IIPS/THEO 40727: Hinduism and Hindu-Christian Interaction


Reference tools provide background information, the who, what, where and when -- and a bit of the how and why -- for any topic. They include subject and biographical dictionaries and encyclopedias, almanacs, chronologies, directories and atlases. Many, especially dictionaries and encyclopedias, are now available online. Many others, especially historical atlases and chronologies are still only available in print.

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Selected examples of print reference sources.  All titles are located in the General Reference Collection (1st floor, Hesburgh Library)

  • Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Ref. BL 1105 .E53 2008
  • The Hindus: Encyclopaedia of Hinduism, Ref. BL 1107 .H56 200
  • International Christian Literature Documentarion Project, BR 117 .I584 I993
  • A Chronology of World Christianity, BR 145.3 ,B69 2007
  • World Christian Encyclopedia, 2nd ed, BR 157 .W67 2001
  • Encyclopedia of Missions and Missioniaries, BV 2040 .E48 2007
  • Encyclopedia of India, Ref. DS 405 .E556 2006


Here is a selection of statistical sources of potential value for the study of religion(s).  Statistics for religion(s) are notoriously difficult to locate.  Additional resources may be found from the Libraries homepage by following the path "Reference Shelf | Data, statistics and survey results" or by going directly to Data, statistics and survey results.

Religious Statistics

Other Sources


Maps are essential for placing issues in context. Finding the best scale and type (physical, political, topographic, etc.) for a given project can be difficult. A ot Z Maps is probably the easiest to use of the online options.


  • Atlas of Global Christianity, Ref. Oversize BR 479 .A855 2009
  • The Atlas of Religion, Ref. G 1046 .E4 O2 2007
  • Atlas of the World’s Religions, Ref. G 1046 .E4 A7 2007
  • Historical Atlas of Religions, Ref. BL 80.3 .F2 2002
  • Socio-Economic Atlas of India, Ref.Atlas Oversize Cases G 2281 .G1 S6 2001


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