Religious Studies

Index Religiosus

Description

The Index Religiosus endeavours to become the international reference bibliography for academic publications in Theology, Religious Studies and Church History. It covers publications written in various European languages (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, etc.) and is the result of collaboration between the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) and KU Leuven, which are both recognized internationally for their excellence in the field of Theology and Religious Studies.

The new bibliography begins from the basis of two existing bibliographies: the bibliography of the Revue d’histoire ecclésiastique and the Elenchus Bibliographicus from the journal Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses. These two tools are internationally recognized as essential working instruments for Theology and Religious Studies.

From January 2014 onwards, the printed version of the bibliography of the Revue d’histoire ecclésiastique and the Elenchus Bibliographicus will no longer be available. These printed bibliographies will be replaced by the Index Religiosus.

Thus the Index Religiosus already consists of 565,000 bibliographic and 123,000 review references for January 2014. About 185,000 records will be added during the period 2014-2015, including two annual updates of 20,000 records in total, as well as older material.

The Index Religiosus covers the full range of disciplines in Theology and Canon Law: History of Theology, History of Religions, Old and New Testaments, Fundamental and Dogmatic Theology, Sacramentology and Liturgy, Moral and Pastoral Theology, and Canon Law.

All aspects of Church History are also widely covered: Institutions, Orders, Congregations, Influential Figures, Hagiography, Political, Social and Economic History, Archaeology, Art History, Music, Architecture, Relations with Islam and Judaism, etc.), which makes the Index Religiosus a tool of the first order for various disciplines.

Type
Article Index
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39843
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Encyclopedia of Ancient History

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Ancient History Online
Description

The Encyclopedia of Ancient History is the only comprehensive collection of twenty-first century scholarship available on the entire ancient Mediterranean world. Includes 5,000 original entries spanning the late Bronze Age through the seventh century CE. Entries extend to all Mediterranean civilizations, including the Near East and Egypt, and represent an unprecedented level of coverage of the ancient world.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39365
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The Hungarian Reformation Online

Alternative Titles
Hungarian Reformation
Description

This collection offers a comprehensive survey of the original writings of the Hungarian reformers. It includes texts from the first stirrings of reform in the 1540s through to works written for the established churches of the region during the 1650s. It is an invaluable resource for historians of the Lutheran Reformation, international Calvinism, the Catholic Reformation, and the emergence of Anti-Trinitarianism. 

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/38610
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Archives of the Church of Uganda

Description

The records in this collection document the history of the Church of the Province of Uganda, including some of the first written documents about and originating from Uganda. It covers the period from the arrival of the first Church Missionary Society missionaries at King Mutesa's court (1877) to the early 1980s. Contents of the collection include legal and administrative documents, correspondence, publications, personal records and more from the Offices of the Archbishops and Bishops of Uganda, the Education Secretary General, the General, Financial, and Provincial Secretaries, the Provincial Treasurer, and the Mother’s Union.

  • Dates: 1882 until early 1980s
  • Languages used: predominantly English, Bantu languages
  • Location of originals: Uganda Christian University, Mukono

This publication was realized with the support of the Kenneth Scott Latourette Fund, Yale Divinity School Library.

Type
Database
Images
Text Collection
Coverage
Note: Correspondence, reports, minutes, development plans, policy statements, constitutions and legal documents, contracts, registers (for marriages, baptism and confirmation), publications, personal records, staff lists since the founding of the Church in 1877 up to early 1980s. Size: 4,982 archival files 358,000 digital scans
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/33667
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Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

Alternative Titles
Brill's Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition
Description

An encyclopedic work on Islam. For the first time in history a truly international team of scholars began work on a single project. This resulted in the Encyclopaedia of Islam: A Dictionary of the Geography, Ethnography and Biography of the Muhammadan Peoples, which was published between 1913 and 1936 in three editions in English, German and French. The Encyclopaedia of Islam remains to this day the only complete encyclopedic work on Islam.

