Library of Congress Classification Outline – Class B (ii)



Subclass BS


BS1-2970 The Bible

BS11-115 Early versions

BS125-355 Modern texts and versions

BS125-198 English

BS199-313 Other European languages


BS315-355 Non-European languages

BS315 Asian languages

BS325 African languages

BS335 Languages of Oceania and Australasia

BS345 American Indian languages

BS350 Mixed languages

BS355 Artificial languages

BS410-680 Works about the Bible

BS500-534.8 Criticism and interpretation

BS535-537 The Bible as literature

BS546-558 Bible stories. Paraphrases of Bible stories. The Bible story

BS569-580 Men, women, and children of the Bible

BS580 Individual Old Testament characters

BS585-613 Study and teaching

BS647-649 Prophecy

BS650-667 Bible and science

BS670-672 Bible and social sciences

BS701-1830 Old Testament

BS705-815 Early versions

BS825-1013 Modern texts and versions

BS1091-1099 Selections. Quotations

BS1110-1199 Works about the Old Testament

BS1160-1191.5 Criticism and interpretation

BS1200-1830 Special parts of the Old Testament

BS1901-2970 New Testament

BS1937-2020 Early texts and versions

BS2025-2213 Modern texts and versions

BS2260-2269 Selections. Quotations

BS2280-2545 Works about the New Testament

BS2350-2393 Criticism and interpretation

BS2415-2417 The teachings of Jesus

BS2430-2520 Men, women, and children of the New Testament

BS2525-2544 Study and teaching

BS2547-2970 Special parts of the New Testament

BS2640-2765.6 Epistles of Paul


Subclass BT


BT10-1480 Doctrinal Theology

BT19-37 Doctrine and dogma

BT93-93.6 Judaism

BT95-97.2 Divine law. Moral government

BT98-180 God

BT109-115 Doctrine of the Trinity

BT117-123 Holy Spirit. The Paraclete

BT126-127.5 Revelation

BT130-153 Divine attributes

BT198-590 Christology

BT296-500 Life of Christ

BT580 Miracles. Apparitions. Shrines, sanctuaries, images,

processions, etc.


BT587 Relics

BT595-680 Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ. Mariology

BT650-660 Miracles. Apparitions. Shrines, sanctuaries, images,

processions, etc.

BT695-749 Creation

BT750-811 Salvation. Soteriology

BT819-891 Eschatology. Last things

BT899-940 Future state. Future life

BT960-985 Invisible world (saints, demons, etc.)

BT990-1010 Creeds, confessions, covenants, etc.

BT1029-1040 Catechisms

BT1095-1255 Apologetics. Evidences of Christianity

BT1313-1480 History of specific doctrines and movements. Heresies and schisms


Subclass BV


BV1-5099 Practical Theology

BV5-530 Worship (Public and private)

BV30-135 Times and seasons. The Church year

BV43-64 Feast days

BV65-70 Saints= days

BV80-105 Fasts

BV107-133 Lord=s Day. Sunday. Sabbath

BV150-168 Christian symbols and symbolism

BV169-199 Liturgy and ritual

BV200 Family worship

BV205-287 Prayer

BV301-530 Hymnology

BV360-465 Denominational and special types of hymnbooks in English

BV467-510 Hymns in languages other than English

BV590-1652 Ecclesiastical theology

BV598-603 The Church

BV629-631 Church and state

BV637-637.5 City churches

BV638-638.8 The rural church. The church and country life

BV646-651 Church polity

BV652-652.9 Church management. Efficiency

BV652.95-657 Mass media and telecommunication in religion

BV659-683 Ministry. Clergy. Religious vocations

BV700-707 Parish. Congregation. The local church

BV770-777 Church finance. Church property

BV800-873 Sacraments. Ordinances

BV803-814 Baptism

BV823-828 Holy Communion. Lord=s Supper. Eucharist

BV835-838 Marriage

BV840-850 Penance

BV895-896 Shrines. Holy places

BV900-1450 Religious societies, associations, etc.

BV950-1280 Religious societies of men, brotherhoods, etc.

