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The religion collection supports the study of religion in its historical, social, cultural, and scientific aspects.
Religion is principally classified in the BL-BX range of the Library of Congress call number scheme. The major subclasses are:
|BL||History of religion; Jainism and Hinduism; East Asian religions except Buddhism|
|BP||Islam; new religious movements|
|BR||Christianity by region; history of Christiany|
|BT||Christian doctrinal theology|
|BV||Christian worship and practice, moral theology|
|BX||Christian denominations and sects|
In some cases, religion is classified with the disciplines that touch on it: e.g., philosophy of religion - B; psychology of religion - BF, religious music - M; religious art - N. Some materials published before 1975 are classified in the 200s of Dewey Decimal system.