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Theology, Christian Ministries, and Philosophy: Reference Sources

Research Guide in the areas of Theology, Philosophy, and Christian Ministry.

Why Use Reference Books?

Reference sources provide background information, an overview of a topic, specialized vocabulary and terminology, and critical concepts.  They're often a great starting point.  The Library has reference materials both online and in print.

Want more information? 

  • Contact the Reference/Information Desk on the Main Level of Ryan Library (619.849.2337)
  • Email 
  • Instant Message through the Ask a Librarian box on the right.

Browse our Reference section or the corresponding call numbers on the Lower Level of Ryan Library:

  • 220 Bible
    • Bible Concordances 220.2
    • Bible Dictionaries 220.3
    • Bibles 220.52
    • Bible Interpretation and Criticism; Exegesis 220.6
    • Bible Commentaries 220.7

Examples of Reference Sources on Religion/Philosophy

Ryan Library has hundreds of subject encyclopedias, commentaries, and lexicons in the area of Religion and Philosophy. Here are just a few examples: