Internet Sacred Text Archive The
world's philosophical and religious traditions have found a fine home at the Internet
Sacred Text Archive, which, as the homepage notes, is "a quiet place in cyberspace devoted
to religious tolerance and scholarship." Working together with a number of colleagues and
volunteers, JB Hare has compiled this vast archive of sacred and philosophical texts from
a number of public- domain sources and placed them on the site. What makes the site so
intriguing is that Hare has placed detailed information about the sources and standards
that have been deployed for each separate project, which will be of great interest to
scholars. While the entire site can be searched, there is much to be learned by looking
through the topics listed on the main page, which range from Atlantis to Zoroastrianism.
Each separate topic contains a number of accurately transcribed (and some times,
translated) primary and secondary documents, such as first-hand collections of oral
traditions. For persons looking for their own copy of the material contained on the site,
a CD-ROM is available for purchase as well.
The Catholic Dictionary
The World English Bible
PostModern Bible Amos
What the Bible says about it....
Monastic Matrix In the past several decades,
there has been an increased interest in the participation of Christian women in the religion
and society of medieval Europe, and the Monastic Matrix website (last reviewed by The Scout
Report on March 24, 1998) is a collaborative effort that seeks "to collect and make
available all existing data about all professional Christian women in Europe between 400 and
1600 CE." The site is divided into eight sections, which contain materials on the type of
religious communities formed by women, visual materials relevant to these types of
communities, and a rather detailed bibliographic section that currently contains over 8000
citations of materials related to medieval religious women. The bibliography is well
organized, as visitors may elect to browse the citations by author, title, keyword, type of
work (monograph, article, etc.), or language.
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