Our faculty have compiled scholarly resources in religious and theological studies, covering many faiths and general topics. We provide them as a service for our students and religious studies scholars everywhere.
Catholic Resources | Chaplaincy Resources | Ecumenical Christian Resources | Interfaith Resources | Jewish Resources | Justice & Peace Resources | Religious Studies Resources | Scripture Resources | Women in Religion
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon
Our Lady of the Lake
Roman Catholic parish within nearby Lake Oswego
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus & Mary
SNJMs Oregon – Partners in Mission
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Office of the Catholic Bishops of the United States
The Vatican Website
Official link to The Vatican, archives, documents, and more
Catholics Come Home
For returning Catholics or interested persons.
National Catholic Reporter
Independent U.S. Roman Catholic newspaper.
Association of Clinical Pastoral Education
A multicultural, multifaith organization devoted to providing education and improving the quality of ministry and pastoral care offered by spiritual caregivers of all faiths through clinical pastoral education.
Association of Professional Chaplains
Serves chaplains in all types of health and human service settings.
National Association of Catholic Chaplains
Advocates for the profession of spiritual care and educates, certifies and supports chaplains, clinical pastoral educators, and all members who continue the healing ministry of Jesus in the name of the Church.
Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon
Statewide association of Christian denominations (including Protestant, Roman Catholic and Orthodox), congregations, ecumenical organizations and interfaith partners
World Council of Churches
A worldwide fellowship of 349 churches seeking unity, a common witness and Christian service.
Ecumenical News International
Global news service reporting on ecumenical developments and other news of churches. Published by Ecumenical News International, Geneva 2, Switzerland.
National Association of Churches
NCC’s member faith groups encompass 45 million Americans in 100,000 local congregations.
Interfaith Mysticism Index
Interfaith mysticism and religious worlds
A project of Harvard University. Studying the growing religious diversity of the United States. Includes teaching resources, articles and details of current research.
Religion and Ethics
Resource from the BBC. A portal to the A-Z of religions.
Religions of the world: Information about 40 organized religions and faith groups.
Interfaith scriptures & sacred writings
Analects of Confucius
Bahai Sacred Texts
Tao Te Ching
Eastern Sacred Texts
Interfaith Mysticism and Religious Worlds
Sacred Texts – Celtic
Digital version of the Dead Sea Scrolls
Links to early Jewish writings
Resource assembled by PBS
Jewish History Resource Center
Project of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Jewish Virtual Library
Project of the American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise (AICE)
Complete works of Josephus (37– c.100)
Journal of Hebrew Scriptures
International, peer-reviewed, open access journal, established to foster scholarly research on Hebrew Bible and ancient Israel’s history
Principles for Catholic-Jewish Dialogue
Statement of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
Website for U.S. section of Amnesty International, a global movement of people fighting injustice and promoting human rights.
Habitat for Humanity
A nonprofit, ecumenical Christian ministry founded on the conviction that every person should have a safe and affordable place to live.
Interfaith Network for Earth Concerns
A program of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon. To foster an awareness that care for creation is integral to a life of faith.
Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center
Seattle-based nonprofit working to promote just structures in the church and world.
A national Catholic social justice lobby. Educates, organizes and lobbies for economic and social transformation.
Non-governmental organization advocating on behalf of women and children (particularly those living in poverty), immigrants and refugees, and the environment.
Office of Life, Justice and Peace
Promotes social ministry of the Catholic Church throughout the Archdiocese of Portland.
Pax Christi USA
Strives to create a world that reflects the Peace of Christ by exploring, articulating and witnessing to the call of Christian nonviolence.
Library of Classic Christian Texts
Christian Classic Ethereal Library (CCEL)
Online encyclopedia of mythology, folklore and religion
Nag Hammandi Library
Online collection of apocryphal, gnostic non-canonical texts from early Christianity
From Jesus to Christ
Excellent video and article collection from PBS on the development of early Christianity
Theories of Historical Jesus
Theories offered up by contemporary scholars on the historical Jesus and the origins of the Christian religion.
LIVIUS online sources: articles on ancient history
Caritas in Veritate
Pope Benedict XVI’s First Pastoral Encyclical of the 3rd Millennium
Catechism of the Catholic Church
Online version of Catholic catechism with additional resources related to the catechism — a USCCB website
Catacombs of Rome
Vatican site documents the history of the Roman Catacombs
New American Bible (NAB)
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America
The New Jerusalem Bible (NJB)
New International Version (NIV)
The Biblical Archaelogy Society Library
Available through Shoen Library, this database provides access to the following journals:
- 35 years of Biblical Archaeology Review (1975 to present)
- 20 years of Bible Review (1985 to 2005 complete)
- 8 years of Archaeology Odyssey (1998 to 2006 complete)
Bible and Interpretation
Site posts latest news, features, editorials, commentary, archaeological interpretation and excavations relevant to the study of the Bible for the public and biblical scholars.
Catholic Biblical Association of America
Site hosted by Catholic University of America, posts materials for a faithful scholarly study in Scripture.
Search Key Site offers a passage search key and numerous biblical translations.
Excellent site all around, check out the tools.
E.N.T.E.R. Electronic New Testament Educational Resources
This collection of Biblical Resources were collected by Jesuit Father Felix Just, Ph.D.
Five Gospel Parallels
This site offers textual comparison between The Synoptics, John and the Gospel of Thomas. Paul and Patristics are under construction.
New Testament Gateway
Internet resources on the New Testament.
Old Testament Pseudepigrapha Internet resources provided by the Westly Center.
Society of Biblical Literature
Free online open access to the most recent volumes in Ancient Near East Monographs, Constructs of Prophecy in the Former and Latter Prophets and other texts.
Feminae – Medieval Women and Gender Index
Journal articles, book reviews and essays in books about women, sexuality and gender during the Middle Ages
Diotima — Women and Gender in Antiquity