Creationism & the Early Church: Chapter 2 (Irenaeus)

Biblical Information of Giants (8,850 B.C. to...


Revelation - The New King James - Index by verses
Books of the New Testement - The New King James Version
King James Version of the Bible (links to each Book)
Old Testement Index - King James Version of the Bible
Bible Study Tools on GOSHEN (search, Concordance, etc.)
Index of Book of Revelation (KJV)
Index to Book of Isaiah (KJV)
Jesus Seminar Forum (Fifth Gospel)
TESTAMENT - A New Consciousness Bible
The WWW Bible Gateway (with lookup)
Blue Letter Bible
Matthew Henry Commentary on Blue Letter Bible Site
Context Bible Verse Search - EDC
Bibles and Historical Documents--

Online Bibles, Apostolic and Early Church Fathers,
Ecumenical Councils, Creeds, Christian writings...

Bible Searches


Searches: Bible: Revised Standard Version
Search Hebrew Text - The Tanach Page - ê"ðúä ìù óãä
Bible Search - 16 languages 7 English versions.
How to add the a Bible Search to Your Web Site
Bible index search
On-line Bible- Search in the bible
Audio Bible (read by Alexander Scourby for the visually impaired.)
BibleMemory List
Bible Study Tools
Biblical text archive
(Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek and KJV at CCAT gopher, UPenn)

German (M. Luther; rev. 1984)
Hebrew Tanach - Masoretic text
Vulgate (Search/Browse)
Mew American Bible
The Non-Canonical Writings
World Wide Study Bible
Norwegian 1930 and KJV
Readings for upcoming Sundays
La Bibbia Online (Italian)
Study Bible
The Journal of Hebrew Scriptures
Hebrew Bible online in searchable format.
Note that you will need to get the fonts referred
to on the pages and install them before the Hebrew text is readable.
Get the fonts now
The Taylor-Schechter Genizah Research Unit
Jewish Bible Association
Review of Hebrew Interlinears
Bible Browser
Bible Gateway
Bible: King James
Virtual Christianity: Bibles
WWW Bible Gateway
Virtual Beit Midrash - Email-courses in Torah and Judaism
- site aims to simplify study of the Old and New Testaments. You'll find summaries with easy-to-read review notes and hyperlinked key points.

Greek/New Testament

Greek New Testament (and Old) online
Thesaurus Linguae Graecae
The Liddell-Scott-Jones Lexicon of Classical Greek
Translation manual
The Synoptic Problem

Search the Bible on-line:-by word, by passage and by topic

Directories and Mega-Sites Bibles and Historical Documents

Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary

Context Bible Verse Search - EDC
Unbound Bible, The
- a bible search site that offers twenty-four different versions of the Bible in various languages and editions. You can search by keyword through whole Bible, Old Testament, New Testament, or the Apocrypha.

Book of Enoch

On-Line Texts Related to Biblical Study - Gnostic and Nag Hammadi
The Christian Coptic Church of Greece
The Works of Flavius Josephus
(history of the Jews)
The War Scroll
Enochian Writings (Take It By Force site)
Adapa: The First Man (created by Ea)
Greek Delineations
Old Testament Pseudepigrapha - On-Line Texts Related to Biblical Study
Noncanonical Writings Homepage
Links to Biblical times writings
Gospel of Thomas


Strong's Exhaustive Concordance (search lookup)
Bible Concordance and Word Search

Dead Sea Scrolls

Dead Sea Scrolls - On-Line Texts Related to Biblical Study
Dead Sea Scrolls - Index (in-search-of.com)
Orion Center for the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls & Associated Literature
Dead Sea Scrolls - Qumran Library (metalab.unc.edu)
Dead Sea Scrolls Index (metalab.unc.edu)
Dead Sea Scrolls (sunsite.unc.edu)
Dead Sea Scrolls - The Vision of Jacob: 4Q537
Dead Sea Scrolls - The Parable of the Bountiful Tree
Dead Sea Scrolls - Exhortation Based on the Flood: 4Q370
Dead Sea Scrolls - The Divine Throne Chariot
Dead Sea Scrolls - Tongues of Fire (1Q29, 4Q376)

Bible Code

Hebrew University - Dr. Rips
Bible Code Index
Bible Code Index
Bible Code - Dr. Rips
Bible code and its prophecies
B I B L E C O D E S Software (order)
Bible Codes: The Real Story
Torah Codes
Bible Code Demo
Are you in the Bible Code? - Judaism -


The Book of Mormon
Book of Mormon Table of Contents



AVESTA -- Zoroastrian Archives

Bhagvad Gita, The

The Code of the Haummurabi of Mesopotamia


The Koran

Translation of Sahih Bukhari - Islam



The Egyptian Book of the Dead - The Papyrus of Ani
The Tibetan Book of the Dead: Text Entry


VEDAS  - links


Christianity is the religion that arose from the teachings of Jesus Christ.
It originally consisted of the Roman Catholic religion but has more recently
diverged into many sects of Protestantism.


Founder: Jakob Amman  - Date of Birth: February 19,1656  Birth Place: Switzerland - Year Founded: 1693-1697

The Amish, called "The Plain People" or Old Order Amish, originated in Switzerland about l525. They came from a division of the Mennonites or Anabaptists (Re-baptizers). They opposed the union of church and state and infant baptism.  Adult baptism was a crime in the l6th century. Therefore, the Amish come from an impressive list of martyrs. They were put in sacks and thrown into rivers in Europe. There are no Amish left in Europe; The Amish were saved from extinction by William Penn who granted a haven from religious persecution in America.

Origins of the Old Amish
The Amish
Ask the Amish

Anabaptist - Mennonites

At the beginning of the Reformation in Zurich, Switzerland in the 1520's, the church leaders sought to restore the church based on New Testament principles.  These Bible Christians were soon tagged with the Anabaptist name because they rebaptized those who had been baptized as infants. This caused the state to persecute and put them to death under a A. D. 529 Roman law. Later they were called Mennonites after a beloved leader in this restored church, Menno Simons. He was the only early leader who died a natural death. All the other important early leaders died a martyr's death

Evangelical Anabaptist Fellowship

Anglicanism and Episcopalianism--Anglicanism,
Episcopalianism, Anglo-Catholicism, Traditional Anglicanism...
Anglicanism and Episcopalianism
Alternative Seminary, Phila., PA. (The Other Side)
Anglican Benedictines and Anglican Resources
Anglican Timeline
Anglicans On-line
The Church of England
Cowley Publications, Boston, MA
Dictionary of
Episcopal Things
Oremus (Daily prayer and liturgical resources)

Apostolic Christian Church of America

The church consists of approximately eighty congregations in twenty states. This includes two small churches in Canada and two in Japan. The total number of members is approximately 11,000. Children and unbaptized adults (called "friends of the truth") constitute another 9,000. Thus, about 20,000 persons attend the Apostolic Christian Church.

Apostolic Christian Church of America


History of Arianism

The Assemblies of God is people who believe in the God of the Bible, and believe He is moving in today's world.

Assembly of God

Currently the Assemblies of God USA and Assemblies of God organizations around the world make up the world's largest Pentecostal denomination with some 32 million members and adherents

Assemblies of God
About the Assembly of God

Association of Vineyard Churches


Founded by John Smyth in England in 1609 and Rogert Williams in Rhode Island in 1638. 31 million. No creed; authority stems from the Bible; most Baptists oppose the use of alcohol and tobacco; baptism is by total immersion.
The Baptist Faith and Message
American Baptist


Christian Reformed

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Churches of God General Conference

Church of the Brethren

Alexander Mack and other Pietists set out to form a church as nearly like the First Century Church as possible, almost two centuries ago. and they took the New Testament as their rule of faith and practice. Most of the Brethren migrated to America from Germany in the 1720s. In basic orientation and background, the Brethren are Anabaptist (reject infant baptism) and Pietist (emphasize holy living). Brethren have historically accepted the basic Christian doctrines along with practices sometimes neglected by major groups of Christians. These include a commitment to peace and reconciliation, an emphasis on simple living, an opposition to taking oaths, the maintenance of a strong and wholesome family life, service to neighbors, and the practice of outward symbols taught in the New Testament (such as feetwashing and the sisters' veiling).

Church of the Brethren
Church of the Brethren
Basic Beliefs of Church of the Brethren

Church of Christ

Organized by Presbyterians in Kentucky in 1804 and in Pennsylvania in 1809. The New Testament is believed in and what is written in the Bible is followed without elaboration; rites are not ornate; baptism is of adults. 1.6 Million Followers

Church of England

King Henry VIII of England broke with the Roman Catholic Church; he issued the Act of Supremacy in 1534, which declared the king of England to be the head of the Church of England. 6,000 in Anglican Orthodox Church in the United States.  Supremacy of the Bible is the test of doctrine; emphasis is on the most essential Christian doctrines and creeds; the Book of Common Prayer is used; the Church of England is part of the Anglican community, which is represented in the United States mainly by the Episcopal Church.

