LIBRARY OF CONGRESS SUBJECT HEADINGS
MONTHLY LIST 18 (September 8, 2015)


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GENRE/FORM TERMS
 
155
Apocryphal works    [gp2015026025]
 
555
BT Religious materials
 
680
This heading is used as a genre/form heading for works that are excluded from the sacred canon of a religion, denomination, sect, etc., e.g., the apocryphal gospels; the Tripiṭaka apocryphal works.
 
681
Example under Religious materials
 
 
155
Apologetic writings    [gp2015026027]
 
555
BT Religious materials
 
680
This heading is used as a genre/form heading for works that explain a religion, denomination, sect, etc., and defend it from external criticism.
 
 
155
Breviaries    [gp2015026078]
 
455
UF Divine Office (Breviaries)
 
455
UF Hours, Liturgy of the
 
455
UF Liturgy of the Hours
 
555
BT Liturgical books
 
 
155
Call documents    [gp2015026028]
 
555
BT Records (Documents)
 
555
BT Religious materials
 
680
This heading is used as a genre/form heading for official documents that outline the circumstances, mutual obligations, and terms of a minister's call to service.
 
 
155
Catechisms    [gp2015026029]
 
555
BT Instructional and educational works
 
555
BT Religious materials
 
680
This heading is used as a genre/form heading for works that provide comprehensive instruction on doctrines and are often structured in question-and-answer form.
 
 
155
Chirographa (Personal correspondence)    [gp2015026030]
 
455
UF Chirographi (Personal correspondence)
 
455
UF Chirographs (Personal correspondence)
 
455
UF Letters, Papal
 
455
UF Papal letters
 
555
BT Personal correspondence
 
555
BT Religious materials
 
680
This heading is used as a genre/form heading for the personal letters written by the Roman Catholic pope.
 
 
155
Christmas sermons    [gp2015026084]
 
555
BT Sermons
 
 
155
Church covenants    [gp2015026055]
 
455
UF Covenants, Church
 
555
BT Contracts
 
555
BT Religious materials
 
680
This heading is used as a genre/form heading for solemn agreements among members of a church to maintain its faith and discipline.
 
 
155
Church orders    [gp2015026054]
 
555
BT Administrative regulations
 
555
BT Religious materials
 
680
This heading is used as a genre/form heading for regulations and directions on church governance that are decreed according to ecclesiastical or scriptural authority.
 
 
155
Creeds    [gp2015026031]
 
455
UF Confessions of faith
 
455
UF Faith, Confessions of
 
555
BT Religious materials
 
680
This heading is used as a genre/form heading for concise authorized statements of religious doctrine within religions or denominations.
 
 
155
Devotional literature    [gp2015026057]
 
455
UF Devotional exercises
 
455
UF Devotions
 
455
UF Forty hours' devotions
 
455
UF Marian devotions
 
455
UF Spiritual exercises
 
555
BT Instructional and educational works
 
555
BT Religious materials
 
680
This heading is used as a genre/form heading for religious materials that are intended to be used as aids for private study, prayer, and reflection.
 
 
155
Funeral sermons    [gp2015026085]
 
555
BT Sermons
 
 
155
Hagiographies    [gp2015026032]
 
455
UF Hagiologies
 
555
BT Biographies
 
555
BT Religious materials
 
680
This heading is used as a genre/form heading for biographies of saints, religious figures, and deities that focus on their lives as exemplars of the faith. Calendars or lists of martyrs that may contain some biographical information are entered under Martyrologies.
 
681
Note under Martyrologies
 
 
155
Harmonies (Reference works)    [gp2015026034]
 
555
BT Reference works
 
680
This heading is used as a genre/form heading for works that list parallel texts or passages for the purpose of showing agreement among them.
 
 
155
Ijāzah    [gp2015026035]
 
555
BT Records (Documents)
 
555
BT Religious materials
 
680
This heading is used as a genre/form heading for the license of a Muslim scholar to teach one or more works, which may include a detailed record of the scholar's intellectual lineage.
 
 
155
Koans    [gp2015026036]
 
555
BT Religious materials
 
555
RT Meditations
 
680
This heading is used as a genre/form heading for paradoxes used in Zen Buddhism as instruments of meditation to encourage sudden intuitive enlightenment rather than dependence upon reason.
 
