Revised August 2012
This area is minimally developed since it depends on the more comprehensive
coverage of the Adult nonfiction collection.
- 200 Religion. An overview of world religions and general Christianity
- 210 Natural theology. Minimally developed.
- 220 Bibles. Bibles written for young adults are not developed
as they are few and are superceded by adult bibles. Specific topics
such as plants of the Bible, Dead Sea Scrolls, and Bible stories are
- 230 Christian theology. Not developed.
- 240 Christian moral and devotional literature. Titles specifically
written for young adults about Christian life and spiritual practice
- 250 Local church and religious orders. Christian historical
information and current missionary information is maintained.
- 260 Social and ecclesiastical theology. Not developed.
- 270 Christian church history. Titles focusing on historical
works, censorship, and religious change are maintained.
- 280 Christian denominations and sects. Not developed.
- 290 Comparative religion and religions other than Christianity.
This is the largest area collected in the Dewey 200 classification with
the main emphases on world religion overviews, cults, and myths of Greek
and Roman origin. Major religions of the world are limited with most
represented by one title.
Purchases and buying patterns are determined in large part by:
- limited availability of material for young adults meeting the criteria
of visual appeal and appropriate vocabulary.
- electronic/Internet sources availability.
- new works.
- budget constraints.
- circulation statistics.
- patron requests.
- present and potential relevance to young adult patrons.
- shelf space.
- A core of information directed to young adults about world religions
should be retained.
- Mythology is evaluated carefully before discarding for availability
of replacement materials.