Lorain Public Library System - Useful Web Links
Selected Topic: Religions
Provides statistics about national & world religions.
American Religion and Data Archive (ARDA)
The ARDA allows you to explore data on American & international religion using online features for generating national profiles, maps, church membership overviews, denominational heritage trees, tables, charts, and other summary reports.
BBC Guide to Religions of the World
In addition to overviews of the beliefs of the major world religions this site also provides links to more websites relevant to each religion.
A tool for reading and researching scripture online -- all in the language or translation of your choice. Allows readers to find and compare particular passages in scripture based on keywords, phrases, or scripture reference.
Concise Dictionary of Religion
Irving Hexham''s Concise Dictionary of Religion contains more than 4,000 definitions of concepts and identifications of names, groups, places and important dates in the history of religious movements.
Directory of Non-Christian and Non-Jewish Religious Centers
Lists locations of over 4,500 worship centers for Buddhist, Hindu, Jain, Taoist, and Zoroastrian Temples and Centers, as well as Baha''i and Pagan Centers, Islamic Centers and Masajid, and Sikh Gurdwaras in the United States.
Introduction to the Study of World Religions
This website is provided by Minnesota State University.
Jewish Virtual Library
Provides electronic text of the Holy Scriptures — The Tanakh. Provided by the American-Iraeli Cooperative Enterprise.
This is a website that teaches about Judaism. The pages in this site are written from the Ashkenazic Jewish perspective.
Percentage of Faith Adherents Per Country
Provided by the CIA World Factbook.
Religion and the Founding of the American Republic
Historical information is provided by the Library of Congress.
The University of Virginia Center on Religion and Democracy provides links to electronic texts of and information about the Bible, Koran, and Book of Mormon.