This is part of a site which gives access to a wide range of resources related to the Hare Krishna religion. The page gives links to a number of sections of the site which deal with the Bhagavad-Gita - either through commentary on the religious significance of the text to adherents of Hare Krishna, or through textual criticism of the Gita itself. Much of this is not of great use to scholars of South Asian religion. What is most interesting here, however, is the 'audiobook' of the whole text of the Bhagavad-Gita which is offered in its entirety for free either as a download or via an embedded link. The text is presented with some rather irritating background music, but this is nonetheless a unique resource which will prove useful to a number of scholars of the ancient texts of the Hindu religion.
This is the website of the 'Muslim devotional posters' project at Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion (AHKR), University of Bergen in Norway. It documents... "mass produced religious popular pictures in a Muslim context. The material consists of posters and smaller prints with religious motifs such as prophets, Shia Imams, saints, sacred places, historico-mythical narratives, pious people in devout worship, pictures and Quran or Hadith texts in combination, calligrammes and calligraphies." This website contains a number of education sections, including the online version of an exhibition held at the Bryggens Museum in Norway, undertaken as a joint venture between Department of the History of Religions at the University of Bergen, The Research Council of Norway, and Bergen European City of Culture. The online exhibition is accompanied by short contextual essays, and has the following illustrated sections: Introduction; God; The Quran; The Prophet Muhammad; The Five Pillars of Islam; Sacred Places and Narratives; Sacred Narratives of Shia Islam; and Calligraphy. Each section is illustrated. The contemporary images for the exhibition were purchased from both Sunni and Shia areas, in places such as Iran, Turkey, Zanzibar, Israel, Syria, and Egypt. The website is presented in English and parts are also available in Norwegian.
The website of the Ryan Memorial Library at St Charles Borromeo Seminary provides information on the library of the official seminary of the Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The library holds over 134,000 volumes, and is rich in resources in theology and religious studies, with particular strengths in the areas of: philosophy; patristics; systematic and moral theology; and scripture. The catalogue can be searched online. The library also houses a number of special collections, including rare books; Catholic devotional literature; liturgical books; catechisms; holy cards; and almost 1500 video recordings. The online listing of the last may be a useful resource for those wishing to discover what audiovisual resources are available in this area.