Religious Studies

Resources for Teaching Religious Studies

Why Study Religion? (American Academy of Religion with funding from the Lilly Endowment, Inc.)
This site was developed to foster "ongoing reflection upon and understanding of religious traditions, issues, questions, and values." Discusses pressing issues, misconceptions, areas of study, and more.

VoS: Voice of the Shuttle: Religious Studies (Alan Liu and a team of developers, University of California, Santa Barbara).
A comprehensive collection of online resources for teaching religion ranging from general resources to individual religions, the bible, law & religion, influential religious figures, and much more.

Finding God in Cyberspace: Religious Studies Resources on the Internet (John L. Gresham).
Gresham has collected and annotated “a selective listing of the best Internet resources of interest to religious studies scholars and students of religion.”  Contains gateways to religious studies resources in specific subjects, specific religions, and teaching resources.

Resources for Religious Studies (Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, University of Michigan).
Offers links to several resources for teaching religious studies, including links for the general study of religions and links to materials on specific religions.

MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching).
Type Religious Studies into their search engine to find annotated links to a broad range of topics and courses in Religious Studies.

The Higher Education Academy Subject Centre for Philosophical & Religious Studies.
Another UK site rich with online materials for teaching Religion and Theology in higher education. The Centre supports a diversity of disciplines and a range of teaching methods, and seeks to provide a forum for faculty to pool their teaching expertise.

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Michigan State University Resources for Teaching Religious Studies

MSU Department of Religious Studies.

Research Guides:  Electronic Resources (Agnes Haigh Widder, Subject Specialist, Michigan State University Libraries).
Scroll down the list of links for resources in Religion: Data and Statistics; Religions of the World; Religious Fundraising; and Religious History:  Finding Periodical Articles.

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