About [Greek]
Orthodox Christianity
Christian Internet Resources
Chritian Unity Links
Ecumenical Affairs
Ecumenical Links (Saskatoon Centre for Ecumenism)
Ecumenical Resources
Ecumenism for Catholic Educators
Institute for
Ecumenical and Cultural Research
Institute for
Ecumenical Research
Evangelicals and Catholics Together"
Graymoor: Franciscan Sisters and Friars


U.S. offshoot of the Church of England; it installed Samuel Seabury as its first bishop in 1784 and held its first General Convention in 1789; the Church of England, headed by King Henry VIII, broke with the Roman Catholic Church in 1534.  2.7 million.  Worship is based on the Book of Common Prayer and interpretation of the Bible using a modified version of the Thirty-Nine Articles (originally written for the Church of England in 1563); services range from spartan to ornate, from liberal to conservative; baptism is of infants.

Episcopal Church
Episcopal Morning and Evening Prayer
Friends of Saint Benedict
Benedictine Experience"
Office for Ministry Development.
1996, 1997, 1998
The National Cathedral, Washington, DC
The Vestment Exchange
Anthropology of Mysticism (Jungian)


Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Evangelical Covenant


Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

Lutheran Church

Based on the writings of Martin Luther, who broke (1517-21) with the Roman Catholic Church and led the Protestant Reformation; the first Lutheran congregation in North America was founded in 1638 in Wilmington, Delaware; the first North American regional synod was founded in 1748 by Heinrich Melchior Muhlenberg.  8 million.  Faith is based on the Bible and the Augsburg Confession (written in 1530); salvation comes through faith alone; services include the Lord's Supper (communion); Lutherans are mostly conservative in religious and social ethics; infants are baptized, the church is organized in synods; the two largest synods in the United States are the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod



Reverend John Wesley began evangelistic preaching within the Church of England in 1738; a separate Wesleyan Methodist Church was established in 1791; the Methodist Episcopal Church was founded in the United States in 1784.  13.5 million.  The name derives from the founders' desire to study religion "by rule and method" and follow the Bible interpreted by tradition and reason; worship varies by denomination within Methodism (the United Methodist Church is the largest congregation); the church is perfectionist in social dealings; communion and the baptism of infants and adults are practiced.

United Methodist Church

Monasticism--Monasticism, Monasteries, Monks, Nuns, Cloisters, Orders

Church of the Nazarene



With 158 million* followers, the Orthodox Eastern Church is the second largest Christian community in the world. It began its split from the Roman Catholic Church in the fifth century; the break was finalized in 1054. The followers of the Orthodox Church are in fact members of many different denominations, including the Church of Greece, the Church of Cyprus, and the Russian Orthodox church. Orthodox religion holds biblical Scripture and tradition, guided by the Holy Spirit as expressed in the consciousness of the entire Orthodox community, to be the source of Christian truth. It rejects doctrine developed by the Western churches. Doctrine was established by seven ecumenical councils held between 325 and 787 and amended by other councils in the late Byzantine period. Relations between the Orthodox churches and Roman Catholicism have improved since Vatican Council II (1962-65).

Orthodoxy--Eastern Orthodoxy, Greek Orthodoxy, Russian Orthodoxy,
Antiochian Orthodody...
The Orthodox Faith :: Doctrine :: The Councils


Pentecostal churches

The churches grew out of the "holiness movement" that developed among Methodists and other Protestants in the first decade of the twentieth century.  3.5 million.  Baptism in the Holy Spirit, speaking in tongues, faith healing, and the second coming of Jesus are believed in; of the various Pentecostal churches, the Assemblies of God is the largest; a perfectionist attitude toward secular affairs is common; services feature enthusiastic sermons and hymns; adult baptism and communion are practiced.

Presbyterian Church

Grew out of Calvinist churches of Switzerland and France; John Knox founded the first Presbyterian church in Scotland in 1557; the first presbytery in North America was established by Irish missionary Francis Makemie in 1706. 3.2 million. Faith is in the Bible; the sacraments are infant baptism and communion; the church is organized as a system of courts in which clergy and lay members (presbyters) participate at local, regional, and national levels; services are simple, with emphasis on the sermon.

Presbyterian Church of Canada


Protestantism--Protestantism, Mainline Denominations, Evangelicalism, Fundamentalism...

Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

George Fox in England in the seventeenth century began preaching against organized churches, professing a doctrine of the Inner Light.  113,000 followers.  Reliance is on the Inner Light, the voice of God's Holy Spirit experienced within each person; meetings are characterized by quiet meditation without ritual or sermon; Quakers are active in peace, education, and social welfare movements; they refuse to bear arms or take oaths; earlier schisms are still reflected in three main affiliations of Friends.

Society of Friends (Quakers)

Reformed Church of America

Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Grew out of the teachings of William Miller in the 1840s; formally founded in North America in 1863.  734,527.  The Bible is the only creed; the second coming of Jesus is emphasized; members abstain from alcoholic beverages and tobacco; baptism and communion are practiced.
Seventh Day Adventist Church

United Church of Canada

United Church of Christ

Formed in 1957 by the union of the General Council of Congregational Christian Churches with the Evangelical and Reformed Churches. 1.7 million. Belief in the Bible is guided by the Statement of Faith (written in 1959); the church is organized by congregations, which are represented at a general synod that sets policy; services are simple, with emphasis on the sermon; infant baptism and communion are practiced.
United Church of Christ



The Roman Catholic Church, with 980 million followers, is the largest Christian church in the world. It claims direct historical descent from the church founded by the apostle Peter. The Pope in Rome is the spiritual leader of all Roman Catholics. He administers church affairs through bishops and priests. Members accept the gospel of Jesus Christ and the teachings of the Bible, as well as the church's interpretations of these. God's grace is conveyed through the seven sacraments, especially the Eucharist or communion that is celebrated at mass, the regular service of worship. The other six sacraments are baptism, confirmation, penance, holy orders, matrimony, and anointing of the sick. Redemption through Jesus Christ is professed as the sole method of obtaining salvation, which is necessary to ensure a place in heaven after life on earth.

--Roman Catholicism, Old Catholics, The Vatican, Mariology,
In Defense of the Roman Catholic Church
Roman Catholic Church Vatican Web Site
Catholic Orders
Religious Orders

Christian Links for Africa
Australian Churches
Canadian Christian Community Network
Chinese Christian Resources
Denmark Christian Resources
Finland Christian Resources
French Christian Resources
German Christian Resources
Holland Christian Resources
Korea Christian Resources
Norway Christian Resources
Sweden Christian Resources
Spanish Christian Resources
U.K. Christian Links


Stemming from the descendants of Judea, Judaism was founded C. 2000 B.C. by Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and has 18 million followers. Judaism espouses belief in a monotheistic God, who is creator of the universe and who leads His people, the Jews, by speaking through prophets. His word is revealed in the Hebrew Bible (or Old Testament), especially in that part known as the Torah. The Torah also contains, according to rabbinic tradition, a total of 613 biblical commandments, including the Ten Commandments, which are explicated in the Talmud. Jews believe that the human condition can be improved, that the letter and the spirit of the Torah must be followed, and that a Messiah will eventually bring the world to a state of paradise. Judaism promotes community among all people of Jewish faith, dedication to a synagogue or temple (the basic social unit of a group of Jews, led by a rabbi), and the importance of family life. Religious observance takes place both at home and in temple. Judaism is divided into three main groups who vary in their interpretation of those parts of the Torah that deal with personal, communal, international, and religious activities; the Orthodox community, which views the Torah as derived from God, and therefore absolutely binding; the Reform movement, which follows primarily its ethical content; and the Conservative Jews, who follow most of the observances set out in the Torah but allow for change in the face of modern life. A fourth group, Reconstructionist Jews, rejects the concept of the Jews as God's chosen people, yet maintains rituals as part of the Judaic cultural heritage.

