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Religion *: Major Religions

This guide is designed to aid undergraduate students in their studies in all areas of religion.

Specific Resources

Encyclopaedia Judaica. Michael Berenbaum and Fred Skolnik, Eds. 2nd ed. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2007.
22 volumes. Available online through the Gale Virtual Reference Library

The Cambridge History of Judaism. William David Davis, Ed. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1984.
4 volumes. Doheny: BM155.2C35. Also available in Cambridge Histories Online.

New Catholic Encyclopedia. 2nd ed. Detroit: Gale Group in association with the Catholic University of America, 2003.
15 volumes. Available online through the Gale Virtual Reference Library.

Encyclopedia of Protestantism. Hillerbrand, Hans Joachim. New York: Routledge, 2004.
4 volumes. Reference: BX4811.3.E53 2004

The Cambridge History of Christianity. Various authors. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006.
9 volumes planned. Check HOMER for individual volumes in Doheny. Available in Cambridge Histories Online.

Pelikan, Jaroslav. The Christian tradition: a history of the development of doctrine. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1971-1983.
4 volumes. Doheny, Leavey, and Philosophy: BT25.R43 

The Encyclopedia of Islam. Various editors. Leiden: Brill, 2002-
12 volumes. Update irregularly. Available from Brill Online.

Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World. Richard C. Martin, Ed. New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 2004.
2 volumes. Available online in the Gale Virtual Reference Library.

The Cambridge History of Islam. P. M. Holt, Ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1970.
2 volumes. Doheny: DS35.6.C3.  Also available through Cambridge Histories Online.

Digital Dictionary of Buddhism. A very advance reference tool covering all aspects of Buddhism, plus treatises from various authors in various languages.
Go to:  http://www.buddhism-dict.net/ddb/

Encyclopedia of Buddhism. Robert E. Buswell, Jr., Ed. New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 2003.
2 volumes. Available online in the Gale Virtual Reference Library.

Encyclopedia of Buddhism. Damien Keown, Ed. New York: Routledge, 2007.
Reference: BQ128.E617 2007

Encyclopedia of Hinduism. Singh, Nagendra, Ed. New Deelhi: Center for International Religious Studies, 1963-2005.
60 volumes. Reference: BL1105.E53 1997

The Encyclopedia of Taoism. Fabrizio Pregadio, Ed. New York: Routledge, 2007.
2 volumes. Reference BL1923.E63 2007

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