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Traditions

Baptist

Quaker / Friends

Presbyterian

Spiritualist

Pentecostal

Methodist

Eagles

Phillies

Flyers

Muslim

Jewish

Hindu

Buddhist

Voudou

Sufi

Catholic

Reformed

Native American

Lutheran

Eastern Orthodox

Unitarian Universalist

Ethical Culture

African Traditional

Episcopal

Mormon

Brethren

Mennonite

Salvation Army

Church of God

Assemblies of God

Jains

Wicca

 

Philly Religions

Understanding Religious Traditions

Use these sources to develop a basic understanding of the religious traditions one finds in Philadelphia.

  • Encyclopedia of Religion in America
    The Encyclopedia of Religion in America is a multidisciplinary examination of religion in American life. This authoritative encyclopedia explores the origins, development, influence, and interrelations of the many faiths practiced in North America, including major world religions and emerging sects, cults, and movements.
  • Dictionary of American History
    This authoritative work serves students, scholars, and general readers interested in a wide range of topics in American history, from the well studied and familiar to the obscure.
  • Encyclopedia of Religion
    Presents a cross-cultural approach that emphasizes religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture. The original 2,750 entries have been retained, many heavily updated, and approximately 600 entirely new articles have been added by an international team of scholars and contributors.
  • Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions
    This Concise version is written by an expert team of 80 international and multi-faith contributors. It contains entries on all the major and many minor religions, including Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Shinto, Sikhism, and Taoism. Over 500 entries cover movements, sects, and cults, from Cargo Cults and the New Age movement to Rastafarians and Soka Gakkai.

Reference Shelf

Use the Quick Search box for encyclopedia articles or click on one of the reference databases below.

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  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Start Here. Database of dozens of encyclopedias and other reference works. Includes Encyclopedia Judaica, Encyclopedia of Religion, New Catholic Encyclopedia and more.
  • Credo Reference
    Very broad collection of relatively small reference works. Use this to look up facts, dates, events, and miscellanea.
  • Encyclopaedia Britannica
    Great general encyclopedia. Online version has cool add-ons as well.
  • Oxford English Dictionary (OED) Online
    Online version of Oxford's classic dictionary.
  • Oxford Reference Online
    Large database of classic Oxford reference works, including Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages, Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium, Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation, and Oxford Companion to Philosophy.

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