World Religions


General Websites

Beliefnet: http://www.beliefnet.com/

BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/

Religious Resources: http://www.religiousresources.org/

Encyclopdedia of Religion and Society: http://hirr.hartsem.edu/ency/

Find the Data: http://religions.findthedata.org/

Religious Facts: http://www.religionfacts.com/

Sacred Text Archive: http://www.sacred-texts.com/


Big Religion Chart: http://www.religionfacts.com/big_religion_chart.htm


BBC Bitesize: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/rs/


Prayers by Religion: http://www.worldprayers.org/archive/index/prayer_index.html


Religious Artifacts by Religion: http://www.strath.ac.uk/redb/reartefacts/


Guide to Religious Festivals: http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_1650000/newsid_1654900/1654945.stm


Understanding Sacred Texts (Interactive): http://www.bl.uk/learning/cult/sacred/


Comparative Anthology of Sacred Texts: http://www.unification.net/ws/


Interactive Website (Click on the Start Arrow): http://www.cleo.net.uk/resources/index.php?ks=2&cur=15


Interfaith Calendar: http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/tools/calendar/



Helpful Databases

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school.eb.com


Resources on Individual Religions

Baha'i

http://www.bahai.org/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/bahai/

Buddhism

Basic Buddhism Guide: Entry level Buddhism with outlines and summaries of the Basic Concepts and Teachings http://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/basic-guide.htm

About Buddhism: Here you will find some information on Buddhism to help you gain a basic understanding of this ancient religion and philosophy http://www.aboutbuddhism.org/

BuddhaNet is the result of a vision to link up with the growing world-wide culture of people committed to the Buddha's teachings and lifestyle, as an on-line cyber sangha. http://www.buddhanet.net/

Buddhism from the BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/buddhism/

http://religions.findthedata.org/l/48/Buddhism-General

http://www.religionfacts.com/big_religion_chart.htm

People of Faith: http://pof.reonline.org.uk/wordpress/?page_id=7

Khan Academy: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/world-history/ancient-medieval/buddhism-intro/v/buddhism


Christianity

http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/christianity/


http://www.basicsofchristianity.com/salvation/index.htm


Bite Size: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/rs/god/christianityrev1.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/rs/god/chgoodandevilrev1.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/rs/god/chrevelationrev1.shtml


People of Faith: http://pof.reonline.org.uk/wordpress/?page_id=19


Khan Academy: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/world-history/ancient-medieval/christianity/v/jesus-christ-and-christianity


Confucianism

http://www.patheos.com/Library/Confucianism/Beliefs

http://factsanddetails.com/china.php?itemid=88

http://totallyhistory.com/confucianism-during-the-han-dynasty/

http://religions.findthedata.org/l/4/Confucianism


Gnosticism

Gnosticism and Mysticsm: http://www.1-spirit.net/pages/metaphysics/gnosis.htm

Gnosticism: Ancient and Modern: http://www.religioustolerance.org/gnostic.htm

Gnostic Archive offers a vast collection of primary texts and resources relating to Gnosticism and the Gnostic Tradition, both ancient and modern.: http://www.webcom.com/~gnosis/

Hinduism

Bite Size: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/rs/god/hinduismrev1.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/rs/god/higoodandevilrev1.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/rs/god/hirevelationrev1.shtml

Hindupedia: http://www.hindupedia.com/

Hindu Myths are available at Indian Mythology: http://members.tripod.com/~srinivasp/mythology/stories.htm

BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/hinduism/

http://religions.findthedata.org/l/49/Hinduism-General

http://www.religionlink.com/tip_120719c.php

http://hinduismfacts.org/

http://www.religionfacts.com/hinduism/index.htm

People of Faith: http://pof.reonline.org.uk/wordpress/?page_id=22

Caste Game: http://www.quia.com/rr/10103.html

Puja Online: (use the "Select a Section" to find more info) http://www.asia.si.edu/pujaonline/puja/background.html

