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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

Subject Specialist

Shatha Baydoun

Stefanie Rodriguez

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Engaged Buddhism
Thich Nhat Hanh

Article: Understanding the Engaged Buddhist Movement: Implications for Social Development Practice

Article: History of Engaged Buddhism: A Dharma Talk by Thich Nhat Hanh, Hanoi, Vietnam, May 6-7, 2008​
What is Engaged Buddhism?
Subject Specialist

Shatha Baydoun

Stefanie Rodriguez

Other University LibGuides
Depending on your topic, search Google for Library Guides or "LibGuides" with your keyword, this will bring up pages made and curated by Librarians who have researched the topic and provided an array of reputable and some popular resources for further defining the topic. Often, they will also offer further keyword terms for more effective research. 


Black Lives Matter


Climate Change

Gun Control


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