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Exegesis (//; from the Greek ἐξήγησις from ἐξηγεῖσθαι 'to lead out') is a critical explanation or interpretation of a text, particularly a religious text. A single commentary will generally attempt to give a coherent and unified view on the Bible as a whole, for example, from a Catholic or Reformed (Calvinist) perspective, or a commentary that focuses on textual criticism or historical criticism from a secular point of view. However, each volume will inevitably lean toward the personal emphasis of its author, and within any commentaries there may be great variety in the depth, accuracy, and critical or theological stre ngth of each volume.
All Things Spiritual: a gateway site to resources concerning religions and spirituality
Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA): The Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA) strives to democratize access to the best data on religion. Founded as the American Religion Data Archive in 1997 and going online in 1998, the initial archive was targeted at researchers interested in American religion. The targeted audience and the data collection have both greatly expanded since 1998, now including American and international collections and developing features for educators, journalists, religious congregations, and researchers. Data included in the ARDA are submitted by the foremost religion scholars and research centers in the world.
Bible Gateway is your rich social and personal connection to freely read, research, and reference Scripture on your desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone . . . anywhere; in more than 70 languages and more than 180 versions! Its simple yet advanced searching capabilities allow you to quickly find and compare particular passages in multiple Bible translations based on the keywords, phrases, topics, or Scripture references you have in mind. You’ll be inspired and encouraged – whether reading with your eyes or your ears (audio Bibles) – as you rely on Bible Gateway for all your Bible reading needs.
Catholic Answers: A Catholic apologetics website
Christian Classics Ethereal Library: a digital library of hundreds of classic Christian books selected for edification and education.
The Gifford Lectures: Lecture series dealing with religion, science and philosophy.
Islam: This web site is for people of various faiths who seek to understand Islam and Muslims. It contains a lot of brief, yet informative articles about different aspects of Islam.
Religious Liberty Archive is an extensive repository of valuable information and a useful resource for anyone seeking information about state and federal laws pertaining to religious freedom in the United States. View other Religious Liberty cases, commentaries, federal statutes, state constitutions, and important historical materials relevant to religious freedom in the United States.
Sacred Texts Archive: This site is a freely available archive of electronic texts about religion, mythology, legends and folklore, and occult and esoteric topics. Texts are presented in English translation and, where possible, in the original language.
Bible Commentary and Criticism
The New Jerome Biblical Commentary REF BS 491.2 N485 1990
The New Interpreter’s Bible, 12 vols. REF BS 491.2.N484 1994
Anchor Bible Commentary series Main Stacks BS192.2 .A1
Dictionaries & Encyclopedias - General and background information on a topic
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church REF BR 95 08 1974
The Encyclopedia of Religion REF BL 31 E46 1986
The Encyclopedia of American Religious History REF BL 2525.Q44 1996
Encyclopedia of the American Religious Experience REF BL 2525 E53 1988
The New Catholic Encyclopedia, 15 vols. REF BX841 .N44 2003