RCL: Subjects
RELIGION The Religion section provides a basic list of scholarly titles and primary texts to support an undergraduate major in religion or religious studies. It attempts to reflect the great diversity of religion-related course offerings in undergraduate institutions, while remaining selective. Major world religions are covered, with an emphasis on their history and intellectual traditions. New, alternative, indigenous, and lesser-known religions are also included, as are works employing new approaches to analysis and interpretation. Also included are works on religious institutions, practices, ethical issues, and the intersection of religion and other subjects. Popular, inspirational, devotional, and applied theological works are mostly outside the scope of this list. Taxonomy roughly follows Library of Congress classification BL through BX. Some works are listed in more than one section, to support browsing. Return to Subject List