MUS 2500: Introduction to Theology through Congregational Song (Bjorlin)

Reference Works

Specialized Reference Works: Time Periods and Christian Traditions

  • After consulting some of the general dictionaries of theology listed, use one or more reference books that focus on a historical period, a faith tradition within Christianity, another religious tradition, or even an individual, depending on the your paper subject.
  • These additional resources give you overviews, more extensive and more in-depth, and further bibliographies. Titles that appear in multiple bibliographies should be high priorities for your research.
  • The following are only samples of many such works in Brandel Library. Most are in the Reference section, but some are in the General Collection and can be checked out.
  • Some of these are available electronically from the Brandel website as well.


Online Reference Works

Brandel Library has a guide that gathers links to most of the reference books that we have in e-book format.

Brandel Library also has an online Reference book collection that includes some titles in religion or theology.

The books (or sets of books) may be searched individually in the online catalog or accessed through their collection as a whole using the links below:


Doctrinal Reference Books

The following series of encyclopedias each focus on a theological doctrine or person.