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Libraries & Subjects
last updated: 9/21/2011

Critical Issues

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Theoretical Approaches


  • Eight Theories of Religion . Pals, Daniel. (BL41 .P36 2006, Research Collection: Stacks)


  • The History of the Western Philosophy of Religion. Oppy, Graham, and Nick Trakakis, eds. (BL51 .H575 2009 v.1-5, Research Collection: Stacks)


  • New Approaches to the Study of Religion. Antes, Peter, ed. (BL41 .N49 2004, v.1-2, Research Collection: Stacks)


  • Philosophy of Religion A-Z . Quinn, Patrick. (BL51 .Q56 2005b, Research Collection: Stacks)


  • Thinking About Religion: An Historical Introduction to Theories of Religion. Strenski, Ivan. (BL41 .S72 2006, Research Collection: Stacks)



    Research Guides


  • ARBA In-Depth: Philosophy and Religion. Dillon, Martin and Shannon Graff, eds. (Z7751 .A73 2004 Research Collection: Stacks)


  • Fifty Years of Philosophy of Religion: A Select Bibliography (1955-2002). Sanders, Andy. (Z7821 .S26 2007, Reference Services)


  • The Routledge Companion to the Study of Religion. Hinnells, John R. (BL41 .R685 2010, Research Collection, Stacks)



  • Academic Search (Ebsco)
    Provides fulltext coverage of magazine, newspaper, and scholarly journals for almost every academic discipline.


  • ATLA Religion Databases
    Citations to books, journal articles, and book reviews in all scholarly fields of religion, biblical studies, world religions, church history, religious perspectives on social issues.


    A multidisciplinary, multilingual research tool, produced by the Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique (INIST). French, English, other languages.


    Provides searchable full-text of historical runs of important scholarly journals in the humanities, arts, sciences, ecology, and business.


  • Philosopher's Index
    Access to articles in philosophy journals (includes summaries of articles).  


  • Project Muse 
    Project MUSE covers the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics, and many others.

    For more options, see IUB Libraries Databases by Subject




  • The Brill Dictionary of Religion : Revised Edition of Metzler Lexikon Religion. Von Stuckrad, Kocku, ed.(BL31 .M4813 2006 v.1-4,  Reference Services)


  • The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions. Bowker. (BL31 .C66 2005, Research Collection: Stacks)


  • Dictionary of Contemporary Religion in the Western World. Partridge, Christopher, ed.(BL31 .D544 2002,  Reference Services)



  • Encyclopedia of African and African American Religions. Glazier, Stephens D. (BL2462 .5 .E53 2001,  Reference Services)


  • Encyclopedia of Cults and New Religions : Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormonism, Mind Sciences, Baha'i, Zen, Unitarianism. Ankerberg, John; (BL2525 .A568 1999, Research Collection: Stacks)


  • Encyclopedia of Philosophers on Religion. Verkamp, Bernard J. (B104 .V47 2008, Research Collection: Stacks)


  • Encyclopedia of Politics and Religion Wuthnow, Robert. [electronic resource] (Available on campus and off-campus with authorized logon.)


  • Encyclopedia of Religion. Jones, Lindsay, ed. 2nd ed. 15v. (BL31 .E46 2005, Reference Services, or electronically.


  • Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature. Taylor, Bron Raymond. 2 v. (BL31 .E465 2005, Reference Services)


  • Encyclopedia of Religion and War. Palmer- Fernandez, Gabriel. (BL80.3 E 53 2004,  Reference Services)


  • Encyclopedia of Religious Freedom. Cookson, Catharine. (BV741 .E47 2003,  Reference Services)


  • The New Encyclopedia of Unbelief.  Flynn, Tom, ed. (BL2705 .N49 2007  Reference Services )


  • New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge. Herzog, Johann and Philip Schaff, 1908-1913 (BR95 .S23 v.1-13, Reference Services)


  • Nelson’s Illustrated Guide to Religions: A Comprehensive Introduction to the Religions of the World. Beverley, James A. (BL80.3 .B48 2009, Research Collection: Stacks)


  • New 20th Century Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge. 2nd ed. (BR95 .N395 Reference Services)


  • Religions of the World: a Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices. Melton, J. Gordon and Martin Baumann, eds. (BL80.3 .R45 2002 v.1-4, Reference Services and Undergraduate Services: Reference).


    Histories and Atlases

  • Atlas of The world's religions. Smart, Ninian. (G1046.E4 A78 2007,  Reference Services)


  • The Atlas of Holy Places and Sacred Sites. Wilson, Colin. (BL580 .W55 1996,  Reference Services; Undergraduate Services: Reference)


  • Historical Atlas of Religions. Farrington, Karen. (BL80.6 .F37 2002, Research Collection: Stacks)


      (page updated by Laura DeLancey, 2010)
    • last updated: 9/21/2011