Print version: Originally published as The Encyclopaedia of Islam. A Dictionary of the Geography, Ethnography and Biography of the Muhammadan Peoples by E. 1. Brill and Luzac & Co., 1913-1938

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/33410
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Encyclopedia of Christianity

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Christianity Online
Brill Online Reference Works
Description

The Encyclopedia of Christianity Online describes modern-day Christian beliefs and communities in the context of 2000 years of apostolic tradition and Christian history. Based on the third, revised edition of the critically acclaimed German work Evangelisches Kirchenlexikon, this comprehensive and up-to-date encyclopedia includes all 5 volumes of the print edition of 1999-2008. It has become a standard reference work for the study of Christianity past and present.

Comprehensive, up-to-date, reflecting the highest standards in scholarship yet intended for a wide range of readers, the Encyclopedia also looks outward beyond Christianity, considering other world religions and philosophies as it paints the overall religious and sociocultural picture in which the Christianity finds itself.

Describing Christianity in its global context, the Encyclopedia is a fully international work, with more than 1,700 articles written by scholars from many countries and cultural backgrounds. Separate articles for every continent and for over 170 countries present both the history and the current situation of the Christian faith in all its rich spiritual and theological diversity around the world.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
3rd revised ed.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/33408
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Brill Dictionary of Religion

Alternative Titles
Brill Dictionary of Religion Online
Brill Online Reference Works
Description

Brill Dictionary of Religion Online (BDR) comprehensively addresses religion as an element of daily life and public discourse. Richly illustrated and with more than 500 entries, the dictionary is a multi-media reference source on the many and various forms of religious commitment. It is unusual in that it not only addresses the different theologies and doctrinal declarations of the official institutionalized religions but it also gives equal weight and consideration to a multiplicity of other religious phenomena. Brill Dictionary of Religion Online helps map out and define the networks and connections created by various religions in contemporary societies, and provides models for understanding these complex phenomena.

Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Revised Edition of Metzler Lexikon Religion, edited by Christoph Auffarth, Jutta Bernard and Hubert Mohr. Translated from the German by Robert R. Barr

Type
Dictionary
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/33406
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Brill’s Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World

Alternative Titles
Brill’s Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World Online
Brill Online Reference Works
Description

This online version of Brill’s Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World traces the enduring history and wide-ranging cultural influence of Neo-Latin, the form of Latin that originated in the Italian Renaissance and persists to the modern era. Featuring original contributions by a host of distinguished international scholars, this comprehensive reference work explores every aspect of the civilized world from literature and law to philosophy and the sciences. An invaluable resource for both the advanced scholar and the graduate student.

Includes both large survey chapters organized by subject (Macropaedia) and 146 smaller entries ordered alphabetically (Micropaedia). 

Topics covered in the Macropaedia include:

Language and Education

Latin and Printing

Latin and the Vernacular

Neo-Latin Literature

Latin and the Arts

Latin and Philosophy

Latin and the Sciences

Latin and the Church

Latin and Law

Latin and the New World

Neo-Latin: The Twilight Years

History of Neo-Latin Studies

 

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/33400
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Simpson Islamic Manuscript Record Archive

Description

The Visual Resources Collections at the University of Michigan houses the Islamic manuscript record archive of Dr. Marianna Shreve Simpson (PhD, Harvard University, 1978), a specialist in the arts of the Islamic book and illustrated Persian manuscripts in particular. 

The Simpson collection encompasses the history of Islamic book arts, with a particular focus on illustrated manuscripts produced between 1300 and 1600 CE.

Containing over 500 documentation records and approximately 4,800 images (prints, color slides, digital images, and microfilms), the archive represents almost four decades of manuscript study in libraries, museums, and private collections throughout the world. 

Type
Images
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31828
Subjects

Historical Atlas of Islam

Alternative Titles
An historical atlas of Islam
Atlas historique de l’Islam
Brill Online Reference Works
Encyclopaedia of Islam Online
Description

Collection of maps illustrating the history of Islam, some carried over unchanged from the 1st ed., others reworked and updated, and many new.

Type
Encyclopedia
Map(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31506
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Pages

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