Understanding World Religions University of Calgary
Open Educational Resources for the Study of New Religions
African Atheism Buddhism Chinese Christianity Hindu Islam Japanese Judaism New Religions Sikhism Worldviews
The following classic books on new religions may be read online:  
Author Title  
Eugène Goblet d'Alviella The contemporary evolution of religious thought in England, American and India
George Hamilton Combs Some latter-day religions  
Solomon Schindler Messianic expectations and modern Judaism  
J. N. Farquhar Modern Religious Movements in India  
Thomas Cuming Hall The Social Meaning of Modern Religious Movements in England  
Charles Herbert Cottrell Religious Movements of Germany in the Nineteenth Century  
H.H. Wilson The Religious Sects of the Hindus  
J.L. Neve Churches and sects of Christendom  
Joseph Smith The Book of Mormon
  Doctrine and Covenants
George Quayle Cannon Life of Joseph Smith
Lucy Mack Smith A History of Joseph Smith
Woodbridge Riley The Founder of Mormonism  
Constance Cumby The Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow - this is a good example of an anti-cult work  

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