. The site is organised into nine main sections: general introduction; Kami (deities); institutions and administrative practices; Jinja (shrines); rites and festivals; belief and practice; concepts and doctrines; schools, groups and personalities; and texts and sources. There is also a separate section which features special topics such as business shrines, Daoist elements in Shinto, and Shinto missionaries. Many of the materials on the site come complete with audio-visual aids such as video clips, illustrations, photographs and sound files. A search engine and a list of contributors and translators are also provided. In addition, there are links to other Kokugakuin sites, including: glossaries and basic Shinto terms; a beginners' pictorial guide to Shinto; and articles in translation (Japanese and English).

Type

E-books; Images; Moving images; Reference sources; Sound; Papers/reports/articles/texts

Covered areas

Japan; Shinto; shrines; beliefs and cultures; rites & ceremonies

Sources/URL

http://eos.kokugakuin.ac.jp/modules/xwords/

Country of origin:

Japan

 

Indica et Buddhica : materials for Indology and Buddhology

Description

Indica et Buddhica is a collaborative website offering a set of bibliographic and textual resources relating to Indology and Buddhology. Users need to register to access most of the material on the site, though this is free of charge. The resources offered include: tables of contents for online journals containing Indological and Buddhological material; a union library catalogue providing information about the holdings of over 130 libraries with significant collections in this area; dictionaries and word lists; a collection of machine readable Sanskrit texts for philological research; and a digital archive for the storage and distribution of scholarly material.

Type

Bibliographic databases; Non-bibliographic databases; Papers/reports/articles/texts; Reference sources

Covered areas

Indology; Buddhology; Sanskrit; Tibetan; Chinese; Japanese

Resource creator

Mahoney, Richard (Web Designer / Webmaster)

Sources/URL

http://indica-et-buddhica.org/

Country of origin:

New Zealand

 

 

Interdisciplinary documentation on religion and science

Description

'Interdisciplinary Documentation on Religion and Science' is a website which was designed to meet the needs of those interested in the intersection between theology, philosophy and science. It is directed by Giuseppe Tanzella-Nitti of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Rome; Alberto Strumia of the University of Bari; and Michelle Crudele of University Campus Bio-Medico, Rome. The site is divided into two main parts. The 'Anthology and Documents' section contains texts from works by classical and contemporary theologians, scientists and philosophers. Also offered are official documents of the Catholic Church and other Christian churches. The second section links visitors to the online database of the Interdisciplinary Encyclopedia of Religion and Science (INTERS), from where they may access approximately 60 articles on a wide variety of topics. This interesting website is accessible in English and Italian.

Type

Primary source; Research related resources; Secondary source; Papers/reports/articles/texts

Covered areas

Religion; Theology; Philosophy; Ethics; Bible; Sciences

Sources/URL

http://www.disf.org/en/

Country of origin:

Italy

 

 

Internet Indian history sourcebook

Producer

Fordham University

Description

The Internet Indian History Sourcebook consists of an annotated gateway to primary resources relating to Indian history from the ancient period to post-independence. Many of the resources are hosted locally, with those marked Web being external sites. The sourcebook has been compiled from the ancient history, medieval, and modern history sourcebooks compiled by Paul Halsall at Fordham University. The guide is conveniently divided into sections covering particular periods and themes. Texts and images hosted locally include: The Laws of Manu; The Bhagavad-Gita; King Bhartrihari's One Law There Is; sources on the Buddha's life and death; The Arthashastra; The Rock Edicts; Strabo's geography of India; the Indian section of Pliny's Natural History; sources concerning European contacts and colonialism; Robert Clive's The Battle of Plassey; Edmund Burke's Speech in Commons on India; Thomas Babington Macaulay's On Empire and Education; Monier Monier-Williams' Camp Life in India; Dadabhai Naoroji's The Benefits of British Rule; Elisa Greathed's Account of the Opening of the Indian Mutiny at Meerut; Robert Traill Spence Lowell's The Relief of Lucknow; Bal Gangadhar Tilak's address to the Indian national congress; Jawaharlal Nehru's Marxism, Capitalism and Non-Alignment; British Government statements; and the 1966 Declaration of Pakistan and India on Jammu and Kashmir. There is also a section on gender and sexuality. At the time of review (2010) the site hadn't been updated since 2007.

