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This site is designed to advance research in matters of religion. As a global forum that may be accessed instantaneously anywhere, the internet promises to surpass the impact of the printing press on the study of religion. Gutenberg made possible the family Bible. The WWW puts a global library of free information on the desk of anyone with a computer & internet access.

Efficient use of these resources, however, requires cataloging. Many religion-related web pages offer lists of links to sites of related interest. Some are extensive & a few annotated. Still, important tools & texts are often published & stashed in out of the way corners of the web, like here. To locate them one needs something deeper than a list of favorites, yet more circumspect than a search engine.

This Virtual Religion Index is a tool for students with little time. It analyzes & highlights important content of religion-related websites to speed research. Hyperlinks are provided not only to homepages but to major directories & documents within. Our purpose is not to circumvent tours of worthy sites, but to cut down the time spent on surfing & sorting of automated searches. After all if you know what source has information you can use, chances are you will visit it more often. We offer this free service in hope that you will come here again & again.

Index of Topics

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Awards & Reviews
Academic Sites
Academic Societies
Electronic Publishing
Graduate Programs
Library Collections
Research Institutes
Seminaries
Undergraduate Religion Departments
American Studies
Native Americans
Missions & Colonies
Formation of United States
North American Movements
Religion in Latin America
19th Century
20th Century
Ancient Near Eastern Studies
Anatolia
Egypt
Mesopotamia
Persia
Syria & Palestine
Anthropology & Sociology 
Tribal Cultures
Cults
Exorcism
Magic
Politics
Sacrifice
Roles & Gender
Archaeology & Religious Art
Museums
Americas
Asian World
Near Eastern World
Greco-Roman & Early Christian
Medieval Europe
Renaissance
Mannerism & Baroque
Romanticism & Modern
Biblical Studies
Texts & General Resources
Journals
Email Conferences
Social World
Hebrew Bible (Old Testament)
New Testament
Apocrypha & Pseudepigrapha
Dead Sea Scrolls
Gnostic texts
Buddhist Studies
Siddartha Gautama - the Buddha
Theravada
Mahayana
Nichiren
Shin (Pure Land)
Tibetan & Tantric
Zen
Christian Tradition
Jesus & Christology
Scriptures
Early Church
Eastern Orthodoxy
Medieval Western Europe
Protestant Reform
Roman Catholic Reform
Missions & Colonies
Modern Movements
Comparative Study of Religion
Directories
Anthologies
Myths
Mysticism
Occult
Confessional Agencies
Anabaptists
Anglicans
Baha'i
Baptists
Buddhists
Christian Science
Ecumenical & Interfaith
Evangelicals & Pentecostals
Hindus
Jains
Jehovah's Witnesses
Jews
Lutherans
Methodists
Mormons
Muslims
Orthodox
Quakers
Reformed
Roman Catholics
Scientologists
Sikhs
Swedenborgians
Syriac Christians
Unification Church
United Church of Canada
Unitarian - Universalists
East Asian Studies
China - General Resources
Confucian Tradition
Taoist Tradition
Japan - General Resources
Shinto
Ethics & Moral Values
Theory & Principles
Criminal & Social Justice
Life & Death
Sex & Gender
Welfare & Environment
War & Peace
Greco-Roman Studies
Classical Greece
Hellenistic World
Republican Rome
Roman Empire
Mystery Religions
Hindu Studies
Vedas
Upanishads
Epics
Theology & Devotion
Schools & Teachers
Yoga
Islamic Studies
Muhammad - the Prophet
Quran (Koran)
Hadith (Tradition)
Sharia (Law)
Sunnis & Shi'a
Sufis
Jewish Studies
Judean Commonwealth
Jewish Diaspora
Torah
Tannaitic Texts
Talmud
Kabbalah
Modern Judaism
Philosophy & Theology
Ancient Philosophers
Medieval Systems
Enlightenment & Liberals
Idealists
Evolutionists
Existentialists
Neo-Orthodoxy
Method & Metaphysics
Philosophy of Religion
Psychology of Religion
Religious Experience
Psychological Theory
Therapy & Transcendence
Relationships

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This page was revised 25 February 2008     

 

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