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A guide to religious communities in the Atlanta metro region and resources to learn more about them
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Online Reference Works

  • Encyclopedia of Religion
    A good research for introductory information and additional resources on religions and religious theory. A print copy is available in THEO REF: BL31 .E46 2005 (15 vols.)
  • Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices
    Discusses religions as they are expressed in countries around the world. Search by country or religion. A print copy of this series is available in THEO REF: BL80.3 .W67 2006
  • Reference Universe
    A metasearch of print and electronic reference books, this resource will identify reference books with entries on your search terms, noting those that are available electronically with a blue "e-book" button.

Religions of Atlanta

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Religions of Atlanta - Gary Laderman (Editor)
Call Number: BR560 .A84 R45 1996
ISBN: 0788502506
Publication Date: 1996-01-02
Includes chapters on: Mainline Protestantism; Southern Baptists; African-American Expressions of Christianity; The Roman Catholic Community of Atlanta; The Jewish Community of Atlanta; multiple chapters of various Christian beliefs (Unitarian Universalists, Christian Scientists, Eastern Orthodox Churches, etc.); and chapters on religious diversity (Muslim Communities; Hindu Communities; Buddhist Communities; the Baha'i Community; Alternative Spiritualities; Religion in Atlanta's Queer Community).

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A New Religious America: how a "Christian country" has now become the world's most religiously diverse nation - Diana L. Eck
Call Number: THEOLOGY CIRC-DESK: BL2525 .E35 2001
ISBN: 0060621591
Publication Date: 2002-05-28


General Reference Works

See also the online reference resources to the right (several of which are also available in print) and the resources listed on the pages of particular religious traditions.

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How to Be a Perfect Stranger: A Guide to Etiquette in Other People's Religious Ceremonies - Arthur J. Magida (Editor); Sanford Cloud (Foreword by)
Call Number: THEO REF: BJ2010 .M34 1996
ISBN: 1879045397
Publication Date: 1995-11-01
This 2-volume set provides information helpful for visiting a religious congregation that is not your own; various Christian traditions as well as Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, Baha'i, Native American, and Sikh communities are included.

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Oxford Handbook of Global Religions - Mark Juergensmeyer, ed.
Call Number: THEOLOGY REF: BL74 .O94 2006
ISBN: 0195137981
Contains introductory essays with particular reference ti the ways that religious traditions appear in various parts of the world. Each article includes a bibliography for further reading.

Sacred Writings - Jaroslav Pelikan, ed.
Call Number: THEO REF: BL70 .S25 1992 (6 volumes)
v. 1. Judaism: the Tanakh -- v. 2. Christianity: the Apocrypha and the New Testament -- v. 3. Islam: the Qur'an -- v. 4. Confucianism: the Analects of Confucius -- v. 5. Hinduism: the Rig Veda -- v. 6. Buddhism: the Dhammapada.

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Handbook of Denominations in the United States - Craig D. Atwood (Revised by); Frank Spencer Mead; Samuel S. Hill
Call Number: REF. BR516.5 .M38 2010
ISBN: 9781426700484
Publication Date: 2010-10-01
Provides founding date, estimated membership numbers and religious fellowships, overview of the group, and contact information for many Christian denominations and some Jewish, Muslim, Baha'i, and Unification groups.


Library of Congress Call Numbers

If you're seeking to browse resources in the stacks or reference sections of Pitts or Woodruff, below are some helpful call number ranges.  You can also browse call numbers digitally using the "Browse Shelves" tab in EUCLID, although you can only search one library at a time this way.

BL -- Religions.  Mythology.  Rationalism

BL 1100 - BL 1295 -- Hinduism

BL 1300 - BL 1380 -- Jainism

BL 1500 - BL 1590 -- Zoroastrianism

BL 1600- BL 1695 -- Semitic Religions

BL 1830- BL 1883 -- Confucianism

BL 1899 -  BL 1942.85 -- Taoism

BL 2017 - BL 2018.7 -- Sikhism

BL 2216 - BL 2227.8 -- Shinto

BL 2390 - BL 2490 -- Religions of Africa

BM -- Judaism

BP 1 - BP 253 -- Islam. 

BP 300 - BP 395 -- Bahai Faith.

BP 500 - BP 585 -- Theosophy.

BQ -- Buddhism


Native American religions are in subclasses E and F.

The full list of Library of Congress Call Numbers for Subclass B is available.


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