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The Definitive Index for Religious and Theological Literature

This database is an essential resource for religious and theological studies, providing bibliographic records covering topics such as biblical studies, world religions, church history and religion in social issues. Indexed journals are selected for inclusion according to their scholarly merit and scope.

Comprehensive Coverage

Updated monthly, ATLA Religion Database (ATLA RDB) contains over 1.8 million indexed records covering the research literature of religion in over 60 languages. Most coverage spans from 1908 to the present, while an ambitious retrospective indexing project provides citations of select titles back to their original publication date. Bibliographic records represent scholarship on major religions, faiths, denominations and languages.


Fundamental for college and university core collections supporting serious scholarship in religious and theological studies through programs in history, theology, religion, philosophy, sociology, and other disciplines.

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