RELI 4110/6110: Anthropology & American Religion

Selected Books

Encyclopedia of Religion in America.
Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, 2010.
Call Number:
Main Ref BL2520 .E52 2010

Encyclopedia of Religion. 2nd ed. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2005.
Call Number: Main Ref BL31 .E46 2005 or Ebook

The Encyclopedia of Judaism. New York: Continuum, 1999-2004.
Call Number
: Main Ref BM50 .E63 1999

The Encyclopaedia of Islam. New edition. Leiden: Brill, 1960.
Call Number: Main Ref BP40.E56 1960

Encyclopedia of Buddhism. New York: Macmillan Reference USA/Thomson/Gale, 2004.
Call Number
: Main Ref BQ128 .E62 2004

The Encyclopedia of Christianity. Grand Rapids, Mich.: W.B. Eerdmans, 1999-2008.
Call Number: Main Ref BR95. E8913 1999

Books on Religion and American Culture
Forbes, Bruce David.
Religion And Popular Culture In America. Rev. ed. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005.
Call Number: BL2525 .R4613 2005

Santana, Richard W, and Gregory Erickson. Religion And Popular Culture: Rescripting the Sacred. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 2008.
Call Number: BL2525 .S258 2008

Goff, Philip. Themes In Religion And American Culture. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004.
Call Number: BL2525 .T48 2004

Garber, Marjorie B. One Nation Under God?: Religion And American Culture. New York: Routledge, 1999.
Call Number: BL2525 .O54 1999

Edgell, Penny. Contemporary American Religion: an Ethnographic Reader. Walnut Creek, Calif.7: AltaMira Press, 1997.
Call Number: BL2525 .C66 1997 or Ebook

Lynch, Gordon. Between Sacred And Profane: Researching Religion And Popular Culture. London: I.B. Tauris, 2007.
Call Number: BL60 .B424 2007

Spickard, James V. Personal Knowledge And Beyond: Reshaping the Ethnography of Religion. New York: New York University Press, 2002.
Call Number: BL41 .P468 2002

Selected Online Sources

The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life: U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Extensive survey details statistics on religion in America and explores the shifts taking place in the U.S. religious landscape.

Religion in North America: Centers and Institutes of Study - A list of centers and institutes dedicated to studying religion in America, compiled by the Indiana University Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture

Association of Religion Data Archive - The premier resource for American and international collections of data on religion.  Check out the Religion Research Hub.

Religion Dispatches: Culture Archive - Online magazine devoted to exploring the intersections of religion, values, and public life, nationally and globally.

Finding Books

GIL-Find: Books we own at UGA.  If a book is checked out, you can 'recall' it - you will get it in about a week.

Finding Articles

GALILEO@UGA is our gateway to hundreds of research databases. Many of them index journal, magazine, and newspaper articles.  Select Religion or Anthropology from the subject drop-down menu to access research databases for these disciplines.  Recommended research databases for RELI 4110/6110 include:

Database of the American Theological Library Association. Covers all religions.

Vast multidisciplinary full-text journal archive. Some articles from as far back as the 17th century. Major source for religion articles.

Religion & Philosophy Collection
Articles on spiritual, ethical, philosophical, cultural, and historical aspects of world religions, from 1984 to the present.

Full text access to American Anthropological Association (AAA) journals.  Coverage from late 19th century to the present.

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Citing Sources

Citation requirement is open depending on the discipline of the student or the requirement of the class.

The UGA Library keeps Citation Style Guide web pages with examples of how to cite the most common types of resources using the most common styles (APA, Chicago, MLA, and more!)

We also have site licenses for software that can help you manage your references.  Try RefWorks if you want a web-based solution for managing bibliographies, and EndNote if you need more sophisticated options but don't mind always using the same computer.

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