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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. Campbellites

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.
                              Swedenborgianism

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

                       Unitatianism

BX9801-9869

                       Universalism. Universalists

BX9901-9969

                       Other beliefs and movements
                               akin to Christianity

BX9998

                       Independent churches, parishes,
                               societies, etc.

BX9999

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