Description of the Religion Collection

The collection supports instruction and research of faculty, students, and other scholars in the major areas of religious studies, with special emphasis on Christianity and Judaism, Islam, scripture studies, religion in the Americas, religion and ethics, religion and contemporary social issues. English language materials dominates, however many primary texts are acquired in original languages as well as in English translation. All time periods are covered, while special geographical coverage is given to the early Christian Church in the Roman world, the Jewish diaspora, and religions in the USA, Caribbean, and Latin America. Special areas for building our library collections include:



Ancient Near East

Contemporary Social Issues

Catholicism in North and Latin America

Early Christianity and New Testament Studies

Religions of the Americas, including Afro-Atlantic and Diasporic Religions and Beliefs

Martin Tsang

  • CHC Librarian, Curator of Latin American Collections
  • (305) 284-9475
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