Judaism's beliefs come from the Old Testament and the Torah. It arose before
Christianity and Islam and is characterized by belief in a single God.
A-Z of Jewish and Israel Resources
Jewish-Christian Relations
This site is concerned with issues in the on-going Christian-Jewish dialogue.
It is not about conversion or Christian-Jewish messianism.
Reconciling Gospel and Torah: The Catechism
Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger' speech at the international Jewish-Christian
Conference in Jerusalem on the view of Jewish-Christian relations
offered in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Judaism: A Portrait
By Rabbi Herbert Bronstein, Senior Rabbi, North Shore Congregation Israel,
Glencoe, Illinois.
Judaism and Jewish Resources
Judaism    Judaism    Judaism    Judaism  Judaism 101
An online encyclopedia of Judaism, covering Jewish beliefs, people, places, things, language, scripture, holidays, practices and customs.
The Holocaust  Judaism


Nag Hammadi Library
Encyclopedia Coptica
The Gnostic Archive
The Ten Major Principles of the Gnostic Revelation
Gnostic Net
Elaine Pagels on "Jesus and his Message in the Gnostic Gospels"
Nag Hammadi Library
Apocryphal Apocalypse (of Adam, Esdras, James, Paul, Peter, etc.)
The Immortality Question (Sumerian, Gnostic,
The Ten Major Principles of the Gnostic Revelation
Gnostic Net
Elaine Pagels on "Jesus and his Message in the Gnostic Gospels"


Amish Mennonites

Founded in Switzerland in the 1500s after secession from the Zurich state church; the followers of Jacob Ammann broke from the other Mennonites in Switzerland and Alsace in 1693; most Amish Mennonites emigrated to Pennsylvania in the eighteen century when others rejoined the main Mennonite group. 40,000 Amish Mennonites; 180,000 Mennonites. The Bible is the sole rule of faith; beliefs are outlined in the Dordrecht Confession of Faith (1632); Mennonites shun worldly ways and modern innovation (education and technology); the sacraments are adult baptism and communion.


Jehovah's Witnesses

Founded by Charles T. Russell in the United States in the late nineteenth century.  893,000 followers.  Belief is in the imminent second coming of Christ and the potential salvation of mortal souls during the millennium; all members are ministers who proselytize their faith with door-to-door missionary work; members refuse service in the armed forces, will not salute national flags or participate in politics, will not accept blood transfusions (but will accept all other forms of medical treatment), and discourage smoking, drunkenness, and gambling.

Watchtower Bible and Tract Society

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Joseph Smith, in the 1820s, found golden tablets with The Book of Mormon inscribed on them; church headquarters were established in upstate New York in 1830, then in Ohio in 1831; after two more attempts to establish a permanent home for the church (the second resulting in Smith's death at the hands of a mob), Salt Lake City, Utah, was founded in 1847 under the leadership of Brigham Young.  4.5 million.  Faith is based on the Bible, The Book of Mormon, The Doctrine and Covenants, and The Pearl of Great Price, all of which are considered scripture; stress is placed on revelation through the connection of spiritual and physical worlds and through proselytizing; members abstain from alcohol and tobacco and believe in community self-reliance; public services are conservative; there is baptism, laying on of hands, and communion; a secret temple holds other ceremonies, including baptism for the dead.

Mormons in Transition

Unitarian Universalist Association

The denomination resulted from the merger of the Universalist Church of America (organized in 1779) and the American Unitarian Association (founded in 1825).  171,000 followers.  Members profess no creed; strong social, ethical, and humanitarian concerns are manifest in the search for religious truth through freedom of belief; theists, humanists, and agnostics are accepted in religious fellowship; efforts are aimed at the creation of a worldwide interfaith religious community; many members come from other denominations and religions.





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Ancient Egyptian Religion

Ahriman - Zoroastrianism

AVESTA -- Zoroastrian Archives


Baha'i has more than 5 million followers (as of 1996). It was founded by Mirza Husayn 'Ali Nuri, who took the name Baha'u'llah (Glory of God) while in exile in Baghdad. Baha'u'llah's coming had been foretold by Mirza Ali Mohammad, known as al-Bab, who founded Babism in 1844, from which the Baha'i faith grew. The central tenets of the Baha'i faith are the oneness of God, the oneness of humanity, and the common foundation of all religion. Baha'ists also believe in the equality of men and women, universal education, world peace, and the creation of a world federal system of government.


Bahai Faith   Baha`i Faith    The Baha'i Faith
Baha'i Faith   Baha'i Faith    Baha'i Faith


Buddhism has 307 million followers. It was founded by Siddhartha Gautama, known as the Buddha (Enlightened One), in southern Nepal in the sixth and fifth centuries B.C. The Buddha achieved enlightenment through mediation and gathered a community of monks to carry on his teachings. Buddhism teaches that meditation and the practice of good religious and moral behavior can lead to Nirvana, the state of enlightenment, although before achieving Nirvana one is subject to repeated lifetimes that are good or bad depending on one's actions (karma). The doctrines of the Buddha describe temporal life as featuring "four noble truths": Existence is a realm of suffering; desire, along with the belief in the importance of one's self, causes suffering; achievement of Nirvana ends suffering; and Nirvana is attained only by meditation and by following the path of righteousness in action, thought, and attitude.

Buddhism was originally primarily an atheist religion but has developed
in many places into a religion of worship for its founder, Prince Siddhartha,
known as Buddha.
Writings on Buddhism.
Christians and Buddhists: Communities of Forgiveness and Compassion
A 1997 talk by Francis Cardinal Arinze, President of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue.
Buddhism 101
The ABC's of Buddhism. The Life of Buddha. Buddhist Glossary.
Buddhism: A Portrait
By Dr. Geshe Sopa and Ven. Elvin W. Jones.
Introduction to Buddhism    Buddhism   Buddhism   Buddhism    Buddhism
1913 Catholic Encyclopedia article.
Buddhism    Buddhism    BuddhaNet   Dharma the Cat
Diamond Way Buddhism   Buddhism   Dalai Lama Home Page
Academic Info Religion: Buddhist Studies
--An Annotated Directory of Internet Resources on Buddhism
Buddhism Links
Buddhist Studies URLs: Substantial Scholarly Buddhist Sources
World Wide Web Virtual Library of Buddhist Texts


A faith with 5.6 million followers (as of 1996), Confucianism was founded by Confucius, a Chinese philosopher, in the sixth and fifth centuries B.C. Confucius's sayings and dialogues, known collectively as the Analects, were written down by his followers. Confucianism, which grew out of a tumultuous time in Chinese history, stresses the relationship between individuals, their families, and society, based on li (proper behavior) and jen (sympathetic attitude). Its practical, socially oriented philosophy was challenged by the more mystical precepts of Taoism and Buddhism, which were partially incorporated to create neo-Confucianism during the Sung dynasty (A.D. 960-1279). The overthrow of the Chinese monarchy and the communist revolution during the twentieth century have severely lessened the influence of Confucianism on modern Chinese culture.

Confucianism is founded on the teachings of Kong Fu Zi, or Confucius.
This religion originated in China. See
Kong Fu Zi.


Hare Krishna believers believe in the Hindu god Krishna as the single God.
The leader of the religion is Swami Prabhupada. See
Hare Krishna
The Bhagavad Gita As It Is.





Ganesha    Shiva   Murugan   Durga    Mahavishnu and Mahalakshmi

Mahavishnu   Krishna   Krishna & Radha   Mahalakshmi

Rama & Sita   Rama, Sita, Lakshmana    Hanuman

Ganesha, Lakshmi & Saraswathi


A religion with 648 million followers (as of 1996), Hinduism developed from indigenous religions of India in combination with Aryan religions brought to India c. 1500 B.C. and codified in the Veda and the Upanishads, the sacred scriptures of Hinduism. Hinduism is a term used to broadly describe a vast array of sects to which most Indians belong. Although many Hindu reject the caste system -- in which people are born into a particular subgroup that determines their religious, social, and work-related duties -- it is widely accepted and classifies society at large into four groups: the Brahmins or priests, the rulers and warriors, the farmers and merchants, and the peasants and laborers. The goals of Hinduism are release from repeated reincarnation through the practice of yoga, adherence to Vedic scriptures, and devotion to a personal guru. Various deities are worshipped at shrines; the divine trinity, representing the cyclical nature of the universe, are Brahms the creator, Vishnu the preserver, and Shiva the destroyer.

