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World Religions: Select Reference Sources THL 565 (261)

 

Each section contains references to encyclopedias, handbooks, bibliographies, principal scriptures, commentaries, history, and spirituality.

General ||  Indexes and Abstracts ||  Buddhism   ||  Confucianism   ||  Hinduism   || 
Islam   || Judaism   || Princeton Readings in Religions   ||  Shinto   ||  Taoism   ||

General Works

Encyclopedias

Civilizations of the Ancient Near East
. New York : Scribner, 1995.
DS57 .C55 1995 [4 Vols.] REFERENCE

Encyclopedia of Asian History . New York : Scribner, 1988.
DS31 .E53 1988 [4 Vols.] REFERENCE

Encyclopedia of World Cultures . Boston, Mass. : G.K. Hall, 1991--.
GN307 .E53 1991 [10 Vols.] REFERENCE

The Oxford Dictionary of World Religions . Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1997.
BL31 .O9 1997 REFERENCE

Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy. New York : Routledge, 1998.
B 51 .R68 1998 [10 Vols.] REFERENCE

Histories

The Cambridge Ancient History , 3 rd ed. New York : Cambridge University Press, 1970-1998--.
D57 .C252 [18 Vols.] REFERENCE

The New Cambridge Medieval History . New York : Cambridge University Press, 1995--.
D117 .N48 [5 Vols.] REFERENCE

Dictionary of the Middle Ages . New York : Scribner, 1982--.
D114 .D5 [13 Vols.] REFERENCE

World Religions--General

Oxtoby, Willard Gurdon. World Religions : Eastern Traditions . New York : Oxford University
Press, 1996. BL80.2 .W66 1996 STACKS

-------. World Religions : Western Traditions . New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
BL80.2 .W674 1996 STACKS

Smart, Ninian . Atlas of the World's Religions . New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
G1046 .E4 .A8 1999 STACKS

Indexes and Abstracts

American Theological Library Association. ATLAS Full-Text Plus . Chicago : American Theological
Library Association, 2000-. [Available via EBSCO Host to authorized SHC users from the Library WWW site]

This database is a collection of major religion and theology journals representing all major religious faiths, 
major denominations, and language groups. Information dates as far back as 1949. The database is approximately
33% full-text and requires Internet Explorer.

Princeton Readings in Religions

Lopez, Donald S. Religions of China in Practice. Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 1996.
BL 1802 .R43 1996 STACKS

-------. Religions of India in Practice. Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 1995.
BL 2001.2 .R384 STACKS

--------. Religions of Tibet in Practice. Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 1997.
BQ7620 .R45 1997 STACKS

Tanabe, George J. Religions of Japan in Practice. Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 1999.
BL 2202 .R48 1999 STACKS

Judaism

General Works

The Jewish Encyclopedia . [The complete contents of the 12-volume encyclopedia originally published 1901-1906]

De Lange, Nicholas. An Introduction to Judaism . New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000. 
BM 561 .D378 2000 STACKS

Scripture, Commentary, Doctrine

Tanakh : a New Translation of the Holy Scriptures According to the Traditional Hebrew Text. Philadelphia : Jewish Publication Society, 1985. BS895 .J4 1985 REFERENCE

The Classic Midrash : Tannaitic Commentaries on the Bible . New York : Paulist Press, 1995.
BM512 .C56 1995 REFERENCE

The Mishnah: A New Translation . New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, 1988.
BM 497.5 .E5 N48 1988 REFERENCE

Fields, Harvey J. A Torah Commentary for Our Times. New York, N.Y. : UAHC Press, 1990- 
BS1225.3 .F46 1990 VOL.1-2 STACKS

Halivni, David. A Commentary on the Palestinian Talmud : a Study of the Development of the Halakah and Haggadah in Palestine and Babylonia. New York : Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1971. 
BM498.8 .G55 1971 Vols.1-4. STACKS

Encyclopedias, Handbooks, and Bibliographies

Neusner, Jacob. The Blackwell Companion to Judaism . Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Publishers, 2000. 
BM42 .B54 REFERENCE

Werblowsky, R.J. Zwi. The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion . New York : Oxford University Press, 1997. 
BM 50 .94 1997 REFERENCE

History

Davies, W. D. The Cambridge History of Judaism . New York : Cambridge University Press, 1984- 
BM155.2 .C35 VOL.2-3 REFERENCE

Spirituality

Giller, Pinchas. Reading the Zohar : the Sacred Text of the Kabbalah . New York : Oxford University Press, 2001. 
BM525 .A59 G55 2001 STACKS

Green, Arthur, ed. Jewish Spirituality I : From the Bible Through the Middle Ages. New York : Crossroad, 1986. 
BM 723 .J487 1986 Vol. 1 REFERENCE

Green, Arthur, ed. Jewish Spirituality II : the Sixteenth-Century Revival to the Present . New York : Crossroad, 1986.
BM723 .J487 1986 Vol. 2 REFERENCE

Islam

General Works

Waines, David. An Introduction to Islam . New York : Cambridge University Press, 1995.
BP 161.2 .W29 1995 STACKS

Scripture, Commentary, Doctrine

The Koran with Parallel Arabic Text. New York : Penguin, 1995.
BP 109 .D3 1995 REFERENCE

Robinson, Neal. Islam, a Concise Introduction. Washington, DC : Georgetown University
Press, 1999. BP161.2 .R59 1999 STACKS

Taha, Mahmoud Mohamed. The Second Message of Islam. Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 1987.
BP163 .T28513 1987 STACKS

Encyclopedias, Handbooks, and Bibliographies

Singh, N.K. ed. Encyclopaedia of the Holy Qur'an. Delhi : Global Vision, 2000.
BP 133 .E63 2000 Vols. 1-5 REFERENCE

