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Religious Studies & Theology

Biographies

Consult biographical dictionaries to get brief information about people, dates and events. For more sources, see Biographical Resources.
 
The Book of Saints
REF BX4655.2.B66 1994t
Brief biographies, feast days and emblems of about 10,000 saints of the Catholic Church, and list of patron saints of various professions, trades and arts.
 
Butler's Lives of the Saints
REF BX4654 .B8 1981b
"A standard source providing, in calendar order, short biographies of saints" in four volumes.
 
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible DDD
REF BS680.G57D53 1999
"Discusses all the gods and demons whose names are found in the Bible."
Fifty Eastern Thinkers
REF B5505.C645 2000
Provides information about major thinkers in eastern philosophy and religion. Also included are a glossary of philosophical terms, as well as bibliographies and recommended further reading for each thinker.
 
Oxford Dictionary of Popes
REF BX955.2.K45 1986t
Gives "biographical sketches, arranged chronologically of all 268 popes and 39 antipopes, from St. Peter to John Paul II".
 
Oxford Dictionary of Saints (2011)
REF BR1710.F34 2003
 
"Includes all the people mentioned by name in the New Testament as well as some who remained unnamed like the centurions at Capernaum and Calvary" plus certain religious groups. Intended for the general reader and students needing concise information.
 
Includes all the people mentioned in the Old Testament and the Apocrypha.