Religious Studies and Scriptures        


Al-Islam Digital Library - Online Islamic resources covering a large variety of subjects in various media formats such as audio, video, presentations, image gallery, short length and full length texts.

American Memory from the Library of Congress  - Religion section includes collections on Hispanic music, southern Black churches, nineteenth-century American Sunday School books, and early religious petitions from Virginia.

American Religion Database Archive  – Preserves quantitative data on religion culled through surveys of the general population as well as selected religious groups and leaders. Powerful program that generates maps coded for density of adherents of selected religious groups.

ATLA Cooperative Digital Resources Initiative  - Member institutions provide access to digital images of woodcuts, photographs, slides, papyri, coins, maps, and manuscripts, lithographs, sermons, shape-note tune books, manuscripts, and images of Christian art and iconography. Relevant collection topics include Western expansion and the practice of Islam.

Center for Religion and Civic Culture, University of Southern California  - Current projects investigate religion and cultural values, immigration, pluralism, community development and organizing, and public policy. Includes full text .pdf files of publications.

Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture  - Institute based at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis explores the intersections between religion and other aspects of culture, including media, architecture, music and education.

The Church in the Southern Black Community  - Online collection of autobiographies, biographies, church documents, sermons, histories, encyclopedias, and other published materials. Includes a guide to religious content in slave narratives.

Digital Quaker Collection (Earlham School of Religion) - Full text and images of over 500 Quaker documents from the 17th and 18th centuries.

International Gospel Music Hall of Fame and Museum - Detroit, Michigan museum with video biographies of inductees and “The Music Tree,” an article and historical graphic of the history of African American, spiritual and gospel music, rooted in slave utterances.

International Religious Freedom Report - Provides details on religious climates (demographies and analysis of the state of religious freedom). Organized by nation.

Internet Sacred Text Archive – Quite comprehensive collection of complete electronic texts. Covers all major world religions as well as mythology, legends and folklore, and occult and esotericism

National Study of Youth and Religion - Based at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, this project examines the role of religion in American adolescents. Includes in-depth reports, full-text academic articles, and a bibliography on youth and religion as well as preliminary findings.

Negrospirituals.com  - Includes a historical timeline, information about spiritual singers, lyrics, and composers.

North American Slave Narratives  - Complete collection of full-text documents that contribute to our understanding of the African American struggles for freedom in the United States before 1920. The section on "The Church in the Southern Black Community" includes sermons, histories, church documents, and biographical materials that chronicle African American experiences of Protestant Christianity in the South. Especially useful is the "Guide to Religious Content in Slave Narratives," which introduces the collection and classifies the contents according to topic.

Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life - Public affairs-based organization presents resources on topics such as religion in American public life and religion in public schools. Site highlights include transcripts of past events, survey results, and full-text publications.

The Pluralism Project - Documents American religious demography, sacred spaces, and the notion of pluralism. Includes maps, syllabi, images, audio/video files, statistics, and bibliographies.

Project on Religion and Urban Culture - Neighborhood-based study of the mutuality of religion and urban environments. Offers neighborhood profiles, a walking tour of faith communities in Indianapolis, and other ethnographic reports.

Race, Ethnicity and Religion (Cornell University) - Provides access to the library’s holdings including ebooks, images and citations with call numbers from a pre-selected list of related sources.

Immigration and Religion in America- Information about the Social Science Research Council’s working group, its projects, postdoctoral fellowships, and summaries of findings.

Religion, Reporting & Writing - From Religion Newswriters Association.

Religious Movements Homepage Project  - Focuses on new religious movements as a response to changes in secular society. Catalogues group profiles and provides sources for studying new modes of religious communication/ scripturalizing practices such as televangelism, radio broadcasting, and electronic destinations.

Resourcing Christianity - Extensive database of statistical information on Christianity in the U.S.A. with analyses. Topics include the following: leadership, economics, race and ethnicity, worship, higher education, and congregational makeup.

Slavery and Religion in America  - Timeline with images, maintained by the Internet Public Library.

USD Latin American Catholicism Internet Resources Page  - From a center dedicated to theological reflection, hundreds of links to archives, bibliographies, libraries, museums, and bible.

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