BV1000-1220 Young Men=s Christian Associations

BV1300-1395 Religious societies of women


BV1300-1393 Young Women=s Christian Associations

BV1460-1615 Religious education (General)

BV1620-1652 Social life, recreation, etc., in the church

BV2000-3705 Missions

BV2123-2595 Special churches

BV2130-2300 Roman Catholic Church

BV2350-2595 Protestant churches

BV2610-2695 Special types of missions

BV2750-3695 Missions in individual countries

BV3750-3799 Evangelism. Revivals

BV4000-4470 Pastoral theology

BV4019-4180 Education

BV4019-4167 Training for the ordained ministry

BV4168-4180 Training for lay workers

BV4200-4317 Preaching. Homiletics

BV4239-4317 Sermons

BV4390-4399 Personal life of the clergy

BV4400-4470 Practical church work. Social work. Work of the layman

BV4485-5099 Practical religion. The Christian life

BV4520-4526.2 Religious duties

BV4625-4780 Moral theology

BV4625-4627 Sins and vices

BV4630-4647 Virtues

BV4650-4715 Precepts from the Bible

BV4720-4780 Precepts of the Church. Commandments of the Church

BV4800-4897 Works of meditation and devotion

BV4900-4911 Works of consolation and cheer

BV4912-4950 Conversion literature

BV5015-5068 Asceticism

BV5070-5095 Mysticism

BV5099 Quietism


Subclass BX


BX1-9999 Christian Denominations

BX1-9.5 Church unity. Ecumenical movement. Interdenominational


BX100-189 Eastern churches. Oriental churches

BX100-107 General

BX120-129 Armenian Church

BX130-139 Coptic Church

BX140-149 Ethiopic or Abyssinian Church

BX150-159 Nestorian, Chaldean, or East Syrian Church

BX160-169 St. Thomas Christians. Malabar Christians. Mar Thoma Syrian


BX170-179 Syrian or Jacobite Church

BX180-189 Maronite Church

BX200-756 Orthodox Eastern Church

BX200-395 General

BX400-756 Divisions of the church

BX400-440 Patriarchates of the East. Melchites


BX450-450.93 Church of Cyprus

BX460-605 Russian Church

BX610-620 Church of Greece

BX630-639 Orthodox Church in Austria and Hungary

BX650-659 Bulgarian Church

BX660-669 Georgian Church

BX670-679 Montenegrin Church

BX690-699 Romanian Church

BX710-719 Serbian Church. Yugoslav Church

BX720-729 Orthodox Eastern Church, Macedonian

BX729.5 Orthodox Eastern Church, Ukrainian

BX729.9-755 Orthodox Church in other regions or countries

BX800-4795 Catholic Church

BX800-839 Periodicals. Societies, councils, congresses, etc.

BX840 Museums. Exhibitions

BX841 Dictionaries. Encyclopedias

BX845 Directories. Yearbooks

BX847 Atlases

BX850-875 Documents

BX880-891 General collected works

BX895-939 Study and teaching

BX940-1745 History

Including lives of popes

BX1746-1755 Theology. Doctrine. Dogmatics

BX1756 Sermons

BX1760-1779.5 Controversial works

BX1781-1788 Catholic Church and other churches

BX1790-1793 Catholic Church and the state

BX1800-1920 Government and organization

BX1958-1968 Creeds and catechisms

BX1969 Forms of worship. Catholic practice

BX1970-2175 Liturgy and ritual

BX2050-2175 Prayers and devotions

BX2177-2198 Meditations. Devotional readings. Spiritual exercises, etc.

BX2200-2292 Sacraments

BX2295-2310 Sacramentals

BX2312 Images

BX2315-2324 Relics. Shrines. Pilgrimages. Processions

BX2325-2333 Saints. Hagiology

BX2347-2377 Practical religion. Christian life

BX2380-2386 Religious life. Religious state

BX2400-4563 Monasticism. Religious orders

BX2890-4192 Religious orders of men

BX4200-4563 Religious orders of women

BX4600-4644 Churches, cathedrals, abbeys (as parish churches), etc.

BX4650-4705 Biography and portraits

BX4650-4698 Collective

BX4654-4662 Saints and martyrs

BX4700-4705 Individual

BX4700 Saints

BX4710.1-4715.95 Eastern churches in communion with Rome. Catholics of the


Oriental rites. Uniats

BX4716.4-4795 Dissenting sects other than Protestant

BX4718.5-4735 Jansenists

BX4737 French schisms of the 19th century

BX4740 German Catholics

BX4751-4793 Old Catholics

BX4793.5-4794.25 Independent Catholic Churches

BX4795 Other

BX4800-9999 Protestantism

BX4800-4861 General

BX4872-4924 Pre-Reformation

BX4872-4893 Waldenses and Albigenses

BX4900-4906 Lollards. Wycliffites

BX4913-4924 Hussites

BX4920-4924 Bohemian Brethren

BX4929-4951 Post-Reformation

BX4929-4946 Anabaptists

BX4950-4951 Plain People

BX5001-5009 Anglican Communion (General)

BX5011-5207 Church of England

BX5011-5050 General

BX5051-5110 History. Local divisions

BX5115-5126 Special parties and movements

BX5127-5129.8 Church of England and other churches

BX5130-5132 General

BX5133 Sermons. Tracts. Addresses. Essays

BX5135-5136 Controversial works

BX5137-5139 Creeds and catechisms, etc.