Kahn Academy: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/world-history/history-beginnings/hinduism/v/introduction-to-the-vedic-period


Islam

Learn-Islam.net is a discussion forum created exclusively for non-Muslims who seek to learn more about the religion of Islam. It is a place where non-Muslims can ask questions, raise issues, discuss various Islamic subjects and address any misconceptions

Learn-Islam.net - Discover the True Message of Islam

http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/islam/

Bite Size:http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/rs/god/islamrev1.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/rs/god/isgoodandevilrev1.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/rs/god/isrevelationrev1.shtml

People of Faith: http://pof.reonline.org.uk/wordpress/?page_id=24

Khan Academy: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/world-history/medieval-times/islam-intro/v/introduction-to-islam


Judaism

Judiasm 101

Judaism 101 is an online encyclopedia of Judaism, covering Jewish beliefs, people, places, things, language, scripture, holidays, practices and customs. The information in this site is written predominantly from the Orthodox viewpoint, because I believe that is the starting point for any inquiry into Judaism. As recently as 200 years ago, this was the only Judaism, and it still is the only Judaism in many parts of the world. Be aware, however, that many Jews do not follow all of the traditions described here, or in the precise form described here.

http://www.jewfaq.org/index.htm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/judaism/

Bite Size: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/rs/god/judaismrev1.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/rs/god/jugoodandevil1.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/rs/god/jugoodandevil1.shtml

People of Faith: http://pof.reonline.org.uk/wordpress/?page_id=23

PBS Series: Civilization and the Jews: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/heritage/index.html

Judaism and Jewish Life: http://www.theholocaustexplained.org/ks3/judaism-and-jewish-life/

Khan Academy: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/world-history/ancient-medieval/judaism/v/overview-of-early-judaism-part-1


Legalism

http://www.philosophybasics.com/general_eastern_chinese.html (Simplest explanation)

http://www.mrpilato.com/topics.cfm?subpage=366188

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/china-news/guan-zhong-first-chinese-legalist-and-state-philosopher-361386.html (Longer, but very clear)

http://history.cultural-china.com/en/167History8721.html

http://www.applet-magic.com/legalism.htm

http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/ethics-chinese/#Leg (scroll about 4/5 down the page)

http://www.philosophy.hku.hk/ch/Lord%20Shang.htm

http://www.philosophy.hku.hk/ch/Shen%20Bu%20Hai.htm


Postmodernism

http://www.pbs.org/faithandreason/gengloss/postm-body.html

http://www2.iath.virginia.edu/elab/hfl0242.html

http://www.cla.purdue.edu/english/theory/postmodernism/modules/introduction.html

http://www.cla.purdue.edu/english/theory/postmodernism/modules/introduction.html

http://christianity.about.com/od/glossary/a/Postmodernism.htm


Taoism

http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/taoism/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/taoism/

http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/Taoism/What-Do-Taoists-Believe.aspx

http://religions.findthedata.org/l/37/Taoism


Sikhism

http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/sikhism/

http://www.religioustolerance.org/sikhism2.htm

http://www.sikhismguide.org/sikh-belief.aspx

http://www.sgpc.net/sikhism/gurmat-rehni.html

http://www.religionfacts.com/sikhism/history.htm

http://religions.findthedata.org/l/52/Sikhism

http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/Sikhism/Sikhism-Basics.aspx

Bite Size: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/rs/god/sikhismrev1.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/rs/god/sigoodandevilrev1.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/rs/god/sikhrevelationrev1.shtml

People of Faith: http://pof.reonline.org.uk/wordpress/?page_id=28


Scientology

Official Scientology Website: http://www.scientology.ca/


http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Scientologists-Believe.aspx


http://www.religionfacts.com/scientology/index.htm



Theodicy

An Overview from DBU: http://www3.dbu.edu/mitchell/theodicy.htm

Stanford University: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/evil/