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Images Resources for Theology and Religious Studies


Ad Hoc Image and Text Database on the History of Christianity
A faculty-library initiative of the Yale Divinity School and the Yale University Divinity School Library, Ad Hoc is a searchable database that contains electronic images and texts related to the history of Christianity.
ACCESS: Open to the public. Some images may be restricted to Yale faculty, staff and students.
American Religion Image Library
The American Religion Image Library is a pilot project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library funded by the Association of Theological Schools with cooperation from the archivists of the Society for Pentecostal Studies. The purpose of the project is to provide images and illustrative text for the instructional needs of teachers of American religion.
ACCESS: Freely available.
AMICO Library (Art History Images)
The AMICO Library consists of over 90,000 digital images of works of art from ancient to contemporary times representing world-wide cultural heritage. Types of works include paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs, textiles, costumes and jewelry, works of decorative art, architecture, books and manuscripts, multimedia works, installations, and digital art.
ACCESS: Restricted to Yale faculty, students and staff.
Ancient Maps of Jerusalem
Includes maps of Jerusalem, and basic information concerning the map-makers and the history of cartography in Jerusalem. Selected by the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) for the ATLA Selected Religion Websites Project (ATSRW).
ACCESS: Freely available.
Art in the Christian Tradition
Regularly updated visual image internet resource designed for scholars, students, pastors, and religious educators. All of the images may be used for educational and/or religious non-profit purposes.
ACCESS: Freely available.
ARTstor
ARTstor is an image database and presentation tool, which currently contains over 1 million digital images. The image collections in ARTstor cover architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, design, and many other forms of visual materials. All periods and many cultures are represented.
ACCESS: Restricted to Yale faculty, students and staff.
ATLA Cooperative Digital Resources Initiative
Repository of digital resources contributed by member libraries of the American Theological Library Association (ATLA). Selected by the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) for the ATLA Selected Religion Websites Project (ATSRW).
ACCESS: Freely available.
Biblical Art on the WWW
Database accompanied by a collection of thumbnail pictures with links to images hosted by other sites. Searching the database can be done by biblical subject, biblical text, artist, and keyword or phrase. Selected by the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) for the ATLA Selected Religion Websites Project (ATSRW).
ACCESS: Freely available.
Biblical World in Pictures
More than 1,300 photographs of Biblical sites, archaeological remains, maps, artifacts, inscriptions, and ancient manuscripts.
ACCESS: Divinity Library Workstation B (Trowbridge Reference Room). To access, from the Start menu, click Libronix Digital Library System, then click on the My Library button at the top; scroll down to access Biblical World in Pictures. Marvin Pope Biblical Seminar Room).
Digital Scriptorium
Image database of medieval and renaissance manuscripts. Selected by the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) for the ATLA Selected Religion Websites Project (ATSRW).
ACCESS: Freely available.
Diotima: Materials for the Study of Women & Gender in the Ancient World
Image resources for Biblical studies and the Ancient Near East.
ACCESS: Restricted to Yale faculty, students and staff.
EIKON Image Database for Biblical Studies
A faculty-library initiative of the Yale Divinity School and the Yale University Divinity School Library, EIKON provides digital resources for teaching and research in the field of Biblical studies.
ACCESS: Open to the public. Some images may be restricted to Yale faculty, staff and students.
Holy Land Photos
Images provided by Carl Rasmussen, Bethel University: 196 sites documented by nearly 2000 photos.
ACCESS: Freely available.
International Mission Photography Archive
Database of mission photography, with photographs dating from the mid 19th to the mid 20th century.
ACCESS: Open to the public.
K.C. Hanson's Homepage
Photographs relating to ancient Mesopotamia, Syria, Palestine, Greece, and Rome; links to papyri images.
ACCESS: Freely available.
Pitts Theology Library Digital Image Archive
More than 28,000 images of biblical illustrations, portraits of religious leaders, printers' devices, engravings of church buildings, and other theological topics.Selected by the American Theological Library Association (ATLA)for the ATLA Selected Religion Websites Project (ATSRW).
ACCESS: Freely available.
Religion in Art
Museum exhibitions, image collections, and related resources for researching religious art.
ACCESS: Freely available.
The Trinity Apocalypse
All 35 folios in high-definition, full-collor format, along with a general description of the manuscript and art history descriptions of all the illustrations.
ACCESS: Divinity Library Workstation E (Ground Floor Stacks Carrel). Retrieve the CD from Reserves at the Circulation desk, insert it into the CD drive, and click on the icon for The Trinity Apocalypse.
The Utrecht Psalter: Picturing the Psalms of David
One of the great masterpieces of Western medieval art, the Utrecht Psalter was created in the 2nd quarter of the 9th century and is considered a masterpiece of Carolingian book production. The digital version includes images of the Psalter along with text and explanatory notes.
ACCESS: Divinity Library Workstation E. Retrieve the CD from Reserves at the Circulation desk, insert it into the CD drive, and click on the icon for Utrecht Psalter. Click Go to: to navigate by psalm number, canticle and folio. Also available online in Internet Explorer only at The Utrecht Psalter: Digital facsimile of Ms. 32 of Utrecht University Library.
Wikimedia Commons
A database of over 4 million freely usable media files, including images, to which anyone can contribute.
ACCESS: Freely available.
Yale Department of Classics Digital Collection
The Classics Collection comprises images from the teaching and research collections of the Classics Department. Some have kindly been provided by members of staff; others have been digitized from the collection that has been built up over the years by students and faculty of the Departments of Classics, History, and History of Art. The collection, which is in the process of development, ranges over the whole Mediterranean world. It includes images taken on site at the Dura and Gerasa excavations, maps, site plans, elevations, panoramic and detailed views of sites, and photos of all kinds of objects representing both high and low ancient material culture.
ACCESS: Restricted to Yale faculty, students and staff.
Yale Divinity Library Digital Image Collections
List of Yale Divinity Library's digital collections.
ACCESS: Open to the public. Some images may be restricted to Yale faculty, students and staff.
Yale University Library Digital Collections
Full list of all the Yale University Library digital collections. Includes a search box for searching across collections.
ACCESS: Open to the public. Some collections may be limited to Yale University faculty, students and staff.
Yale Visual Resources Collection
The Visual Resources Collection (VRC) provides digital images for classroom use in all areas of visual culture. The VRC Digital Library contains more than 250,000 images encompassing all areas of global art and architecture.
ACCESS: Restricted to Yale faculty, students and staff.
World Digital Library
The World Digital Library is a joint venture led by the Library of Congress with UNESCO and a growing number of international partners, including Yale University Library. It provides free access to significant primary materials from cultures around the world, including manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, architectural drawings, and other significant cultural materials.
World Religions Photo Library
World Religions Photo Library specialises in the major faiths of Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism and Sikhism - places of worship, rites of passage and sacred sites. Stock also includes minority religions, ancient and modern cults, sacred foods, festivals plus ecclesiastical and votive objects.

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