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Theology Guide

Welcome to the Theology Subject Guide.

Audience: CUW undergraduate students in theology and religion courses.

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You can search for books & ebooks in Primo.


General Instructions: Finding Books

Find a specific book

Print Books

Library of Congress Call Numbers

BL              Religion

BR             Christianity

BS              Bible

BS 500      Bible Criticism and interpretation

BS 700      Old Testament

BS 1900    New Testament

BT              Doctrinal Theology

BV              Practical Theology


Ebook Central
EBSCO eBooks

Reference Books

Reference Books are located in the short stacks in the center of the Library.

Dictionary of the Reformation
REF BR302.8 .L4913 2004
Dictionary of Luther and Lutheran TraditionsREF BX8007 .D53 2017
New Dictionary of Biblical TheologyBS440 .N437 2000

LCMS CTCR Reports (1963-2009)

REF BX8061 .M7C34 (6 volumes in binders)

You can search for journal articles in Primo and library databases (see databases tab).

General Instructions on finding and requesting articles: Finding Journal Articles


Journal Titles

For print journals, a link to the Index where you can search articles by topic is provided.

Finding Journal Articles By Journal Title in Primo

  1. Open  Primo Journal Title Search
  2. Search for the Journal’s Title
  3. Click on the Journal title in the search results.
  4. Search inside the journal for keywords on the journal page.

Texts Online


  • Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS)
    Official website. Includes Bible studies, prayer suggestions, devotions, directories & more.
  • Lutheran Hour Ministries
    Lutheran Christ-centered outreach effort from the International Lutheran Laymen’s League. Includes training resources in video and print formats.
  • LCMS Document Library
    A wide variety of free print resources about ministry and education of LCMS beliefs and doctrine.  


  • LCMS Commission on Theology & Church Relations
    Lutheran Doctrine statements on life, family, marriage, citizenship, and comparison to other religions and Christian faiths.  
  • LC-MS Convention Essays
    CUW Library’s Digital Repository of doctrinal essays and other reports first generated during the regular LCMS conventions discuss topics of continuing relevance and value to the theological scholarship of LCMS.
  • Concordia Historical Institute
    Library and Archives on American Lutheran history from the 19th-century immigration the present.

Citation Help Guides

Books about Research

Research Techniques for Scholars and Students in Religion and Theology Ebook
An introduction to theological research: a guide for college and seminary students
 BR118 .B28 2000

Video Tutorials