About this Guide
About this Guide:
- designed to help new theology students begin their studies
Links to Resources:
- Book titles link to Emory's DiscoverE catalog
- Periodical titles link to online access page or to DiscoverE
How to Read a Book
What, you don't just start on page one and read every word until you get to the end?
If that's what you think, this book is for you—it will greatly enhance your theological education by giving you the tools to make better use of your reading time.
Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren, How to Read a Book (WOODRUFF STACKS PN83 .A43 1972)
An invaluable guide to academic reading. One to own.
Read a summary via the link below.
Consider beginning your research with the following volumes, located in the Reference Collection on the second (main) floor of Pitts Theology Library
We've also created a small booklet of the reference sources we find ourselves turning to most. You can view and download a copy of your own below.
--brief articles give an overview of the subject
--lengthy articles with global perspective and good bibliographies
--excellent coverage of historical topics
--good for in-depth orientation to a subject
The Oxford Bible Commentary (READY REFERENCE BS491.3 .O94 2001)
The New Jerome Biblical Commentary (READY REFERENCE BS491.2 .N485 1990)
Eerdmans Commentary on the Bible (READY REFERENCE BS491.3 .E37 2003)
Anchor Bible Dictionary (READY REFERENCE BS440 .A54 1992)
--lengthy articles on range of material
--short articles, some bibliographies
--broad coverage of traditions and subjects
--short articles and bibliographies
--includes biographical profiles of historical figures
--also available in THEOLOGY STACKS
--bibliographies and cross references
Frequently Used Print (and equivalent electronic) Resources
This is a list of some of the reference resources we use most frequently in assisting library patrons. The list is organized by topic and includes descriptions of each item. There are, however, plenty of other useful resources, so please ask us for additional resources related to your particular project!
Note: Location is Pitts Theology Library REFERENCE unless otherwise indicated.