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Abrahamic Religions:

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Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

John Bowker's The Oxford Dictionary of World Religions.

Keith Crim's The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions.

Mircea Eliade's The Harper Collins Concise Guide to World Religions.

John R. Hinnells' A New Dictionary of Religions.

Bruce B. Lawrence's The Complete Idiot's Guide to Religions Online.

Abrahamic Religions in General

Karen Armstrong's Jerusalem: One City, Three Faiths.

Joan Chrttister, Murshid Saadi Shakur Chishti and Arthur Waskow's The Tent of Abraham: Stories of Hope and Peace for Jews, Christians, and Muslims.

John Corrigan et als' Jews, Christians, Muslims: A Comparative Introduction to Monotheistic Religions.

John Corrigan et als' Readings in Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

Roger Eastman's The Ways of Religion: An Introduction to the Major Traditions.

Ranya Idliby, Susanne Oliver and Priscilla Warner's The Faith Club: A Muslim, A Christian, A Jew--Three Women Search for Understaning.

Theodore M. Ludwig's The Sacred Paths of the West.

Jacob Neusner's Religious Foundations of Western Civilization: Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

Willard G. Oxtoby's World Religions: Western Traditions.

F. E. Peters' two Volumes, The Monotheists: Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Conflict and Competition

Ninian Smart's Religions of the West.

Abrahamic Religions
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Harvard Pluralism Project
Academic Religion Info Gateway
Women and Religion
Religious Tolerance
Religion & Ethics (PBS Sunday 7:30 AM)
Human Rights & Urban Legends


Lavinia Cohn-Sherbok's A History of Jewish Civilization.

Nicholas De Lange's The Illustrated History of the Jewish People.

Chaim Potok's Wanderings: History of the Jews.

Geoffrey Wigoder's The Encyclopedia of Judaism.

David S. Ariel's What Do Jews Believe?: The Spiritual Foundations of Judaism.

Jonathan Kirsch's Moses: A Life.

Judaism Online:
Ask Moses.com
Navigating the Jewish Bible
Judaism and Jewish Resources


John McManners' The Oxford History of Christianity.

Martin E. Marty's A Short History of Christianity.

Daniel G. Reid's Dictionary of Christianity in America.

Elizabeth A. Clark's Women and Religion: The Original Sourcebook of Women in Christian Thought.

Paula Fredriksen's Jesus of Nazareth King of the Jews:  A Jewish Life and the Emergence of Christianity.

A. N. Wilson's Jesus:  A Life.

Christianity Online:
Resource Pages for Biblical Studies
Catholic Information Center
Resources for American Christianity
The Jesus Seminar
From Jesus to Christ
Church History


John L. Esposito's The Oxford History of Islam.

Bernard Lewis' The World of Islam: Faith, People, Culture.

Leila Ahmed's Women and Gender in Islam.

Karen Armstrong's Muhammad: A Biography of the Prophet.

Karen Armstrong's Islam: A Short History.

F. E. Peters' Muhammad: A Life and a Guide.

Islam Online:
The Koran
Islamic City
American Muslims
Islamic Gateway
Islam and Women
International Islamic University