Type

Papers/reports/articles/texts; Primary source; Resource guides and directories

Covered areas

South Asia; India; history of religions; Hinduism; Buddhism; Sikhism; Jainism

Sources/URL

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/india/indiasbook.html

 

 

Internet medieval sourcebook

Title

Internet medieval sourcebook

Description

This website was founded in 1996 as an online source of medieval texts. Content scope is broad, covering a wide range of medieval studies. The majority of the sources are organized into one of three major categories: selected sources; full-text sources; and saints' lives. Additional categories include selected secondary resources, medieval legal history, and maps and images. The selected sources section offers an index to facilitate finding texts for particular periods or topics, and deals with material dating from the end of the classical world through to the reformation and renaissance. Topics listed include: economic life; the crusades; church history; intellectual life; Jewish life; and sex and gender. The full-text resources are arranged by document type, including: church councils; historiographical works; literary texts; spiritual writings; and legal documents. The saints' lives are presented in broadly chronological order, beginning with the apostolic era and going through to the post-medieval period. Saints of Byzantine, Western European, and Celtic origin are included. The site is part of the Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies project (ORB), developed by Paul Halsall, the ORB sources editor, and located at the Fordham University Center for Medieval Studies.

Type

Bibliographic databases; Images; Primary source; Reference sources

Covered areas

history (discipline); church history; Medieval; Early Christian; manuscript (document genre)

Sources/URL

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/sbook.html

Country of origin:

USA

 

 

Internet theology resources: online theology-related periodicals

Producer

College of St Benedict and St John's University, USA

Description

Part of Elizabeth T. Knuth's Internet Theology Resources website, the Online Theology-Related Periodicals page provides a list of annotated links to the home pages of electronic journals: both those which appear only on the Web, and those which appear both in print and online. Some of the publications listed offer free full text access, while others provide only abstracts and/or selections to non-subscribers: in most cases, the link annotations indicate how much of the work is available. An indication is often also given of the intended audience of a particular publication - while many are scholarly journals, some works of more general interest are also listed. A helpful reference source for those studying or researching religion and theology.

Type

Resource guides and directories

Covered areas

Theology; Philosophy

Sources/URL

http://www.users.csbsju.edu/~eknuth/itr/jour.html

Country of origin:

USA

 

 

IxTheo

(Index Theologicus)

Producer

Universitätsbibliothek Tübingen

Type

Bibliographic database

Publisher

http://www.ixtheo.de

Number of records

461,740 (mainly articles)

Documents from the German bishops’ conference

422

Proceedings records

2,422

Essay records

1,555

Journal titles indexed

623 currently indexed

52 non currently indexed

Covered areas

Religious studies; Christianity; Christian theology; Bible; Biblical studies; Old Testament, New Testament; Early Judaism; Biblical archaeology; Archaeology in general; Church history; Confessional studies; Systematic theology; Dogmatics; Ethics; Moral theology; Practical theology; Church law; Philosophy

Languages

In 2008: English 32%, German 40%, French 9%, Italian 9.5%, Spanish 5%, Dutch 2%, others 2.5% Query in English or in German

Scriptures citations

In Scripture References (down right) > Select Old Testament or New Testament in left part of the window, select the book of the Bible and write the verses with/at the end:

Examples: 1 /or 1:1-18/ or 1-3/ or 1:19-

Coverage of the database

Since 1995

Notable features

Free access

Directions for use available in English

Disadvantages

Unusual interface

Update and increase

Daily

2,000 records a month

Sources

http://www.ixtheo.de

 

 

New Testament Abstracts

Producer

American Theological Library Association and Boston College

Type

Bibliographic Database

Publisher

EBSCOhost®

Number of records

63,000

Journal article records

46,000 abstracts of articles, reviews and software

Book summary records

17,000 book summaries

Book reviews

1,200 book reviews

Software

50 software abstracts

Journal titles and journal which are currently indexed

500 journal titles indexed every year

Covered areas

- New Testament General: Canon; Interpretation; Textual Criticism; Biblical Linguistic and Philology; Biblical Translation; Computer-Assisted Research; Scholars; Bulletins

- Gospels; Jesus; Passion and Death; The Resurrection; Synoptics

- Epistles

- Biblical Theology: Christology, Church and Ministry…

Archaeology; Dead Sea Scrolls; Jewish World; Rabbinics; Greco-Roman World; Early Christianity; Gnosticism