BX5140.5-5147 Liturgy and ritual

BX5148-5149 Sacraments

BX5150-5182.5 Government. Organization. Discipline

BX5183-5187 Religious communities. Conventual life. Religious


BX5194-5195 Cathedrals, churches, etc. in England and Wales

BX5197-5199 Biography

BX5200-5207 Dissent and nonconformity

BX5210-5395 Episcopal Church in Scotland

BX5410-5595 Church of Ireland

BX5596-5598 Church in Wales

BX5600-5740 Church of England outside of Great Britain

BX5601-5620 Anglican Church of Canada

BX5800-5995 Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America

BX5996-6030 Protestant Episcopal Church outside the United States

BX6051-6093 Reformed Episcopal Church

BX6101-9999 Other Protestant denominations

Alphabetical; only larger denominations listed

The subarrangement is essentially the same for

each sect, the primary features being

indicated by way of example under Baptists

BX6101-6193 Adventists. AMillerites@

BX6195-6197 Arminians. Remonstrants


BX6201-6495 Baptists

BX6201-6227 General

BX6231-6328 History. Local divisions

BX6329 Baptists and other churches

BX6330-6331.2 Doctrine

BX6333 Sermons. Tracts

BX6334 Controversial works

BX6335-6336 Creeds. Catechisms

BX6337 Service. Ritual. Liturgy

BX6338-6339 Sacraments

BX6340-6346.3 Government. Discipline

BX6349-6470 Individual branches

BX6480-6490 Individual Baptist churches

BX6493-6495 Biography

BX6551-6593 Catholic Apostolic Church. Irvingites

BX6651-6693 Christadelphians. Brothers of Christ

BX6751-6793 Christian Church

See also Disciples of Christ

BX6801-6843 Christian Reformed Church

BX6901-6997 Christian Science

BX7003 Christian Union

BX7020-7060 Church of God

BX7079-7097 Churches of God

BX7101-7260 Congregationalism

BX7301-7343 Disciples of Christ. Campbellites

BX7401-7430 Dowieism. Christian Catholic Church

BX7451-7493 Evangelical and Reformed Church

BX7556 Evangelical United Brethren Church

BX7580-7583 Free Congregations (Germany). Freie Gemeinden

BX7601-7795 Friends. Society of Friends. Quakers

BX7801-7843 German Baptist Brethren. Church of the Brethren.


BX7850-7865 German Evangelical Protestant Church of North America.

Evangelical Protestant Church of North America

BX7901-7943 German Evangelical Synod of North America

BX7990.H6-.H69 Holiness churches

BX8001-8080 Lutheran churches

BX8101-8144 Mennonites

BX8201-8495 Methodism

BX8525-8528 Millennial Dawnists. Jehovah=s Witnesses

BX8551-8593 Moravian Church. United Brethren. Unitas Fratrum.


BX8601-8695 Mormons. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

BX8701-8749 New Jerusalem Church. New Church. Swedenborgianism

BX8762-8785 Pentecostal churches

BX8799-8809 Plymouth Brethren. Darbyites

BX8901-9225 Presbyterianism. Calvinistic Methodism

BX9301-9359 Puritanism

BX9401-9640 Reformed or Calvinistic Churches

BX9675 River Brethren. Brethren in Christ

BX9701-9743 Salvation Army


BX9751-9793 Shakers. United Society of Believers. Millennial Church

BX9801-9869 Unitarianism

BX9875-9877.1 United Brethren in Christ. Church of the United Brethren in


BX9881-9882.95 United Church of Canada

BX9884-9886 United Church of Christ

BX9887 United Evangelical Church

BX9889 United Missionary Church

BX9901-9969 Unviersalism. Universalists

BX9975 Volunteers of America

BX9980 Walloon Church

BX9998 Other beliefs and movements akin to Christianity

BX9999 Independent churches, parishes, societies, etc.