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Religious Studies

This guide introduces some of the library resources available at JFK Library related to Religious Studies. It also offers support for each course offered in EWU's Religion Minor.

HUM 440 Catalog Course Description

Human awareness of death is unique, but the philosophical, religious and cultural response to it has been one of great variety. All human beings have dealt with the reality of death and the course will consider the most prevalent and meaningful perspectives.

Library of Congress Classification Ranges

Find books in the library within these call number ranges:

  • BD300-450 Ontology - Including being, the soul, life, death
  • BF511-593 Affection. Feeling. Emotion
  • BT819-891 Eschatology. Last things
  • BT8999-940 Future state. Future life
  • HQ1073-1073.5 Thanatology. Death. Dying

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Try searching the library catalog or databases with some of these terms (or come up with your own keywords and synonyms of these):

  • Death
  • Death--Philosophy
  • Death--Psychological aspects
  • Death--Religious aspects
  • Death--Social aspects
  • Thanatology
  • Near-death experiences--Religious aspects
  • Dying
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • End of Life
  • Bereavement
  • Grief
  • Mourning Customs
  • Mortality
  • Premature death
  • Suicide
  • Parents--death
  • Children--death


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