Hinduism is founded on the existence of a single God manifest in hundreds of
forms. It is among the most ancient religions, dating back more than 5,000 years.
Gita Verses, as well as HINDUISM
Hindu calendar
Hindu Joy Welcome
Global Hindu Electronic Networks: The Hindu Universe
The Hindu Yugas
Academic Info Religion: Hinduism
An Annotated Directory of Internet Resources on Hinduism
Encyclopedia of Hinduism
Hinduism Links---
from Gene Thursby's excellent Asian Traditions page.
Introduction to Hinduism:
an explanation, interspersed with hypertext links to important Hindu texts
Bhagavad Gita As It Is--
a scholarly edition with word for word transliterated sanskrit and english translation.
The Brahma-Samhita--traditional vedic prayers.
Hindu Tantrik Home Page
Hinduism Today, The
The Directory of Hindu Resources Online - www.hindu.org -
Hindu Tantrik Home Page
Hinduism an Overview -- A good general sight for exploring Hinduism
Vedic Calendar: Kadavul Hindu Panchangam
Yale University Studies on Hinduism
Hinduism: A Portrait
By Dr. T. K. Venkateswaran, Professor of Religious Studies (Emeritus),
University of Detroit.
The Hindu Universe Home Page
Hinduism   Hinduism    Hinduism
1913 Catholic Encyclopedia article.
Materials on Hinduism   Hinduism   Hinduism
Hinduism - A Christian Perspective
Response to Hindu attack on Christ


Islam has 840 million followers. It was founded by the prophet Muhammad, who received the holy scriptures of Islam, the Koran, from Allah (God) C. A.D. 610. Islam (Arabic for "submission to God") maintains that Muhammad is the last in a long line of holy prophets, preceded by Adam, Abraham, Moses, and Jesus. In addition to being devoted to the Koran, followers of Islam (Muslims) are devoted to the worship of Allah through the Five Pillars: the statement "There is no god but God, and Muhammad is his prophet"; prayer, conducted five times a day while facing Mecca; the giving of alms; the keeping of the fast of Ramadan during the ninth month of the Muslim year; and the making of a pilgrimage at least once to Mecca, if possible. The two main divisions of Islam are the Sunni and the Shiite; the Wahabis are the most important Sunni sect, while the Shiite sects include the Assassins, the Druses, and the Fatimids, among numerous others.

Islam is among the newest of religions, and arose from the teachings
of the prophet Muhammed.
The Call of Islam
Islam: A Portrait
By Dr. Ghulam Haider Aasi, Associate Professor of Islamic Studies and the
History of Religions, American Islamic College, Chicago.
Islamic Texts and Resources MetaPage
Mosque of the Internet
Islam    Islam    Islam    About Islam   Islam
Mohammed and Mohammedanism
1913 Catholic Encyclopedia article.
Spirit of Truth
Introduction to Islam -
Online version of the 1988 book by M. Cherif Bassiouini; the purpose of which is "to convey to a non-Muslim audience an understanding of Islam, its history, culture, and contribution to civilization."
Islamic Center of So.Calif.
About Islam and Muslims -
comprehensive introduction to the religion, Muslims, and related issues.
Ahmadiyyaweb.com -
message boards to exchange information and ideas.
Astronomy for Islam -
Islamic calendar, date conversion, prayer schedules and Qibla direction.
Deenulmukhlis.com -
discussion forum and teachings.
Inter Islamic Net -
Islamic articles, stories, history, and links.
Islamic Calendar Based on Predicted Lunar Visibility
Islamic Gateway -
the global Islamic movement's free website, sponsored by Muslim Parliament for the Ummah, with welfare, Zakat, Jihad and family information.
Islamic Information and News Network -
provides information and discussions on frequently asked questions about Islam. Offers video clips, postcards, news, articles, and more.
Islamic Information Office -
conveys the message of Islam through radio, television, lectures, and publications.
Islamic Page -
includes translations of and notes on the Quran and Sahih Bukhari, Prophet Mohammad, introduction to the science of Hadith, and more.
Islamic World -
information about Islam and the Quran for non-Muslims and beginners.
IslamiCity -
Islamic interest and education.
IslamiCity in Cyberspace -
explore and discover the world of Islam.
IslamWay Radio -
includes audio of lessons, Quran recitation, songs, and more.
Jihader's Islamic Page -
introduces the basics of Islam.
Light of Islam -
collection of texts, articles, and links.
Maryam and Fatima's Islam Page -
information regarding Allah, the Qur'an, and other aspects of Islam.
Qurani Dowa -
offering Dowas(Dua), Taweez, Wazeefas, Istikharas and questions regarding Islam and Quran.
ReligiousTolerance.org: Islam -
overview of the religion: its history, beliefs and practices, and sacred texts.
Rizwi's Bibliography for Medieval Islam -
bibliography of largely secondary sources for the student of Islam.
Statistics of the Muslim World -
from the International Islamic University of Malaysia.
Understanding Islam and Muslims - introducing the religion and its adherents.


Jainism originated in India


Halveti-Jerrahi Order of Dervishes - a cultural, educational, and social relief organization made up of Muslims from diverse professional, ethnic, and national backgrounds.


Sathya Sai Baba is a religious leader who also tries to unify several
religions. His predecessor was Shirdi Sai Baba.
The faith is based in India but extends over the world.


Shinto, with 3.5 million followers in the U.S., is the ancient native religion of Japan, established long before the introduction of writing to Japan in the fifth century A.D. The origins of its beliefs and rituals are unknown. Shinto stresses belief in a great many spiritual beings and gods, known as kami, who are paid tribute at shrines and honored by festivals, and reverence for ancestors. While there is no overall dogma, adherents of Shinto are expected to remember and celebrate the kami, support the societies of which the kami are patrons, remain pure and sincere, and enjoy life.

SHINTO     links

International Shinto Organization


Sikhism: A progressive religion well ahead of its time when it was founded over 500 years ago, The Sikh religion today has a following of over 20 million people worldwide and is ranked as the worlds 5th largest religion. Sikhism preaches a message of devotion and remembrance of God at all times, truthful living, equality of mankind and denounces superstitions and blind rituals. Sikhism is open to all through the teachings of its 10 Gurus enshrined in the Sikh Holy Book and Living Guru, Sri Guru Granth Sahib. Sikhism is a religion of India, the practice of which involves strict adherence to certain principles and practices.

Sikhism    links   Sikhism
Introduction to Sikhism
Sikhism    Sikhism   Sikhism
1913 Catholic Encyclopedia article.
Sikhism, thy name is Love and Sacrifice
Sikh Video Gurbani Kirtan
Baba Nand Singh Ji Maharaj
Introduction to Sikhism


International Assoc. of Sufism
Haqqani Foundation
- spreading the Sufi teachings of the brotherhood of mankind and the Unity of belief in God.
Contemporary Sufi Poetry
Golden Sufi Center
- vehicle for the Naqshbandiyya-Mujaddidiyya Order of Sufism.
International Association of Sufism
Islam and the Sufi Tradition of Chishti Qadhiri
Islamic Sufi Orders
- list of Sufi Orders (tariqas) which teach and practice Islam,
with introductory notes to each Sufi tariqa and its Shaykh.
List of Sufi-related resources on the Internet
M.T.O. Shahmaghsoudi
- Maktab Tarighat Oveyssi Shahmaghsoudi (School of Islamic Sufism)(R) teaches its 1400-year Sufi knowledge--reality of religion, spirituality, peace, prayer, meditation, the Koran, hadith, etc.
Shamsuddin's Homestead in the Internet Wilderness
- links to Sufi related resources.
Naqshbandi Sufi Way
- Islamic Sufi school of thought and practice.
Nimatullahi Sufi Order
- principles and practices of the Nimatullahi Sufi Order.
Qadiri-Rifai Sufi Order
Spiritual Foundation
- come for spiritual learning, meditation, peace of mind, and sufism.
Sufi Psychology Association
- centers on developing the abilities and potentialities hidden within each of us, so that we may come to live in harmony, unity, balance, love and peace.
Sufi Shah Shaheed
- the history of Shahadat and Dargha Jhoke Sharif.
Sufi Traditions
- brief summary or basic overview of Sufism presented in outline form.
Sufism - the Path to the Divine Presence
- Originating in the religion of Islam, Sufism known as the Way of the Heart, the Way of the Pure, the Mystical Path of Islam. By whatever name it is called, it is the path which takes the seeker to the Divine Presence.
Sufism and Islam
- anwers from Ahmed Hulusi.
Sufism in Indonesia
- mystical journey to the world of Sufism in the most populous Moslem country.
SufiWorld: Where You Are the Center of The Universe
- includes contempory poets and Sufi thinkers; links to the rest of the Sufi world.
Yunus Emre's Selected Poems
Usenet - alt.islam.sufism


Both a philosophy and a religion, Taoism was founded in China by Lao.tzu, who is traditionally said to have been born in 604 B.C. Its number of followers is uncertain. It derives primarily from the Tao-te-ching, which claims that an ever-changing universe follows the Tao, or path. The Tao can be known only by emulating its quietude and effortless simplicity; Taoism prescribes that people live simply. spontaneously, and in close touch with nature and that they meditate to achieve contact with the Tao. Temples and monasteries, maintained by Taoist priests, are important in some Taoist sects. Since the Communist revolution, Taoism has been actively discouraged in the People's Republic of China, although it continues to flourish in Taiwan.


