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Index to articles, book reviews, and essays in religion and theology.
ATLA Religion Database covers world religions, Biblical studies, church history and religious perspectives on social issues. The database creates bibliographic citations for articles in 650 journals, essays and selected multi-author works. Subject coverage includes ethics, history of religions, church and state, religious education, liturgy, denominations, cults and sects, hermeneutics and methodology, war and religion, science and religion, and literature and religion. Produced by the American Theological Library Association (ATLA).
Full-text journal articles from selected sources (mostly American and in English), with good coverage for Religion and Ancient History, and excellent historical coverage (to the foundation of the journals); has a 5-year delay for most titles.
Writings of the major Christian writers from Tertullian to the death of Pope Innocent III in 1216.
Patrologia Latina Database (PLD) is Jacques-Paul Migne's first edition of Patrologia Latina, a collection of the writings of the major Christian writers from Tertullian to the death of Pope Innocent III in 1216. The electronic version contains the prefatory material, original texts, critical apparatus and indexes.
Writings of the Church Fathers in Greek (with Latin translations) from the 1st century AD through 1439.
Compiled by J.-P. Migne in the 19th century, Patrologiae Graecae contains more than 160 volumes of material in Greek with Latin translations relevant to the history of the Christian Church from its beginnings through the Council of Florence in 1439.
Information and images documenting religious iconography, C.E. 65 to C.E 1500.
The Index of Medieval Art records the iconography of works of Christian and non-Christian art produced from early apostolic times (approximately C.E. 65) up to C.E 1500 Begun as a card index in 1917, each card, and since 1991 each database record, contains bibliographic citations from books and journals, descriptive information, provenance, location and ownership information, and, when available, photographic reproduction of the recorded work of art.
The Index of Medieval Art Database contains a portion of the Index's back files and all works electronically indexed by the archive since 1991. The database is both text and image. As works from the backfiles are electronically indexed, they will become available in the database. Reference to more than 1000 works of art are added each year.
Electronic version of the classic, 16-volume Encyclopedia of Religion, considered the standard, scholarly encyclopedia for the study of religion and religious beliefs worldwide.
This second, electronic edition presents a cross-cultural approach emphasizing religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture. The original 2,750 entries have been retained, many heavily updated, and approximately 600 entirely new articles have been added by an international team of scholars and contributors. Long, signed articles from over 1,400 contributors address all aspects of religion, from doctrines, myths and theologies to ethics, cults, sacraments, and more. Includes a comprehensive index and synoptic outline of contents, and each article is followed by a bibliography for further research. The print version of this online edition is available in the Main Library Reference Room: BL31 .E46 2005.
Sacred Texts & Primary Sources
Call Number Range: BS 701 - 2790: The Bible (Old and New Testaments, including early/modern versions, translations in other languages, criticism)
Below is a small selection of online and print texts.
The New Oxford Annotated Bible with the Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical books
Main Library Reference Room, Main Ref BS191.5 .A1 2001 .N43
Older editions available for checkout on the 6th floor.
The Precise Parallel New Testament
Main Library 6th Floor BS2025 1995 .K6
Greek Text, King James Version, Rheims New Testament, Amplified Bible, New International Version, New Revised Standard Version, New American Bible, New American Standard Bible.
The Nag Hammadi Library in English
Main Library 6th Floor, BT1391 .A3 1996
Translated and introduced by members of the Coptic Gnostic Library Project of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, Claremont, California.
Websites on Religion is a selective, annotated collection of web resources for the study of religion. Please note, this database of resources has not been consistently maintained since 2014. Atla took ownership of the site from the Wabash Center in 2018 and will begin work on updating the links in late 2019.
The Cooperative Digital Resources Initiative of the American Theological Library Association provides access to digital images of woodcuts, photographs, slides, papyri, coins, maps, postcards, manuscripts, lithographs, sermons, shape-note tune books, and various forms of Christian art, architecture, and iconography.
Many languages and versions, searchable texts, other tools.
GILFind (http://gilfind.uga.edu) - Search our local catalog for books, DVD's, etcetera. Use Library of Congress Subject Headings to help you discover books and expand your search, for example:
Bible. > New Testament.
Bible. > New Testament > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
The Encyclopedia of Christianity by Erwin Fahlbusch, et al.
Call Number: Main Ref BR95 .E8913 1999
Comprehensive, five-volume work proving information on many topics in Christianity. Entries are arranged alphabetically and longer articles are organized into distinct sections for easy browsing. Bibliographies are provided for each article providing access to further resources.
The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization by George Thomas Kurian (Editor)
Call Number: BR95 .E467 2011
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church by F. L. Cross, et al.
Call Number: Main Ref BR95 .O8 2005
Comprehensive work for terms relating to all aspects of the Christian church.
Theological Dictionary of the New Testament by Gerhard Kittel, et al.
Call Number: Main Ref PA881 .K513
Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception
Call Number: Main Ref BS440 .E539 2009
Comprehensive and in-depth rendering of the current state of knowledge on the origins and development of the Bible according to its different canonic forms in Judaism and Christianity. At the same time, EBR also documents the history of the Bible's reception in Judaism and Christianity as evident in exegetical literature, theological and philosophical writings of various genres, literature, liturgy, music, the visual arts, dance, and film, as well as in Islam and other religious traditions and contemporary movements. Projected to consist of thirty volumes to be published between 2009 and 2018.
The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible by Michael D. Coogan (Editor)
Call Number: Main Ref BS440 .O93 2011
The Anchor Bible Dictionary by David Noel Freedman
Call Number: Main Ref BS440 .A54 1992
Up-to-date and comprehensive treatment of biblical subjects and scholarship. An essential reference for every serious reader of the Bible. B & W illustrations and line-art throughout.
New Testament Abstracts
Call Number: Main Ref BS410 .N35
Available in print in the Main Library Reference Room. Abstracts (short summaries) of articles from a huge range of Biblical Studies journals and other works. See index for list of sigla (abbreviations) for journals and book series abstracted.
The NRSV Concordance Unabridged
Call Number: Main Ref BS425 .K645 1991
Publication Date: 1991
Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible by James Strong