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Directories *

*Note: After 20 years of research on the internet, the once flourishing species of gateways to a broad spectrum of religious traditions is almost extinct, a victim of automated search engines like Google & Bing, & the mortality or mutated interests of their creators. The hardy few below still merit a visit.
Comparative Analysis of the Major World Religions from a Christian Perspective

Ernest Valea's detailed analysis of differences between classic Christianity & eastern religions focuses on concepts of the Ultimate Reality, the human condition, salvation (or destiny), & evil, with essays on special critical questions.

Voice of the Shuttle: Religious Studies Page

Page from Alan Liu's cyber-guide to Humanities Research provides a succinct but well-chosen selection of on-line academic resources for the study of religion.

Textbooks & Anthologies of Sacred Texts

Exploring Religions

Paul Flesher's well-designed & clearly written e-text provides a detailed illustrated introduction to Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, & Judaism. Each section covers that religion's cosmology, organization, religious life, worship, sacred literature, with a glossary, timeline & maps (U of Wyoming).

Internet Sacred Text Archive

Cyber-archive of more than 800 scriptures & classics representing 14 major world religions & a wide range of ancient & modern cults.

World Cultures: An Internet Classroom & Anthology

Richard Hooker's sophisticated on-line course at Washington State U. produced a collaborative cyber-anthology of readings from eastern & western cultures, integrated learning modules & glossary.

World Scripture: A Comparative Anthology of Sacred Texts

A complete on-line version of Andrew Wilson's 1991 anthology of 4000 selections from over 300 scriptures & oral traditions, arranged according to 164 common themes. Chapters compare views of ultimate reality; eternal law (truth); the purpose of life, in society, nature & beyond; the human condition, deviation & evil; restoration & restoring agents; the religious life; & eschatology (archived by the Unification Church).

 


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