Transcendental Meditation
--A good look at TM and related Eastern religion...


Zen is a form of Buddhism Zen Ancestors.
Zen Buddhism
Buddhism is about 500 years older than Christianity.
Zen Buddhism is the Japanese form of it.
It stresses meditation (zazen) more than other forms of Buddhism.

Zoroastrianism: A Short Overview

Zoroastrianism also arose in India.
Zoroastrianism and alt.religion.zoroastrianism.



Paganism is older than many religions. It is characterized by belief in
several gods of different characters and human and animal forms. Greek,
Roman, and Norse mythology all contain stories of pagan gods.

Scientology--L.Ron Hubbard, Dianetics....its all here!

Su Tzu's Chinese Philosophy Page--Much on Chinese philosophy and religion...

The Witches' League For Public Awareness--Wicca and its adherents...

Love and Peace

Madhuri's Blisslist

NZ Web Sites - Temple Sinai

Religions of Ancient Peoples

Religious Use of Entheogens@

Resources for Independent Thinking

ScreenSavers - Ten Commandments - Shamrock - St. Patrick's Day

Tantric Buddism_What Is Enlightenment

The Origins Solution





Native American Spirituality



SATANISM    links
Satan and the Fallen Angels

Satanism denies the power of the Christian God
(Old Testament). Believers worship evil and Satan,
the angel thrown down to Hell by God.






Theosophy Lodge Online (theosophy.org)
The Blavatsky Online Reading Room (azstranet.com)
Isis Unveiled by H. P. Blavatsky, homepage
Theosophy Links on Spirit Web
Theosophy Lodge Online - Library
Theosophy - Blavatsky Net
Who Was Madame Blavatsky - Blavatsky Net
Theosophical Society in Hobart Inc
Theosophical Society of Pasadina, California
The Secret Doctrine by H. P. Blavatsky- Introduction
The Secret Doctrine by H. P. Blavatsky, vol 1, page 1




Agnosticism is a belief that neither denies or accepts the existence of one
or many gods. See
here and here

Atheism is a belief that denies the existence of any god or gods whatsoever.
See Atheism

Ethical Culture

Ethical Culture, which has 7,000 followers, was founded as the Society for Ethical Culture in 1876 in New York City by Felix Adler. The International Union of Ethical Societies was formed in 1896. It joined other humanist organizations in 1952 to form the International Humanist and Ethical Union, based in Utrecht, The Netherlands. The Ethical Culture movement stresses the importance of ethics and morality in human interaction, although it offers no system of ethics or other religious beliefs of its own.


Rosicrucianism is a modern movement begun in 1868 by R. W. Little that claims ties to an older Society of the Rose and Cross that was founded in Germany in 1413 by Christian Rosencreuz. The number of its followers is uncertain. The Rosicrucian Brotherhood was established in Quakertown, Pennsylvania, by Reuben Swinburne Clymer in 1902. The Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crusis (AMORC) was founded in San Jose, California, in 1915 by H. Spencer Lewis. Both sects could be classified as either fraternal or religious organizations, although they claim to empower members with cosmic forces by unveiling secret wisdom regarding the laws of nature.






The Jesus Seminar

New Jerusalem - Swedenborg and the Near Death...
Jesus in Archaeology and History
The Works of Flavius Josephus
Philosophical Research Society - founded by Manly P. Hall
Interpreting Ancient Manuscripts

JBL Catalog Index (List of Mythical Figures)

Adapa: The First Man (created by Ea)
Gilgamesh Prologue - Kramer's Translation
The Descent of Ishtar to the Netherworld
Ra and the Serpent - by Angelo Salvo

Ancient Near Eastern Prayers, Hymns & Psalms
An Assyrian Prayer Against the Evil Spirits

Prayer to the Moon_God (Sin)

Hymn to Ishtar

Hymn to the Moon-God (Sin)

Assyrian Circle Incantation

The Tibetan Book of the Dead: Text Entry
ISO - Religare Message Board

New Jerusalem - Swedenborg and the Near Death...
The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci

The Third Secret Of Fatima - Revealed

A Perspective On The Third Secret Of Fatima

The Days of Noah and the "Sons of God"

Kabbalistic Correspondences for the Tarot Deck & Tree of Life

The Life of Apollonius of Tyana - By Philostratus

Colin's Hermetic Kabbalah Page

The Sublime Lodge of the B:.B:. ©

Rosicrucian Order, AMORC (Park in S.J.)

Rosicrucian Order, AMORC (worldwide) Home Page

Philosophical Research Society - founded by Manly P. Hall

Solos Home Page (Perinnel Wisdom, Pyramids

The Immortality Question (Sumerian, Gnostic

The Secrets of the Universe

(Chap. 15) Sumerian Gods (Enki drunk when creating world)

UNARIUS Academy of Science

Uantra Study Group Directory

The Book of Knowledge; The Keys of Enoch

The Keys Of Enoch on Spirit Web

Acad of Future Science



The Venus Document & 11:11

(Maitreya) Coincidence

The New Age Directory--Astrology, tarot, psychics, channeling, much more...

Rosicrucian Traditions - Changing Featured Article

Divine Principle - Sun Myung Moon

Joseph Smith and Kabbalah: The Occult Connection

Emanuel Swedenborg, Arcana:Inner dimensions o...

Spiritual Frontier - Emanuel Swedenborg


Swedenborg Foundation

Swedenborg,The Lord's New Church:Emanuel Swed...

Swedenborg Discussion

A Baha'i Faith Page

About Al-Islam and Muslims

About the Quran

Adherents.com - over 15,000 adherent statistics for over 1,200 different religions, churches, and faith groups. From Adventists to Zoroastrians, find the stats here.

Agape Europe Online

Aish HaTorah - Window on the Wall

All About Mormons

Allfaiths Press - Collection of links for the world's religions, including alternative faiths

Al-Islam - effort by a group of Muslims to digitise important Islamic resources and make them available to the masses through the Internet.





Apostolic: United Pentecostal Church

Art of Tibetan Sand Painting

Atheism Web, The

Baha'i Faith Index, The (Virtual Library)

Baha'i Resources on the Internet

Baha'is, The

Baha'i World, The - the official international presence of the Baha'i Faith on the web

Buddhist Bibliography

Buddhist Studies - WWW Virtual Library

Campus Crusade for Christ International

Catholic Answers Home Page

Catholic Encyclopedia, The

Catholic Information Center

Chapel on the Web, The

Christ in the Desert

Christian Artists List

Christian Global Resources

Christian Internet Directory

Christian Reformed Church in North America

Christian WordNet - Hosts Christian resources including a business directory, counselling services, and Premiere Radio.

Christianity.Net - ten magazines on the site and two large resource directories. One of the largest sites of its kind on the 'Net

Christianity WWW

Churches dot Net - gives access to a wide variety of church-related resources, including Global Church Web Pages.

Church of Iron Oak Web Site

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Official Site

ChurchSurf - links to online churches

CICI: Catholic Information on the Internet

Daily Wisdom

Descriptions of 63 Religions, Faith Groups & Ethical Systems - basic information on 63 different religions, faith groups, and ethical systems--all organized into groups ranging from World Religions, to Neo-Pagan Religious Faiths, to Doomsday Faith Groups


Ecole Initiative, The - Online Encyclopedia of Early Christian Church

Eckankar - Religion of the Light and Sound of God

The Electronic Bodhidharma

Episcopal Church in the USA

FAQ on Hasidic Culture (Chassidism) - Three-part discussion of questions on Chassidism (Hasidism): Part 1: Origins of Hasidism, different Hasidic groups, Rebbe Nachman's Breslov movement, misconceptions in the media. Part 2: Hasidic garb, customs, mannerisms. Part 3: Hasidic beliefs, how to become a Hasid, observing the Sabbath, some medical issues.

Evangelical Free Church of America

Facets of Religion - WWW Virtual Library index of religion resources. This vast collection of links focuses on the prominent world religions

Finding God in Cyberspace -
by John L Gresham MLS PhD

General Theory of Religion

Global Jewish Network

Glossary of Religious Terms -
Helpful glossary of important terms within the world's religions

God.com -
Graphics- and sound-intensive guide to religion resources. Features a "Spiritual Bazaar," which offers an "interfaith sampler" of distinctive sites within Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism; and "Communion,"

Guide to Early Church Documents

Hare Krishna Home Page

Havienu L'Shalom

High Places in Cyberspace -
Annotated index of a select group of links to religion, classics, and archaeology resources on the Web

Internet for Christians

Internet Lists Relating to Topics in Religion -
Index of religion-oriented Internet discussion lists (listservs), with descriptions of subject material and subscription instructions.

