Monday, January 13, 2014

Online Bible and Religion Sources

Good source for statistics on religious organizations. Information derived from US Census, survey samples and self reporting of groups. 

American Religious Data Archive
Another statistical site to create maps and detailed reports down to zipcode level. 

Barna (may require subscription for access to some material)
Articles, statistics, reports, etc. related to church, culture, statistics, and related topics.

A look at religion across many spectrums of belief; good source of different perspectives and fresh looks at old issues.

Over 100 resources for studying the Bible from commentaries and different versions. The Bible Gateway is a tool for reading and researching scripture online -- all in the language or translation of your choice! It provides advanced searching capabilities, which allow readers to find and compare particular passages in scripture based on keywords, phrases, or scripture reference. You can view a complete list of available Bible versions and translations. To access some of the Bible Gateway's other features (a Verse of the Day widget, Bible commentaries, audio Bibles, and more), use the navigation menu on the left.

Bibles in Your Language 
Would you like to read the Bible in your own language or find a Bible in the "heart language" of a friend? These pages can help you find a Bible in more than 250 languages. Some are free online and some are printed or audio Bibles you can buy.

Christian PDF books (free, downloadable)
Must have Adobe Reader; collection covers everything from Bible study to theology.

NT Gateway (Mark Goodacre)
A comprehensive directory of academic internet resources related to the New Testament. It is divided into several sub-directories and dozens of pages, each relating to a specific topic. Every link is annotated.

Old Testament College (Tabor College)
A comprehensive, annotated, academic directory of internet sites on the Old Testament for both scholars and Bible students.

Pew (Church Statistics and Religion)
The Pew Research Center’s Religion & Public Life Project, launched in 2001 as the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, seeks to promote a deeper understanding of issues at the intersection of religion and public affairs.

"A Website for Biblical Research". Their site mission: to host a digital library of Bible reference material that is(1)accurate, (2)thorough & (3)free.  It contains helps for the O.T.Hebrew, N.T. Greek, and has the Apocrypha, etc.

StudyLight has  Bible commentaries, encyclopedias, dictionaries, parallel Bibles, interlinear Bibles, and original language tools. 

Virtual Religion Index
This Virtual Religion Index is a tool which analyzes & highlights important content of religion-related websites to speed research. Hyperlinks are provided not only to homepages but to major directories & documents within. 

Wabash Center
A guide to a wide variety of electronic resources of interest to those who are involved in the study and practice of religion including syllabi, electronic texts, electronic journals, websites, bibliographies, listserv discussion groups, liturgies, reference resources, software, etc. 

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