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Add free, open Religious Studies subjects Web Site Organization (if any) Degree / Non-degree Instructor's Name Location Other Info Language Tags
Evolutionary Psychology MIT non-degree Prof. Steven Pinker Browser Start anytime English Graduate
Medicine, Religion and Politics in Africa and the African Diaspora MIT non-degree Prof. Erica James Browser Start anytime English Undergraduate
Audio/Video Lectures at MIT OpenCourseWare MIT non-degree Browser WUaS is accrediting for bachelor and Ph.D. degree programs on Audio/Video Lectures at MIT OpenCourseWare. English
MIT OCW MIT non-degree Browser Start anytime English High School, Undergraduate, Graduate
MIT OCW Translated Courses MIT non-degree Browser Start anytime English
Course's Name http:// non-degree Browser Start anytime English

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DB: "thinks every religion has some truth to it. My Muslim friends are right that Jesus was not the son of god. My Christian friends are right that Mohammed was not god's prophet. My Hindu friends are right that there cannot be one god. My Jewish friends are right that there is certainly no more than one god. My Buddhist friends are right that one's conduct should not be affected by the gods. Lots of truths!"

This is World University and School's open, free, editable Religious Studies' 'subject' page - It presently has a significant evolutionary biology focus, as well as an atheistic one.

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Open Journal Systems. 2012. Open Journal Systems. Public Knowledge Project.

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Oppenheimer, Mark. 2011. A 'Good Book,' Absent God. April 15. New York, NY: The New York Times.

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Grayling, A.C. 2011. The Good Book: A Humanist Bible. New York, NY: Walker & Company.

Comparative Religious Studies

Smith, Huston. 1989. The Religions of Man. San Francisco, California: HarperCollins.

Evolutionary Biology and Religious Studies

Atran, Scott. 2002. In Gods We Trust: The Evolutionary Landscape of Religion. (illus.). USA: Oxford University Press.

Bellah, Robert N. 2011. Religion in Human Evolution: From the Paleolithic to the Axial Age. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Boyer, Pascal. 2002. Religion Explained: The Human Instincts That Fashion Gods, Spirits and Ancestors. Vintage.

Dawkins, Richard. 2008. The God Delusion. Mariner Books.

Dawkins, Richard. 1976. The Selfish Gene. (2nd ed.). (The meme idea). USA: Oxford University Press.

Dennett, Daniel C. 2007. Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon. Penguin.

Harris, Sam. 2010. The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values. Free Press.

Ridley, Matt. 1998. The Origins of Virtue: Human Instincts and the Evolution of Cooperation. Penguin.

Wilson, David Sloan. 2002. Darwin's Cathedral: Evolution, Religion, and the Nature of Society. Chicago, IL: University Of Chicago Press.


Ruether, Rosemary. 1983. Sexism and God-Talk: Toward a Feminist Theology. Boston, MA: Beacon Press.


Ahlstrom, Sydney E. 2004. 1973. A Religious History of the American People. (2nd ed.) New Haven: Yale University Press.


Goodall, Jane and Phillip Berman. 2000. Reason for Hope: A Spiritual Journey. Grand Central Publishing.

King, Barbara J. 2007. Evolving God: A Provocative View on the Origins of Religion. Doubleday Religion.

de Waal, Frans. 2009. Primates and Philosophers: How Morality Evolved. (Edited by Stephen Macedo & Josiah Ober). Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Sociology of Religion

Hamilton, Malcolm. 2001. The Sociology of Religion. (2nd ed). Routledge.

Weber, Max, (and Ephraim Fischoff Translator). 1993 (1920). The Sociology of Religion. Beacon Press.

Wilson, Bryan. 1981. Religion in Sociological Perspective. Oxford University Press.

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Lattin, Don. 2013. ‘Distilled Spirits’: The untold story of how Alcoholics Anonymous became an all-American spiritual movement.

Soulskill. 2012. Ask Richard Dawkins About Evolution, Religion, and Science Education. October 18.

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Antony, Louise M. 2011. Good Minus God. December 18. New York, NY:

bs0d3. 2012. Filesharing Now an Official Religion In Sweden. January 4.

Clarke, Steve, Russell Powell, and Julian Savulescu. 2014. Religion, Intolerance and Conflict: Practical Implications for Ethics and Social Policy. Oxford, UK:


Gutting, Gary. 2011. Beyond ‘New Atheism’. September 14. New York, NY: The New York Times.

Koopman, Colin. 2010. requiem for certainty: William James’s Ethics of Faith. April 26.

