World Religions: Select Reference Sources THL 565 (261)

Thomas Byrne Memorial Library, Spring Hill College
Compiled by Bret Heim, Instructional Librarian, MM, MSLIS

Each section contains references to encyclopedias, handbooks, bibliographies, principal scriptures, commentaries, history, and spirituality.

General ||  Indexes and Abstracts ||  Buddhism  ||  Confucianism  ||  Hinduism  || 
 Islam  || Judaism  || Princeton Readings in Religions  ||  Shinto  ||  Taoism  ||

General Works

Encyclopedias

Civilizations of the Ancient Near East
. New York : Scribner, 1995.
DS57 .C55 1995 [4 Vols.] REFERENCE

Encyclopedia of Asian History. New York : Scribner, 1988.
DS31 .E53 1988 [4 Vols.] REFERENCE

Encyclopedia of World Cultures. Boston, Mass. : G.K. Hall, 1991--.
GN307 .E53 1991 [10 Vols.] REFERENCE

The Oxford Dictionary of World Religions. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1997.
BL31 .O9 1997 REFERENCE

Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy. New York : Routledge, 1998.
B 51 .R68 1998 [10 Vols.] REFERENCE

Histories

The Cambridge Ancient History, 3rd ed. New York : Cambridge University Press, 1970-1998--.
D57 .C252 [18 Vols.] REFERENCE

The New Cambridge Medieval History. New York : Cambridge University Press, 1995--.
D117 .N48 [5 Vols.] REFERENCE

Dictionary of the Middle Ages. New York : Scribner, 1982--.
D114 .D5 [13 Vols.] REFERENCE

World Religions--General

Oxtoby, Willard Gurdon. World Religions : Eastern Traditions. New York : Oxford University
Press, 1996. BL80.2 .W66 1996 STACKS

-------. World Religions : Western Traditions. New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
BL80.2 .W674 1996 STACKS

Smart, Ninian. Atlas of the World's Religions. New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
G1046 .E4 .A8 1999 STACKS

Indexes and Abstracts

American Theological Library Association. ATLAS Full-Text Plus. Chicago : American Theological
Library Association, 2000-. [Available via EBSCO Host to authorized SHC users from the Library WWW site]

This database is a collection of major religion and theology journals representing all major religious faiths, 
major denominations, and language groups. Information dates as far back as 1949. The database is approximately
33% full-text and requires Internet Explorer.

Princeton Readings in Religions

Lopez, Donald S. Religions of China in Practice. Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 1996.
BL 1802 .R43 1996 STACKS

-------. Religions of India in Practice. Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 1995.
BL 2001.2 .R384 STACKS

--------. Religions of Tibet in Practice. Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 1997.
BQ7620 .R45 1997 STACKS

Tanabe, George J. Religions of Japan in Practice. Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 1999.
BL 2202 .R48 1999 STACKS

Judaism

General Works

The Jewish Encyclopedia. [The complete contents of the 12-volume encyclopedia originally published 1901-1906]

De Lange, Nicholas. An Introduction to Judaism. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000. 
BM 561 .D378 2000 STACKS

Scripture, Commentary, Doctrine

Tanakh : a New Translation of the Holy Scriptures According to the Traditional Hebrew Text. Philadelphia : Jewish Publication Society, 1985. BS895 .J4 1985 REFERENCE

The Classic Midrash : Tannaitic Commentaries on the Bible. New York : Paulist Press, 1995.
BM512 .C56 1995 REFERENCE

The Mishnah: A New Translation. New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, 1988.
BM 497.5 .E5 N48 1988 REFERENCE

Fields, Harvey J. A Torah Commentary for Our Times. New York, N.Y. : UAHC Press, 1990- 
BS1225.3 .F46 1990 VOL.1-2 STACKS

Halivni, David. A Commentary on the Palestinian Talmud : a Study of the Development of the Halakah and Haggadah in Palestine and Babylonia. New York : Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1971. 
BM498.8 .G55 1971 Vols.1-4. STACKS