 
155
Lectionaries    [gp2015026038]
 
455
UF Evangelaries
 
455
UF Evangelistaries
 
555
BT Pericopes
 
555
RT Sacred works
 
680
This heading is used as a genre/form heading for collections of passages from sacred works that are arranged according to the liturgical calendar and are intended to be read during public worship.
 
 
155
Litanies    [gp2015026087]
 
555
BT Liturgical books
 
555
BT Prayers
 
 
155
Liturgical books    [gp2015026039]
 
455
UF Agenda (Liturgical books)
 
455
UF Altar books
 
455
UF Benedictionals
 
455
UF Collects (Prayers)
 
455
UF Communion liturgies
 
455
UF Eucharist, Liturgy of the
 
455
UF Liturgies and rituals
 
455
UF Liturgy of the Eucharist
 
455
UF Liturgy of the Lord's Supper
 
455
UF Lord's Supper, Liturgy of the
 
455
UF Menologion
 
455
UF Offertories
 
455
UF Ordinals (Liturgical books)
 
455
UF Responses (Liturgies)
 
455
UF Rituals and liturgies
 
455
UF Sacramentaries
 
455
UF Service books (Liturgical books)
 
555
BT Handbooks and manuals
 
555
BT Religious materials
 
680
This heading is used as a genre/form heading for prescribed forms of religious worship and ritual.
 
 
155
Mandalas    [gp2015026040]
 
555
BT Religious materials
 
680
This heading is used as a genre/form heading for geometric figures that represent the cosmos in Buddhism and Hinduism.
 
 
155
Martyrologies    [gp2015026033]
 
555
BT Registers (Lists)
 
555
BT Religious materials
 
680
This heading is used as a genre/form heading for calendars or lists of martyrs that may contain some biographical information. Biographies of saints, religious figures, and deities that focus on their lives as exemplars of the faith are entered under Hagiographies.
 
681
Note under Hagiographies
 
 
155
Mashyakhah    [gp2015026041]
 
455
UF Thabt
 
555
BT Registers (Lists)
 
555
BT Religious materials
 
680
This heading is used as a genre/form heading for listings of the names of the immediate teachers of Muslim scholars.
 
 
155
Meditations    [gp2015026056]
 
555
BT Devotional literature
 
555
RT Koans
 
680
This heading is used as a genre/form heading for thoughts on spiritual truths intended for use in meditation.
 
 
155
Monastic constitutions    [gp2015026042]
 
455
UF Customaries, Monastic
 
455
UF Monastic customaries
 
555
BT Constitutions
 
555
BT Religious materials
 
680
This heading is used as a genre/form heading for documents that order the activities and behavior of the members of religious communities.
 
 
155
Monastic rules    [gp2015026058]
 
455
UF Rules, Monastic
 
555
BT Administrative regulations
 
555
BT Religious materials
 
680
This heading is used as a genre/form heading for the codes of discipline and conduct prescribed by the founders of religious orders.
 
 
155
Myths    [gp2015026043]
 
455
UF Mythologies
 
555
BT Folk literature
 
555
BT Religious materials
 
680
This heading is used as a genre/form heading for traditional stories that ostensibly explain natural phenomena, beliefs, or practices, and are frequently associated with religious rites and beliefs.
 
 
155
Papal blessings    [gp2015026082]
 
455
UF Blessings, Papal
 
555
BT Papal documents
 
 
155
Papal documents    [gp2015026044]
 
455
UF Briefs, Papal
 
455
UF Bulls, Papal
 
455
UF Bullariums
 
455
UF Decretals
 
455
UF Motu proprio
 
455
UF Papal rescripts
 
455
UF Rescripts, Papal
 
555
BT Records (Documents)
 
555
BT Religious materials
 
 
155
Papal encyclicals    [gp2015026081]
 
455
UF Encyclicals, Papal
 
455
UF Letters, Papal
 
455
UF Papal letters
 
555
BT Papal documents
 
555
BT Pastoral letters and charges
 
680
This heading is used as a genre/form heading for formal pastoral letters written by the Roman Catholic pope for the entire Church.
 
