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The Internet Sacred Text Archive

The Internet Sacred Text Archive

Probably the most extensive single site on the Internet for sacred texts from all sorts of religions, including not only the great world religions but also ancient and indigenous traditions and "mystery" religions.
"This site is a freely available non-profit archive of electronic texts about religion, mythology, legends and folklore, and occult and esoteric topics. Texts are presented in English translation and, in some cases, in the original language."

(most material at this site is in the public domainh but some of it may be copyright by site author)

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Tina Hanlon
Tina Hanlon (Faculty)
7 years ago

Interesting variety of texts from different traditions, not just religious texts. For example, the complete text of Mooney's Myths of the Cherokee (1900) is included.

Used in course? Yes
Time spent reviewing site: visited occasioinally and read some texts over a number of years
Robert Bledsoe
Robert Bledsoe (Faculty)
9 years ago
This site has an amazingly extensive collection of religious/sacred texts. Most appear in translations completed during the late nineteenth or early twentieth century. The site also contains scholarly and popular works from this period on specific religions, etc. Considering the age of the translations and the secondary literature, users need to exercise caution when consulting these documents. Nevertheless, the value of having these texts readily available online is likely to outweigh this concern.