Steve Watson


      Information: Resources: Religion






                A link farm for all varieties of religion

        The Ecole Initiative

                Creating a hypertext encyclopedia of early church history on the world- wide web


                Links for all things Catholic


                More Catholics

        The Jewish Virtual Library

                All aspects of Jewish life 


                Teaching resources from North Clackamas Bible Community 





        Comparative Religion

                Devoted to bringing to one place on the internet the key books and writings of human spiritual and religious thought.

        Internet Sacred Text Archive

                John Bruno Hare. An excellent collection not restricted to primary materials

        On-Line Primary Literature

                Related to ancient Near Eastern religions, Hellenistic Mediterranean religions and Biblical Study: UPenn



                Christian Classics Ethereal Library, Calvin College, Michigan

                        Making classic Christian writings available and promoting their use. Includes:

                        New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge

                        World Wide Encyclopedia of Christianity

                Early Church Fathers, Christian Classics Ethereal Library, Calvin College, Michigan

                        The Ante-Nicene, Nicence and Post-Nicene Christian Fathers

                The Early Christian Writings

                        Another good collection by Peter Kirby. The links page is also good.

                The Fathers of the Church

                        From the New Advent site again

                The Patristics Master List

                        Index of patristic source texts in English, available on-line through the Library as well as other sites

                St Pachomius Library

                        A First Draft for a Living Encyclopędia of Orthodox Christianity

                Catholic Encyclopedia

                        The New Advent comprehensive reference

                Papal Encyclicals Online

                        Your guide to online Papal and other official documents of the Catholic Church 

                Eternal Word Television Network

                        Index to their document library; some official Catholic texts, some clearly not 



                Roots of Western Mysticism Resources

                        B. Janz: This page is designed to collect resources for the philosophical study of mysticism

                The Gnostic Society Library

                        A vast collection of primary documents relating to the Gnostic tradition



                Islam and Islamic Studies Resources

                        Links to hadiths, sirah, madhdhab, tafsir studies, koran, sufi and shi'a material, etc. 

                Sahih Bukhari, Sahih Muslim

                        The two major collections 

                Dictionary of Islam

                        Hughes's 1895 cyclopaedia of the Muhammadan religion 



                The Jewish Encyclopedia

                        This website contains the complete contents of the 12-volume Jewish Encyclopedia, which was originally published between 1901-1906 



                Avesta - Zoroastrian Archives

                        Avestan and Middle Persian/Pahlavi texts 



                Buddhist Studies WWW Virtual Library

                        Number one google-ranked Buddhist resource site. Run for the ANU.


                        The Pali Canon. Extracts from most suttas 

                Access to Insight.

                        An extensive collection of textual materials, including complete translations of most of the Buddha's discourses from the Pāli canon.

                Buddhist Sutras

                        Selection from Theravada and Mahayana sources. Incl. Milindapanca, Dharma, Vajra, Lotus, Prajnaparamita 

                Mahayana Buddhist Sutras in English

                        Selection from Mahayana sources

                Chinese Religions and Philosophy

                        Joseph Adler's resource page for the Asian Studies Program at Kenyon College

                Digital Dictionary of Buddhism

                        Charles Muller's resource page

                The Collected Works of Korean Buddhism

                        Includes the classical Chinese original text

                 Thesaurus Litteraturae Buddhicae

                        A multilingual presentation of Buddhist literature sentence by sentence in Sanskrit, Chinese, Tibetan, English, etc.