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Religious Studies 100: Introduction to Religious Studies  

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Assignment: Texts and Images in Religious Traditions

Background: Online Resources from the Library


Background: Books from the Library

The books below represent just a few of the titles that might help you with your research. If you browse the reference shelves near each title, you will find more related works. For more, you might want to search the library's catalog.

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The Complete Dictionary of Symbols
Call Number: Ref. AZ108 .T74 2005
ISBN: 0811847675

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Encyclopedia of Religion
Call Number: Ref. BL31 .E46 2005
ISBN: 0028657330
15 volumes.

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Dictionary of Symbols
Call Number: Ref. BL603 .L5413 1991
ISBN: 0874366100
Arranged by characteristics of the symbols, grouped by image features.

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The Bible and The Saints
Call Number: Ref. BS513.2 .D8313 1994
ISBN: 2080135643

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Symbols, Signs and Their Meaning
Call Number: Ref. CB475 .W48 1960

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The Hutchinson Chronology of World History
Call Number: Ref. D11 .M39 1999
ISBN: 1576071553
4 vols. and online
Useful for understanding historical context. For each year lists events in the areas of politics, human rights, science, medicine, education, art, literature, agriculture, crime, population, and more.

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Encyclopedia of Comparative Iconography: Themes Depicted in Works of Art.
Call Number: Ref. N7560 .E53 1998
ISBN: 1579580092
2 volumes.
Discusses a wide variety of themes, lists artworks related to them, an provides a list of further readings.

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Symbols and Allegories in Art
Call Number: Ref. N7740 .B2913 2005
ISBN: 0892368187
Focuses on Western traditions.

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The Illustrated Dictionary of Hindu Iconography
Call Number: Ref. N8195.A4 S78 1985
ISBN: 0710092946



Books are arranged on the library's shelves by Library of Congress Classification. This is a system which organizes materials by general subjects. Once you have a call number from searching the library catalog, see this guide to call number locations at Mudd and the library floor maps to find out where a book might be on the shelves.

Here are a few call numbers for a few subjects that might be useful to know for this class:

  • Religion--overviews: BL
  • Hinduism: BL 1100-1295
  • Judaism: BM and DS 100-151
  • Islam: BP and DS 35
  • Buddhism: BQ
  • Christianity: BR

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