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Pastoral Studies Guide


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Find Pastoral Studies Books

When looking for pastoral studies books or videos/DVDs on any topic, try these methods:


When searching Library catalog, you might begin with a subject search.  Examples of subject searches:

Psychology and religion

Christian life

Marriage -- religious aspects

Older people -- Pastoral counseling of

Pastoral theology

Church work with the bereaved

If you are not sure of what subject to search, try using a keyword search.  Keyword searching lets you search for words in the title, publisher, and subject heading fields.

For some people, browsing the pastoral studies section of the Library's book stacks can be helpful.  To do this use a call # range:

Call # Range


200s, 2nd Floor


242s, 2nd Floor

 Devotional literature

248s, 2nd Floor

 Christian experience, practice, life

249s, 2nd Floor

 Christian observances in Family Life

250s, 2nd Floor

 Parishes and local churches

252s, 2nd Floor


253s, 2nd Floor

 Pastoral theology

254s, 2nd Floor

 Parish administration

259s, 2nd Floor

 Pastoral care of families and persons