Library of Congress Subject Headings (use these in BU Libraries Search or WorldCat to track down materials if you do not have an author or title):

  • Spirituality
  • Spiritual Life
  • Spiritual Formation
  • Faith Development
  • Spiritual Direction


Reference or Introductory Texts (in the Theology Reference section unless otherwise noted):

  • Westminster Dictionary of Christian Spirituality (BV4488 .D52 1983b).
  • Take and Read: Spiritual Reading:An Annotated List (BV4501.2 P428 1996).
  • Upper Room Dictionary of Christian Spiritual Formation (BV4501.3 U67 2003).
  • Brazos Introduction to Christian Spirituality (Oversize BV4501.3 H693 2008).
  • Encyclopedia of Religious and Spiritual Development (BV4571.3 E53 2006).




Databases (these are the primary databases for religion and theology. You may find information in other databases as well.):


  • Christian Spirituality Bulletin. (in Storage 1993-2000)
  • Desert Call
  • Spiritual Life
  • Spiritus.
  • Studies in Spirituality.
  • Journal of Spirituality and Mental Health.
  • Journal of Religion, Spirituality and Aging.
  • International Journal of Children’s Spirituality (online only).