The British Columbia Digital
Digital Library Collections By Subject:
Scope: This section contains historical religious texts from Christian and
other religions. For texts pertaining to missionary activities within a specific
geographic region, refer to the closest country or continent, or to  texts
by language and/or location, for example, American Texts or Canadian Texts.
See also Civilization, Ancient and
General Resources (Multiple religions)
Religious Resources (Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia
Library). As of February 2001, includes the King James and Standard versions of
the Bible (with a side-by-side comparison view), The Book of Morman,
The Koran, a polyglot Bible, and Irving Hexham's searchable/browsable
Concise Dictionary of Religion.
- The Internet Sacred Text Archive.
Compiled by J.B. Hare. " This site is a freely available non-profit archive of electronic texts about
religion, mythology, legends and folklore, and occult and esoteric topics. Texts
are presented in English translation and, in some cases, in the original
Date added: 2002-01-02.
- BuddhaNet: Buddhist Information Network.
Sydney, Australia: Buddha Dharma Education Association Inc. Includes a library
of free eBooks in Adobe PDF files. Date accessed: 2002-02-03. Date added:
- Chinese Buddhist Electronic Text Association (CBETA). The
goal of this association is to " Develop Buddhist information technology, improve the exchange and accessability
of Buddhist scriptures, use the special capacities of the electronic medium to
store and deliver the scriptures of the Chinese Tripitaka to everybody, who
would like to access it." Date accessed: 2002-10-20. Date added: 2002-10-20.
- Digital Buddhist Library and Museum. National Taiwan University and Chung-Hwa Institute of Buddhist Studies. This
site features a full-text database of resources for the study and practice
of Buddhism. Date accessed: 2002-10-20. Date added: 2002-10-20.
- Electronic Buddhist Text Initiative (EBTI). Hosted
by IRIZ  (Japan). Summary: " ...a loose association of institutions and individuals involved in the input and processing of Buddhist texts in the electronic medium. It was founded in 1993 in Berkeley, California...." Date accessed: 2002-10-20. Date added: 2002-10-20.
- International Research Institute
for Zen Buddhism (IRIZ). Kyoto, Japan: Hanazono University. Bilingual
interface: English and Japanese. This site provides access to downloadable,
compressed files of various texts relating to the practice of Zen Buddhism.
Date accessed: 2002-10-20. Date added: 2002-10-20. Date updated: 2004-10-20.
- Research Institute
of Tripitaka Korean. Established in 1993, this organization is digitizing
the Tripitaka Koreana (Koryo Tripitaka = Taejang'kyong) or Korean Buddhist
sutra housed in Haein Temple as National Treasure No. 32. Date accessed:
2002-10-20. Date added: 2002-10-20.
Christianity see also The
- Augustine of
Hippo (Maintained by J.J. O'Donnell). Links to Latin and English
translations of St. Augustine's writings, as well as supporting research
Electrónica Cristiana. Lima, Peru: VE Multimedios. Spanish language
collection in HTML format of Christian texts chiefly relating to the Catholic
faith. Date accessed: 2002-10-25. Date added: 2002-10-25.
- The Book of
Mormon (Humanities Text Initiative, University of Michigan).
Searchable/browsable edition in SGML format.
- Christian Classics Ethereal
Library (Calvin College, Michigan). Originally established at the
University of Pittsburgh in 1993, this digital library collection contains
searchable/browsable electronic editions of Christian philosophical and
ecclesiastical works. The editions are marked up in ThML (Theological Markup
Language based on XML) and include links to digital facsimile pages (Portable
Network Graphics format images) which can be navigated like a physical book.
Some works are also available in languages other than English, including
Chinese and Russian. Many titles can be downloaded to handheld devices running
Palm OS or the Microsoft Reader.
- Codices Electronici Ecclesiae Coloniensis (CEEC).
Köln, Germany: Historisch Kulturwissenschaftliche Informationsverarbeitung,
Universität zu Köln. Searchable/browsable digital facsimile collection of
medieval codices preserved mainly in Cologne (Köln) cathedrals. Date accessed:
2004-08-27. Date added: 2004-08-27.
- The Ecole Initiative:
Creating a Hypertext Encyclopedia of Early Church History on the World-Wide
Web. Evansville, Indiana: University of Evansville, 1995-. Founding
editor: Anthony F. Beavers general editors: Karen Ræ Keck and Norman Hugh Redington.
Date accessed: 2003-12-15. Date added: 2003-12-15.
- The Greek Orthodox Church in
Canada. The section entitled Greek Orthodox Faith includes an online
catechism and links to several other Internet/Web resources with multimedia and
- Internet Christian Library
(ICLnet). Founded in 1992, contains one of the largest public collections of
texts, as well as an Internet guide, relating to the history of Christianity
from its beginnings to the present day. The site includes links to English
translations of classical Graeco-Roman texts such as Thucydides' History Of
The Peloponnesian War and Plato's Republic.
Digital. Wittenberg, Germany: The Luther House, Stiftung Luthergedenkstätten
in Sachsen-Anhalt (Luther Memorial Foundation of Saxony-Anhalt). Bilingual
interface (German and English) to a sampling of multimedia digitized content
managed with IBM's DB2 Content Management
system. Date accessed: 2004-03-06. Date added: 2004-03-06.
Wittenberg. Works by and about Martin Luther (1483-1546) and his followers.
In addition to direct links found on the project home page, the Project
Wittenberg Lutheran Electronic
Archive contains an organized set of links to these historic texts from the
present back to the 16th century BPE (as of February 2001).
Online = Reformed Online. Emden, Germany:    Johannes a Lasco
Bibliothek   Geneva, Switzerland: World Alliance of Reformed Churches
(WARC). Digital collection with user submissions that features a full-text
database of modern and historical Reformed Protestant texts. Multilingual
interface (German, English, French and Spanish). Date accessed: 2004-03-06.
Date added: 2004-03-06.
- The Waterloo
Lutheran Seminary Historic Text Archive (Waterloo Lutheran Seminary,
Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario). Public domain texts encoded in SGML
relating to the history of Lutheranism in North America.
Divinity School Digital Library (Yale University). As of January 2001,
contains two collections that can be searched simultaneously or independently:
EIKON: Image Database for Biblical Studies and Ad Hoc: Images and
Text for the History of Christianity. Additional links to other digital
projects pertaining to Christianity can be found at the Yale Divinity School
Projects and Research Websites.
- Daoist Scriptures.
Multilanguage (Chinese, English and German) online Daoist texts in HTML
- Hindu Resources Online. Kauai, Hawaii:
Himalayan Academy. Site includes links to a large selection of online publications
- CJH Digital Collections. New York, NY: Center for Jewish History, 2007-. Multimedia digital facsimile collection of Jewish history, which includes books. Date accessed: 2007-04-01. Date added: 2007-04-01.
- Pirqé Rabbi Eliezer Electronic Text Editing Project (Hebrew Union College, Los
Angeles, and University of Southern California). Digital facsimile and
SGML/TEI-encoding of a medieval Hebrew narrative retelling part of the Old
Testament of the Bible.
Compiled by David
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