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Church History: Home

Guide Information

This guide is designed to get you started on your research Christian History and related courses.

The resources listed in this guide are just a sampling of the resources available through the Masland Library.  Use the resources here to help you get started and then dig deeper into the library catalog and databases. 

Library of Congress

If you want to just browse the Masland Library Shelves for books related to Church History use the call number ranges below. 

  Call Number Range
Christianity BR
  • Early Christian Literature. Fathers of the Church, etc.
BR60-67
  • Christianity in relation to special subjects
BR115
  • Christian antiquities. Archaeology. Museums
BR130-133.5
  • History
BR140-1510
  • By Period
BR160-481
  • Early and Medieval
BR160-275
  • Renaissance. Renaissance and Reformation
BR280
  • Modern Period
BR290-481
  • Luther, Martin
BR323.5-334.2
  • By Region or Country
BR500-1510
  • Persecution. Martyrs
BR1600-1609
  • Dissent
BR1609.5
  • Tolerance and toleration
BR1610
  • Liberalism
BR1615-1617
  • Sacrilege (History)
BR1620
  • Biography
BR1690-1725
Christian Dominations BX
  • Eastern churches. Oriental Churches
BX100-189
  • Orthodox Eastern Church
BX200-756
  • Catholic Church
BX800-4795
  • Dissenting sects other than Protestant
BX4716.4-4795
  • French schisms of the 19th century
BX4737
  • Protestantism
BX4800-9999
  • General
BX4800-4861
  • Pre-Reformation
BX4872-4924
  • Lollards, Wycliffites
BX4900-4906
  • Hussites
BX4913-4924
  • Post-Reformation
BX4929-4951
  • Anabaptists
BX4929-4946
  • Anglican Communion (General)
BX5001-5009
  • Church of England
BX5011-5207
  • Church of England outside of Great Britain
BX5600-5740
  • Other Protestant denominations in alphabetical order
BX6101-9999
  • Baptists
BX6201-6495
  • Christian Reformed Church
BX6801-6843
  • Congregationalism
BX7101-7260
  • Disciples of Christ. Campbellities
BX7301-7343
  • Evangelical and Reformed Church
BX7451-7493
  • Evangelical United Brethren Church
BX7451-7493
  • Friends. Society of Friends. Quakers
BX7601-7795
  • Holiness Churches
BX7990 .H6-H69
  • Lutheran Churches
BX8001-8080
  • Mennonites
BX8101-8144
  • Methodism
BX8201-8495
  • Moravian Church. United Brethren. Unitas Fratrum
BX8551-8593
  • Mormons. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
BX8601-8695
  • New Jerusalem Church. New Church. Swedenborianism
BX8701-8749
  • Pentecostal Churches
BX8762-8765
  • Plymouth Brethren. Darbyites
BX8799-8809
  • Presbyterianism. Calvinist Methodism
BX8901-9225
  • Puritanism
BX9301-9359
  • Reformed or Calvinistic Churches
BX9401-9640
  • Salvation Army
BX9701-9743
  • Shakers. United Society of Believers. Millennial Church
BX9751-9793
  • Unitarianism
BX9801-9869
  • Universalism. Universalists
BX9901-9969
  • Other Beliefs and Movements akin to Christianity
BX9998
  • Independent churches, parishes, societies, etc.
BX9999

 

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