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Religious Studies Department Profile
Program:
BA with a major or minor in Religious Studies in a 15 or 20 unit program. The advanced major certificate in Religious Studies requires a BA with a Religious Studies major.
BA in Philosophy and Religion in a 15 or 20 unit program with the option of an advanced major certificate. Three themes are addressed: Human Nature, Ethics and Social Morality, Faith and Reason.


Collection Analysis:

Subject Areas
LC Class Ranges
Current Collecting Intensity using Collection Level Codes


Ethics : General Works
BJ 71-1185
3a


Religious Ethics
BJ 1188-1295
3a


Religion (General)
BL 1-98
3a


Natural Theology
BL 175-290
2


Myth. Comparative Mythology.
BL 300-325
2


Classification of Religions
BL 350-410
2


Religious Doctrines (General)
including:
Women in Comparative Religions. Goddesses.
BL 425-490

BL 458-473
3a


Eschatology
BL 500-547
2


Worship
BL 550-619
2


Religious Life and Organization
BL 624-632.5
2


History and Principles of Religions incl. Classical, Oriental, African Religions.
BL 660-2790
3a


Judaism
BM 1-990
3a


Islam
BP 1-195
3a


Buddhism
BQ 1-9800
3a


Christianity
including:
Early Christian Literature
BR 1-1725

BR 60-67
3a


The Bible
including:
The Old Testament
The New Testament

BS 1-2970

BS 701-1830
BS 1901-2970
2


Doctrinal Theology
BT 10-1480
2


Practical Theology. Worship. Pastoral Theology. The Christian Life.
BV 1-5099
3a


Christian Denominations
including:
Ecumenism
Roman Catholicism
BX 1-9999

BX 1-9.5
BX 800-4795
2


The Church and Social Problems
HN 30-40
3a


Death and Dying
HQ 1073-1073.5
3a


Medical Ethics. Terminal Care. Dying.
R 723-726.8
3a


Clientele:
Materials in Religious Studies are also used by faculty and students in Philosophy, English, History, Education, Sociology, Psychology, Family Studies & Gerontology, Women's Studies, and Cultural Studies.


Responsibility:
Materials are selected by faculty in Religious Studies and librarians. Librarians also purchase specialized dictionaries and encyclopedias, concordances, directories, commentaries on sacred texts, bibliographies, and indexes.


Scope:
Current publications in the English language are primarily selected. Monographs form an important component. The journal collection is small. Donations are accepted with particular focus on women in world religions. Items not appropriate for our collection may be forwarded to the Atlantic School of Theology.


Exclusions:
Unpublished dissertations, manuscripts, collections of journal article reprints, popular works without academic interest, newsletters which are not indexed.
Other Local Collections:
Atlantic School of Theology. Killam Library - Dalhousie University. Patrick Power Library - Saint Mary's University.