Note: Some texts are buried deep
in e-archives. If title link does not work, click source.
Library of Congress archived
website that published statistics gleaned from public &
denominational records regarding membership in hundreds of religious groups
from A to Z. [NB: last captured on 7/3/2019. Since then the original URL was
sold & now promotes loans that have nothing to do with religious data].
Website of professional association of
sociologists includes homepages for sections on
of religion &
of culture as well as
Lilly Endowment project to make
global demographic information on religious groups accessible to educators,
students, media and other researchers. Data filed by region,
teaching tools for students
& instructors. Especially useful for locating
on localities in the U.S. (Penn State U).
John K. Nelson's 1990 essay on the history
& problems of defining the field of religion from Hegel to Walter Ong,
concludes by endorsing Ole Riis' 10 test questions for evaluating the
ideologies, ritual processes & social structures of various cultural
systems. Extensive bibliography.
Research projects & reports on problems of
human social organization, demography, and processes of individual and
institutional change, including
democratization & market transition.
Internet Scout Project maintains searchable
archive of reviews of quality sites related to
the social sciences (through 2001).
Major gateway to resources
for the discipline posts links to on-line articles,
web pages, online
methods of the Hartford Institute for Religious Research.
Archived pages of the late Michael Kearl's gateway to
resources online includes pages on
& statistics, the sociologies of
& dying, knowledge,
(Trinity U). Last updated 2010.
Digging. Help fill holes.
This page was revised
27 January 2023