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Quaker / Friends
Church of God
Assemblies of God
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.
Gale eBooks This link opens in a new window
Start Here. Database of dozens of encyclopedias and other reference works. Includes Encyclopedia Judaica, Encyclopedia of Religion, New Catholic Encyclopedia and more.
Credo Reference This link opens in a new window
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Credo Reference provides access to a large number of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri and other reference books. Subjects covered include art, biography, history, literature, music, religion, and science and technology.
Oxford English Dictionary This link opens in a new window
Online version of Oxford's classic dictionary.
Oxford Reference Online This link opens in a new window
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.