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Loyola University Chicago Libraries

Theology and Religious Studies

Locate core research resources in theology, religious studies, Biblical studies, and ethics

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In theology and religious studies, a primary source is an original work while secondary source is an analysis, contextualization, critique, or reflection on that work.

Please scroll down to find primary source text and document collections organized by period as follows:

Classical (through 600)
Medieval (600 to 1500)
Early Modern (1500 to 1800)
Modern (1800 forward)

These are followed by a box listing secondary source text and document collections.

Text and Document Collections: Classical Period

Text and Document Collections: Medieval Period

Text and Document Collections: Early Modern Period

Text and Document Collections: Modern Period

Secondary Sources