World Religions and Philosophy


This page was compiled by Mark Owen Webb and the many

students of his World Religions and Philosophy classes over the years.

Texas Tech University

Links on Philosophical Topics Related
to the World Religions



The Doctrine of Karma in Jainism
Karma: the Problem of Evil in India
Karma according to the Gita


A (Buddhist) defense of reincarnation
Excerpt of Sivananda's What Becomes of the Soul After Death?
Reincarnation FAQ -- by Richard Holmes

Human Nature

A Buddhist View (Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
An Explanation of the Confucian View
An Orthodox Jewish View

The Existence of God

Agnosticism (at
A Discussion of Several Arguments -- brief discussions of many arguments, with links to lots of articles

The Problem of Evil

A lecture by Dr. Greg Ganssle
Detailed response from Probe Ministries
Entry from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy brief discussion with links to lots of articles

The Trinity/Incarnation

Article from Soc.Religion.Christian
A Catholic Statement of the Incarnation Doctrine
A Critical Discussion of the Trinity Doctrine
A Defense of the Trinity Doctrine
Gregory of Nyssa's explanation
John Owen's statement of the doctrine of the Trinity
On the Incarnation, from Contend for the Faith (a website on apologetics)

The Spirit World

Ancestor Veneration in Africa
A Spiritualist Version



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Links on the World Religions

Articles on the individual religions can also be found on the websites under "General" below.



BELIEVE religious information source
Basic Christianity
Bible Gateway-- a searchable Bible, among other resources
Christian Classics Ethereal Library
Christianity Today magazine
PBS's From Jesus to Christ
What is Christianity?


Catholic Answers
The Catholic Bridge page--helping evangelicals understand Catholicism
Catholic Educators' Resources
Catholic Encyclopedia
Catholic Faith and Reason
Catholic Online
EWTN -- the Catholic radio and TV network
Factmonster on Catholicism
The Vatican--the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church
The Work of God



American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese
Antiochian Orthodox Church of North America
The Armenian Church
Armenian Church Library
Armenian Patriarchate Home Page
The Coptic Orthodox Church
Coptic Orthodox Church of Egypt
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
Margoneetho: Syriac Orthodox Resources
Orthodox Catechism
The Orthodox Christian Foundation
Orthodox Church in America
Orthodox Christian Information Center
Patriarchate of Constantinople
The Russian Orthodox Church
The Russian Orthodox Church -- Bishop Alexander's information site
Western Orthodoxy

General Protestantism

A British Protestantism page
Monergism -- A mostly Calinist site, with lots of resources
Wylie's History of Protestantism


Anglicans Online
Church Words-- a dictionary of Anglican terminology
Dictionary of Episcopalian Terminology-- another dictionary
The Episcopal Church, USA
"Peek through the window"-- a collection of articles about the Episcopal Church


Evangelical Methodist Church
United Methodist Church

Evangelical Lutheran Church
Missouri Synod of the Lutheran Church



Center for Reformed Theology and Apologetics
The Five Points of Calvinism
Protestant Reformed Churches


Associated Reformed Presbyterian Church

New Geneva Center

The Orthodox Presbyterian Church

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

Presbyterian Church in America


American Baptist Churches USA
Baptist History and Heritage Society
The Spurgeon Archive -- resources on the life and work of C. H. Spurgeon
Desiring God Ministries
Southern Baptist Convention


The Church of Christ, Scientist

churches of Christ

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Jews for Jesus

LDS Scriptures

Searchable Book of Mormon

Seventh-Day Adventist Church

United Pentecostal Church

Unitarian Universalist Association

United Church of Christ

Watchtower -- the official webpage of Jehovah's Witnesses

Welcome to



25 Most Frequently Asked Questions about Islam

A Brief Illustrated Guide to Understanding Islam

A detailed history of Islam -- by Dr. Kelley L. Ross

Fethullah G├╝len -- the website of a prominent Turkish Sufi

Islam -- from a World Civilization course at Washington State University

Islam 101

Islam page from the Saudi Embassy




King Fahd's Qur'an site


Muslim Women's League

PBS "Islam: Empire of Faith" pages

The Nation of Islam Online


The True Religion -- hosted by a muslim family in New York

Understanding Islam




Ask Moses

Breslov Hasidism (Chassidism) page

Everything Jewish

Introduction to Judaism

Jewish Vegetarians

Jewish Virtual Library

Judaism 101

Judaism and Jewish Resources

Kosher Certification


A Page of Talmud

Professor Segal's Introduction to Judaism course notes

Reform Judaism

Simple to Remember -- Lots of files and articles

Union for Reform Judaism

Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations

Women in Judaism -- an interdisciplinary academic journal



Taoism and the Taoist Arts

Taoism Depot

Taoism recommended reading

Taoism and the Philosophy of T'ai Chi Chuan

True Tao



An article from the Friesian School
Center for Confucian Studies
Confucianism page from Religion and Ethics Department at Saint Martin's College
Confucius Publishing -- some Confucian texts in English
The Cult of Confucius: Images of the Temple of Culture -- an essay by Thomas A. Wilson of Hamilton College


About Buddhism

Access to Insight -- a massive collection of Theravada materials, including most of the Tipitaka


BuddhaSasana -- a huge collection of articles in English

Buddhist Studies WWW Virtual Library

Friends of the Western Buddhist Order

An Introduction to Buddhism

Kadampa Buddhism

Mahayana Mahaparanirvana Sutra

Udumbara Foundation (Nichiren)

World Jen Chen Buddhism (a Zen group)


Zen Stories



Dr. Aiyer's Hinduism Page


Himalayan Academy


Hinduism Today magazine

Indian Culture

Indian Culture Online

An Introduction to Hinduism

US Hindus



African Traditional Religion
American Museum of Natural History--Vodou exhibit
Australian Aborigines
Cherokee Spirituality
Native Religions of Newfoundland and Labrador
Toraja (Indonesia) Religion


General -- statistical, geographical, etc. information
Association of Religious Data Archives
BBC Religion and Ethics
Biblical Archaeology Society
Comparative Religion
Interfaith Center
International Association for Religious Freedom
Minnesota State University--Mankato's eMuseum
PHILTAR encyclopedia of religion
Professor Nolan's philosophy and religion page
Religion Facts
ReligioNet -- hosted by the University of Wyoming
The Religious Movements Homepage @ The University of Virginia
Sacred Texts Online
Saint Martin's College Philosophy, Theology, and Religion Page
The Skeptic's Annotated Bible: The King James Version presented from a skeptic's point of view
Wabash Center Internet Guide

Last updated 8/26/2015