Welcome to Twentieth Century Religious Thought Library

Twentieth Century Religious Thought Library is a multivolume, cross-searchable online collection that brings together the seminal works and archival materials related to worldwide religious thinkers from the early 1900s until the first decade of the 21st century.

This online collection represents voices from Islam, Judaism, Eastern Religions, and Christianity including: an international selection of English-language editions of key authors such as Muhammad Abduh, Sadiq Jalal Al- Azm, Hans Urs von Baltasar, Karl Barth, Eugene Borowitz, Sergius Bulgakov, Rudolf Bultmann, Helder Camara, James Cone, Khaled Abou el Fadl, Ivone Gebara, Blu Greenberg, Gustavo Gutiérrez, Adolf von Harnack, Louis Jacob, Mordecai Kaplan, Sayyid Ahmad Khan, Henri de Lubac, Adolf Neubauer, Said Nursî, Wolfhart Pannenberg, Tariq Ramadan, Rosemary Radford Ruether, Dorothee Sölle, Abdolkarim Soroush, Muhammad Tahir-ul- Qadr, John Howard Yoder, Alan Watts, Sister Nivedita, K. N. Jayatilleke, and Prayudh Payutto; writings in Arabic by Muhammad Abduh, in French by Abdou Filali-Ansary; and in German by Karl Barth and Dietrich Bonhoeffer, i.e. the complete 17-volume German edition of  Dietrich Bonhoeffer Werke (DBW); the complete 17 volumes of the English edition of the  Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works Series (DBWE); and a selection of the papers of Reinhold Niebuhr and correspondence of Markus Brann. Future releases will include works by other significant thinkers and additional archival content. Upon completion, the collection will include more than 400,000 pages of printed works and primary sources.

Twentieth Century Religious Thought Library provides resources to further explore Christian-Muslim-Jewish relations and key concepts in theology across religions, including Eastern Religions. It supports research and teaching in comparative religion, theology, world religion, religion and law, religion and politics, and serves as an important resource for courses and scholarship in Middle Eastern studies, social theory, feminist studies, philosophy, and world history.

An editorial board advises on the selection of materials. Experts currently include:

      Diane Apostolos-Cappadona, Christian studies professor at Georgetown University
      Michael S. Berger, Associate Professor in the Department of Religion, Emory University
      Alan Godlas, Associate Professor in the Department of Religion at the University of Georgia
      Yvonne Haddad, professor of the History of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations at the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding
      at Georgetown University
      Zayn Kassam, John Knox McLean Professor of Religious Studies, Pomona College
      Samir Mamoud, Lecturer, American University of Beirut
      Zuleika Rodgers, Lecturer in Jewish Studies, Department of Near and Middle Eastern Studies, Herzog Centre for Jewish and Near Ea stern
      Religion and Culture, Trinity College, the University of Dublin
      Abdullah Saeed, Director, National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies and Sultan of Oman Professor of Arab & Islamic Studies,
      University of Melbourne
      David L. Stubbs, professor of Ethics and Theology at Western Theological Seminary
      David Thomas, professor of Christianity and Islam/Nadir Dinshaw professor of Inter Religious Relations at University of Birmingham

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