Subjects » Theology


Welcome to the Theology Subject Guide.

Audience: CUAA undergraduate students in Religion courses.

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Religion Specific

ATLASerials (Ebsco)
Full-text database is a collection of major religion and theology journals. Topics: all major religious faiths, major denominations, and language groups. 1949-present.

Religion & Philosophy Collection (Ebsco)
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.

Theology Specific

Tip: Add the keyword “Lutheran” to your search in databases to Limit your results to relevant materials

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.

LCMS Specific

Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod Commission on Theology and Church Relations Provides study documents and statements on a number of significant theological issues.

Search for books and ebooks in Primo.


General Instructions: Finding Books Guide

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

Reference Books

New Westminster Dictionary of Church History
REF BR95 .W496 2008
Luther’s WorksREF BR330 .E5 2009
New Bible DictionaryREF BS440 .N48 2000


BX8061 .M7 C6


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

General Instructions on finding and requesting: Finding Journal Articles

Finding Journal Articles By Journal Title in Primo

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


Journal Titles

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


Texts Online


  • 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.

Citation Guides

Books about Research

Your guide to writing quality research papers for students of religion and theology
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