Studies of Religion, Level 3, examines the place and function of religious traditions and ethical perspectives in a pluralist society such as Australia within a global context.  This course contributes to identifying religious diversity in Australia, the need for inter-faith dialogue and the current contribution that religious traditions make to cultural respect and social equity.  In such a complex environment of cultural and religious diversity, religious frameworks can impact on essential debates and emerging issues regarding the interface of religion, ethics and society.

TASC Studies of Religion REL315116, Copyright TASC

Referencing advice: The TASC and your teachers at St Patrick's College expect you to present all your work with citations and a reference list in the APA (author/date) format. Go to the Library's Referencing Guidelines for extended help in this area. The Library staff are always happy to help you with any queries you may have in regard to referencing requirements for any research you are undertaking.

Independent studies (IPs): When undertaking any independent study, research or book reviews you must allow yourself enough time to search for and locate the material you need. To help you a booking sheet is kept at the Library desk where you may book an individual time with one of the Library staff when commencing any research for Studies in Religion.

Faculty resources: All material purchased for the teachers of the Religious Education Faculty is also available for student use if it is not required by the teachers. The resources are kept in the Library and can be found by using the Library catalogue

Library resources

On our shelves:

A Keyword search on the catalogue will quickly locate the information you need when commencing any research in Studies of Religion.

Use the following links when studying Religious Studies & Beliefs.  They will also be useful when looking at Foundational Texts and Religion.

Or the following religious traditions:

Use the following when you commence your studies of Ethics & Morality:

Collection highlights

 These are a small selection of books that you can use for your research:


On our shelves:

General encyclopedia:

  • Encyclopaedia Britannica
  • World Book Encyclopedia

Subject encyclopedia:

There are many single-volume encyclopedia with a focus on religion.

You may also like to look at the following for the unit on Australian Indigenous Spirituality:


Library Subject Guides

The following guides from our Homework Help page also some of the topics you may study:


 Use your User Name & Password to extend the information you have located on our shelves.

There is also one subscription database that just looks at World Religions

Web resources

General resources:

Other sites of interest: