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Christianity Pre-1000: Home
This guide focuses on resources for the Christian tradition before the year 1000, as well as historical and cultural sources for the context in which Christianity developed: the early Jewish and hellenistic Mediterranean worlds. Additional related resources may also be found on the Divinity Research Resources, the Study of Religions Research Resources, and the Classics guides.
Provides a comprehensive resource for the study of the Bible and biblical history. Offers a ready access point for Bible text and commentary, including the New Oxford Annotated Bible and five other popular Oxford Study Bibles.
Browsing the main stacks on Wilson 1 for books is also a great search strategy. Here are a few call number areas to focus on:
BL-Religion BL700-820-Greek & Roman Religions BM- Judaism BM510-518-Midrash BR-Christianity BR60-67-Early Christian Literature BR160-275-Early & Medieval History BR195 W6-Women in the Early Church BS-The Bible BT-Doctrinal Theology BT109-115- Doctrine of the Trinity BV-Practical Theology DE-Greco-Roman World DF501-649-Byzantine Empire DS101-151-Israel/Palestine, The Jews DS155-156-Asia Minor PA- Greek & Latin Language & Literature PA3818-4505- Individual Greek authors, alphabetically PA6202-6971- Individual Latin authors, alphabetically PJ4501-5192-Hebrew Language & Literature PJ5201-5329.5-Aramaic Language & Literature PJ5401-5809-Syriac Language & Literature
Provides citations to international scholarly work concerning the areas of: ancient Greek and Latin language and linguistics; Greek and Roman history, literature, philosophy, art and music, archaeology, religion, mythology, science, and more. The scholarship concentrates on the second millennium BCE to roughly 500-800 CE.
You will frequently find primary sources through the footnotes and citations of the books and articles you read. ZSR also has a number of primary source databases of Greek and Latin texts that may be of use.
An interconnected, fully searchable, virtual library of our Greek and Latin Classical heritage. More than 520 volumes of Latin, Greek, and English texts are available, including epic and lyric poetry; tragedy and comedy; history, travel, philosophy, and oratory; the great medical writers and mathematicians; Church Fathers who made particular use of pagan culture — all represented here with up-to-date texts and accurate English translations.
Database of Latin texts, containing more than 3,200 works from Antiquity through Vatican II. Texts are selected based on editing and contemporary scholarly practice, and independent research is undertaken to verify facts relating to the text. Coverage: c. 300 B.C.E. to 1965 A.D.
The Patrologia Latina Database is the full-text electronic version of the Patrologia Latina, including all prefatory material, original texts, critical apparatus, indexes, and illustrations. Covers the works of the Latin Fathers from Tertullian around 200 AD to the death of Pope Innocent III in 1216. Covers most major and minor Latin authors, and contains the most influential works of late ancient and early medieval theology, philosophy, history, and literature. Coverage: 200 A.D. to 1216 A.D.