Religious texts, sacred texts, the Bible

Dead-Sea-ScrollsReligious texts, sacred Literature, online Bibles, classics of Christian literature
A comprehensive guide to websites

A Journal of the Arts and Religion Image explores the relationship between Judeo-Christian faith and art through contemporary fiction, poetry, painting, sculpture, architecture, film, music, and dance.

Alchemical texts *

Alchemical texts. 
The Internet Sacred Text Archive includes electronic texts of nearly a thousand of the most important books and articles.

Ars Memoriae (The Art of Memory) by Giordano Bruno.

Esoteric Archives. Hermetic etexts. 
Twilit Grotto: Archives of Western Esoterica

The Corpus Hermeticum

The Gnostic Society Library 
Alchemical Writings

Western Esoterica

Baha’i texts *

Baha’i Texts
Verbatim texts from the official Baha’i file server. They are presented with no alterations. These texts are copyrighted but redistributable freely.

Baha’i Reference Library
The International Bahá’í Library, Haifa, Israel, is the largest repository of published items by and about the Bábí and Bahá’í religions and community.

Bible resources, classic Christian texts, Bibles online, religious art and literature *

British Library exhibition of sacred texts and sacred manuscripts.

Christian Classics Ethereal Library
The Christian Classics Ethereal Library is a digital library of hundreds of classic Christian books selected for edification and education. The online server reaches several million different users each year. CCEL texts are stored in a dedicated Theological Markup Language, which is an XML application. Texts are converted automatically into other formats such as HTML or PDF.

The Passion of Christ
A large selection of links to works of art based on Christ’s Passion, from Artcyclopedia.

Links to internet sites with art depicting Christ’s Passion.

Dead Sea Scrolls *

Scrolls From The Dead Sea
Library of Congress exhibition.

The Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Project
brings some of the oldest known biblical manuscripts online. A partnership between The Israel Museum, Jerusalem and the Google Cultural Institute, this project allows users to examine and explore these most ancient manuscripts at a level of detail never before possible. Five complete scrolls from the Israel Museum have been digitized for the project at this stage. These offer critical insight into Jewish society in the Land of Israel during the Second Temple Period, the time of the birth of Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism.

Orion Center for the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls

Dead Sea Scrolls Institute

Dead Sea Scrolls, Wikipedia entry.

The Dead Sea Scrolls Collection, Gnostic Society

The Essenes and the Essene Way of Life

Gutenberg Bible *

Gutenberg Bible. Gutenberg Digital, The Göttenberg  Gutenberg Bible, Germany. 
View by chapter and page. All 1282 pages of both volumes. Johann Gutenberg:  His Life.

The Gutenberg Bible online, at The National Library of Scotland.

Gutenberg, Johann. Johann Gutenberg, his life and work.

Gutenberg bible Old Testament Epistle of St Jerome

Latin Vulgate Bible
This site helps you understand difficult verses in the Bible using the original Latin Vulgate as a reference.

Saint Augustine

Works by St. Augustine
Christian Classics Ethereal Library

The Confessions

Saint Augustine
Biography of Saint Augustine and a searchable collection of

Saint John of the Cross

The complete works of Saint John of the Cross.

John of the Cross

Dark Night of the Soul
Christian Classics Ethereal Library

Saint Thomas Aquinas

Thomas Aquinas in English
Writings, edited and translated with an introduction and notes by Ralph McInerny.

Thomas Aquinas

Summa Theologica
Christian Classics Ethereal Library

Summa Theologica
Sacred Texts


Wikipedia entry on The Bible.

Women and the Bible. Umilta
Women mystics, women pilgrims. women saints. Helena, Birgitta of Sweden, Catherine of Siena, Mother Theresa, Margery Kempe, Chiara Gambacorta, Francesca Romana.  A website with extensive links to sites  dealing with women mystics and Christian saints.

World Bible Translation Center

Buddhist sacred texts *

Buddhist sacred texts.

Hindu sacred texts *

Wikipedia entry on Hinduism.

Bhagavad Gita *

1942 translation
Swami Sivananda

The Bhagavad Gita in English
Read the Bhagavad Gita online with profound and easy-to-understand commentary by Swami Mukundananda.

Bhagavad Gita: Definition, Contents, & Significance.

Upanishads *

Translated by Max Muller.

