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World Religions: Belief, Culture, and Controversy

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Database available to authorized IU Bloomington users (on or off campus) Database available to authorized IU Bloomington users (on or off campus)
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Continually updated

The database is fullty cross-searchable, and the user can limit searches to religious beliefs, countries and the like. In addition, explore answers to questions such as: Can there be more than one true religion?

It covers in detail the major world religions:
Buddhism: Mahayana, Theravada, Vajrayana
Islam: Ismaili Islam, Shia, Sufism, Sunni
Traditional Religions: Africa, Americas, Europe, Egypt and Near East, Greco-Roman
Christianity: Catholicism, Eastern Orthodox, Mormonism, Protestantism
Judaism: Hasidism, Conservative Judaism, Orthodox Judaism, Reform Judaism
Western Esotericism: Astrology, Gnosticism, Spiritualism
Chinese Religions: Confucianism, Daoism
New Religions: Scientology, Unification Church, Wicca
Unbelief: Agnosticism, Atheism, Humanism
Hinduism: Shaivism, Shaktism, Vaishnavism, Smarta Tradition
Shinto: Sect Shinto, Shrine Shinto
Other Faiths and Beliefs: Baha'i, Jainism, Sikhism and Sant Mat, Zoroastrianism

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