Liberal Arts and the Humanities

122 Religion and Theology

Last update: Oct 5/23


This is a British Columbia created resource.The Seghers Collection: Old Books for a New World [PDF] (CC BY-ND)

This document offers a description of the Seghers Collection, which is housed at the University of Victoria. Charles John Seghers (1839–1886) was the second Roman Catholic bishop of Victoria. The Seghers Collection consists of approximately 4,000 volumes. It is essentially Seghers’ personal library complemented by collateral works purchased by the diocese.

Approaching Religion Through Story (CC BY-NC)

A collection of stories relating to Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Islam that address beliefs, values and issues, and practices and traditions. Each of the stories is accompanied by notes for teachers (providing background information) and suggested discussion questions (to be adjusted as necessary for different learners and levels). These resources are curated by the School of Divinity at the University of Edinburgh.

Atla Digital Library (Various licences, Public domain)

Find archival, historical, and special collections in religion and theology from libraries, religious institutions, and archives worldwide.

  • Books at Atla: Open Press (Various licences)
  • Open access books that were relevant to the study and practice of theological librarianship. Currently the mission of the program is publication of open access works on subjects at the intersection of librarianship and religious and theological studies that potentially impact libraries. We seek to provide resources that guide and support innovative library services and enhance professional development.

Open Access Digital Theological Library (Various licences, Public domain)

High-quality content in religious studies and related disciplines from publisher websites, institutional repositories, scholarly societies, archives, and stable public domain collections.


African Traditional Religions: Ifa (CC BY-NC)

For use by seminary graduate students in an introductory course on the sacred West African spiritual tradition Ifa. This guide is comprised of open scholarly content and images and resides in LibGuide form, which will benefit others globally who seek open course content on African spiritual and religious traditions.

Evolution of Wisdom: Major and Minor Keys (CC BY-NC-ND)

This volume emerges from the final conference of the Evolution of Wisdom project and reflects its ongoing attempt to develop integrative dialogue and innovative outcomes between evolutionary, anthropological, and theological perspectives. The Evolution of Wisdom project has attempted, in a rigorous way, to develop toolkits to search for how the capacity for human wisdom has evolved and what that might mean for anthropology and theology today.

Six Ways of Being Religious (CC BY-ND)

Theological Questions (CC BY-NC)

From St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, this textbooks is designed to give a broad historical overview of theological questions from the perspective of the Catholic tradition. It seeks to represent fairly a variety of questions and answers within and beyond the Catholic tradition.

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