The Upanishads by Swami Paramananda. Full Text Free Book

Upanishads. Wikipedia

The Reg Veda *

The Rig-Veda
Translated by Ralph Griffith [1896]
A complete English translation of the Rig Veda.

Rig-Veda (Sanskrit)
The complete Rig Veda in Sanskrit, in Unicode Devanagari script and standard romanization. 

Islamic sacred texts *

Islamic sacred texts.

Unicode Qur’an
The Arabic text of the Qur’an presented using Unicode. For more information on Unicode. Includes a parallel transliteration into the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA).

The Holy Qur’an: Arabic Text, Pronunciation Guide
A version of the Yusuf Ali English translation in parallel with Arabic. Arabic script is presented using GIF image files.

The Qur’ân, Part I 
tr. by E.H. Palmer [1880]
A new etext of the first volume of the Palmer Quran translation, with full introduction and footnotes.

The Qur’ân, Part II 
tr. by E.H. Palmer [1880]
A new etext of the second volume of the Palmer Quran translation, with full footnotes.

Online Quran Classes for Online Quran Courses
A reliable online Quran school for online Quran classes include Quran reading, Quran memorization, Quran translation, online Hadith and online Fiqh courses.

Jewish sacred texts *

Judaic sacred texts.



Tanakh (Hebrew Bible)

The Sefer Yezirah. “The Book of Creation”

Scholem, Gershom. Gershom Scholem tra Sionismo e Kabbalà (in Italian).

Religion in literature and art *

Religion and the Arts, a journal from Boston College.
A Journal which promotes the development of discourses for exploring the religious dimensions of the verbal, visual and performing arts.

Religious Texts Archive. 
Meta-Indexes, Archives, Religious Tolerance,  Alternative Spirituality, Ancient History – Religion,  Baha’i Faith, Biblical Studies, Buddhism, Christianity, Eastern Religions, Gnosticism, Hinduism, Islamic Studies, Jewish Studies, pagan, Rastafarianism,religions in China, religions in the United States, religious movements,Wiccan,women & religion. 

Sacred Texts *

British Library exhibition of sacred texts, sacred manuscripts.

Sacred Books of the East

Sacred Texts Archive

Ancient Egyptian sacred texts.

Ancient Near East sacred texts (Babylonian, Assyrian).

Biblical texts

Biblical texts.
Christian sacred texts.
Hypertext Bible Index
The King James Bible
The Vulgate (Latin Bible)
The Apocrypha

Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic, Hindu texts

Buddhist sacred texts.

Hindu sacred texts.

Islamic sacred texts.

Judaic sacred texts.

The Upanishads, translated by Max Muller.

Zoroastrian sacred texts.

Dead Sea Scrolls *

Dead Sea Scrolls From The Dead Sea
Library of Congress exhibition.

Orion Center for the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls

Dead Sea Scrolls Institute

Full text of “The Dead Sea Scrolls [Complete English Translation].pdf

The Dead Sea Explore the Archive

Shinto texts *

Shinto scripture.
Sacred Text Archive

The Kojiki
Translated into English by Basil Hall Chamberlain.

Taoism *

Wikipedia entry on Taoism.

Tao Te Ching
Translated by James Legge

Tao Te Ching
Translated by John H. McDonald

The Tao Te Ching
Translated by Frederic H. Balfour

The Tao Te Ching
Lin Yutang

The Tao Teh King
Translated by Aleister Crowley

Wikipedia entry on Sacred Texts.

Zen texts *

Wikipedia entry on Zen

Zen Guide

Zen Buddhist Texts 

This is the Zen Buddhist Texts Web Page. In these pages you’ll find texts about Zen Buddhism, Zen meditation (zazen) and other Zen sitting practices (samu, kinhin), sayings and talks (teisho) of Zenmasters and Zen Buddhist ritual and chants of interest to both novices and those with years of practice.

The Zen Site

Sacred Text collection of Zen texts.

Buddhanet’s collection of Zen texts.

The International Research Institute for Zen Buddhism

Zoroastrian texts *

The Zend Avesta, Part I: Vendîdâd
Translated by James Darmesteter
Part I of the SBE Avesta translation.

The Zend Avesta, Part II: The Sîrôzahs, Yasts and Nyâyis 
translated by James Darmesteter
Part II of the SBE Avesta translation.

The Zend Avesta, Part III: The Yasna, Visparad, Âfrînagân, Gâhs and Miscellaneous Fragments
Translated by L.H. Mills
Part III of the SBE Avesta translation.