University of Pennsylvania-hosted directory spotlights religion in Africa. Link to several scholarly, relevant documents.
Database contains nearly 7,500 records of Anglicanism, the Book of Common Prayer, the English Bible, hymns and music, and related topics.
Read about the significance of this spiritual figure in the Christian, Jewish and Islamic religions. Includes links to related topics.
Read a brief explanation of the spiritual figure and its manifestations in the eyes of different religious movements throughout history.
Encyclopedia presents a brief overview of this belief that one's deceased ancestors hold supernatural powers.
Learn about this special category of angels and find some of the more famous examples from religious literature.
Read an explanation of the function of this position of spiritual leadership, and find examples of its role in different religions.
Provides an explanation of this religious practice and some of its manifestations.
Encyclopedia abstract explains this religious term and its significance in different faiths.
Summarizes the contents of this ancient spiritual text that is noted for its prophetic philosophy of the world's fate.
Provides an overview of the role of sexual abstinence in various Christian denominations.
Features an explanation of these spiritual figures and their interpretation in Christianity and in Judaism.
Read about the development and significance of this religious term, from its roots in the Old Testament.
Summarizes the different ways in which various religions offer absolution for sinners through the process of confession.
Provides an explanation of the necessity for established teachings within religions, and offers examples from different faiths.
Gives a history of this religious symbol and explains its different manifestations.
Encyclopedia abstract offers a history of this term that symbolizes evil. Learn about the evolution of its role in theology and society.
Read a brief summary of the religious explanation for the creation of the universe. Includes links to related topics.
Outlines the various theological teachings regarding life after death and includes examples from Christianity, Judaism and some ancient faiths.
Examines the process of religious punishment and condemnation as practiced in Christianity and Judaism.
Briefly explains this religious ritual and its historic origins. Includes links to related topics.
Presents a discussion of the concept of belief and its role in theology and in religious history.
Read a history of the practice of curing ills through spiritual worship.
Examines the practice of denying oneself food for religious reasons.
Relates the history of this belief in the element of fire as a sacred power, beginning with its roots in mythology.
Learn about different religions' conceptions of this spiritual term for a place where believers dwell in the afterlife.
Encyclopedia discusses the histories and traditions of idol worship in Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
Offers a brief description of various religions' belief in spiritual life after physical death.
Offers descriptions of the various human forms assumed by deities in Buddhism, Jainism, Zoroastrianism, Hinduism and Christianity.
Profiles the ancient Persian religion that divides the universe into competing forces of good and evil. Describes its doctrines and its leader.
Describes the various religions that have followers who remove themselves from society to attain spiritual purity and enlightenment.
Details the theological concept that involves worshipping more than one god figure. Notes the existence and prevalence of anthropomorphism.
Offers an explanation of these physical tributes paid to deities. Provides examples of Judaic, Christian, Eastern and pre-Columbian sacrifices.
Find a definition of these spaces that are used to denote spiritual or legal asylum.
Find out about this ancient Asian religion's gods and the sphere of earthly life that each one controlled.
Encyclopedia posts a description of this religious symbol and offers examples of its appearance in many of the world religions.
Patrick C. Ryan explains this hypothetically reconstructed religion, which is based on the comparison of mythologies and ancient beliefs.
Collection of links on religion has an emphasis on sites related to academic studies of religion.
Guide to resources on major religions covers modern issues in religion and lists religious-studies programs around the world.
Compendium of religious links with an academic orientation. Find journals, maps, images, software, libraries and bibliographies.
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