The Gutenberg Bible at the Ransom Center
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Widely understood to be one of the single most important inventions in human history, the development of movable type by Johann Gutenberg in the 15th century made it possible to produce a large number of copies of a single work in a relatively short period of time. Utilizing their own copy (one of 48 remaining around the world) of Gutenberg's Bible, the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin has created this informative site about both this amazing book and the printing process used to create this work.  In Your Classroom: Most visitors will want to start by viewing selected passages from this remarkable book available here, among them excerpts from Genesis and the 23rd Psalm.
Bahà'í Faith (Bookshelf) - Gutenberg
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The Bahà'í Faith is a religion founded by Bahà'u'llàh in 19th century Persia. Bahà'ís number around 6 million in more than 200 countries around the world. According to Bahà'í teachings, religious history is seen as an evolving educational process for mankind, through God's messengers, which are termed Manifestations of God. Bahà'u'llàh is seen as the most recent, pivotal, but not final of these individuals. He claimed to be the expected redeemer and teacher prophesied in Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and other religions, and that his mission was to establish a firm basis for unity throughout the world, and inaugurate an age of peace and justice, which Bahà'ís expect will inevitably arise.
Hinduism (Bookshelf) - Gutenberg
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Hinduism (Sanskrit: San?tana Dharma ????? ???? "eternal law"; in several modern Indian languages also known as Hind? Dharma), is a religion that originated on the Indian subcontinent. With its foundations in the Vedic civilization, it has no known founder being itself a conglomerate of diverse beliefs and traditions. It is the world's third largest religion after Christianity and Islam with approximately a billion adherents (2005 figure), of whom about 890 million live in India. Other countries with large Hindu populations include Nepal, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.
Christianity (Bookshelf) - Gutenberg
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Christianity is a monotheistic religion centered on Jesus of Nazareth and his life, death, resurrection, and teachings as presented in the New Testament. Christians believe Jesus to be the Son of God and the Messiah prophesied in the Old Testament. With an estimated 2.1 billion adherents in 2001, Christianity is the world's largest religion. It is the predominant religion in the Americas, Europe, Philippine Islands, Oceania, and large parts of Africa. It is also growing rapidly in Asia, particularly in China and South Korea, and in Northern Africa.
Islam (Bookshelf) - Gutenberg
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Islam is a monotheistic faith claiming part of the Abrahamic tradition and the religion with the second most adherents in the world. Its roots can be traced to the early-mid-seventh century when Muslims claim Muhammad received revelation from God in the form of the Qur'an. Under the Library of Congress Classification system Islam as a religion inhabits part of the subclass BP although related texts are spread in many classes.
PROJECT GUTENBERG OFFICIAL HOME SITE - INDEX -- Free Books On-Line -
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Project Gutenberg was the first to begin digitizing the great works of civilization. It began work in 1971 to enter texts into computers and then eventually to make them available via FTP, the Gopher, and now the Web.
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This website contains the complete contents of the 12-volume Jewish Encyclopedia, which was originally published between 1901-1906. The Jewish Encyclopedia, which recently became part of the public domain, contains over 15,000 articles and illustrations.
Cool Quotes - Coolest quotes on the Web.
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CoolQuotes is striving to be the best place on the internet to get cool quotes. Please feel free to browse through our quotes database and discussion forums. Send a quote to a friend or relative by email. Suggest a favorite quote of your own, to be added to our database. Try our random quote generator. Enjoy our Quote of the Day feature. Additionally, for your convenience, we have provided your favorite quote categories to you on our front page. They are: famous quotes, funny quotes, movie quotes, inspirational quotes, friendship quotes, motivational quotes and love quotes.
CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Home
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The Catholic Encyclopedia, as its name implies, proposes to give its readers full and authoritative information on the entire cycle of Catholic interests, action and doctrine. What the Church teaches and has taught; what she has done and is still doing for the highest welfare of mankind; her methods, past and present; her struggles, her triumphs, and the achievements of her members, not only for her own immediate benefit, but for the broadening and deepening of all true science, literature and art -- all come within the scope of the Catholic Encyclopedia.
DigitalBookIndex: World's Virtual Library (140,000+ FREE eBooks, eTexts, On-Line Books, eDocuments)
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Digital Book Index provides access to more than 80,000 titles records. It is the sole index that gathers both commercial and non-commercial eBooks from more than 1800 publishers and private publishing organizations. Titles range from the Ancient Agriculture to Space Flight in most major disciplinesLiterature, History, Science and the History of Science, Social Science, Medicine, the Arts, Religion, and various Area Studies (Native Americans, Afro-Americans, Women's Studies), etc. An extensive Reference section includes more than 2000 Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Thesauri, Glossaries, Bibliographies, Timelines, Chronologies, Literary Histories, and includes, as well, a section on Writing & Style Guides that would be hard to surpass anywhere. Library subscribers to NetLibrary will find most of those eBooks indexed as well. More than 25,000 titles from public archivesall indexed hereare available free, while many others are available at very modest cost.