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Free Open Educational Resources on World Religions




Each heading in the navigation bar takes you to free resource books on different religions.

The purpose of this website is it to help people understand the beliefs and practices of different world religions. It provides free learning resources for anyone interested in studying religion.

concise dictionary of religion Here you can download books various learning and teaching for the study of world religions. These include free books, audio and video talks and lectures, and Power Point slides. These resources can be found by searching the sections and links on world religions listed at the top of this page.
  Begin your exploration of world religions by downloading a free pdf copy of The Concise Dictionary of Religion.  
  Classic Studies of World Religions  

This website was first created in 2011 as a basic website. It was extensively revised to the extent that it became a new website in 2014. At that time new sections of various world religions, links to classic texts, the sections on worldviews and the extended sections on Christianity were added. All texts and graphics on Understanding World Religions are protected by copyright, 1995, 199, 2011, 2014.Permission to reproduce material found on this Web Site must be obtained from the appropriate copyright owner. World religions graphic by Christopher Tobias from Irving Hexham's Understanding World Religions, Zondervan, Grand Rapids, Concise Dictionary of Religion, InterVarsity Press, Carol Stream, 1994.