History of Christianity

Historical Abstracts

Historical Abstracts is a reference guide to the history of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding the United States and Canada, which are covered in America: History and Life). Currently over 2,000 journals published throughout the world are covered in the database, including key historical journals from virtually every major country. All abstracts are written in English. In addition to articles, Historical Abstracts includes citations to historical books and to abstracts of dissertations completed worldwide of particular interest for historical research.

Women's Studies International

Citations and abstracts are drawn from a variety of essential women's studies databases which range in coverage from classic works & core studies to the latest scholarship in feminist research. Databases include Women Studies Abstracts, Women's Studies Database, Women's Studies Bibliography Database, Medline Subset on Women, Women of Color and Southern Women: A Bibliography of Social Science Research, and Women's Health and Development: An Annotated Bibliography.... Read more about Women's Studies International

ATLA Religion Database (AHTL Research Guide)

This guide explains how to use the ATLA Religion Database to locate journal articles, essays, sermons, and book reviews in the field of religion. It includes videos that demonstrate how to search for research on sacred texts, including the Bible.

Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

This dictionary provides rich detail on all aspects of the Renaissance in 14th to 17th century Europe. It includes comprehensive coverage of the art, literature, science, culture, philosophy, religion, economics, history, and conflict of the period. 

Lettres Pontificales = Papal Letters Online

Searchable registers of papal letters from the 13th- and 14th-century popes, based on Registres et lettres des Papes du XIIIe siècle (32 vols.; Rome, 1883- ) and Registres et lettres des Papes du XIVe siècle (48 vols.; Rome, 1899- ). These letters provide information on many aspects of medieval society, such as church institutions, politics, government and finance, and religious, intellectual, and artistic life. Includes citations and a brief description of the contents, but no full-text. Search (or Browse) by Pope, date, letter type, place of promulgation and many other criteria.

Periodical Contents Index (PCI)

Periodicals Index Online (formerly known as "PCI") is an index to the contents of thousands of journals in the humanities and social sciences, including such subjects as Ancient Civilizations, Anthropology/Ethnology, Area Studies, History, Jewish Studies, Law, Literature, Philosophy. Psychology, Religion/Theology, Sociology and Women's Studies. Note that indexing of journals is from their first issues (some of which begin as early as the 18th century ) and continues to the latter part of the 20th century. Periodicals Index Online covers journals from North America, the United Kingdom and the rest of the English-speaking world and journals in other European languages including French, German, Italian and Spanish. 

On Common Ground: World Religions in America

On Common Ground: World Religions in America is an interactive web resource based on the research of the Pluralism Project at Harvard University and affiliates. For over twenty years, the Pluralism Project, under the direction of Diana L. Eck, has studied the emergence of an increasingly multireligious America.

Digital Library of the Catholic Reformation

This collection of over 1,500 primary works from the 16th and 17th centuries contains the key catechisms, scholarly treatises, papal documents, devotional works, and theological volumes that sparked the reform from within the Catholic Church around the time of the decrees of the Council of Trent.

American Periodicals (1740-1900)

Searchable, full-text database, with digitized page images, of American magazines and journals that originated between 1741, when Andrew Bradford's American Magazine and Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine were launched, and 1900. The bulk of the collection dates from the 19th-century; periodicals that began publication before 1900 and continued into the 20th century are included through 1940. Based on the American Periodical Series (APS I, II, and III) microfilm collections.

Oxford Dictionary of Saints

From the famous to the obscure, this book provides concise accounts of the lives, cults, relationships through patronage, and artistic associations of more than a thousand saints, including entries on the Martyrs of Korea, Mexico, and Vietnam, as well as the recently canonized such as Edith Stein, Padro Pio, and Josémaria Escriva.

Encyclopedia of Religion in America

Edited by Charles H. Lippy and Peter W. Williams, the Encyclopedia of Religion in America examines how religious history and practices are woven into the political, social, cultural, and historical landscape of North America. This authoritative four-volume reference work explains the origins, development, adaptation, influence, and interrelations of the many faiths practiced, including major world religions, new religious sects, cults, and religious movements that originated or had an influence in the United States.

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