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Systematic Theology

A guide for Dr. Cone's assignment

Why use Background Information?

Background information:

  • Shows how a topic fits into a broader subject or discipline
  • Helps you to know if there is enough or too much information on a topic
  • Provides access to the specific vocabulary which serves as keywords for searching
  • Often contains bibliographies which point to key resources and experts to consult

The titles listed in these boxes are reference books available in the Jessie C. Eury Library's Reference Room for your use.  These books may not be checked out of the library.

Christian Encyclopedias

The following encyclopedias are written from a scholarly Christian viewpoint.  There are numerous additional one-volume theological encyclopedias which may prove useful as well.

Theology Dictionaries

Remember to check out the Theology guide for more great background resources.

Religious Encyclopedias

The following encyclopedias are written from a particular religious viewpoint.

Worship Encyclopedia

Worship resources can be very useful for this assignment as some doctrines are practiced during worship and are an important part of our worship to God.