Welcome to the Divinity subject guide - your guide to using the library resources, services and facilities for your subject.
Books relating to Religious Studies will be found at a variety of locations in New College Library and the Main Library – check this on DiscoverEd. However, classmark BL for Religions – Mythology - Rationalism might be a useful place to start browsing.
The University Art Collections include Gandharan sculptures, like this seated Buddha.The Centre for Research Collections (CRC) holds the Oriental Manuscripts Collection, which includes Arabic manuscripts such as commentaries on the Koran; traditions of the Prophet and Imam and prayers, as well as early texts of the Mahabarata. The CRC's collections also include rare Buddhist palm-leaf manuscripts.
All of these collections can be accessed at the CRC on the 6th floor, Main Library.
New College Library holds Jewish sacred texts, biblical scholarship and devotional works in Hebrew as well as many examples of travel writing from Israel, Palestine and surrounding areas, collected by nineteenth century travellers such as William Fulton Jackson. The New College Library archives hold the papers of several Old Testament and Hebrew and Semitic Languages scholars.
Search DiscoverEd to find print and electronic Religious Studies reference books, or browse the shelves in the New College Library Hall. These include: