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Information websites that are helpful to theology students and other persons interested in religion:

bullet OnlineTheologyDegree.net maintains a list of the "25 best Q&A Sites for Theologians." See http://onlinetheologydegree.net/ (ReligiousTolerance.org is listed as #3.)

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Academic websites on religion:

bullet American Academy of Religion is the "world's largest association of academics who research or teach topics related to religion." See: http://www.aarweb.org/

bullet The American Religious Experience (ARE) offers students of American religion and culture a publication forum for their academic projects. See: http://are.as.wvu.edu/

bullet The Association for the Sociology of Religion (ASR) "... is an international scholarly association that seeks to advance theory and research in the sociology of religion." See: http://www.sociologyofreligion.com/

bullet The Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA) provides free access to quality data on religion. See: http://www.thearda.com/

bullet Robert I. Bradshaw:
bullet "An Internet Resource for Studying the Early Church," at: http://www.earlychurch.org.uk/
bullet "An Internet Resource for Studying the Bible" at: http://www.biblicalstudies.org.uk

bullet Catalyst On-line publishes "contemporary evangelical perspectives for United Methodist seminarians." Many past issues are online. See: http://www.catalystresources.org/

bullet CENSUR is the Center for Studies on New Religions. It "was established in 1988 by a group of religious scholars from leading universities in Europe and the Americas." They counteract misinformation spread by elements of the counter-cult and anti-cult movements, by supplying accurate information about emerging religious movements. Their home page is at: http://www.cesnur.org/

bullet The Center for the Study of Religion at Princeton University encourages "... scholarly research, teaching, and public discussion about religion." See: http://www.princeton.edu/

bullet The Christian Research Journal makes selected articles from past articles available at: http://www.equip.org/

bullet A Comparative Religion page includes a listing of internet resources for the academic study of various religions. See: http://www.academicinfo.net/  

bullet The Free Holy Books website contains both essays and copies of holy texts at: http://freeholybooks.org/

bullet The Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life was established at Trinity College in Hartford CT "to advance knowledge and understanding of the varied roles that religious movements, institutions, and ideas play in the contemporary world; to explore challenges posed by religious pluralism and tensions between religious and secular values; and to examine the influence of religion on politics, civic culture, family life, gender roles, and other issues in the United States and elsewhere in the world." See: http://www.trincoll.edu/

bullet The Hartford Institute for Religion Research is active in research, communication, education and consultation. See: http://hirr.hartsem.edu/

bullet The International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR) is a "worldwide body of national and regional associations for the academic study of religion." See: http://www.iahr.dk/

bullet The Internet Sacred Text Archive promotes religious tolerance and scholarship by publishing on the Internet public domain texts from a great variety of religious traditions. Almost 200 megabytes is available as of 2001-FEB. See: http://www.sacred-texts.com/

bullet The Journal of Southern Religion is a fully peer-reviewed academic journal covering all aspects of religion in the American South. See: http://jsr.fsu.edu/

bullet The Federal government's Library of Congress has an exhibition called "Religion and the Founding of the American Republic." See: http://www.loc.gov/

bullet The Material History of American Religion Project (1995 to 2001) "...studied the history of American religion in all its complexity by focusing on material objects and economic themes." See: http://www.materialreligion.org/

bullet Dr. Michael Nielsen maintains a psychology of religion page for people who are interested in both psychology and religion. This covers how religion influences people's lives, what some famous psychologists said about religion, techniques used in research on religion, etc. See: http://www.psychwww.com/

bullet The Millennium Watch Institute tracks ideas of world renewal and the end of the world at: http://www.channel1.com/

bullet Open Thesis offers a collection of theses, dissertations, and other academic documents at: http://www.openthesis.org/ Most have absolutely nothing to do with religion. However, searching for material containg "God" produced over 42,000 hits; "Religion" produced over 25,000 hits.

bullet The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life "... gathers and disseminates objective information through polls and reports. ... It provides a neutral venue through its various issue roundtables and briefings for discussions of important issues where religion and domestic and international politics intersect." See: http://pewforum.org/

bullet Pitts Theological Library has a list by Bob Craigmile of discussion forums for theologians. See: http://sys1.pitts.emory.edu/

bullet The Pluralism Project documents American culture and other multi-religious societies, explores new forms of interfaith engagement, and studies the impact of religious diversity in civic life. See: http://www.pluralism.org/

bullet "Did Constantine Invent Christianity?" is a proposed alternate history of Christianity at: http://www.mountainman.com.au/

bullet "Religion-Online contains over 6,000 essays on various religous topics by recognized religious scholars. See: http://www.religion-online.org/

bullet Religious Research Association has as its main goal to "... increase understanding of the function of religion in persons and society through application of social scientific and other scholarly methods." See: http://rra.hartsem.edu/

bullet Michael Rogge has written a riveting essay "On the Psychology of Spiritual Movements" which describes 11 aspects involving psychological influence that are often found in spiritual movements. See: http://www.xs4all.nl/

bullet The Religious Freedom Page at the University of Virginia covers many topics: religious freedom in the U.S. and around the world, religion and democracy, new religious movements, and religious broadcasting. See: http://religiousfreedom.lib.virginia.edu/

bullet The Religious Movements Homepage Project at the University of Virginia describes more than 200 religious groups and movements. See: http://religiousmovements.lib.virginia.edu/

bullet The RJ&L Religious Liberty Archive is a service of the Religious Institutions Group. They have collected "information about state and federal laws pertaining to religious freedom in the United States." See: http://www.churchstatelaw.com/

bullet Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion issues bulletins which contain "up -to-date analysis of current issues in law and religion." They also publish a semi-annual journal which is accessible from their home page at: http://www.lawandreligion.com/

bullet The Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR) "... stimulates, promotes, and communicates social scientific research about religious institutions and experiences." See: http://www.sssrweb.org/

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TeacherServe maintains a site called "Divining America: Religion and the National Culture." It:

"... is designed to help teachers of American history bring their students to a greater understanding of the role religion has played in the development of the United States. It is based on the fact that American history and religion intersect importantly at various points—the Puritan migration to New England, for example, abolition, or the Civil Rights Movement. Divining America illuminates these intersections, for to understand such events fully, students must acquire some appreciation of their religious dimensions." See: http://www.nhc.rtp.nc.us/

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bullet The Text This Week maintains a list of scholarly discussion lists on Christian theology at: http://www.textweek.com/discussi.htm

bullet The Theological Research Exchange Network (TREN) has a data base of 6,800 theological theses, dissertations and conference papers for sale. See: http://www.tren.com/

bullet USINFO, a service of the U.S. State Department, has a series of essays on various religions:
bullet "Muslim Life in America" at: http://usinfo.state.gov/
bullet "Religions in the U.S." at: http://usinfo.state.gov/

bullet The Virtual Religion Index provides links to both homepages and major directories & documents of religious websites. See: http://virtualreligion.net/

bullet Washington Post maintains an archive of "On Faith" essays, written by "... distinguished figures from the academy, the faith traditions, and journalism." See: http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/

bullet The Woodstock Theological Center is an independent research institute that addresses topics of social, economic, and political importance from a theological and ethical perspective. Interdisciplinary and ecumenical by design, the center engages in research, conducts seminars, and publishes books and articles on a variety of issues. See: http://www.georgetown.edu/

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