A comprehensive source for statistics on religions and their members. The site is world-wide in scope and is searchable. Browse by location, denomination, or name. Find the religious affiliations of famous people throughout history and lots of other hard-to-find information and statistics relating to religion.
American Religion Data Archive
The ARDA collection includes data on churches and church membership, religious professionals, and religious groups (individuals, congregations, and denominations.
This site allows one to search over 50 versions of the Bible in 35 languages. Search by keyword, passage, or topic. The New International Version of the Bible is the default translation, but individuals can customize the site if they wish with a different version.
Biblical Art on the WWW
Biblical artwork can be found by browsing: Biblical Subject, Biblical Text, or Artist. You can also find artwork by doing a keyword search. Each entry includes the artist's name, year of the artwork, and location of the physical illustration.
Encyclopedia of Religion and Society
Originally published in print form in 1998, "the Encyclopedia of Religion and Society marks a unique venture in that it attempts to bring together in a single-volume compendium a state-of-the-art summary of the insights gained by the principal social sciences of religion: anthropology, psychology, and sociology."
Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online (GAMEO)
"GAMEO provides reliable information on Anabaptist religions (Amish, Mennonite, Hutterite, Brethren in Christ). Entries are indexed alphabetically and include history, theology, biographies, and more." Booklist November 15, 2010
Internet Sacred Texts Archive
This archive provides electronic versions religion, mythology, legend and folklore texts in English translation as well as some in the original language.
Online digital version of the 12-volume set which was originally published between 1901 and 1906. It provides over 15,000 articles and illustrations.
Online digital version of the Catholic Encyclopedia originally published in 1914. Also available on this website: The Suma Theologica, The Church Fathers, Bible, and other church documents.
New Testament Gateway
A comprehensive, up to date, annotated directory of good academic web resources about the New Testament.
"Founded in 2008, Patheos.com is the premier online destination to engage in the global dialogue about religion and spirituality and to explore and experience the world's beliefs." Entries on each religion include current news, information, and links to additional reading. Of especial note: a tool to select 2 different religions for comparison and the multi-religion holiday calendar.
The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
"Based on interviews with more than 35,000 American adults, this extensive survey by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life details the religious makeup, religious beliefs and practices as well as social and political attitudes of the American public."
Religion & Spirituality
The Open Directory Project links include both major religions and lesser-known groups.
More than 6,000 articles and chapters. Topics include Old and New Testament, Theology, Ethics, History and Sociology of Religion, Communication and Cultural Studies, Pastoral Care, Counseling, Homiletics, Worship, Missions and Religious Education.
"This site has information on topics with patron saints, and profiles of those saints. Profiles have portraits, biographical information, areas of patronage, prayers, links to related sites, readings, etc."
Vatican: Holy See
The Holy See is the official authority of the Roman Catholic Church.
Virtual Religion Index
This site, created at Rutgers University, is a rich source of academic information on the major religions of the world.
Yahoo! Directory: Religion & Spirituality
There are "more than 34,000 websites that have been organized or indexed by broad categories. Subcategories then help organize links even further." Booklist November 15, 2010