Resources

Below is a list of Internet resources which I regularly find useful. The list is by no means exhaustive and is constantly being revised and updated. If you have other sites that you would like to make me aware of, let me encourage you to post them in the comments section so that I can incorporate them into the main list.

Maps, Statistics, and Other Data Resources: Websites that focus on publishing statistics or other quantifiable data, especially on Christianity or religion generally.

ARDA Congregational Membership Reports and Maps
Barna Group
Adherents.com*
The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life
The World Factbook

Denominational Homepages: These are the official or semi-official websites of major world or American denominations of Christianity (with a few additions). These sites host denomination specific news, official statements from important denominational prelates, congregational locators, and denomination specific resources.

Orthodox:
Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople
Patriarch of Antioch
Patriarch of Alexandria
Patriarch of Jerusalem
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America
Orthodox Church in America
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
The Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas

Catholic:
The Vatican
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Byzantine Catholic Church in America

Protestant^:
Anglican Communion
The Church of England / The Archbishop Canterbury
Episcopal Church
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod
Presbyterian Church (USA)
Presbyterian Church in America
Southern Baptist Convention
National Baptist Convention
American Baptist Churches (USA)
United Methodist Church
Assemblies of God (USA)
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Mennonite Church (USA)
Friends World Committee For Consultation [Quakers]

Oriental Orthodox and Syriac (Nestorian):
Armenian Apostolic Church
Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria
Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church
Assyrian Church of the East

Quasi-Christian Groups:
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Jehovah’s Witnesses
Christian Science

Denominational Resources: These are denomination specific resources which may or may not be officially connected to the denominational hierarchy (where one is present) but which nevertheless provide important information or spiritual support to denominational adherents.

Orthodox:
Orthodox Liturgical Calendar
Directory of Orthodox Churches in America (All Jurisdictions)
Ancient Faith Radio
Orthodox Christians for Accountability
OrthodoxWiki

Catholic:
The Catechism of the Catholic Church
Catholic Liturgical Calendar
Catholic News Service
Catholic Charities USA

Protestant:
Online Book of Common Prayer
Disciples of Christ Historical Society

Oriental Orthodox and Syriac (Nestorian):
Assyrian International News Agency

History and Social Science Resources: The following links are primarily collections of primary source material from various points in history, both secular and religious.

Digital Public Library of America

Project Gutenberg
Internet Classics Archive (MIT)
Christian Classics Ethereal Library
Early Christian Writings
The Avalon Project: Documents in Law, History, and Diplomacy (Yale)
Internet Medieval Sourcebook (Fordham)
Chronology of US Historical Documents (Oklahoma)
Making of America (Michigan)
Documenting the American South (North Carolina)
New Deal Network
American Civil War Manuscripts (Virginia Tech)
The Digital Librarian [Resource List]

General Religion Resources:

Wabash Center: Internet Guide to Religion
Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

*Be aware that Adherents.com is made up of largely self-reported statistics, which often results in inflated numbers. Also pay special attention to the dates of statistics, as they are often older than materials found elsewhere.

^”Protestant” is used throughout in the colloquial rather than the academic sense and includes groups like Anglicanism which are not, strictly speaking, Protestant denominations.

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