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Philosophy and Religion


  • Philosophy papers Choose "free only" in the advanced search for OA papers only.
  • eServer - Philosophy  canonical philosophic texts and links to scholarly philosophic organizations. The English Server has other collections in addition, however, in critical theory, history, and in eighteenth century studies, which also address philosophical interests and concerns
  • American Philosophical Society Digital Library
  • Institute for Learning Technologies Digital Texts Project canonical works by European philosophers
  • Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy detailed, scholarly information on key topics and philosophers in all areas of philosophy. The Encyclopedia’s articles are written with the intention that most of the article can be understood by advanced undergraduates majoring in philosophy and by other scholars who are not working in the field covered by that article.
  • Links to Philosophers with Papers Online  a list of individuals who have made available online papers in philosophy and related areas. Note that this list concentrates mostly on academic philosophers, although some scientists and others in related fields are included
  • Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy 
  • Encyclopedia of Diderot and d'Alembert The Encyclopédie was the major achievement of the French Enlightenment whose aim, in Diderot's words, was to "change the common way of thinking" through the expansion of knowledge and the development of critical modes of thought. Not all articles are translated here, but he Collaborative Translation Website allows you to browse articles that have been translated and to search the database of translations in a variety of ways. You will also find links to the original French versions of translated articles
  • PhilSci-Archive an electronic archive for preprints in the philosophy of science

  • Association of Religion Data Archives American and international data collections on religion, includes features for educators, journalists, religious congregations, and researchers
  • a growing collection of over 43,870 adherent statistics and religious geography citations: references to published membership/adherent statistics and congregation statistics for over 4,200 religions, churches, denominations, religious bodies, faith groups, tribes, cultures, movements, ultimate concerns
Manuscripts and Sacred Texts
  • British Library Online Gallery of Sacred Texts Jewish, Christian and Islamic holy books, including some of the world's most precious Hebrew and Christian Bibles and Qur'ans, plus Hindu, Buddhist and Zoroastrian texts
  • Princeton Digital Library of Islamic Manuscripts chiefly in Arabic but also include Persian, Ottoman Turkish, and other languages of the Islamic world. They date from the early centuries of Islam through the fall of the Ottoman Empire. Most of the manuscripts originated in Arabia, Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Iran, and other main centers of Islamic civilization
  • Codex Sinaiticus Handwritten well over 1600 years ago, the manuscript contains the Christian Bible in Greek, including the oldest complete copy of the New Testament. Its heavily corrected text is of outstanding importance for the history of the Bible and the manuscript – the oldest substantial book to survive Antiquity – is of supreme importance for the history of the book
  • Islamic Heritage Project Harvard University has cataloged, conserved, and digitized hundreds of Islamic manuscripts, maps, and published texts from Harvard’s renowned library and museum collections
  • The Catholic Encyclopedia  proposes to give its readers full and authoritative information on the entire cycle of Catholic interests, action and doctrine
  • Jewish Encyclopedia the complete contents of the 12-volume Jewish Encyclopedia, which was originally published between 1901-1906
  • Digital Dictionary of Buddhism Edited by A. Charles Muller, a compilation of Buddhist terms, texts, temple, schools, persons, etc. found in Buddhist canonical sources. Some functionality requires registration or payment.
  • Digital Library and Museum of Buddhist Studies from the College of Liberal Arts, National Taiwan University
  • ATLA Cooperative Digital Resources Initiative 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
  • Papal Encyclicals Online guide to online Papal and other official documents of the Catholic Church
  • The Theological Commons a digital library of 50,025 books and journals on theology and religion, including 23,726 volumes from the Princeton Theological Seminary Library
  • Relegere: Studies in Religion and Reception peer-reviewed academic journal dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of innovative research in reception history, broadly conceived, within and across religious traditions.
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