Princeton's Lives of Great Religious Books series: This series focuses on how people used a specific religious text after it was written. Volumes cover texts from various religious traditions, including ancients texts such as Genesis, Exodus, Job, Revelation, I Ching, and more modern texts like Bonhoeffer's "Letters and Papers from Prison," and C.S. Lewis' Mere Christianity. Most of the titles are available on JSTOR.
Study Bibles are good sources of basic information about the texts and their contexts. They usually include maps, charts, essays about the biblical world, and brief critical notes.
reference books provide basic introductions to a topic. Good reference books also include lists of books and articles for further reading.
Finding Ebooks at Vassar
Ebooks can be complicated to locate. Please review the directions on our Finding Ebooks at Vassar page. Please don't hesitate to email Deb Bucher or firstname.lastname@example.org when you have questions. A few starting places: