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From Our Library: Books on Judaism
Below are just some examples of the library's materials on Judaism.
A History of Jewish Civilization by
Call Number: 909.049 COH
Publication Date: 1997-09-01
Chronicles 5,000 years of Jewish history, discussing how the Jewish religion and community has changed and developed throughout time.
Teach Yourself Judaism by
Call Number: 296.7 WOR
Publication Date: 1995-09-01
An introduction to Judaism, including its origins, development, practices, as well as the impact of the Holocaust and the State of Israel on Jewish self understanding.
The Origins of Anti-Semitism by
Call Number: 305.892 GAG
Publication Date: 1985-02-14
Studies the early Christian response to Judaism and explains why that response was based on religious matters and centered on the question of which religion represented the true Israel.
From Our Library: Books on Christianity
Below are just some examples of the library's materials on Christianity.
Call Number: 230 BAH
Publication Date: 2004-02-01
Jesus of Nazareth./ Scriptures./ Worldview./ Visiting./ Christian Churches./ Growing Up Christian./ Christian cultural expressions./ Calendar and Holidays./ History./ Christianity in the world today.
Call Number: 263.909 WAL
Publication Date: 2006-08-01
Introduction -- Carnival, the enigma of a name -- November 1, Samhain -- Christmas and the twelve days -- February 1, Imbolc -- The transitional period of Easter -- May 1, Beltane -- Saint John's Day -- August 1, Lughnasa -- Saint Michael on Mount Gargan -- Conclusion.
Call Number: 270.1 OSM
Publication Date: 2005-06-01
Contends that the roots of Christian belief came not from Judaea but from Egypt.
Call Number: 270 CHI
Publication Date: 2000-12-01
Chidester traces Christianity's growth and development from the time of Jesus to the dawn of the third millennium, revealing its rich diversity through the deeds and beliefs of heretics and saints, witches and healers, preachers and inquisitors.
From Our Library: Books on Early Religions
Below are just some examples of the library's materials on early religions.
Life after Death by
Call Number: 202.3 SEG
Publication Date: 2004-07-13
Illuminates the many different ways ancient civilizations grappled with the question of what exactly happens to us after we die. Segal weaves together biblical and literary scholarship, sociology, history, and philosophy.
The Civilization of the Goddess by
Call Number: 936 GIM
Publication Date: 1991-11-01
A composite portrait of the pre-Indo-European culture, with images and maps.
From Our Library: Books on Islam
Below are just some examples of the library's materials on Islam.
Atlas of the Islamic World since 1500 by
Call Number: REF 297 ROB
Publication Date: 1982-01-01
Explores all aspects of the Islamic world--from its historic boundaries to its global significance--this book provides a framework in which the last 500 years of Muslim history can be comprehended. Specially drawn maps and a wealth of color & b&w photos & illustrations.
Discovering Islam by
Call Number: 297.09 AHM
Publication Date: 2002-04-05
A classic account of how the history of Islam and its relations with the West have shaped Islamic society today.
Call Number: 297.09 ARM
Publication Date: 2000-08-22
Traces the history of Islam, from the flight of Muhammad and the founding of the first mosques to the development of the modern Muslim state, and examines its present beliefs and practices.
Modern Muslim Societies by
Call Number: 306.697 MOD
Publication Date: 2010-09-01
Family life -- Polygamy -- Marriage in Islam -- Divorce -- Men and women -- Wearing the veil -- Employment and education -- Pesantren -- Islamic law -- Banking and finance -- Institutions and organizations -- Grameen bank -- States, politics and Political groups -- Al Qaeda -- Civil and human rights -- Civil rights in the US -- Islamism in the 21st century -- Response to extremism -- The eastern Mediterranean and the Arabian Peninsula -- Iran -- Northern Africa -- Subsaharan Africa and the Sahel -- South Asia -- South East Asia -- Central Asia -- China -- Turkey and eastern Europe -- Western Europe -- United States and Canada -- Central America and the Caribbean -- South America -- Australasia and the Pacific.
Women and Gender in Islam by
Call Number: 305.48 AHM
Publication Date: 1993-07-28
Presents an historical overview of women and gender in Islam. It is written from a feminist perspective, using the analytic tools of contemporary gender studies. The results of its investigations cast new light on the issues covered.
From Our Library: Books on Hinduism
Below are just some examples of the library's materials on Hinduism.
Buddhists, Hindus, and Sikhs in America by
Call Number: 294.09 MAN
Publication Date: 2002-01-31
Presents the basic tenets of these three Asian religions and discusses the religious history and experience of their practitioners after immigration to the United States.
Call Number: 294.5 ROB
Publication Date: 2004-06-01
Call Number: 294.5 WOR
Publication Date: 2003-01-01
A guide to Hindu beliefs, forms of worship, and the values and customs of the Hindu community.
Call Number: 294.5 HIN
Publication Date: 2005-07-22
A compilation of essays by various authors
Sources Elsewhere: World Religions
Sources Elsewhere: World Religions and Art
From Our Library: Books on Buddhism
Below are just some examples of the library's materials on Buddhism.
Call Number: 294.3 BUD
Publication Date: 2005-08-05
An overview of the background of the religion and a summary of the variety of styles that exist.
Call Number: 294.3 ROS
Publication Date: 1981-10-12
Explains the origins, development and basic principles of the religion followed by nearly one-quarter of the people on earth.
Teach Yourself Buddhism by
Call Number: 294.3 WOR
Publication Date: 1995-01-01
Examines the Buddha's teachings about life and discusses Buddhism today.
From Our Library: Articles on World History Topics
The Home tab in the World History guide provides links to several library databases. They serve as good starting places for your research.
Remember that besides articles many databases also include photos and other illustrations, maps, charts, and primary sources!