History

Esposito, John. The Oxford History of Islam . New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
BP50 .O95 REFERENCE

-------. The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World . New York : Oxford University
Press, 1995. DS35.53 .O95 1995 Vol. 1-4. REFERENCE

Holt, P. M. The Cambridge History of Islam . Cambridge : Cambrige University Press, 1977.
DS35.6 .C3 1977 Vols. 1-4 STACKS

Spirituality

Ernst, Carl W. Early Islamic Mysticism : Sufi, Qur*an, Miraj, Poetic and Theological Writings .
New York : Paulist Press, 1996. BP 188.9 .E2 1996 REFERENCE

Lewisohn, Leonard. The Heritage of Sufism. Oxford : Oneworld, 1999.
BP189 .H47 1999 Vols. 1-3 STACKS

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. Islamic Spirituality I: Foundations. New York : Crossroad, 1991.
BP 161.2 .I8827 1991 REFERENCE

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. Islamic Spirituality II: Manifestations. New York : Crossroad, 1991.
BP 161.2 .I89 1991 REFERENCE

Buddhism

General Works

Lopez, Donald S. Buddhism in Practice. Princeton, Nj : Princeton University Press, 1995.
BQ 1012 .B83 1995 STACKS

Scripture, Commentary, Doctrine

Bodhi, Bhikkhu. The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha. : a New Translation of the Majjhima Nikaya . Boston : Wisdom Publications, 1995. BQ1312 .E5 N36 1995 REFERENCE

-------. The Connected Discourses of the Buddha : a New Translation of the Sa·myutta Nik¯aya. Somerville, MA : Wisdom Publications, 2000. BQ1332 .B63 E5 2000 VOL.1-2. REFERENCE

Heine, Steven. The Koan: Texts and Context in Zen Buddhism . New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.
BQ9289.5 .K625 2000 STACKS

Walshe, Maurice O'C. The Long Discourses of the Buddha : a Translation of the Digha Nikaya . Boston : Wisdom Publications, 1995. BQ1292 .E53 W35 1995 REFERENCE

Crosby, Kate. The Bodhicary¯avat¯ara . New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
BQ3142 .E5 C76 1998 STACKS [Mahayana Buddhism]

Machida, Soho. Renegade Monk : Honen and Japanese Pure Land Buddhism. Berkeley : University of California Press, 1999. BQ8649 .H667 M23 1999 STACKS

Suzuki, Shunry¯u. Branching Streams Flow in the Darkness : Zen Talks on the Sandokai . Berkeley : University of California Press, 1999. BQ9268 .S563 S89 1999 STACKS

History

Broughton, Jeffrey L. The Bodhidharma Anthology : the Earliest Records of Zen . Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, 1999 . BQ9299 .B623 E5 1999 STACKS

Dumoulin, Heinrich. Zen Buddhism : a History. New York : Macmillan, 1988-1990.
BQ9262.3 .D85513 1988Vols. 1-2 STACKS

Prebish, Charles S. Historical Dictionary of Buddhism. Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1993. 
BQ130 .P74 1993 REFERENCE

Spirituality

Takeuchi, Yoshinori. Buddhist Spirituality : Indian, Southeast Asian, Tibetan, and Early Chinese . New York : Crossroad, 1993. BQ266 .B83 1993 REFERENCE

Takeuchi, Yoshinori. Buddhist Spirituality : Later China, Korea, Japan, and the  Modern World . New York : Crossroad, 1999. 

BQ266 .B83 1996 REFERENCE

Hinduism

General Works

Flood, Gavin. An Introduction to Hinduism . New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
BL 1202 .F56 1996 STACKS

Scripture and Commentary

Goodall, Dominic, ed. Hindu Scriptures. Berkeley : University of California, 1996.
BL1111.3 .E5 H55 1996 STACKS

History

Dasgupta, Surendranath. A History of Indian Philosophy. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1922-1955. B131 .D3 Vols. 1-5 STACKS

Klostermaier, Klaus K. Hinduism : a Short History . Oxford : Oneworld, 2000.
BL1202 .K54 2000 STACKS

McLeod, W. H . Historical Dictionary of Sikhism . Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 1995.
BL2018 .M38 1995 REFERENCE

Spirituality

Sivaraman, Krishna. Hindu Spirituality I: Vedas Through Vedanta . New York: Crossroad, 1989. 
BL1212.72 .H55 1989
REFERENCE

Sundararajan, K.R. Hindu Spirituality II : Postclassical and Modern . New York : Crossroad Publishing, 1997.
BL1212.72 .H552 1997 REFERENCE

Taoism

Scripture, Commentary, Doctrine

Bokenkamp, Stephen R. Early Daoist Scriptures . Berkeley : University of California Press, 1997.
BL 1920 .B64 1997 STACKS

The Taoist Classics : the Collected Translations of Thomas Cleary . Boston : Shambhala, 1999 .
BL1920 .T33 1999, Vols. 1-4 STACKS

History

Pas, Julian F. Historical Dictionary of Taoism . Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 1998.
BL1923 .P37 1998 REFERENCE

Confucianism

General Works

Bahm, Archie J. The Heart of Confucius : Interpretations of Genuine Living and Great Wisdom . Fremont, CA. : Jain Publishing, 1992. PL2473 .Z7 B3 1992 STACKS

Nivison, David S. The Ways of Confucianism : Investigations in Chinese Philosophy . Chicago : Open Court, 1996. 
BL1840 .N56 1996 STACKS

Yao, Xinzhong. An Introduction to Confucianism. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
BL 1852 .Y36 2000 STACKS

Shinto

Picken, Stuart D. B. Historical Dictionary of Shinto. Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2002.
BL2216.1 P53 2002 REFERENCE

 

 

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Content updated 1/2003
Last Update:
September 2005
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