Welcome to the Theology Subject Guide.
Audience: CUW undergraduate students in theology and religion courses.
Help Available: If you need help finding resources, please contact librarians with Ask a Librarian or on the Library Tab in the Portal (phone, email, chat)
How to Use: Click a tab to learn more about different types of resources.
Religion and Philosophy Collection (EBSCOhost) full-text, scholarly journals. Topics: world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.
Religion Database (ProQuest) Covers formal theological studies and commentary on topics of general interest.
American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Historical Monographs Collections-Series 1 (EBSCOhost) Titles from the 13th century through the 1893 World Parliament of Religions, with the majority of titles from the 19th century.
American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Historical Monographs Collection-Series 2 (EBSCOhost) Features titles published from 1894-1923. Topics: growing interest in Eastern religions from the late 1800s to the early 1900s, shifts in the religious identification of Americans, the evangelical movement and evangelical sermons, missionary activities, and biographies of nineteenth century theologians.
ATLASerials (EBSCOhost) Full-text database is a collection of major religion and theology journals. Topics: all major religious faiths, major denominations, and language groups. 1949-present.
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod Commission on Theology and Church Relations Provides study documents and statements on a number of significant theological issues.
Luthers Werke (ProQuest) Luthers Werke (Weimarer Ausgabe) Contains the complete collection of Martin Luther’s writings. Content: Bible translations and his treatises, sermons, letters, Tischreden, poems, and hymns.
You can search for books & ebooks in Primo.
General Instructions: FINDING BOOKS
Library of Congress Call Numbers
BS 500 Bible Criticism and interpretation
BS 700 Old Testament
BS 1900 New Testament
BT Doctrinal Theology
BV Practical Theology
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 Traditions||REF BX8007 .D53 2017|
|New Dictionary of Biblical Theology||BS440 .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
For print journals, a link to the Index where you can search articles by topic is provided.
Journal of Lutheran Mission
Concordia Theological Quarterly
Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly (Print) Index
Journal of Biblical Literature
Lehre und Wehre (Print)
Lutheran Forum (Print) Index
Lutheran Synod Quarterly
Wisconsin Lutheran Quarterly (Print) Index
Finding Journal Articles By Journal Title in Primo
- Open Primo Journal Title Search
- Search for the Journal’s Title
- Click on the Journal title in the search results.
- Search inside the journal for keywords on the journal page.
Concordia Theological Seminary (IN) Media Library
A library of theological articles, course videos, chapel sermons and other resources provided by CS.
Concordia Seminary (St. Louis)
Collection of resources including a scholarship repository, faculty blogs, video and audio lectures, and more.
WI Lutheran Seminary Digital Library
Essays on various topics related to ministry and LCMS education
Post-Reformation Digital Library (Calvin College)
database of digital books about the development of theology and philosophy during the Reformation and Post-Reformation Era (late 15th-18th c.)
Writings of Martin Luther and other Lutherans
Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA)
US and International Data related to religion & congregations, including datasets.
Research In Ministry (RIM)
Online database of thesis and dissertation abstracts related to ministry, theology, and religion.
Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Detailed, scholarly, peer-reviewed information on key topics and philosophers in all areas of academic philosophy
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS)
Offical 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.
Books about Research
An introduction to theological research : a guide for college and seminary students
|BR118 .B28 2000|