Equinox Religion Library

Questions, Pathways and Resources for the Academic Study of Religion

The Equinox Religion Library is designed to support users at all stages of their pursuits, from undergraduates to postgraduates and beyond. This dynamic project will eventually encompass all our digital publications on topics related to religion allowing users to discover and access content from multiple formats -- whole books, book chapters, journals and reference books. Users can also create their own personal libraries and/or private reading groups with links to unique collections of readings for courses they may be teaching where students can annotate, comment and share.

All collections include complete (core) books and complete (core) journals as well as supplementary chapters and articles drawn from edited collections and journals that are relevant to the collection's focus. These supplementary components are identified on the home pages of those edited collections and journals and are also featured in the listings (below) of the components of each collection.

We are launching this project with our AfroDiasporic & Indigenous Studies, South & East Asia, and Islamic Studies Collections. Others will follow very soon (Ancient Worlds, Biblical Studies, Christianity, Judaism, New Religious Movements/Contemporary Paganisms & Western Esotericism, and Theory & Methods/Special Topics).

This Collection concentrates on those distinctively East, South Asian or Indic religions of Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Jainism and also includes studies of these religions in diaspora, and their reception in the West, as well as emerging or "established" new religions in the region. It also includes material on other, non-Indic religious traditions and communities such as Islam, Christianity, Indigenous traditions and historical and contemporary inter-religious contact and change in the region.
The Islamic Studies Collection includes research on Islam through comparisons between Islam and other religions, and between religious and non-religious factors and disciplines. It also contains scholarship devoted to the classical Islamic sciences, including traditions of learning such as Qur’anic exegesis, hermeneutics, law, theology, linguistic thought, Sufism, the Hadith and studies on the medieval genres of Arabic biography and history including critically edited editions of important classical manuscripts.

This Collection is also component of the larger Religions of a Single God Collection (in preparation) that aggregates all our material in Christianity, Judaism and Biblical Studies along with the Islamic Studies Collection.