Jewish Studies Internet Directory

Jehovah's Witnesses: Watchtower Society Official Web Site - This is the official Web site of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, the legal organization in use by Jehovah's Witnesses.

Kaleidoreligion - Index of religion-oriented sites that are visually interesting.

Links for Research on Religion Extensively annotated index of links to resources of value to the student of religion. Covers academic organizations, religions arranged into rough geographic groupings, and pages associated with certain approaches to the study of religion, such as anthropology or sociology.

MennoLink - Mennonite Information Center - Directory of Mennonite resources with links to conferences, events, missions, camps, publishers, periodicals, schools and libraries, organizations, booksellers, commercial sites, and congregations in North America and the United Kingdom.

Naqshbandi Sufi Way - site provides detailed information on the teachings and practices of the Naqshbandi school of Islam.

Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance

Popes Through the Ages: The Complete List of Popes - Biographical information on all 265 Popes of the Roman Catholic Church, from 32 AD to the present.

Reformation for Today

Religion: A Guide to Online Resources - Select index of links to resources for the study of religion during the medieval period.

Religion and Philosophy Resources on the Internet -
Annotated index to a select list of religion and philosophy links. Includes the most prominent world religions--Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and Asian Religions.

Religious and Sacred Texts -
Collection of religious and sacred texts from a variety of traditions and historical periods. Covers Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Confucianism, and Taoism.

Religion Depot -
discussion forums for religions including daoism, buddhism, and christianity, not to mention art galleries, online bookstores, mailing lists, streaming audio, quotes, and more

Religious News Culled from the Media -
Summaries of religious and spiritual news from the media.

Religious Resources on the Net -
a comprehensive, searchable database of religious and Christian web sites on the Internet.

Religious Studies Web Guide -
Annotated index to resources for the study of religion.

Secular Web, The -
collection of agnostic and atheist perspectives on philosophy of religion

Attasia Tarikah -
established by Imam Abdulla Bin Alawi Al-Attas.

Bawa Muhaiyaddeen Fellowship -
contemporary Sufi Master explains Man-God.

Mariam Ispahani's Story Park

Mihr Foundation

Molana Salaheddin Ali Nader Shah Angha -
also known as Hazrat Pir.

Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi Society -
international society founded in 1977 to promote a greater understanding of the work of Ibn Arabi and his followers.

Biblical Errancy

UK Pentecostal Charismatic Churches -
Large UK pentecostal and charismatic church database. Also includes upcoming major UK Christian conferences and upcoming UK Christian speakers

Unitarian and Free Christian Churches Home Page

Unitarian Universalist Association

Unitarian Universalist - Yahoo!

Vatican Home Page

Virtual Jerusalem

Virtual Religion Index

Welcome to the Orthodox Christian Page

White Path Temple, The

Wicca, Church and School of

World of Traditioinal Zoroastrianism

World's Longest Walk- Arthur Blessitt has carried on foot a 12 ft. cross for Jesus around the world since 1969.

World Religion Resources - sites featuring resources for comparative religion, spirituality, or interreligious dialogue.


Zen Page

Zen Stories to Tell Your Neighbors

This is the archive of the Morning Star magazine about Christianity. It is maintained by Per Cederqvist, ceder@lysator.liu.se.

Discordianism is a fairly new religion (late fifties). It is mainly concerned with the balance between order and chaos. Its main deity is Eris, the Greek Godess of Discord. There are also numerous saints. For a quick introduction read The Turkey Curse

Islam is about 500 years younger than Christianity. It is a monotheistic religion with adherents mainly in the Middle East. For a quick introduction read The Fundamentals of the Islamic Religion by Sheikh Al-Islam Mohammad Bin Sulaiman At-Tamimi.

Neopaganism is a group of religions which evolved out of the works of Gerald Gardner, Doreen Valiente and Alex Sanders in Britain in the twentieth century. Asatru and Neoshamanism are often counted as Neopagan. Wicca is the largest Neopagan denomination. For an excellent short introduction you can read

Worship of adversary deities such as Satan, Prometheus and Set as it is done today. For a quick introduction, read the

Other Religions


Academic Info: Islamic Studies- An Annotated Directory of Internet Resources on Islam and the Muslim World

Islamic Thought: Extensive links to Islamic history, jurisprudence, theology, science, comparative religion, more. Includes a lot of full-text material.

Muslim Women's Homepage--an excellent site with articles, biographies, etc... along with many related links.

The Quran in English .

Quran Browser--a tool to search the Quran (Koran) by passage or word part.

Understanding Islam and the Muslims: Has some history, an FAQ file, links to other sites including the Koran in English.

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Academic Info Jewish Studies--An Annotated Directory of Internet Resources on Judaism, includes texts as well.

Academic Jewish Studies Internet Directory--includes access to an article database, as well as an excellent set of links.

Anti-Racism Resources--includes A Virtual Tour of Auschwitz and a Cybrary of the Holocaust.

FAQ on Hasidic Culture and Customs

Judaism 101Judaism 101 is an online encyclopedia of Judaism, covering Jewish beliefs, people, places, things, language, scripture, holidays, practices and customs.

Judaism and Jewish Resources: good overall index to news, mailing lists, archaeology, museums, holocaust studies, Israel, the arts, books, more.

a Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust--includes a Timeline of anti-Semitism from 1918 on up, and has many links to documents, photos, glossary definitions, and other sites.

Time-Line for the History of Judaism--3000 B.C.E. to the present.

The Ultimate Jewish/Israel LinkLauncher--4,601 Links!

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Encyclopedia Mythica-- over 1500 definitions of gods, legendary creatures, worldwide. Searchable.

Encyclopedia of Mythology

Non-Graeco-Roman Mythology

Return to top of page

Other Religions

African Traditional Religion---country by country statistics, bibliography, maps, other links

Asian Traditions--includes links to religious traditions such as Confucianism , Jainism, Shinto, Sikhism and Taoism.

Academic Info China Studies:Religion & Philosophy--An Annotated Directory of Internet Resources, including texts.

Taoism Information Page

The Tibetan Book of the Dead

Zoroastrianism--a good selection of websites and books along with the salient facts compiled by the University of Virginia.

Yahoo guide to different Faiths and Practices


Celtic Druidism

1913 Catholic Encyclopedia article.


1913 Catholic Encyclopedia article.




Hare Krishna


1913 Catholic Encyclopedia article.




Haqqani Sufi Foundation

Taoism: A Portrait
By Dr. Douglas K. Chung, Professor at Grand Valley State University School of Social Work, Grand Rapids, Michigan.


1913 Catholic Encyclopedia article.

Unitarian Universalist

Unitarian Universalist

Vodun (Voodoo)


African Traditional Religion


General Theology--General Christian Theology, Apologetics, Online Magazines, Archaeology, miscellany...


Internet Resources for the Study of Judaism and Christianity


Commission For Religious Relations With the Jews: Notes on the Correct Way to Present the Jews and Judaism in Preaching and Catechesis in the Roman Catholic Church
These Guidelines appeared in the July 1, 1985 issue of "L'Osservatore Romano.

Catholics, Jews, and Vatican II: A New Beginning
A 1991 paper by Thomas Beaudoin.

Seeds of Truth are found in Other Religions

The Immortal Soul: Fact or Fiction?

Rejoice in the Lord
Victor Donovan C.P. reflects on the Holocaust, Edith Stein, and a lifetime of
working to advance Jewish-Catholic Relations.

Christians and Muslims: Believers in God faithful to Man
A 1997 talk by Francis Cardinal Arinze, President of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue.

Cardinal Francis Arinze: Christian-Muslim Relations in the 21st Century

Wisma Canossa: "Partners for Peace" Final Statement of FAITH ENCOUNTERS IN SOCIAL ACTION (FEISA) III Christian-Muslim Dialogue for Justice and Solidarity

A Place Apart
In the midst of contradictions, challenges, and divisions, Western believers and Muslims meet. Article in Sojourners magazine by Julie Polter.

JBL Catalog Index (List of Mythical Figures)

The S.S.S. Federation (Shamen of Shiva & Kali)

Sri Rajarajeswari Peetam (Eastern Mandalas)

Shambalah North Home Page (Kali Connected)

Presbyterian NZ - Geneaology

www.familysearch.org Mormon's contribution - Geneaology

A Former Jehovah's Witness

Answers to Jehovah's Witnesses

Support Group for Ex-Jehovah's Witnesses

Survivors of Abusive Religions (SOAR)

The TRUTH about JWS

Theocratic Addiction & Religious Abuse

Watchers of the Watchtower World

The Watchtower Observer - An Eye On The Jehovah's Witnesses


Exposing Cults and Answering to non-Christian Religions

Resources for Christians who need answers to the questions they get from non-Christians, i.e. providing apologetic material.

