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  • Encyclopedia of Philosophy Gale
    "...cornerstone of the philosophy reference shelf. Lauded for its clear and accessible presentation of wide-ranging philosophical subjects..."
  • International Encyclopedia of Ethics Wiley
    Provides clear definitions and explanations of all areas of ethics including the topics, movements, arguments, and key figures in Normative Ethics, Metaethics, and Practical Ethics (2013)


  • Encyclopedia of Buddhism Gale
    Buddhist world view, basic teachings and practices of Buddhism, as well as its different schools and sects.(2004)
  • Encyclopedia of Religion Gale
    Presents a cross-cultural approach that emphasizes religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture. (2005)
  • Encyclopedia of Religion in America Gale
    Covers the significant religious denominations and movements that have originated or flourished in North America, from the beginning of European settlement to the present day. (2010)
  • Feminism and Religion: How Faiths View Women and Their Rights Gale
    This book enables a better understanding of how various religions view women--both traditionally and in the modern context--and how feminist thinking has changed the roles of women in some world religions. It explores how theology speaks to women's experiences in the family, in relationships, at work, in politics, and in education, while also addressing atheist viewpoints and experiences. (2016)
  • Guide to Islamist Movements Gale
    Examines the Islamist movement's diverse groups, ideas, and activities, including the beliefs, organizational structures, and interactions. It focuses on thinkers and ideologies, movements and parties, and responding government policies and repression. (2010)
  • Recovering Jewishness Gale
    This work examines how early reformers of the 19th century and their legacy into the 20th century created a livable, liberal Jewish identity that allowed a reinvention of what it meant to be Jewish -- a process that continues today.(2017)

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  • CQ Researcher
    Explores current social and political issues from the news with Congressional Quarterly objectivity and balance, 1991- present.

  • Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics
    Considers both the professional ethics of science and technology, and the ethical and political issues raised by science and technology in an increasingly complex and global society. (2005)

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library Gale
    All Gale Encyclopedia and Reference resources in one search.

  • Goddesses in World Culture
    From classical Greek heroines to female archetypes in today's video games, from Native American divinities to Asian goddesses immortalized through landscape references, goddesses and their stories inform our history and fill our folklore.

  • Opposing Viewpoints