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Religious studies

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Religious studies (V620): Identification and classification of religions and the comparative study of the world's religious traditions.

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Link Introduction to the New Testament History and Literature

A 26-lecture series by Dale B. Martin, providing a historical study of the origins of Christianity. It analyses the literature of the earliest...

Christianity, New Testament, Judaism, Apostles, St Paul view
Course 'The Conference of the Birds' by Farīd al-dīn ʿAttar

Conference of the Birds’ (Mantiq al-Ṭayr) by Farīd al-dīn ʿAttar (d.1221) is considered a masterpiece of Persian poetry. It is also one of the...

The Conference of the Birds, Birds, conference view
Document A monorhyme poem from the Diwan of Ibn 'Arabi

This poem, in Arabic and English, is an example of a particular kind of poem, known as the monorhyme, where the final word of each line is the...

Islamic mysticism, Sufi poetry, Ibn 'Arabi view
Document A poem on Love by Ibn 'Arabi

A poem with commentary by In 'Arabi from his Diwan, translated by Stephen Hirtenstein.

Islamic mysticism, Sufi poetry, Ibn 'Arabi view
Link About Ibn 'Arabi

A brief overview of the life and writings of the Sufi master, Ibn 'Arabi (1165-1240), with details of the books he wrote

Ibn 'Arabi, Sufism, Islam, Ayyubid, Seljuk, Almohad view
Link al-Tafsir

The al-Tafsīr website, maintained by the Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought in Jordan, provides the original Arabic of over 100...

Islam, Tafsir, Qur'an view
Link Alkhazina

'Alkhazina' is an intelligent, well-balanced and therefore much-needed database on Islamic culture in the Middle East. Developed as a teaching...

Islam, Middle East, Qur'an, Sufism, Arabic world view
Document An Introduction to 'Attar's Conference of the Birds

A brief outline of 'Attar's life and work, plus some background on 'Confernece of the Birds'

Link Analects of Confucius

English translation of Confucius's Analects (Lun Yu) by A. Charles Muller

Confucius, Confucianism, China view
Link Ancient and Medieval Church History

Complete Online course in early Church history from Covenant Theological Seminary.

Church history, History view
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