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Dewey Decimal System

The Dewey Decimal system (which we use) is a system based on broad subjects that are sub-divided in narrower topics. Here is the ‘skeleton’ of the Dewey Decimal system, click on the subject area to see call numbers that can be used when searching the stacks.

Helpful Call Numbers

  • 202 Doctrines
  • 205 Religious ethics
  • 207 Missions and religious education
  • 209 Sects and reform movements
  • 210 Natural theology
  • 211 Concepts of God
  • 213 Creation
  • 215 Science & religion
  • 220 Bible
  • 221 Old Testament
  • 225 New Testament
  • 230 Christian theology
  • 236 Eschatology
  • 238 Creeds & catechisms
  • 239 Apologetics & polemics
  • 240 Christian moral & devotional theology
  • 241 Moral theology
  • 242 Devotional literature
  • 250 Christian orders & local church
  • 251 Preaching (Homiletics)
  • 252 Texts of sermons
  • 253 Pastoral office (Pastoral theology)
  • 254 Parish government & administration
  • 264 Public worship
  • 265 Sacraments, other rites & acts
  • 266 Missions
  • 268 Religious education
  • 270 Christian church history
  • 280 Christian denominations & sects
  • 290 Other & comparative religions
  • 291 Comparative religion
  • 296 Judaism
  • 297 Islam, Bábism & Bahá’í Faith
  • 299 Other religions