Answering Islam

Christian pages on the Baha'i

Baha'i-Christian Dialogue

The Religion of Baha'i

Are Baha'is Christian?

Apologetics Index entry on the Baha'i

On Jehovahs Witnesses
anti-Watchtower cult sites


Information on Jehovah's Witnesses
Beyond Jehovah's Witnesses
All Along the Watchtower

Watch the Tower

Comments from the Friends

Answers to Jehovah's Witnesses

Jesus' Witnesses


Free Minds

Info on the JWs

And another apostate

Another apostate


MacGregor Ministries

Christian Freedom

Reformed JW's

New Light On Blood

Anti Mormons

Word for the Weary
Mormonism Research Ministry Home Page
The Watchman Expositor
Frank R. Zindler: Mormonism: How Do You Lose a Steel Mill?
The Anti- Mormons
Mormon - LDS and other Thought Provoking Links
Mormon Controversies

Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry

Free Masonry


No Way Out about "The Way International"

More on "The Way International": [1]

REVEAL is an organization of former members of the International Churches of Christ and its predecessor organizations (the Boston Church of Christ/Boston Movement, the Crossroads Church of Christ/Crossroads Movement, Campus Advance, and "Multiplying Ministries").

The Boston Church

Recent Studies on New Japanese Religions

The movements listed below do not fall into the same category as the cults. Nevertheless, I have strong reservations about some of the teachings and practices of these groups. Even though there are many true brothers and sisters in those movements, there are valid questions regarding some of these movements and I hope people will take them seriously.

Light of Truth Ministries (About Witness Lee & The Local Church)

Seventh Day Adventists are among themselves rather diverse and I have heard that they seem to move very close to evangelical Christianity in many areas. I am not very knowledgable about them. But these sites explore the teachings of the founder, but I am not sure how influential this is in this church to this day:
The Ellen G. White Website: Prophet or Plagiarist?

Ellen G. White's Teachings Compared with the Bible

The Cultic Doctrine

I have lots of questions about the "The Toronto Blessing, Pensacola, ..." but others are already dealing with it, so here just some links to them: [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6 [7], [8] [9]

The "Faith" Movement may be Prospering but is it HEALTHY?

Apologetics Web Sites
CMR Apologetics Index

The Watchman Fellowship

Cult Research and Christian Apologetics

Inner City Christian Discernment Ministry

The Cults

Mandate Ministries

Your Online Guide to the Major Cults

Gospel Outreach Ministries

Cult Awareness & Information Centre - Australia

Twisted Scriptures

Spiritual Abuse

Tons of links on Scientology at Jim Lippard's Sceptical Information page

The Truth About $cientology

P> Perry's Scientology Page

AFF Cult Group Information

New Age and the Jewish People

American Academy of Religion--Scholarship, research into religious studies...

American Theological Library Association--Issues, publications, conferences...

Answering Islam-- A great site for ongoing Muslim-Christian dialog...

APS Guide to Resources in Theology--Various Christian and non-Christian links...

Biblical Archaeology--A good collection of links related to Biblical Archaeology...

Fides Quaerens Internetum--The Christian Theology page - lots of it here!

Glossary of Theological Terms--A brief listing of theological terms

Internet Theology Resources, by School of Theology Major Areas--
links to scripture, systematics, history, liturgy, commercial sites, more!

Mathematical Miracles in the Qur'an or the Bible?

The Public Square--Online journal of religion and public life...

Society of Christian Philosophers--
fostering fellowship among Christian philosophers...

What Are the Differences Between Orthodoxy and Catholicism?--
An Orthodox priest gives his views...

The Encyclopedia of New Testament Textual Criticism

A new online Greek New Testament using the 1881 Westcott-Hort text with Nestle-Aland 27th edition variants.

TC: an Online Journal of Textual Criticism (both Old and New Testament)

Dating New Testament Manuscripts

A exposition of Psalm 12:6-7 with reference to the King-James-Version-Only debate.


  1. The Oriental Institute Research Archives
Biblical Archaeology Society
The Edinburgh Ras Shamra (Ugarit) Project
An online intro to Ugaritic Grammar - very cool!
The Akkadian Language
A short introduction to Hieroglyphics
Your name in hieroglyphics!
Dr. John McMath's Research Ministries Page
The Franciscan Archaeological Institute
Archaeology in Review.
A huge library of photos of ancient sites and objects.
Online tables of contents of the Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research (BASOR)
Okeanos - Biblical, Classical, and Ancient Near Eastern Studies
Israel Antiquities Authority
Second Temple Synagogues - images, ancient literary citations, an excellent resource.
Near Eastern Archaeology (formerly Biblical Archaeologist)

Recovering Jehovas Witnesses

Dead Sea Scrolls

  1. A TrueType font that simulates the script used at Qumran.
  2. A new transcription of the scroll 1QS (the so-called "Manual of Discipline") by yours truly.
  3. A fresh online translation of, and discussion of, the Habakkuk Commentary, also known as the Habakkuk Pesher, from Qumran Cave 1.
  4. The Great Isaiah Scroll - This is the complete photographic edition on the Web. The graphics are large, but well worth the effort. Don't miss this one!
  5. The Orion Center for the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls
  6. Various DSS-Related Topics by Ian Hutchesson
  7. An interesting article about Qumran (in German)
  8. Dead Sea -- Intro
  9. New Dead Sea Scroll dates
  11. The Orion Center Cave tour


The Church Of Tantra
Examines aspects of many religions + explores the basics of Tibetan Buddhism and Tantric Yoga.

The Temple of The Immortal Spirit
The first Taoist temple in Cyberspace.

Rosicrucian Order. FAQ
Frequently asked questions about the Rosicrucian order.

The Grove of Light
Catholic Apparitions of Jesus and Mary

Celtic Christianity

Spirituality and Relevant Sites

Native Web - Native Cultures and Societies

Anders Magick Page - Magical Beliefs

Foundation for Shamanic Studies
A site dedicated to researching and promoting the traditional shamanic practices around the world investigating the purpose of trance, communication with the spirits

Mysticism in World Religions

Angel Times Magazine
Articles galore on angelic encounters and a range of artwork, information on books and letters. An examination of postive thought which is worth a browse.

Ascension Research Center
Ascension Research Center is an independent student effort to explore some of the teachings released by the Ascended Masters and their Messsengers over the last 121 years, through the Theosophical Society, the I AM Activity, the Bridge to Freedom (1952-1961), The Summit Lighthouse and Church Universal and Triumphant.

The Rosicrucian Fellowship

Vision In Various Religions

Inc. Paganism in the UK and Ireland

Ethiopian Jewish Heritage

Vatican Information Center
information related to the Vatican and the Roman Catholic church

Exalted Living Institute Website
Psychospiritual Development & Transpersonal Counseling
Constructed by Namaste Kionia a metaphysical minister

Urban Shaman's Home Page
An interactive multimedia electronic book focusing on personal growth and spiritual development. A great place for enlightened conversation and growth.

The Viking Homepage (Norway)

The World Of The Vikings (UK)

The Celts

History of Druids and Pagans

Pagan & Wiccan Links
collated by EPONA

Epona's World- Home of the Celt
Includes info on modern-day Celtic religions as well as a Celtic Clipart Collection & Celtic fonts!

Ultimatist Religious Bodies On Earth, Inc.
(or "URBOE" or "the Church") is a religious denomination that promotes Ultimatism—an intellectually honest, spiritually rich, and practical religious teaching.

Gaelic speaking
people of Scotland UK

Graeco-Roman Paganism
The site for the Revivial Of The Traditional Hellenic Religion
The Hellenic religion is a traditional religion, as opposed to what is called monotheistic religions (or, according to Spengler, cosmopolitic religions of the late antiquity).

Finding God in Cyberspace (Michael Fraser)

Society & Culture: Religion (Yahoo)

WWW-VL: Religions (Armin Müller)

A Comparative Anthology Of Sacred Texts (Andrew Wilson)

Bhakti-Yoga-WWW (Vijay Sadananda Pai)

Gnosis Archive WWW (Thomas Leavitt)

Shamash (Jewish WWW-Page) (Avi Feldblum)

The Gateway to Qabalah (Doug Evans)

Defense before Constantius

Athanasius, Saint


Liberius, Pope

Trinity, The Blessed

Hilary of Poitiers, Saint

Catholic Online


Gregory of Nazianzus, Saint

Saint Benedict Center


Society of Anglican Archbishop Justus

Eusebius, Saint


Meletius of Antioch

Saint Patrick's Church


Lives of the Saints

Acacians, The

Lives of the Saints


Basil the Great, Saint

Lives of the Saints

Theodosius I

St. Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria
Profile from the 1878 Encyclopaedia Britannica, hosted by the Christian Classics Ethereal Library.

