Research Guide: Christology (TH 400)

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Academic Search Premier

Large, scholarly, multi-disciplinary database containing indexing for over 13,000 journals with full text for more than 4,700 publications. Over 500 journals in the areas of religion and theology can be accessed here.

1975-current | Some full text | More info



ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials combines the premier index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion with ATLA's online collection of major religion and theology journals.

1949-current | Some full text | More info


 CPLI (Catholic Periodical and Literature Index)

Covers all aspects of the Catholic faith and lifestyle and includes over 419,000 index citations of articles and reviews published in Roman Catholic periodicals, Papal documents, church promulgations, and books about the Catholic faith that are authored by Catholics and/or produced by Catholic publishers

1981-current | Citations only | More info


New Testament Abstracts

"A product of a partnership between ATLA and the Weston Jesuit School of Theology, this database has become an indispensable research and bibliographic aid for scholars, librarians, clergy and students of the New Testament and its historical milieu. Contains more than 40,000 article abstracts, 1,200 review abstracts, 14,900 book abstracts, and 50 software abstracts." (from EBSCO)

1985-current | Citations and abstracts only | More info


Project MUSE

"As one of the academic community's primary electronic journals resources, Project MUSE covers the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, religion, gender studies, economics, and many others." Provides access to 19 journals in the area of religion including Journal of Early Christian Studies. Now offers a scholarly book collection as well with access to tables of contents.

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Reference Books of Note


Encyclopedia of Christianity. Erdmans Brill, 1997.

R230.003 E56 | 5 vols.


Encyclopedia of early Christianity. Garland. 1997.

R270.1 E56 | 2 vols.


Jesus in history, thought, and culture : an encyclopedia. Holde, J. L.. ABC CLIO, 2003.

Covers Jesus as an historical figure, as an object of thought and devotion, and as an influence and subject in art, music and literature.

R232.03 J58 | 2 vols.


New Catholic encyclopedia. Edited by Arie Kruglanski & Tory Higgins. Thomson Gale, 2003
R203 N53c 2003|15 vols. & 2 supplements


New handbook of Christian theology. Musser, Donald & Joseph Price eds. Abingdon Press, 1992.

R230 N53m


Oxford companion to Christian thought. Hastings, Adrian ed. Oxford, 2000.

R230.03 O98



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Recommended Web sites


Google Scholar 

Google Scholar provides a simple way to search for scholarly literature. When accessing this database through the link provided here you will find free connections to the pay for view materials that are located in our subscription sources.  Just click on "Find Full Text @SMU."

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From OCLC, the largest, most comprehensive catalog of books and other materials, with records from over 55,000 libraries worldwide. Materials found in WorldCat may be borrowed through our interlibrary loan program.

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