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Research Guides@Tufts

Religion: Key Sources

Basic resources for the study of world religions.


ATLA, the American Theological Library Association, compiles an index to journal articles, books, and book reviews related to religion worldwide, Good coverage of, for example, the history of religions, biographies, discussions of doctrines, and religious perspectives on social issues, This is essentially the publication of record for the discipline.

Encyclopedia of Religion

The Encyclopedia of Religion (2005) is an electronic version of a classic source, a fifteen-volume scholarly overview of religions, ritual, mythology, dogma, the history of churches and their leaders, and much else. A good place to start for almost any topic. Articles are written by top scholars, and typically include strong bibliographies of primary and secondary literature on the topics discussed.