Religion information resources: Background information

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  • Encyclopedia of religion and society [print]
  • The encyclopedia of women and religion in North America. 3 vols. [print]
  • Concise encyclopedia of language and religion [print]
  • Homosexuality and religion: an encyclopedia [print]

By Religion



  • The Catholic Encyclopedia -- Navigate the site using the alphabetical index at the top of the page.
  • New Catholic encyclopedia
  • The encyclopedia of Christianity [print]
  • The Oxford encyclopedia of the Reformation [print]
  • The Oxford dictionary of the Christian Church [print]
  • -- More than 6,000 articles and chapters. Topics include Old and New Testament, Theology, Ethics, History and Sociology of Religion, Communication and Cultural Studies, Pastoral Care, Counseling, Homiletics, Worship, Missions and Religious Education.
  • The Mennonite encyclopedia: a comprehensive reference work on the Anabaptist-Mennonite movement [print]

Bible and Bible Concordances

Bible Concordances -- Alphabetical lists of words or phrases indicating where those terms are found in the Bible. Read the concordance's preface to determine which version of the Bible is indexed.

  • Biblehub -- Online index of Topical, Strong's, Greek and Hebrew concordances.
  • Complete concordance to the Old and New Testaments [print]
  • Nelson's complete concordance of the New American Bible [print]






  • Dictionary of pagan religions [print]
  • Encyclopedia of Mormonism [print]
  • Encyclopedia of new religious movements [print]