Announcing the Equinox Religion Library

Questions, Pathways and Resources for the Academic Study of Religion

We are working on a new online library and will be launching with the South & East Asia Religions Collection in October, 2022 to be closely followed by 2 more collections in Islamic Studies and, Indigenous Religious Traditions in early 2022. Other collections will follow throughout 2023.

The Library is designed to support users at all stages of their pursuits, from undergraduates to postgraduates and beyond. This dynamic project will eventually encompass all our digital publications in religious studies allowing users to discover and access content from multiple sources -- whole books, book chapters, journal articles and reference book entries.

Instructors who have adopted certain of our textbooks, such as those in the Religion in 5 Minutes series and whose institutions have purchased one of our Collections will have access to the interactive editions of the textbook where they can create private reading groups so that students can annotate, comment and share. They will also be able to create links to supplemental material such as other eBooks or book chapters, journal articles or reference entries that are included in their institution's subscription.

Collections will be updated immediately upon publication of any new relevant material. For example, when the journal Fieldwork in Religion publishes a paper on a relevant topic, it will also appear as part of appropriate collections within 24 hours.

For more information, please contact Val Hall and please suggest that your library contact us for a free trial.

More about the Library


Our focus is the academic study of religion and belief systems from a social science, historical or philosophical perspective including comparative work, cognitive historical and cognitive science approaches, work on non-Western religions, the ancient Near East and Mediterranean regions, new religious movements and work devoted to the theory and method in the study of religion and studies of the relationship between religion and contemporary social issues.

Get the Equinox Religious Studies app for our best discount offers, free downloads of books and journals, free virtual issues,  and to read all reviews published by Equinox religious studies journals.


We now publish 17 journals devoted to the academic study of religion and ethics. Click on any title (above) for more information or visit our Religion Journals Homepage.
Librarians! We offer deep discounts for institutional subscriptions to our religion/ethics subject package.


Due to company restructuring following a demerger,  much of our backlist in these disciplines was transferred to Acumen Publishing in 2012 (those books now reside with Routledge). We are rebuilding our lists and welcome new proposals. We publish a number of book series so if a new project is suitable for a series, please contact the series editor in the first instance; otherwise, contact Janet Joyce.


Book Series

We have 21 book series devoted to the academic study of religion and/or ethics and belief systems as well as other series dealing with the archaeology and material culture of the ancient near east. Click on a title to visit a series webpage.

Forthcoming Books

Published Books