 
155
Parashiyot ha-shavua    [gp2015026046]
 
455
UF Torah portions, Weekly
 
455
UF Weekly Torah portions
 
555
BT Excerpts
 
555
BT Religious materials
 
555
RT Sacred works
 
 
155
Pastoral letters and charges    [gp2015026047]
 
455
UF Pastoral charges and letters
 
555
BT Business correspondence
 
555
BT Religious materials
 
680
This heading is used as a genre/form heading for official letters by a bishop, pastor, moderator, or chairperson to the members of his or her diocese or congregation within some Christian traditions.
 
 
155
Pericopes    [gp2015026037]
 
555
BT Excerpts
 
555
RT Sacred works
 
680
This heading is used as a genre/form heading for passages from sacred works.
 
 
155
Pilgrimage guides    [gp2015026048]
 
555
BT Guidebooks
 
555
BT Religious materials
 
680
This heading is used as a genre/form heading for works that describe the location, objects of veneration, and devotional practices related to one or more religious sites.
 
 
155
Prayers    [gp2015026049]
 
455
UF Altar prayers
 
455
UF Bedtime prayers
 
455
UF Collects (Prayers)
 
455
UF Dead, Prayers for the
 
455
UF Grace before meals
 
455
UF Novenas
 
455
UF Pastoral prayers
 
455
UF Peace, Prayers for
 
455
UF Prayer books
 
455
UF Prayers for peace
 
455
UF Prayers for the dead
 
555
BT Religious materials
 
 
155
Prophecies    [gp2015026059]
 
455
UF Omens
 
555
BT Informational works
 
 
155
Psalms    [gp2015026079]
 
555
BT Religious poetry
 
680
This heading is used as a genre/form heading for sacred songs originally contained in the Book of Psalms. Collections of psalms arranged for devotional or liturgical use are entered under Psalters.
 
681
Note under Psalters
 
 
155
Psalters    [gp2015026080]
 
555
BT Devotional literature
 
555
BT Liturgical books
 
680
This heading is used as a genre/form heading for collections of psalms arranged for devotional or liturgical use. Sacred songs originally contained in the Book of Psalms are entered under Psalms.
 
681
Note under Psalms
 
 
155
Religious inventories    [gp2015026050]
 
455
UF Inventories, Religious
 
555
BT Catalogs
 
555
BT Religious materials
 
680
This heading is used as a genre/form heading for works that list and describe the permanent collections of books and/or objects belonging to a religious site or printing house.
 
 
155
Religious materials    [gp2015026026]
 
680
This heading is used as a genre/form heading for collections of religious materials that are composed of multiple genres and/or forms to which more specific headings such as Apocryphal works cannot be applied.
 
 
155
Rosaries (Prayer books)    [gp2015026083]
 
555
BT Devotional literature
 
555
BT Prayers
 
 
155
Sacred music    [gp2014027062]
 
555
BT Religious materials ADD FIELD
 
 
155
Sacred works    [gp2015026045]
 
455
UF Sacred books
 
455
UF Sacred scriptures
 
455
UF Scriptures
 
555
BT Religious materials
 
555
BT Parashiyot ha-shavua
 
555
BT Pericopes
 
680
This heading is used as a genre/form heading for works that are considered sacred by a religion or denomination.
 
 
155
Sermons    [gp2015026051]
 
455
UF Homilies
 
455
UF Postils
 
555
BT Discursive works
 
555
BT Religious materials
 
 
155
Service books (Music)    [gp2014027085]
 
555
BT Religious materials ADD FIELD
 
 
155
Spirit writings    [gp2015026052]
 
555
BT Discursive works
 
680
This heading is used as a genre/form heading for automatic writing said to have been produced under the influence of spirits.
 
 
155
Thanksgiving Day sermons    [gp2015026086]
 
555
BT Sermons
 
 
155
Tracts (Ephemera)    [gp2015026053]
 
455
UF Leaflets (Tracts)
 
455
UF Pamphlets (Tracts)
 
555
BT Ephemera
 
555
BT Instructional and educational works
 
680
This heading is used as a genre/form heading for pamphlets, leaflets, etc., that contain religious exhortations, doctrinal discussions, or proselytizing appeals, and that are often issued by religious or political groups.