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Theology & Ministry


Building the TML Collection

Theology and Ministry Collection Emphases

The collection at the Theology and Ministry Library (TML) supports the wide range of degree programs offered by the university’s School of Theology and Ministry (STM) and by St. John’s Seminary. The TML enjoys a unique relationship with New Testament Abstracts (NTA)(also available online), which surveys virtually all scholarly literature on the New Testament and related fields. Since NTA donates all reviewed copies of books and journals to the library, TML’s New Testament collection is exceptionally strong. Other areas of particular emphasis include: Hebrew Bible/Old Testament; Church history; ethics and moral theology; dogmatic/systematic theology; pastoral and practical theology; Patristics; liberation theology; Sacraments; and, spirituality, especially Ignatian spirituality. There is a very strong emphasis on the Catholic and Jesuit traditions, but Protestant scholarship is also collected selectively.

More on the BC Collections

For more information about how the library collections at Boston College are being developed, go to the Collections page.

Help Us Build the Collection

Please feel free to recommend items for the Theology collections by e-mailing the Subject Librarian for Theology: Jennifer Butler (Theology & Ministry Library).