Lattin, Don. 2013. Defining the Indefinable. March 20. Spirituality and Health.

Mair, Jonathan. 2012. Cultures of Belief. 12(4), pp.448–466. Anthropological Theory.

Mercer, Mark. 2012. Celebrating Christmas without religion. December 10. Ottawa, Canada: Ottawa Citizen.

Miller L, Bansal R, Wickramaratne P, Hao X, Tenke CE, Weissman MM, Peterson BS. 2014. Neuroanatomical correlates of religiosity and spirituality: a study in adults at high and low familial risk for depression. Feb;71(2):128-35. doi: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2013.3067. JAMA Psychiatry.

Palatino, Mong. 2013. More Religion, Less Science in Indonesia School Reform. August 18. Cambridge, MA: Global Voices Online.

Religion and the Founding of the American Republic. 2010. I. America as a Religious Refuge:: The Seventeenth Century. Washington, DC: Library of Congress.

sandbagger. 2014. Teaching Creationism As Science Now Banned In Britain's Schools. June 18.

TXBlue08. 2013. Why I Raise My Children Without God. January 14.

Wood, James. 2011. Is That All There Is?: Secularism and its discontents. New York, NY: The New York Times.

Zunger, Yonatan. 2013. Yonatan Zunger: Since I’ve heard that there’s some kind of religious festival going on this weekend, I thought it might be an interesting time to write something about the history of how Christianity came to have such a blend of non-Christian origins in it. March 30. Mountain View, CA:


Vaillant, George Eman. 2008. Positive Emotions, Spirituality and the Practice of Psychiatry. (Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School). 6:1:48-62. Cambridge, MA: Mental Health, Spirituality, Mind.

Religious Texts

The Internet Sacred Text Archive. 2010. The Internet Sacred Text Archive. Santa Cruz, CA:

Religious Texts. 2010. Religion - Religious Texts. San Francisco, CA:

Muahmmad, Ali and Abu Bakr. 2010. Qur'an Orlando, FL: Quran

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Cotter, Christopher R. 2011. Toward a Typology of Nonreligion: A Qualitative Analysis of Everyday Narratives of Scottish University Students. Edinburgh, Scotland: University of Edinburgh.

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Dawkins, Richard. 2002. An Atheist's Call to Arms. Accessed online video: July 17, 2007. Monterey, CA: Ted Talks.

Dawkins, Richard. 2002. The God Delusion. Oxford, England: BBC.

Dennett, Daniel. 2006. A Secular, Scientific Rebuttal to Pastor Rick Warren. Accessed online video: July 17, 2007. Monterey, CA: Ted Talks.

Hansen, Thomas Blom. 2013. Thomas Blom Hansen: The Sacred and the City - how religious identity shapes urban life. Oxford, UK: Oxford University.

Kandeh, Demba. 2014. Activists Battle Religion, Tradition in Gambia's Female Genital Mutilation Fight. April 29.

Krishnan, Narayanan. 2010. (InSPiRaTiONaL ViDeO) Narayanan Krishnan - A Companion To The Forgotten.

Lacarne, Denis. 2011. Religion in America: A Political History with Denis Lacorne. (Paris, FR: SciencesPo). New York, NY: Columbia University.

Moyers, Bill. 2012. Bill Moyers Essay: Freedom of and From Religion. February 16. New York, NY: Bill Moyers and Company.

Pitti, Stephen. 2013. The World of César Chávez with Stephen Pitti. ('Latinos have become an increasingly important demographic in US society in recent decades, playing a more prominent role in shaping popular culture and international politics. Their visibility, and many of their political organizations and coalitions, date to the 1950s and 1960s, years in which farmworkers led by César Chávez crafted a social movement that engaged civil rights and labor concerns'). New Haven, CT: Yale University Youtube Channel.

Rorty, Richard. 2007. Richard Rorty: 1931 – 2007 - One of Rorty's Last Talks - Pragmatism and Morality. Palo Alto, CA:

de Waal, Frans. 2011. Frans de Waal: Moral behavior in animals. November. TED Talk.


Freshtymer. 2011. The Tibetan Book of the Dead - The Great Liberation.

Woodford Festival 2007-08 Buddhist Monks. 2008. Woodford Festival 2007-08 Buddhist Monks.

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Robles-Anderson, Erica. 2012. Mediated Congregation - Architecting The Crystal Cathedral. Cambridge, MA: Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School.

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World Buddhist Directory. 2011. World Buddhist Directory.

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