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An overview of scholarly resources in religious studies

Handbooks & Companions to


Some of the important encyclopedias in Religious Studies, available in either print or electronic (or both).


Below is a list of examples of dictionaries in Religious Studies, You can find dictionaries on specific topics by searching the UChicago Library catalog. For instance, here is a subject search for religion AND dictionaries.


Gateways to Other Resources

There are numerous gateways and portals to online resources in religious studies. I've just listed two. Feel free to send me other suggestions.

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