Encyclopedias, Handbooks, and Bibliographies

Neusner, Jacob. The Blackwell Companion to Judaism. Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Publishers, 2000. 
BM42 .B54 REFERENCE

Werblowsky, R.J. Zwi. The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion. New York : Oxford University Press, 1997. 
BM 50 .94 1997 REFERENCE

History

Davies, W. D. The Cambridge History of Judaism. New York : Cambridge University Press, 1984- 
BM155.2 .C35 VOL.2-3 REFERENCE

Spirituality

Giller, Pinchas. Reading the Zohar : the Sacred Text of the Kabbalah. New York : Oxford University Press, 2001. 
BM525 .A59 G55 2001 STACKS

Green, Arthur, ed. Jewish Spirituality I : From the Bible Through the Middle Ages. New York : Crossroad, 1986. 
BM 723 .J487 1986 Vol. 1 REFERENCE

Green, Arthur, ed. Jewish Spirituality II : the Sixteenth-Century Revival to the Present. New York : Crossroad, 1986.  
BM723 .J487 1986 Vol. 2 REFERENCE

Islam

General Works

Waines, David. An Introduction to Islam. New York : Cambridge University Press, 1995.
BP 161.2 .W29 1995 STACKS

Scripture, Commentary, Doctrine

The Koran with Parallel Arabic Text. New York : Penguin, 1995.
BP 109 .D3 1995 REFERENCE

Robinson, Neal. Islam, a Concise Introduction. Washington, DC : Georgetown University
Press, 1999. BP161.2 .R59 1999 STACKS

Taha, Mahmoud Mohamed. The Second Message of Islam. Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 1987.
BP163 .T28513 1987 STACKS

Encyclopedias, Handbooks, and Bibliographies

Singh, N.K. ed. Encyclopaedia of the Holy Qur’an. Delhi : Global Vision, 2000.
BP 133 .E63 2000 Vols. 1-5 REFERENCE

History

Esposito, John. The Oxford History of Islam. New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
BP50 .O95 REFERENCE

-------. The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World. New York : Oxford University
Press, 1995. DS35.53 .O95 1995 Vol. 1-4. REFERENCE

Holt, P. M. The Cambridge History of Islam. Cambridge : Cambrige University Press, 1977.
DS35.6 .C3 1977 Vols. 1-4 STACKS

Spirituality

Ernst, Carl W. Early Islamic Mysticism : Sufi, Qur*an, Miraj, Poetic and Theological Writings.
New York : Paulist Press, 1996. BP 188.9 .E2 1996 REFERENCE

Lewisohn, Leonard. The Heritage of Sufism. Oxford : Oneworld, 1999.
BP189 .H47 1999 Vols. 1-3 STACKS

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. Islamic Spirituality I: Foundations. New York : Crossroad, 1991.
BP 161.2 .I8827 1991 REFERENCE

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. Islamic Spirituality II: Manifestations. New York : Crossroad, 1991.
BP 161.2 .I89 1991 REFERENCE

Buddhism

General Works

Lopez, Donald S. Buddhism in Practice. Princeton, Nj : Princeton University Press, 1995.
BQ 1012 .B83 1995 STACKS

Scripture, Commentary, Doctrine

Bodhi, Bhikkhu. The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha. : a New Translation of the Majjhima Nikaya. Boston : Wisdom Publications, 1995. BQ1312 .E5 N36 1995 REFERENCE

-------. The Connected Discourses of the Buddha : a New Translation of the Sa·myutta Nik¯aya. Somerville, MA : Wisdom Publications, 2000. BQ1332 .B63 E5 2000 VOL.1-2. REFERENCE

Heine, Steven. The Koan: Texts and Context in Zen Buddhism. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.
BQ9289.5 .K625 2000 STACKS

