Subject Headings – Religion
The following official Library of Congress Subject Headings are useful for searching the Library Catalog. Books on those topics may be found on the shelf under the correlating Call Number.
Atheism – BL2700-BL2790
Buddhism - BQ1 - BQ999
Christian doctrines - SEE Dogma; Theology, Doctrinal
Christian sects - BR157
Christianity – BR1-BR129
Christianity and culture – BR115.C8
Christianity and other religions - BR127 (General)
- Hinduism - BR128.H5
- Islam - BP172
- Judaism - BM535
Denominations, Christian –SEE Christian sects
Doctrines, Christian – SEE Dogma; Theology, Doctrinal
Dogma - BT19-BT33
Ethics – BJ
God – BT98-BT180
God (African religion)
God (Chinese religion) - BL1800-BL1810
God (Egyptian religion)
God (Greek religon) - B390.G6; BL795.G6
God (Hinduism) - Bl1200-BL1225
God (Islam) - BP166.2
God (Jainism) - BM1356)
God (Judaism (BM610)
God (Sikhism) - BL2018.22
Interdenominational cooperation - BV625
Islam – BP1-BP223
Missionaries - BV3700-BV3705 (General biographies)
Missions – BV2000-BV3705
Mythology – BL300-BL325 (Comparative)
Psychology and religion – BF51
Religions - BL74-BL98
- Relations - BL410
Religions, Comparative – SEE Religions
Supernatural theology - BT745
Theology – BR-BX
Theology, Doctrinal - BT65-BT84
Theology of religions (Christian theology) - BT83.85
Women & Religion
Atlases – Show the Biblical world in maps. Maps may cover various places and time periods, address specific topics such as Paul’s journeys or the Exodus, and may contain supplementary drawings or photos.
Commentaries - Explain the scriptures verse by verse by providing detailed background information on the authorship, history, setting, and theme of the Gospel.
Concordances – List every word in the Bible and then direct the reader to every use of that work
Dictionaries – Provide definitions of words and expressions used in the Bible. Also identify proper names. Some dictionaries will also provide the original Greek or Hebrew.
Encyclopedias - Provide definitions and lengthy discussions beyond that found in dictionaries.
Gazetteers – Geographical dictionaries, sometimes with supporting pictures.
Handbooks/Guidebooks - Provide information or instruction on such topics as plants and animals of the Bible, dietary habits, weights and measures, calendars and holidays, etc. Handbooks can also be on a specific topic such as Christian philosophy, prophesy, denominations,etc.