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Yale Library

Theology Guide: Background Information

A guide for conducting research in Theology at the Yale University Divinity School Library.

1. Introduction

There are several good reference resources for background information in Theology.

Research guides and bibliographies will direct you to important resources for your topic. Some of the guides listed here are focused on theology and religious studies in general, but others are focused on specific topics within the discipline of theology.

Dictionaries and encyclopedias are also helpful, especially for providing an overview of a topic. These may also provide brief bibliographies with further resources that may be helpful for your research. There are both general dictionaries and encyclopedias of theology, as well as works devoted to more specific topics within the field.

2. Research Guides & Bibliographies: General Theology & Religion

3. Research Guides & Bibliographies: Specific Topics

4. Dictionaries & Encyclopedias: General Theology

5. Dictionaries & Encyclopedias: Specific Topics

6. Other Reference Tools: Handbooks, Companions, etc.