Biographical portraits of more than 17,400 men and women, from all eras and walks of life, "whose significant actions occurred during his or her residence within what is now the United States or whose life or career directly influenced the course of American history". Read more about American National Biography
This dictionary features broad-ranging entries on the history and doctrines of the major Buddhist schools, information on the spread of Buddhism in Asia and the West, and coverage of issues of contemporary concern such as human rights, abortion, euthanasia, "engaged Buddhism," and the role of women in Buddhist teachings. Read more about Dictionary of Buddhism
With entries ranging from earthquakes and mice to feminism and the Dead Sea Scrolls, this dictionary is a lively and absorbing reference work for all readers of the Bible. Authoritative, accessible, and up-to-date, it provides helpful information about the books of the Bible, customs, religions and worship, history, and theology, important places, and personalities. Providing clear explanations of technical terms, methods of interpretation, and critical analysis, as well as notes on leading biblical scholars and their contributions, it is also concerned with denominational interpretations of the themes and doctrine of the Bible. W. R. F. Browning is the author.
This encyclopedia covers all aspects of Jewish history and culture in the Diaspora and in Israel from ancient times to the 20th century. It is also available in print in the Andover-Harvard Theological Library at Ref. DS102.8 .E496 2007
English language encyclopedia covering all aspects of the Qur'ān including qur'ānic terms, concepts, personalities, place names, cultural history and exegesis as well as essays on important themes and subjects within qur'ānic studies. Read more about Encyclopaedia of the Qur'ān
Online version of a 13-volume reference work, with 5000 entries ranging from 250-5000 words, written and edited by an internationally diverse team of editors and contributors. Its content spans the late Bronze Age through the seventh century CE and covers the entire ancient Mediterranean world including the Near East and Egypt. The online version features regular revisions and new entries.
This encyclopedia is the online version of the Encyclopedia of Buddhism (2004). It describes the Buddhist world view, basic teachings and practices of Buddhism, as well as its different schools and sects. In addition to containing entries on Buddhist scriptures, art, architecture, divinities, monastic orders, festivals, rites and ceremonies, this encyclopedia explores the history of Buddhism, the different forms it has taken in different parts of the world, and how Buddhism has blended with other religions. Read more about Encyclopedia of Buddhism
This new online encyclopedia describes modern-day Christian beliefs and communities in the context of 2000 years of apostolic tradition and Christian history. Based on the third, revised edition of the critically acclaimed German work Evangelisches Kirchenlexikon, this comprehensive and up-to-date encyclopedia includes all 5 volumes of the print edition of 1999-2008. Read more about Encyclopedia of Christianity Online
Online version of Encyclopedia of Religion, 2nd ed., published in print in 2005. It includes almost all the original 2,750 entries (many updated) from the first edition edited by Mircea Eliade and published in 1987 plus almost 600 new articles. It covers almost all topics on the world's religions including Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Taoism, new religious movements, ethics, feminist theology, ecology and religion, gender and religion, politics and religion, science and religion, art and religion, and film and religion. It is considered the standard English language resource in the field.
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.