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Jesus from the 1st to the 21st Century

About Primary Sources in Religion

The key primary sources for most religions are the religious texts themselves, but primary sources in religion can also include: books, works of art, pamphlets, sermons, and other contemporary writing by religious officials or members of the church/organization. Try searching by the names of people or church/organization.

Print Primary Sources in Tisch Library

Primary sources--such as original documents, essays, letters, diaries, interviews, works of art, and oral histories, can often be found collected in print volumes. Tisch Library has a wide array of print primary sources in its collection. Below is a sample of some of the resources that you can find but remember, this is only a sample, so use JumboSearch to find more or Ask a Librarian for help!

Print Primary Sources in Other Places

While Tisch Library's collection contains many print primary sources, it doesn't include all of the possible print primary sources available to students and scholars around the world. Use WorldCat to find print primary sources within the Boston Library Consortium and around the world.

BLC WorldCat