Oxford users now have access to the online Index Religiosus: International Bibliography of Theology, Church History and Religious Studies via SOLO or Databases A-Z. The new bibliography starts on the basis of two existing bibliographies: the bibliography of the Revue d’histoire ecclésiastique (RHE) and the Elenchus Bibliographicus (EB) from the journal Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses.
Index Religiosus is a reference bibliography for academic publications in Theology, Religious Studies and Church History. It covers publications written in various European languages (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, etc.).
It is international in scope, covering publications relating to religious studies in Africa, Americas, Australasia and Middle East to Europe, British Isles, Scandinavia and Russia. All periods are covered from Antiquity to 20th century.
All aspects of Church History are also widely covered: Institutions, Orders, Congregations, Influential Figures, Hagiography, Political, Social and Economic History, Archaeology, Art History, Music, Architecture, Relations with Islam and Judaism, etc.).
It covers a full range of disciplines in Theology and Canon Law: History of Theology, History of Religions, Old and New Testaments, Fundamental and Dogmatic Theology, Sacramentology and Liturgy, Moral and Pastoral Theology, and Canon Law.
From January 2014 onwards, the printed version of the bibliography of the Revue d’histoire ecclésiastique and the Elenchus Bibliographicus will no longer be available. These printed bibliographies will be replaced by the Index Religiosus.
Other bibliographical datatbaseS available in Oxford
- Bibliography of British and Irish History
- Bibliographie de Civilisation Médiévale
- International Medieval Bibliography
Databases with sources for church history
- Acta Sanctorum
- Ut per Litteras Apostolicas
- Digital Library of Classic Protestant Texts
- Digital Library of the Catholic Reformation
- Works of Martin Luther, The (via Past Masters) / Luthers Werke