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February 14, 2020, by Sarah

On trial: Theology, bible and religion resources

We are pleased to bring you trial access to a number of theology and religion resources from a range of publishers (Oxford University Press, Brill, Bloomsbury, and de Gruyter).


Oxford Handbooks Online: Religion

Oxford Handbooks Online: Religion provides new essays on critical topics and emerging issues in the study of religion, complementing hundreds of essays on Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism and cross-cultural thematic studies that form the Oxford Handbooks in Religion collection.

All these essays can be accessed individually through key word searches related to the religious traditions, thematic fields, and analytic approaches covered in this comprehensive collection of essays, authored by some of the most authoritative scholars in religious studies.

This trial runs until 14 March.


Christian Muslim Relations II (1500-1900)

Christian-Muslim Relations II is a bibliographical history of relations between the two faiths reflected in works written by Christians and Muslims about the other and against the other. Coverage is from 1500 to 1914, including the ages of European expansion and colonialism.

This trial runs until 14 March.


Theology and Religion Online

Theology and Religion Online is a digital resource dedicated to research, study, and teaching in theology, biblical studies, and religious studies. Content ranges from exclusive new digital reference products to thematic collections comprised of audio-visual content, monographs and scholarly reference.

Features include:

  • a mix of primary texts and peer-reviewed secondary reading on every core topic
  • a timeline, lesson plans and bibliographic guides, designed to support teachers and students

This trial runs until 14 March.


Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception

Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception Online  (EBR) offers a comprehensive and in-depth analyses on the current state of knowledge on the origins and development of the canonical texts of the Bible, as well as their transmission and reception in religion (Judaism, Christianity, Islam and other non-Western religions) and culture (literature, visual arts, music, film, dance).

EBR covers:

  • the significant impact of the Bible on culture
  • the many periods in the long history of biblical reception
  • the interdisciplinary, intercultural and global developments in the field traditions and new religious movements.
  • the history of the Bible’s interpretation and reception across the centuries, not only in Judaism and Christianity, but also in literature, visual art, music, film, and dance, as well as in Islam and other religious traditions and new religious movements.

This trial runs until 19 April.


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