Founded in 2008, Patheos is the premier online destination for global dialogue about religion and spirituality and to explore and experience the world's beliefs. Patheos is the website of choice for the millions of people looking for credible and balanced information or resources about religion. Academia and faith leaders turn to Patheos on a regular basis for insight into questions, issues and discussions on religion and spirituality. The Patheos library of world religions is designed to serve as a resource for those looking to learn more about different belief systems, while the belief and topic areas offer productive, moderated discussions, and in the Patheos Public Square, key thinkers from a wide variety of religious traditions apply their distinct perspectives to some of today's most talked about and debated topics.

Why use the Patheos Library?

High quality: The foundation of the Patheos Library is a free collection of essays on world religions, unmatched in terms of depth, breadth and expertise by any other resource currently available on the internet.
Useful: Thanks to a consistent template applied throughout the library, you can make legitimate comparisons and readily grasp the material. This is made even easier with the comparison lens feature which shows information about two or three traditions side by side. The glossary offers clear definitions relevant to each tradition.
Objective: Patheos has no religious or political agenda or bias. The library articles present information impartially and without prejudice.
Credible: All library material is original and produced by leading theological experts, many from top North American colleges and universities, with author bios and credentials accessible on the site.
Peer-reviewed: All Library content has been peer-reviewed to ensure the highest level of credibility, objectivity and accuracy.

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