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A guide to finding resources in theology. Guides to specific resources and strategies for individual classes. Taking class online? Limit database searches to "full-text" and Library catalog searches to "Ebooks."

*Taking class online? Request photocopies of print material owned by SHC through the Library liaison.

   Ahlstrom, Sydney E. A Religious History of the American
2nd ed. Yale, 2004.

   Keller, Rosemary S. Encyclopedia of Women and Religion in
       North America
Indiana University Press, 2006.

   Hill, Samuel S. ed. The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture:
        Volume 1: Religion
. University of North Carolina, 2006.

   Hill, Samuel S. Encyclopedia of Religion in the South.
        Mercer, 1984. BR 535 .E52 1984 Reference Fl. 1

Queen, Edward L, ed. Encyclopedia of American Religious History.
     Fourth edition. Facts on File, 2019.

Lippy, Charles H. editor. Encyclopedia of the American Religious Experience :
     Studies of Traditions and Movements
. 3 vols. Scribner, 1988.
      BL 2525 .E53 1988.  Reference Fl. 1

Melton, J. Gordon. American Religious Creeds. 3 vols. Triumph Books, 1991.  
     BL 427 .E52 1991   Reference Fl. 1
           A compendium of more than 450 statements of belief and doctrine.

Palmer, Colin A., ed. Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History,
     2nd ed. 6 vols. Macmillan, 2006.

    See entries for persons. See especially entry for 'Pentecostalism,'
     the 'holiness movement,' and 'African Methodist Episcopal Church.

     Divining America: Essays on Religion in American History
       (17th century-present; National Humanities Center)

    Religion in the United States

       to 1775

Religion in the United States

18th Century

19th Century

20th Century

All American Religious Biographies


Mary Baker Eddy

Jonathan Edwards

Thomas Merton

Evangelists--United States--Biography

African American evangelists

Niebuhr, Reinhold

Serra, Junipero

Sample: Tinker, George E. Missionary Conquest : The Gospel and Native American Cultural Genocide. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1993.

Seton, Elizabeth Ann

Women missionaries--United States

Young, Brigham, 1801-1877

Digital editions of pre-1920 editions of known titles by and/or about religious figures and movements may be available from the following archival collections:

Hathi Trust

be certain to select "in this Journal" when searching specific JSTOR titles