Eighteenth-Century Resources — Religion & Theology

This page, edited by Jack Lynch of Rutgers – Newark, is part of the larger collection of Eighteenth-Century Resources on the Net.

Religion and Theology

Apart from electronic texts by individual theologians (see, e.g., Law), there's little on the Net right now. See also Philosophy.

Organized around a huge bibliography (in Adobe Acrobat format), cataloguing over 6,000 items on the history of religion, particularly strong on 17th- and 19th-c. Anglicanism. Shorter bibliographies on topics (the English Bible, the Book of Common Prayer), movements (Puritanism, mysticism), and people (Andrewes, Milton, Hooker, Tennyson, C. S. Lewis) are also available.
Lay Religious Beliefs: The Spiritual Testimonies of Early Eighteenth-Century Presbyterian Communicants (David L. Wykes)
A scholarly essay.
Religion, Society and Culture in Newfoundland and Labrador (Hans Rollmann, Memorial Univ. of Newfoundland)
Extensive and well-designed archive of information on religion in northeastern Canada, including in the eighteenth century. Contains E-texts, links, images, and essays. Includes a search engine for the site. Graphics-heavy.
California Mission Studies Association
Includes some 18th-c. missions. Information on the Association, many well-annotated links, articles, a glossry, and a list of CMSA publications.
The Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Project (Dartmouth)
Extensive and scholarly project on the Mexican nun and scholar.
The Clergy of the Church of England Database 1540-1835
An in-progress database of Anglican clergy.

Methodism

Methodist Archives and Research Centre (John Rylands Library)
Information on the Archives, E-texts, images, and links.
John Wesley: Holiness of Heart and Life (Charles Yrigoyen, Jr.)
Information on Wesley, aimed especially at the devout.
A Wesley Biography (Kenneth J. Collins, Asbury Theological Seminary)
Extensive bibliography of primary and secondary work in PDF format. No annotations.
Women and Wesley's Times
Essay and links on women in the early Methodist church.

Quakerism

Quaker History
Links (in a general site on Quakerism) to sites on the history of the Society of Friends.
The Quaker Writings Home Page (QWHP) (Peter Sippel)
Many dozens of primary texts, mostly short, by Margaret Fell, George Fox, William Penn, and others, with some secondary essays as well.
Canadian Friends Historical Association
Information on Canadian Quakers, including in the eighteenth century.

Judaism and Chassidism

Hasidism Overview (Eliezer Segal, Univ. of Calgary)
Includes information on Israel ben Eliezer, the Ba'al Shem Tov.
Rabbenu's Seforim
"An experimental site that cross-references the works of Rabbenu, Rebbe Nachman of Breslov, and related Chassidic and Scriptural online texts" (much of it in Hebrew).
Breslov Bulletin Board
"A general forum for sharing announcements and insights about Rebbe Nachman and Breslov Chassidus."
Nishmas Chayim — Torah, Chassidut and Jewish Spirituality (Israel)
Includes valuable background information on the Ba'al Shem Tov and early Chasidism.

Swedenborg

Swedenborg Foundation
Information for the faithful; includes essays on his life, writings, and theology. Graphics- and Java-heavy.
The Gist of Swedenborg (ed. Julian K. Smyth and William F. Wunsch)
An introduction to Swedenborg's philosophy.