Walshe, Maurice O'C. The Long Discourses of the Buddha : a Translation of the Digha Nikaya. Boston : Wisdom Publications, 1995. BQ1292 .E53 W35 1995 REFERENCE

Crosby, Kate. The Bodhicary¯avat¯ara. New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
BQ3142 .E5 C76 1998 STACKS [Mahayana Buddhism]

Machida, Soho. Renegade Monk : Honen and Japanese Pure Land Buddhism. Berkeley : University of California Press, 1999. BQ8649 .H667 M23 1999 STACKS

Suzuki, Shunry¯u. Branching Streams Flow in the Darkness : Zen Talks on the Sandokai. Berkeley : University of California Press, 1999. BQ9268 .S563 S89 1999 STACKS

History

Broughton, Jeffrey L. The Bodhidharma Anthology : the Earliest Records of Zen. Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, 1999. BQ9299 .B623 E5 1999 STACKS

Dumoulin, Heinrich. Zen Buddhism : a History. New York : Macmillan, 1988-1990.
BQ9262.3 .D85513 1988Vols. 1-2 STACKS

Prebish, Charles S. Historical Dictionary of Buddhism. Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1993. 
BQ130 .P74 1993 REFERENCE

Spirituality

Takeuchi, Yoshinori. Buddhist Spirituality : Indian, Southeast Asian, Tibetan, and Early Chinese. New York : Crossroad, 1993. BQ266 .B83 1993 REFERENCE

Takeuchi, Yoshinori. Buddhist Spirituality : Later China, Korea, Japan, and the  Modern World. New York : Crossroad, 1999. 

BQ266 .B83 1996 REFERENCE

Hinduism

General Works

Flood, Gavin. An Introduction to Hinduism. New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
BL 1202 .F56 1996 STACKS

Scripture and Commentary

Goodall, Dominic, ed. Hindu Scriptures. Berkeley : University of California, 1996.
BL1111.3 .E5 H55 1996 STACKS

History

Dasgupta, Surendranath. A History of Indian Philosophy. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1922-1955. B131 .D3 Vols. 1-5 STACKS

Klostermaier, Klaus K. Hinduism : a Short History. Oxford : Oneworld, 2000.
BL1202 .K54 2000 STACKS

McLeod, W. H. Historical Dictionary of Sikhism. Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 1995.
BL2018 .M38 1995 REFERENCE

Spirituality

Sivaraman, Krishna. Hindu Spirituality I: Vedas Through Vedanta. New York: Crossroad, 1989. 
BL1212.72 .H55 1989
REFERENCE

Sundararajan, K.R. Hindu Spirituality II : Postclassical and Modern. New York : Crossroad Publishing, 1997.
BL1212.72 .H552 1997 REFERENCE

Taoism

Scripture, Commentary, Doctrine

Bokenkamp, Stephen R. Early Daoist Scriptures. Berkeley : University of California Press, 1997.
BL 1920 .B64 1997 STACKS

The Taoist Classics : the Collected Translations of Thomas Cleary. Boston : Shambhala, 1999.
BL1920 .T33 1999, Vols. 1-4 STACKS

History

Pas, Julian F. Historical Dictionary of Taoism. Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 1998.
BL1923 .P37 1998 REFERENCE

Confucianism

General Works

Bahm, Archie J. The Heart of Confucius : Interpretations of Genuine Living and Great Wisdom. Fremont, CA. : Jain Publishing, 1992. PL2473 .Z7 B3 1992 STACKS

Nivison, David S. The Ways of Confucianism : Investigations in Chinese Philosophy. Chicago : Open Court, 1996. 
BL1840 .N56 1996 STACKS

Yao, Xinzhong. An Introduction to Confucianism. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
BL 1852 .Y36 2000 STACKS

Shinto

Picken, Stuart D. B. Historical Dictionary of Shinto. Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2002.
BL2216.1 P53 2002
REFERENCE

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