Eusebius, Saint

Epistle 22  to his sister Marcellina

Gregory of Nazianzus, Saint



Rafal T. Prinke - Articles (Sendivogius and Christian Rosenkreutz)
Michael Sendivogius and Christian Rosenkreutz --reprint from the Hermetic Journal examines the life of Sendivogius and attrempts to determine if his life was the model for the myth of Fr. C. R. C. and the Fama Fraternitas

St. Nicholas the Wonderworker
Detailed description of the life of the Holy Hierarch and wonderworker Nicholas Archbishop Of Myra in Lycia presented by St. Columba Press.

The Augsburg Confession, 465th Anniversary Edition - Martin Luther

The Nahmans of Gerona - History, language, and culture of one Sephardi family.

Invisibles Annotations - Current through volume 3, issue 12.

Free Daism (Chris Tong)

Pope Liberius

Art Of Living, Teachings of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (Bob Wynne)

Osho: Never Born Never Died  - Bhagwan Rajneesh

Avatar Meher Baba (Eric Solibakke)

The Quan Yin Method (Shing-Te)

Eckankar (Eck-Group Gainesville, USA)

World Transformation (Flemming Funch)

Site dedicated to transformational of Aspects: Economic, Ecologic, Spiritual, New Society Forms/Structures etc. (his

Altered States of Consciousness (Jouni A. Smed)

Paranormal Phenomena (Yahoo)

His Holiness The Dalai Lama

Books by the Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama's Life Today

Tibetan Government in Exile's Official Web Site

NativeNet-WWW (Marc Becker)

Silicon Pheonix - Return to the Earth (Jonathan J Stevens)

Cyberkind (Shannon Turlington)

Sumeria (David Major)

Albert Nanomius WWW-Page (Albert Nanomius)

Mind and Body (Olav Benum)

School of Wisdom
Holistic synthesis of science/religion, practical implications of fractals and chaos theory, esoteric music, actualization of human potential . . .

Seekers (div. Authors)

Will Of Nature (Pierre Jolivet)

Snoqualmie-Space (Ben deLisle)

The Spirit of Raving (Lee Fogel)

Conspiracy, Control & ???? (Russ Dove)

Cooperative Communities (Michael Elph Morgan)

The Option Institute

Tribe Of Love (Alan Pogrebinschi)
Social movement originating in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) about Wilhelm Reich's work, as well as on other holistic processes and modern management theories

PAIC-WWW (Bob Garth)

List of Nonprofit Organizations ...

Commercial Sites

V J Enterprises (Joshua & Vera Shapiro)

New Age organization sharing information which describes the prophecized Golden Age.

The Alexander Material (Andy Hughes)

A growing body of metaphysical teachings channeled by Ramon Stevens since 1986

Magical Blend

Online newsletter (images, video-clips)

Sedona (Arnie Wolen)

Transformation at Sedona, lot of local information

Glass Wings (Katherine Phelps)

Positive Living; Environmental, Peace and Metaphysical groups listed

Mind Gear (Phil Safier)

Mental Fitness Technology

The Mind Mall (Bob Richardson)

All sorts of spiritual information and products oriented toward relaxation, health, light, and peace. (Just started)

Sound Photosynthesis (M. Creon Levit)

Substantial material on Richard Feynman, Maria Gimbutas, Timothy Leary, John Lilly, and Terence McKenna among many others.

Avatar: The Art Of Living Delibaretly (Kayvan Sylvan)

Avatar is a course based upon the simple concept that your beliefs will cause you to create or attract the experiences you are having.

Magic and Pagan Issues:

Anders Magick Page (Anders Sandberg)

OMNet (Tyagi Nagasiva)

Tarot (DT King)

Paganlink (Daryl Parson)

The Covenant of the Goddess (Yesod)

Astralite (Greg Edwards)

Skywind's PSI-Page (Jenny Gable)

Voyagers (Skip Atwater)

Castaneda-L (Tony Sanders)

Project Mind Foundation (David S. Devor)

Other Mailing Lists ...

E-Zine List (John Labovitz)

Nexus (Mike Senften,...)

Depth Probe (Alan Eyzaguirre)

CyberSight (???)

MkzdK (Stephen Miller)

List of Nonprofit Organizations ...

The Miricle of Saint Joseph

Apparitions and Eucharistic Miricles

Apparitions of Jesus and Mary

Shepherd's Chapel Network -- Bible Readings

Bible Prophecy -- Interesting Sight

Sacred Space -- Peaceful Friends

Ancient Wisdom -- Lots of ancient world Wisdom

Zen Stories -- with some other stuff too

Maitai Zendo -- interesting Zen sight

Association Zen International -- Very informative

Eclectic Open Mind -- Heart felt searching

The Secret Doctrine -- H.P. Blavatsky

Esoteric Web Link Index -- Good New Age Link Page

Fathe Malachi Martin -- Very Dedicated Catholic Teacher

Apocolyptic Prophacies of Daniel and Revelation -- easy to navigate

Angel Web Ring -- Lots of angel sights

Links to Faiths and Practices -- lots of stuff

Judaism 101 -- the basics of Jewish belief

Project Genesis -- online classes in Jewish teaching including Kabbalah and philosophy

Investigating Islam -- interesting answers to many questions about Islam

Al'Islam and the Signs of the Last Day -- Study of Islamic prophecy concerning the end times

Essemtials of Buddism -- a starting place for the study of Buddism

Karma and Reincarnation -- An indepth study of the Hindu perspective

The Taoism Ring -- lots of Taoist sights

The Spirit Web -- Lots of links into all kinds of beliefs

Welcome to Wicca -- A Friendly look at a missunderstood faith

Phoenix's Fire -- links to Pagan and Wicca sights

Celtic Links

Druid Grove -- facts about Druidic Faith

Krishna -- all about it

Mother Baha'i

Ligmincha Institute -- Tebetin Bon

World Union of Diests -- all about it

American Ethical Union -- Ethical Society

The Fourth Way

Free Daism

The Temple of Gnosis -- New and old Gnostic Beliefs


Raelian Religion

Jain Dharma -- Hindu

Institute for the Scientific Study of Meditation

Science and Spirit -- lots of scientific views on spiritual practice

Taijiquan -- interesting animations

Dan Tao, The Way of Transformation

Qi Gong -- Chi Gung Practice

Compleet Guide to Transcedental Meditation

Aditi -- Yoga

Mithra -- all about it

Hermetic Kabbala


Scientific Pantheism

The Ancient Rosia Crusis

The Rosicrucian Fellowship

The Runic Journey

Haqqani Sufi Foundation

The Pagan Best of the Web -- all kinds of Pagans

The Society of Processeans

Thelema -- Teachings of Alister Crowley

The Atheism Web

Agnostic Church

The President of the Church of Scientology


Councel on Spiritual Practice -- awareness organisation

Bearded Wolf -- Native American Shaminism

The Nagual Network -- Nagualism

Shamanism: Working with Animal Spirits -- I love this sight!

Shamanism Web Circle

International Shinto Foundation


The Spiritualist Religion


Unitarian Universalism

Universal Life Church

Maharishi Vedic University

American Institute of Vedic Studies

Won Buddhism


The Zarathushtrian Assembly -- Zoroastrianism

OrishaNet -- all about Santaria


Ijo Orunmila - Yoruba Cosmology and Ifa

The Vodun -- facts about Voodo

Elements to Admire in African Traditional Religion -- interesting

The Ascended Master Network -- Judeo-Christian New age plus

The Michael Teachings -- channeled material

Neutopia the Gaia Religion

New and Alternative Theories of Physics -- a taste of spiritual science along with some hard core Physics


The Enneagram in the Electronic Tradition


The Noetic Foundation

Channeling's By Debra Yeager

The Spiritual Philosophys, the guides and helpers of Lucy Hale

Spiritual Evolution -- Lots of New Age Links

Wakeing World Links -- many self posted spiritual links

Connections -- Millinialists

Torah Code Links -- Bible Code

Biblical/Religious Resources

The Flood of Noah

Message from Chief Dan Evehema, Hopi Eldest Elder -- an important message from a highly respected American Indian elder

Messianic Jewish Outreach -- very informative

Prayer Request Links -- primarily Christian organisations

Grizzly's Home Page -- Links to Shamonism and American Indian Belief