Web Resources

Compiled by Dr. Derek Maher. Please refer questions or comments to maherd@ecu.edu

If you have reason to suspect information on any of these sites, please let me know so I can reconsider their inclusion.

If users of this page locate other valuable on-line sources of information they regard as valuable and authentic sources of information on different religious traditions, they may inform me so that I can add them to the list.

As with all sources of information, it is necessary that each author exercise critical discrimination. Authors should weigh the views of different sources, bring opposing viewpoints into relation, and come to a determination about the reliability and utility of different sources. With that caveat, the following on-line sources seem to be generally authoritative or representative of significant perspectives.

http://www.kamat.com/narad/webdir.htm Excellent general source, organized according to Library of Congress categories

http://catalog.loc.gov/" Library of Congress catalog

https://www.usg.edu/galileo/skills/unit03/libraries03_04.phtml A helpful guide to the Library of Congress classification system

http://www.refdesk.com/philos.html General reference resource

http://www.1upinfo.com/encyclopedia/Philosophy_and_Religion/ Encyclopedia of Philosophy and Religion

https://www.middlesbrough.gov.uk/sites/default/files/SACRE-World_Religions_Glossary.pdf This is a good index of glossaries and dictionaries of religion


http://core.ecu.edu/hist/wilburnk/Worldto15/netwt15.htm Dr. Wilburn's Internet Sites for World Civilization to 1500

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/ A searchable edition of the Pali canon of Buddhist scriptures.

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/glossary.html Glossary of Pali and Buddhist terms

http://www.himalayanart.org/ vast library of art from the Himalayan region

http://buddhism.lib.ntu.edu.tw/BDLM/front.htm Taiwan, China, the Silk Road, Buddhist languages, and journals and sacred scriptures

http://core.ecu.edu/hist/tuckerjo/Asialinks.htm Dr. Tucker's links to East Asian sites

http://www.berzinarchives.com/ Alexander Berzin's scholarship; interesting research on the Islam and Buddhism 

http://www.freetibet.org Tibetan politics and information

http://www.tbrc.org/ Tibetan Resource Center

http://www.churchward.com/rel.html Links to schools of Tibetan Buddhism

http://www.sacred-texts.com/bud/tib/ Compendium of articles

http://www.diamondway-buddhism.org/ Tibetan music

http://guides.lib.virginia.edu/content.php?pid=11320 Tibetan Himalayan Digital Library at the University of Virginia 

http://www.ntgateway.com/ New Testament

http://www.skypoint.com/~waltzmn/ Encyclopedia of New Testament

http://www.thereverend.com/brick_testament/ Bible stories depicted in legos.

http://alumni.cse.ucsc.edu/~mikel/sriyantra/sriyantra.html The sriyantra

http://www.templenet.com There are dozens of links from here to images and text on many Hindu temples. It is organized by deity and by region.

http://liveindia.com/khajuraho/index.html the erotic temple of Khajuraho  

http://www.webonautics.com/mythology/shiva.html Shiva imagery and legends

http://www.angelfire.com/realm2/siva108/ Shiva imagery and legends

http://www.amarnathyatra.org/ Shaiva pilgrimage

https://shaivam.org/audio-gallery/ Shaiva devotional music and lectures

http://dir.yahoo.com/Society_and_Culture/Religion_and_Spirituality/Faiths_and_Practices/Islam/Texts/Quran/ Links to several versions of the Quran, indexes, and thematic discussions

http://dir.yahoo.com/Society_and_Culture/Religion_and_Spirituality/Faiths_and_Practices/Islam/Texts/Hadith/ Links to various redactions of the Prophetic traditions

http://adc.bmj.com/content/84/1/72 Islam and medical ethics

http://www.islamworld.in/ Comprehensive site on Islamic teachings, including an extensive section explaining simple doctrines to non-Muslims

http://www.al-islam.org/ Discusses many aspects of society, legal codes, mysticism, politics, and in Islamic cultures

http://www.nimatullahi.org/what-is-sufism/ Links and news groups on Sufism

http://www.uga.edu/islam/Sufism.html Great overview of Sufism and the many Sufi Orders

https://www.islamicity.org/4270/war-and-peace-in-the-quran/ War and Peace in Islam (PDF)

http://www.islamicart.com/ Islamic art and architecture. Also includes some good short films on Islamic teachings

http://www.muslimheritage.com/article/introduction-islamic-art The many arts of Islam. Excellent links to calligraphy, music, visual arts, architecture

http://www.muhajabah.com/music.htm Great links to Islamic music and religious doctrines on music