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Philosophy & Religion

  • Philosophy & Religion
    • Buddhism
    • Christianity
      • Search the Bible in various versions in different languages. Includes "What the Bible Says" about 22,000 topics.
      • is your accessible source to the Bible online. The site is optimized for screen readers and braille displays, tailored to individuals with low vision, color blindness, and any other sight impairment.

      • Site is in English and Spanish. News, church documents including the Baltimore Catechism and Roman Missal , early church documents.  Also covers hot topics, the Liturgical Year, Lay movements and more
      • Database of angels and over 450 saints.

      • The official webpage for the Vatican. Archival documents, curia, as well as information on popes throughout history and the Vatican's Museum, Library, and Secret Archives. Information in German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese.
      • Provided by the Institute for Christian Leadership. A hypertext link to internet resources relating to the early church, including histories, writings of the apostolic fathers, creeds, canons, and chronologies.
      • Mormon-specific information from belief and scripture to news media. 

    • Hinduism
    • Humanism
      • This site is produced by Internet Infidels, an non-profit group dedicated to the growth of a free thought website which promotes Metaphysical Naturalism, the view that our natural world is all that there is.

    • Islam
      • Full text of Islam's sacred text in English and other languages.

      • An educational site on Islam, its way of life and culture. An introductory course in Islam is offered online. Articles, sites, Islamic history and comparative religion are only two of the may topics discussed.

    • Judaism
      • Site offers information regarding archaeology, history, politics, and culture. Also has a self-guided virtual tour of Israel.

      • An online encyclopedia of Judaism, covering beliefs, scripture, holidays, customs and people. Useful as an introductory course to Judaism, articles are organized by levels of knowledge for the user.
      • Directory of Jewish and Israeli resources organized by subject.
    • Mythology
    • Philosophy
      • Articles are original contributions by specialized philosophers, adaptations of material written by the editors, and adaptations from public domain sources.
      • Includes the Dictionary of Philosophical Terms, a survey of the history of western philosophy, a timeline, logic and biographical information about philosophers. The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy is a dynamic reference work and is a publishing project of the Metaphysics Research Lab at the Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI) at Stanford University. All entries are maintained and updated by experts in the field, as well as refereed prior to publication.

    • Psychology
      • Journals and forums to online tests and quizzes, this site offers self-help diagnostic screening and other reference items.

      • A useful resource for the professional which also includes articles written by experts for the layperson on topics of current interest and information on "How to Find Help with Life's Problems."
      • The National Institute of Mental Health is one of 27 components of the National Institutes of Health. NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This site offers the latest information in the field of mental health, as well as information in Spanish.

    • Religion
      • This site offers religious statistics (membership and congregation) indexed by location and name. Data is gathered from both primary (census reports and surveys) and secondary sources.
      • This metasite has a wide array of religious and spirituality links arranged by subject. News items, editorials, as well as prayers and meditation.
      • An excellent open source collection regarding world religions, tradtions, and mysteries. Subjects range from the general to the esoteric.
      • Presents resources of use to researchers in the study of religion. Arrangement is by format, religious groups, selected topics.
      • Documents and studies the changing face of religion in America with a focus on diversity and new immigrant communities.

      • A comprehensive reference on the Scientology religion and its activities.
    • Sikhism
      • An excellent introduction to Sikhism, the culture, history and philosophy with excerpts in English of sacred texts and teachings.
    • Wicca
      • Website for an international organization of autonomous wiccan groups and practitioners with information on beliefs and practices and connections to other sites.
      • Covers the basics of witchcraft, magik, holidays and pagan events, tools and links to many other sites.