World Christian Encyclopedia
Call Number: THEOLOGY OVERSIZE REFERENCE: BR157 .W67 2001 (2 vols.)
Publication Date: 2001-01-18
v. 1. The world by countries: religionists, churches, ministries -- v. 2. The world by segments: religions, peoples, languages, cities, topics.
Includes statistical data, overviews of factors (major religions, human liberty, and future trends and prospects), along with bibliographies of additional resources.
Biographical Dictionary of Christian Missions
Call Number: THEOLOGY REFERENCE: BV3700 .B56 1998
Publication Date: 1997-10-01
Brief articles with associated bibliographies for 2400 people influential in Christian missions from the time of the New Testament to the late 20th century. Appendixes list entries by geographic region of service and by denomination.
Missions and World Christianity Guide
Librarians at Yale Divinity School have compiled this guide of resources related to missions. See the tips on LC subject searching as well as links to mission databases.
World Christianities Research Guide
General resources, as well as those particular to Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Unlike this guide, the World Christianity guide does not assume a historical orientation, so some resources may focus more on the present day.
Christianity in China Database
Collects references to archival collections, biographies of individuals who have played a role in the history of Christianity in China, institutions with Christian connections in China, maps showing the locations of Catholic churches in China, and an in-progress project to recreate the maps in the 1907 Atlas of the Chinese Empire. There are also a few online exhibits here: http://usf.usfca.edu/ricci//library/exhibits/index.htm
The Chinese Recorder Index
Call Number: THEOLOGY REFERENCE: BV3410 .C6
Publication Date: 1986-03-01
The Chinese Recorder documented the work of missionaries in China from 1868 until its final issues in Dec. 1941. This work encompasses three indexes: Persons, Missions/Organizations, and Subjects. Journal issues are available in one of 3 places: via Google Books (early years); Pitts Storage Library materials (later years); and via an ILL microfilm request (all years).
History of the Church in Southern Africa
Call Number: THEOLOGY REFERENCE: Z7778 .A356 H58 V.1 and V. 3
A bibliography of published resources developed by the Institute for Theological Research at the University of South Africa. V. 1 covers resources published up to 1980, V. 2 resources from 1981-1985, and V. 3 covers resources published from 1985-1989.