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Collection Development Policy Statement: Religious Studies

Levels of Collecting Intensity

Conspectus Call # ranges

Subject

Level

Note

BL 41

comparative religion

3a

BL 51-54

philosophy & psychology of religion

3a

BL 175-290

natural theology

2

BL 240-265

religion and science

2

BL 300-325

mythology, comparative mythology

2

BL 425-490

religious doctrines

2

BL 500-547

eschatology

2

BL 550-635

worship, cults

2

BL 625

mysticism

2

BL 660

anthropological study of religion

2

BL 685-2630

world religions and mythology

2

BL 700-820

classical religion and mythology

2

BL 1100-1270

Brahmanism, Hinduism

2

BL 2400-2490

African religions

3a

BL2420-2460

ancient Egyptian religion

2

BL 2670-2790

atheism and secularism

2

BM 1-960

Judaism

2

BM 1-65

Judaism – periodicals, etc.

3a

BM 10-518

Judaism – Midrash

1

BP 1-605

Islam

2

BP 300-395

Bahism

2

BP500-597

Theosophy, Anthroposophy

2

BQ

Buddhism

2

BR 1-1725

Christianity

2

BR 60-67

early Christian literature, Church fathers

2

BR 140-1689

Christianity – church history

3a

BS

Bible

2

BS 11-115

Bible – early versions

1

BS 315-355

Bible - non-European languages

1

BS 476-537

Bible – hermeneutics, exegetics,

commentaries, criticism, literature

1

1

BT

doctrinal theology

2

BV

practical theology

2

BV 759-765

Church law

1

BV 800-873

sacraments

1

BV 900-1450

religious societies

1

BV 2000-3705

missions

1

but in Africa 3a

BV 3750-3790

evangelism

1

BX 1-9

ecumenical movement

2

BX 100-754

Eastern and Oriental Churches

2

BX 800-4924

Roman Catholic Church

3a

BX 1749-4924

Roman Catholic Church, dogmatics,

Church and state, government and

organization, law, liturgy, shrines

2

BX 4800-9999

Protestantism

3a

BX 6201-6495

Baptists and other sects

2

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