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THEO 424: Christianity and World Religions: Getting Started

A guide that serves as a brief introduction to several world religions. It is intended to whet your appetite for further study and to help you understand the religious beliefs of others in today's global society.

Introduction

This guide provides a number of useful resources. Use the tabs above to explore these resources concerning Comparative Religion.

  • Finding Books--search for print or electronic books, located in a library or online
  • Finding Articles--good places to start when searching for journal articles
  • Websites--links to websites that may provide supplementary material

Note: Many of the resources listed here are limited to use by members of  The University of St. Thomas community (faculty, staff and students). If you are using the Guide off-campus, it will ask for a brief login to identify yourself as a member of The University of St. Thomas community before you can use these resources.

The Church....

“The Church rejects, as foreign to the mind of Christ, any discrimination against men or harassment of them because of their race, color, condition of life, or religion.” 

Nostra Aetate, #5

World Religions Online

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Introduction to Summon Video

Learn to use Summon, UST Libraries' single search discovery that allows you to find thousands of resources using a single search box. This brief video covers the basics of Summon.

Subject Guide

Curt LeMay
Contact:
Library Director / Theological Librarian
The Archbishop Ireland Memorial Library
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Library Liaison for Theology
Telephone: 651-962-5451
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Off Campus Access

ACCESSING ONLINE RESOURCES from OFF-CAMPUS

Online databases and electronic journals subscribed to by the UST Libraries are licensed for use by the St. Thomas community ONLY.  Because of this restriction, we need to verify that anyone accessing these databases is a current member of the St. Thomas community.

Something to Ponder

1.  How did Vatican II change interfaith relations?

2.  How can studying world religions strengthen one's Catholicism?

3.  Common ground: Can you discern any universal truths that are shared by non-Christian religions and Catholicism?

4.  What gives a religion world status?