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Biblical Studies & Theology Resources

Books

You have access to a wide variety of titles because of the sharing agreement Northwestern has with other college and university libraries in the Twin Cities area and beyond. Be sure to begin your research early so that you can take advantage of this wide variety of resources. Search Library Search for applicable books using keywords associated with your research interest. 

Religion call numbers

When looking for a book or searching for a topic of interest it may be helpful to browse the shelves.  Below are the Dewey Decimal System call numbers associated with this field of study:

  • 200 Religion
    • 201 Religious mythology, general classes of religion, interreligious relations and attitudes, social theology
    • 202 Doctrines
    • 203 Public worship and other practices
    • 204 Religious experience, life, practice
    • 205 Religious ethics
    • 206 Leaders and organization
    • 207 Missions and religious education
    • 208 Sources
    • 209 Sects and reform movements
  • 210 Natural theology
    • 211 Concepts of God
    • 212 Existence, attributes of God
    • 213 Creation
    • 214 Theodicy
    • 215 Science & religion
    • 218 Humankind
  • 220 Bible
    • 221 Old Testament
    • 222 Historical books of Old Testament
    • 223 Poetic books of Old Testament
    • 224 Prophetic books of Old Testament
    • 225 New Testament
    • 226 Gospels & Acts
    • 227 Epistles
    • 228 Revelation (Apocalypse)
    • 229 Apocrypha & pseudepigrapha
  • 230 Christian theology
    • 231 God
    • 232 Jesus Christ & his family
    • 233 Humankind
    • 234 Salvation (Soteriology) & grace
    • 235 Spiritual beings
    • 236 Eschatology
    • 238 Creeds & catechisms
    • 239 Apologetics & polemics
  • 240 Christian moral & devotional theology
    • 241 Moral theology
    • 242 Devotional literature
    • 243 Evangelistic writings for individualy
    • 246 Use of art in Christianity
    • 247 Church furnishings & articles
    • 248 Christian experience, practice, life
    • 249 Christian observances in family life
  • 250 Christian orders & local church
    • 251 Preaching (Homiletics)
    • 252 Texts of sermons
    • 253 Pastoral office (Pastoral theology)
    • 254 Parish government & administration
    • 255 Religious congregations & orders
    • 259 Activities of the local church
  • 260 Christian social theology
    • 261 Social theology
    • 262 Ecclesiology
    • 263 Times, places of religious observance
    • 264 Public worship
    • 265 Sacraments, other rites & acts
    • 266 Missions
    • 267 Associations for religious work
    • 268 Religious education
    • 269 Spiritual renewal
  • 270 Christian church history
    • 271 Religious orders in church history
    • 272 Persecutions in church history
    • 273 Heresies in church history
    • 274 Christian church in Europe
    • 275 Christian church in Asia
    • 276 Christian church in Africa
    • 277 Christian church in North America
    • 278 Christian church in South America
    • 279 Christian church in other areas
  • 280 Christian denominations & sects
    • 281 Early church & Eastern churches
    • 282 Roman Catholic Church
    • 283 Anglican churches
    • 284 Protestants of Continental origin
    • 285 Presbyterian, Reformed, Congregational
    • 286 Baptist, Disciples of Christ, Adventist
    • 287 Methodist & related churches
    • 289 Other denominations & sects
  • 290 Other & comparative religions
    • 291 Comparative religion
    • 292 Classical (Greek & Roman) religion
    • 293 Germanic religion
    • 294 Religions of Indic origin
    • 295 Zoroastrianism (Mazdaism, Parseeism)
    • 296 Judaism
    • 297 Islam, Bábism & Bahá'í Faith
    • 299 Other religions