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This is a sample of some of the best resources available in the Religious Studies Portal.

Religiously Remapped: Mapping Religious Trends in Africa
Extensive statistical and mapping data on Africa’s religious adherence trends.

Holy Books
Holy Books is the largest collection of sacred texts, holy books, spiritual texts you will find on the Internet. For example you can download the Bible, download the Quaran, the Vedas and thousands of ancient texts on religion and spiritual practice.

The Israel Koschitzky Virtual Beit Midrash
Beit Midrash, or "study hall" in Hebrew, is a huge resource for information on various aspects of Judaism, Jewish Philosophy and the Torah.

The Encyclopedia of Shinto
The online Encyclopedia of Shinto is the English translation of the Shinto jiten edited by the Institute for Japanese Culture and Classics and published by Kobundo in 1994. The Shinto jiten is the most widely used reference work regarding Shinto in Japan today.

The Bahá’í Reference Library
This site provides electronic access to selected writings of the Bahá’í Faith in English, Persian and Arabic. Publications in the original languages are made available in the Persian and Arabic options under "Languages".

The Internet Enclyclopedia of Philosophy
The purpose of the IEP is to provide peer-reviewed, detailed scholarly information on key topics and philosophers in all areas of philosophy.

Religious Tolerance
Almost all other religious web sites explain only the beliefs of the webmaster or sponsoring faith group. We are different: we try to explain accurately the full diversity of religious beliefs, worldviews, and systems of morality, ethics, and values. We hope that you will find our essays helpful and of interest.

The Catholic Encyclopedia
The Catholic Encyclopedia contains thousands of articles about everything relating to Catholicism and Christianity, including interests, religious beliefs, doctrine, prominent figures in history, events in history, artifacts, and more.