Religious Studies

Islamic Medical & Scientific Ethics

Alternative Titles
Islamic Medical and Scientific Ethics
Description

Citations, some with abstracts or tables of contents, to literature on on Islamic medical and scientific ethics. Database covers attitudes and practices on ethical issues within the Muslim world, from many disciplines and publication types including journals, newspapers, books, bills, laws, court decisions, reports, and audiovisuals.

Type
Database
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11053
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Oxford Handbooks Online

Alternative Titles
OHO
Description

Fully indexed, cross-searchable database of research review articles from the Oxford Handbooks series published by Oxford University Press. Covers 13 subject areas including archaeology, business & management, classics, economics & finance, history, linguistics, literature, music, philosophy, politics, psychology, religion, and criminology. 

Type
Handbook
Coverage
Includes all titles from subject areas listed above for 2012-present and select titles from multiple Oxford Handbooks series, published 2004-2012.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10935
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Library of Latin Texts - Series B

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Library of Latin Texts - Series B (LLT-B)
CETEDOC Library of Christian Latin Texts
CLCLT
Brepolis
Description

Supplement to LLT-A. With an initial production of almost 7 million words and a projected growth of 4-5 million words annually, the LLT-B will develop at a faster pace than the LLT-A. In order to make this possible, the material which makes up the LLT-B is taken directly from existing editions (whereas the LLT-A is the product of intensive research work). The Library of Latin Texts – Series B gathers Latin texts of all genres and all periods. The data will therefore be very diverse, and will include genres as varied as chronicles, medieval saints’ lives and travel narratives, legal texts, and theological, philosophical and scientific treatises from the early-modern period. Above all, the emphasis will be on the online availability of large corpora of texts.

Type
E-Book(s)
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10409
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Europa Sacra

Alternative Titles
Brepolis
Description

Europa Sacra offers complete coverage of Church prelates, information on all 1300 medieval bishoprics, archdioceses and patriarchates and prosopographical information on 18,507 bishops, archbishops and patriarchs.

Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10403
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Vetus Latina Database

Alternative Titles
Brepolis
Description

The huge panoply of Latin biblical texts which were in existence and use from the second century AD/CE until the time when the Vulgate became predominant are known under the common rubric of the Vetus Latina, or the Old Latin, Bible. The term Vetus Latina refers to all those biblical texts translated into Latin which are not found in the Vulgate. The textual tradition of the Vetus Latina is complex and incomplete. Because there are a limited number of extant manuscripts that haphazardly cover the biblical text the basic sources are biblical citations or allusions that are found within the writings of the Latin Fathers or Greek patristic authors who were translated at an early date into Latin.


The Latin Bible is at the core of Western culture, but it also bears witness to the development of this civilisation, through the many reworkings the text has undergone down the centuries. Our whole intellectual and religious history can be held up to the mirror of these variants. They are a fundamental resource not only for theologians, but for historians and literary scholars. Many layers of language, from the most vernacular to the most refined, can be seen in these texts.

The founders of the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae were not unaware of these facts. At their prompting a Bavarian priest, Abbot Joseph Denk, in the late nineteenth century undertook to start collecting all citations to the Latin Bible from the writings of the Church Fathers, in the way that had been done 250 years earlier by the Maurist Pierre Sabatier. It is important to stress that versions of Holy Scripture, throughout the ages, have quickly become outdated and, during the manuscript era, the redundant texts which were no longer being recopied were destined for extinction. Citations alone record them, and hence their importance.

Denk's collection, comprising many hundreds of thousands of files, was deposited at Saint Boniface Abbey in Beuron (Germany). The collection is the foundation for the task of editing the ancient Latin versions of the Bible being undertaken by the Vetus Latina Institute at the abbey itself. It is constantly being updated and expanded, as new editions of patristic writings appear. Many scholars have visited the abbey to consult this unique resource. But many more scholars write to the Institute with questions that only this archive can answer. The archive was recently microfilmed, as a security measure, but this has also allowed the data to be transcribed and input in a way that allows individual scholars to consult the material at home or at work on CD-Rom or Online.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10397
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Oxford Islamic Studies Online

Description

Brings together current scholarship in the field and promotes accurate and informed understanding of the Islamic world. This fully integrated resource features reference content and commentary by renowned scholars in areas such as global Islamic history, concepts, people, practices, politics, and culture, and will be regularly updated.

Type
Subject Gateway
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10301
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Yizkor (Holocaust Memorial) Books

Alternative Titles
Yizkor Books Online
New York Public Library's Digital Yizkor Book Viewer
Description
Yizkor (memorial) books are an invaluable source of information to researchers as they are often the only resource for vital statistical, historical, biographical, bibliographical, cultural, sociological, geographic, and other information on the Jewish communities of Europe that were virtually annihilated by the Nazis of Germany and their collaborators from 1939-1945. 'The New York Public Library's Digital Yizkor Book Viewer provides page-turner technology to read or consult crystal-clear digital images of complete Holocaust memorial books, exactly as issued.'
Type
Text Collection
Coverage
'650 of the 700 post [World War II] yizkor books at The New York Public Library are accessible online in their entirety...volumes currently available in hard copy only are indicated by an asterisk on the alphabetical list [in Yizkor Books Online database entry page] of communities whose yizkor books are in the [New York Public] Library's collection.'
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10277
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Digital Library of Classic Protestant Texts

Description

The Digital Library of Classic Protestant Texts (CPT) gives researchers immediate, Web-based access to hundreds of often hard-to-find works, never before published in a single collection. The texts are indexed and marked up to the highest quality digital standards, giving easy access to the full range of authors whose writings shaped and defined the Lutheran, Reformed, Anglican, Presbyterian, Baptist, and Anabaptist traditions.

With more than 1,200 volumes in all, including the opera omnia of numerous major writers (Luther, Calvin, Melanchthon, Zwingli, William Perkins, and Johannes Cocceius, among others), the CPT is the largest collection of Protestant writings ever assembled, and the only such searchable electronic resource. Users will find works by the familiar and the not-so-familiar: Beza, Bucer, Bullinger, Chemnitz, Episcopius, Thomas Firmin, Stephen Nye, Oecolampadius, Menno Simons, Peter Vermigli, and hundreds more. Complementing the theological writings is an extensive selection of confessional documents, biblical commentaries, polemical treatises, catechisms, and liturgical works.

 

Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
16th & 17th centuries
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10201
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ATLA with ATLASerials (EBSCO)

Alternative Titles
ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials (EBSCO)
ATLA Religion Database with ATLAS
ATLA Religion Database with ATLA Serials
Description
ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials is the full text version of the ATLA Religion Database (ATLA). This database is a collection of major religion and theology journals selected by some of the major religion scholars in the United States. Coverage of this database dates back to 1949.
Type
Article Index
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10081
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New Testament Abstracts (EBSCO)

Alternative Titles
New Testament Abstracts Online (EBSCO)
Description
New Testament Abstracts Online is a product of a partnership between ATLA and the Weston Jesuit School of Theology. The database is an indispensable research and bibliographic aid for scholars, librarians, clergy and students of the New Testament and its historical milieu.
Type
Article Index
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9871
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