Full list of journal titles

http://www.atla.com/products/titles/titles_nta_a-g.html

Languages

All the abstracts are in English regardless of the original language

Query of the database in English

Scriptures citations

2 search methods:

- Click on Scriptures on the top left and cross the good item

- Select: SC Scripture Citation, write the name of the book of the Bible in English: examples: John 11 or Mark 14:1-16:20

Coverage of the database

Since 1985

Update and increase

Updates once a year: 2,100 articles abstracts added from more than 500 reviews; 850 book’s abstracts

Sources

http://www.bc.edu

http://www.ebscohost.com

 

 

Old Testament Abstracts

Producer

American Theological Library Association and Catholic Biblical Association

Type

Bibliographic Database

Publisher

EBSCOhost®

Number of records

50,000

Abstracts of articles, reviews and software

43,000

Covered areas

Biblical Theology; Archaeology; Antiquities; Philology in relation with Old Testament

Full list of journal titles

http://www.atla.com/products/titles/titles_ota.html

Languages

All the abstracts are in English regardless of the original language

Query of the database in English

Scriptures citations

2 search methods:

- Click on Scriptures on the top left and cross the good item

- Select: SC Scripture Citation, write the name of the book of the Bible in English: examples: Genesis 11 or Leviticus 25:8-24

Coverage of the database

Since 1978

Update and increase

Updates once a year

2,000-3,000 records added annually

Sources

http://www.ebscohost.com

  

 

Summa theologica

Producer

New Advent

Description

'Summa Theologica' is an online version of St Thomas Aquinas's (c.1225-1274) influential 13th century treatise on theology and philosophy. The copy text is the 1920 revised edition translated by the Fathers of the English Dominican Province. The online version has benefited from the addition of links between the various sections, as well as to encyclopaedia entries. The parent site, New Advent, is the work of a Catholic layman. The resource is freely accessible, but does display advertisements around its borders. Theologians and those studying medieval philosophy should find the site of interest.

Type

Primary source; Papers/reports/articles/texts

Covered areas

Philosophy; Theology

Sources/URL

http://www.newadvent.org/summa/

Country of origin:

USA

 

 

Theopedia: an encyclopedia of biblical Christianity

Description

Theopedia is a website using wiki technology to create an encyclopaedia of Christianity and biblical theology. As is usual with wikis, registered users are encouraged to add or edit articles. Founded in 2004, the site has a substantial number of active participants and is growing steadily. Theopedia locates itself within the Reformed theology tradition: an explanation of this position is provided, along with a statement of faith, a writing guide, and help pages for potential contributors. In addition to written articles, the site also provides links to a substantial collection of multimedia resources (some of which may require plug-ins). The site is fully searchable, with a useful list of key topics on the front page and numerous hyperlinks between articles to aid navigation.

Type

Interactive resources; Arts Projects; Reference sources

Covered areas

encyclopedias; Christianity; biblical studies; Bible; Calvinism; church history; religious history; theology; wikis;

Sources/URL

http://www.theopedia.com/

Country of origin:

USA

 

 

Virtual religion index (VRI)

 

Description

The Virtual Religion Index (VRI) is an extensive catalogue of online religion resources. It provides an ideal starting point for both researchers and students of religious studies. The site is topic-led with topics including: archaeology and religious art; ancient near eastern studies; comparative religion; all the major world religions; and the philosophy and psychology of religion. Each link within the catalogue has a short annotation and links are according to topic on a single page.

Type

Research related resources; Resource guides and directories

Covered areas

Religion (discipline); religions (concept); theology; Christianity; Bible; Islam; Buddhism; Judaism; Hinduism; comparative religion; religious ethics; philosophy of religion;

Sources/URL

http://virtualreligion.net/vri/

Country of origin:

USA

 

 

Wabash Center: Internet guide to religion

Producer

Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion

Description

The Wabash Center Internet Guide to Religion is 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 and theology. Included on the site are links to: syllabi; electronic texts and journals; bibliographies; listserv discussion groups; liturgies; reference resources; software; and much more. The guide aims to encourage and facilitate the use of electronic resources in teaching. For this reason, the site also includes links to materials on political and social issues - such as abortion, capital punishment and September 11 - which bear on religious questions.

Type

Resource guides and directories

Covered areas

Theology; religion

Resource creator

Bellinger, Charles K. (Editor)

Sources/URL

http://www.wabashcenter.wabash.edu/resources/guide_headings.aspx

Country of origin:

USA