Religious Studies

Collections support teaching and research at the University through the doctoral level in the Religious Studies department and its affiliates.  Research in this department focuses on the “exploration of the historical, intellectual, social, and cultural aspects of religions and [on] the dissemination of knowledge about religion and religions.” Practitioner materials, unless touching on these other elements of study or in support of campus life, are not actively collected. 

English is the major language of selection, with primary texts, critical editions, treatises and secondary literature also collected in German, Italian and French.   Other languages may be acquired for primary texts, critical editions and treatises, and for high- or repeat-demand items, and upon request.   All time periods and locals are represented.  Religious Studies materials may also be acquired through Global Studies funding by subject specialists in those areas.  The collection focuses on monographs and peer-reviewed journals both in print and electronic as appropriate and available.  

Contact Shiela Winchester, Subject Specialist Librarian

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Call Number RangeSubject
BL 1-2790Religion
BP 500-585Theosophy. Anthroposophy
BR 1-1725Christianity
BS 1-2970The Bible
BT 1-1480Doctrinal Theology
BX 1-9999Christian Denominations