The American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Historical Monograph Collection, Series 1: 13th Century-1893, and Series 2: 1894-1923.
These ATLA collections contain more than 29,000 titles focused on religion and theology.
Series 1 contains over 5 million pages of content and consists of titles from the 13th Century through the 1893 World Parliament of Religions, with the majority of titles from the 19th century. Since religion was such an integral part of the social, political and economic fabric of life during the time period of this collection, historians researching a wide range of areas, not just religion, will find invaluable material relevant to their work.
Series 2 consists of titles published from 1894 through 1923 and presents a comprehensive picture of the growing interest in and understanding of Eastern religions from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. It also highlights significant shifts in the religious identification of Americans, and of new interest in and experimentation with non-western religions.
Series 2 contains hundreds of volumes describing the evangelical movement and collections of evangelical sermons, including coverage of the debates between science and religion in the late nineteenth century. A significant number of titles that describe the missionary activities of the period are included, as well as numerous biographies of nineteenth century theologians, which provide perspective on how and why these leaders were valued in the nineteenth century. The collection offers a unique array of books by and about women and the church, and also books about Native Americans and their religion, and the view that Puritans and others.
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