In addition to the specific curricular interests mentioned above, the collection should provide a broad base of support for what might be termed general cultural interest in religion, i.e., a wide range of materials reflecting the influence of religions upon the arts, social customs and institutions, and thought in general.
Significant of-campus collections of religious and theological materials are to be found in the libraries of seminaries in Austin.
|Subject||LC Class||Location||CDP [NCIP] Collecting Level||Bibliographer|
|History of Religion: The History Department has strong interest in US. religious history, including contemporary religious movements. (Philosophy of religion is included in the Philosophy Statement.)||-||-||C||Religion|
|Primitive and Folk Religions, Ethnic Religions, Mythologies: Anthropologists, folklorists, classicists have strong interests here. In mythologies primary emphasis is on Greco-Roman and Teutonic lore with lesser emphasis on the Celtic tradition.||-||-||C||Religion|
|Jewish Religious Thought: Includes Old Testament, extra-Biblical literature, medieval Judaism, modern Jewish thought, etc.||-||-||C||Religion|
|Christianity: Emphasis on historical development, New Testament, Patristics, the medieval church, the Reformation, and American church history. Selective purchasing of basic sources (including Greek and Latin Bible) is desirable.||-||-||C||Religion|
|Islamic Religion: Of particular interest to Middle Eastern Studies.||-||-||C||Religion|
|Oriental Religions: Emphasis on Buddhism and Hinduism. In its Indian aspects, of particular interest to the Philosophy Department. Asian Studies has a more generalized interest in Oriental religions.||-||-||C||Religion|
|Modern and Contemporary Theology: Emphasis on Anglo-American and Western European theologians.||-||-||C||Religion|
|Comparative Religion: Of particular interest to Anthropology Department.||-||-||C||Religion|