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Podcasts

#She Too

A seven-part podcast series exploring some of the texts that include violence against women in the …

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Reports

A Report into Anti-Sikh Hate Crimes

The All Party Parliamentary Group for British Sikhs (2020)

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Reports

A Report on the State of Hinduism in Religious Education in UK Schools

Insight UK (2021)

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Online Courses

A spiritual revolution? Wicca and religious change in the 1960s

This free course looks at the 'crisis' of traditional religion in the Sixties in the Western world. …

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Websites

Access to Insight

A freely available compendium of translations from the Pali Canon, along with a selection of other …

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Podcasts

An A-Z of Believing

From Atheism to Zealotry, join Dr Ed Kessler, for a 26-week crash course on religion and society.

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Online Courses

Antisemitism: From Its Origins to the Present

Join 50 leading scholars in exploring antisemitism, from its roots to its contemporary forms.

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Books

Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction

Damien Keown (1996)

Provides a good overview of the essential points of Buddhism.

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Books

Buddhist Yoga

Anonymous (1995)

A translation of the Sandhinirmochana-sutra (Scripture Unlocking the Mysteries) - a classical …

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Articles

Chemically-Induced Visions in the Fourth Book of Ezra in Light of Comparative Persian Material

Vicente Dobroruka (2006)

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Articles

Early Christians Might Have Been High on Hallucinogenic Communion Wine

Ed Prideaux (2020)

A discussion on the early use of hallucinogenic chemicals mixed with alcohol to form so-called …

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Podcasts

Encounter

Encounter is a discussion podcast produced by the Woolf Institute and presented by its Founder …

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Online Courses

Governing Religion: Global Challenges and Comparative Approaches

Explore the relationship between religions and governments and learn how religions have come to be …

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Books

Hindu Myths

Wendy O'Flaherty (1975)

A collection of Puranas - stories about Hindu deities and mythological figures.

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Books

Hinduism: A Very Short Introduction

Kim Knott (1998)

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Reports

Improving Religious Literacy: A Contribution to the Debate

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Religious Education (2016)

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Books

Indian Philosophy: Volume 1

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1923)

This volume of Radhakrishnan’s two-volume work on Indian philosophy goes into detail on the Rig Veda …

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Podcasts

Inside Fundamentalism

Four-part podcast series reflecting on aspects of strictly observed religion.

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Online Courses

Interfaith Dialogue for Combating Extremism among Young People

Explore the role of interfaith education in preventing forms of violent extremism and building …

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Reports

Interim Report: Religious Education for All

The Commission on Religious Education (2017)

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Books

Introducing World Religions

Victoria Kennick Urubshurow (2008)

A textbook on religious studies, surveying traditions from around the world.

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Podcasts

Keeping it 101: A Killjoy's Introduction to Religion

Aimed at a general audience who want to get to grips with contemporary religious studies, this …

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Podcasts

Living in Harmony

The role of music in religious practice and interreligious encounter across the Middle East.

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Online Courses

Muslims in Britain: Changes and Challenges

Develop your understanding of Muslims and their faith through an exploration of communities in …

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Podcasts

Naked Reflections

Reflecting on recent science news stories and current events, authoritative thinkers unpack the …

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Podcasts

New Testament Review

Influential works of New Testament scholarship discussed by two Duke PhD candidates.

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Podcasts

NT Pod

Podcast about the New Testament and Christian Origins. Condensed comment from an academic …

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Books

Psychology and Religion

G. S. Spinks (1963)

A detailed review of the psychological study of religion, touching on the theories of Freud and …

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Online Courses

Religion and Conflict

Understand and analyse the role of religion in conflicts and peacebuilding in present-day societies, …

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Reports

Religion and Worldviews: the way forward. A national plan for RE

The Commission on Religious Education (2018)

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Podcasts

Religion Bites

This is a podcast by Malory Nye on the study of religion.

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Online Courses

Religion, Radicalisation, Resilience

Understand religious radicalisation and violence and learn strategies to build resilience in …

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Online Courses

Religions From The Inside: Improving Interreligious Dialogue

Explore the value of cooperation between faiths and learn how the five main world religions’ core …

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Online Courses

Religious Literacy: Traditions and Scriptures

Learn how to better understand the rich and complex ways that religions function in historic and …

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YouTube Channels

SOAS Centre of Yoga Studies: YouTube Channel

Run by SOAS University, the Centre of Yoga Studies researches and shares information about yoga …

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Podcasts

Text Talks

Text Talks provides teachers and students (and anyone else who’s interested) with weekly podcasts …

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Podcasts

The Classical Ideas Podcast

The goal of The Classical Ideas Podcast is to empower students with the core knowledge of major …

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Websites

The Database of Religious History

The world’s first comprehensive online quantitative and qualitative encyclopedia of religious …

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Podcasts

The Faith and Belief Forum: Podcast

Produced by the Faith and Belief Forum, an organisation dedicated to building good relations between …

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Books

The Indian Theogony

Sukumari Bhattacharji (1970)

A work on comparative mythology, focusing on Indian deities and mythologies - particularly with …

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Books

The Last Days of Socrates

Plato (1954)

A collection of Plato's writings, centered around the life and death of Socrates, including …

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Books

The Life of Milarepa

Rechung (1928)

An abridged version of Evans-Wentz’s translation, telling the life story of the Tibetan Buddhist …

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Podcasts

The Panpsycast Philosophy Podcast

A weekly philosophy podcast inspiring and supporting students, teachers, academics, and …

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Books

The Religious Experience of Mankind

Ninian Smart (1969)

A comprehensive survey of religious experiences from around the world.

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Podcasts

The Religious Studies Project

The Religious Studies Project (RSP) is an international collaborative enterprise producing weekly …

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Podcasts

The Sacred

Listen to Theos in conversation, and interviewing other thought leaders, about Christianity and …

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Books

The Science of Self-Realization

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (1977)

A collection of essays on Vaishnavite devotional yoga, or bhakti.

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Books

The Serpent Power

Sir John Woodroffe (1918)

An introduction to the concept of laya yoga, along with translations of two Sanskrit works - the …

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Online Courses

The Sharia and Islamic Law: An Introduction

Discover Sharia and Islamic law, and learn more about some of the diverse roles they play in Muslim …

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islam  sharia  fiqh 

Books

The Study of Religion: An Introduction to Key Ideas and Methods

George D. Chryssides and Ron Greaves (2007)

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Books

The Upanishads

Anonymous (1965)

Mascaró presents a selection of the Hindu Upanishads in English translation.

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Books

The Varieties of Religious Experience

William James (1902)

Published at the beginning of the twentieth century, The Varieties of Religious Experience is a …

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Online Courses

Why Religion Matters: Religious Literacy, Culture and Diversity

A free online course from the Open University, exploring the importance of religious literacy.

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Podcasts

Woolf Research

What's the leading research in the field of religion and society? And how are we contributing to it?

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Reports

Worldviews in Religious Education

Theos Think Tank (2020)

This report interprets and develops the idea of worldview and explores its implications for the …

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Videos

Worldviews in Religious Education launch

This is a recording of 'What are worldviews and why should schools teach them?' on 21st October …

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Reports

Worldviews: A Multidisciplinary Report

Céline Benoit, Timothy Hutchings and Rachael Shillitoe (2020)

As part of the Worldview Project, the REC commissioned a multidisciplinary academic literature …

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Videos

Yoginī temples and their antecedents: reassessing the textual evidence

A live recording of an online talk and Q+A via zoom on 21st October 2020 for the SOAS Centre of Yoga …

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