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LC Classification: B

A breakdown of the Library of Congress Classification system

B - Overview

B - Philosophy (General)

BC - Logic

BD - Speculative philosophy

BF - Psychology

BH - Aesthetics

BJ - Ethics

BL - Religions. Mythology. Rationalism

BM - Judaism

BP - Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc.

BQ - Buddhism

BR - Christianity

BS - The Bible

BT - Doctrinal Theology

BV - Practical Theology

BX - Christian Denominations

For Further Details

For more detailed information, visit the Library of Congress Classification Outline.

B - Philosophy, Psychology, Religion

B - Philosophy (General)

  • B69-99 General works
  • B108-5802 By period (Including individual philosophers and schools of philosophy)
    • B108-708 Ancient
    • B720-765 Medieval
    • B770-785 Renaissance
    • B790-5802 Modern

BC - Logic

  • BC11-39 History
    • BC25-39 By period
  • BC60-99 General works
  • BC171-199 Special topics

BD - Speculative philosophy

  • BD10-41 General philosophical works
  • BD95-131 Metaphysics
  • BD143-237 Epistemology. Theory of knowledge
  • BD240-260 Methodology
  • BD300-450 Ontology (Including being, the soul, life, death)
  • BD493-701 Cosmology (Including teleology, space and time, structure of matter, plurality of worlds)

BF - Psychology

  • BF1-990 Psychology
    • BF173-175.5 Psychoanalysis
    • BF180-198.7 Experimental psychology
    • BF309-499 Consciousness. Cognition
    • BF505-505 Motivation
    • BF660-685 Comparative psychology
    • BF698 Personality
    • BF712-724 Developmental psychology
  • BF1001-1389 Parapsychology
  • BF1404-2055 Occult sciences

BH - Aesthetics

  • BH1-301 Aesthetics
    • BH81-208 History

BJ - Ethics

  • BJ1-1725 Ethics
    • BJ71-1185 History and general works (Including individual ethical philosophers)
    • BJ1188-1295 Religious ethics
    • BJ1395 Feminist ethics
    • BJ1518-1697 Individual ethics. Character. Virtue
  • BJ1801-2195 Social usages. Etiquette.

BL - Religions. Mythology. Rationalism

  • BL1-50 Religion (General)
  • BL51-65 Philosophy of religion. Psychology of religion. Religion in relation to other subjects
  • BL70-71 Sacred books (General)
  • BL175-265 Natural Theology
  • BL300-325 The myth. Comparative mythology.
  • BL350-385 Classification of religions
  • BL425-490 Religion doctrines (General)
  • BL500-547 Eschatalogy
  • BL550-619 Worship. Cultus
  • BL660-2680 History and principles of religions
    • BL660 Indo-European. Aryan
    • BL685 Ural-Altaic
    • BL687 Mediterranean region
    • BL689-980 European. Occidental
    • BL1000-2370 Asian. Oriental
    • BL2390-2490 African
      • BL2420-2460 Egyptian
    • BL2500-2592 American
    • BL2600-2630 Pacific Ocean islands. Oceania
  • BL2700-27990 Rationalism

BM - Judaism

  • BM1-449 General
  • BM495-532 Sources of Jewish religion. Rabbinical literature
  • BM545-582 Principles of Judaism (General)
  • BM600-645 Dogmatic Judaism
  • BM648 Apologetics
  • BM650-747 Practical Judaism
    • BM656-657 Forms of worship
    • BM700-720 Rites and customs
    • BM723-729 Jewish way of life. Spiritual life. Mysticism. Personal religion. Moral theology
  • BM750-755 Biography
  • BM900-990 Samaritans

BP - Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc.

  • BP1-253 Islam
    • BP42-48 Study and teaching
    • BP50-68 History
    • BP70-80 Biography
    • BP87-89 Islamic literature
    • BP100-157 Sacred books
      • BP100-134 Koran
      • BP135-136 Hadith literature. Traditions. Sunna
    • BP160-165 General works on Islam
    • BP166 Theology
    • BP170 Works in defense of Islam. Islam apologetics
  • BP174-190 The practice of Islam
  • BP191-253 Branches, sects, etc.
  • BP300-395 Bahai Faith
  • BP500-585 Theosophy
  • BP595-597 Anthroposophy
  • BP600-610 Other beliefs and movements

BQ - Buddhism

  • BQ115-126 General collections. Collected works
  • BQ128 Encyclopedias (General)
  • BQ130 Dictionaries (General)
  • BQ141-209 Religious education (General)
  • BQ251-799 History
  • BQ840-999 Biography
  • BQ1001-1045 Buddhist literature
  • BQ1100-3340 Tripitaka (Canonical literature)
  • BQ4000-4060 General works
  • BQ4061-4570 Doctrinal and systematic Buddhism
  • BQ4600-4610 Relation to other religious and philosophical systems
  • BQ4911-5720 Practice of Buddhism. Forms of worship
    • BQ4965-5030 Ceremonies and rites
    • BQ5360-5680 Religious life
  • BQ6300-6388 Monasteries. Temples. Shrines. Sites
  • BQ6400-6495 Pilgrims and pilgrimages
  • BQ7001-9800 Modifications, schools, etc.

BR - Christianity

  • BR60-67 Early Christian literature. Fathers of the Church, etc.
  • BR115 Christianity in relation to special subjects
  • BR130-133.5 Christian antiquities. Archaeology. Museums
  • BR140-1510 History
    • BR160-481 By period
      • BR160-275 Early and medieval
      • BR280 Renaissance. Renaissance and Reformation
      • BR290-481 Modern period
    • BR323.5-334.2 Luther, Martin
    • BR500-1510 By region or country
  • BR1600-1609 Persecution. Martyrs
  • BR1609.5 Dissent
  • BR1610 Tolerance and toleration
  • BR1615-1617 Liberalism
  • BR1620 Sacrilege (History)
  • BR1690-1725 Biography

BS - 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
  • BS410-680 Works about the Bible
    • BS500-534.8 Criticism and interpretation
    • BS535-537 Bible as literature
    • BS585-613 Study and teaching
    • BS650-667 Bible and science
  • BS701-1830 Old Testament
  • BS1901-2970 New Testament

BT - Doctrinal Theology

  • BT19-37 Doctrine and dogma
  • BT98-180 God
  • BT198-590 Christology
  • BT595-680 Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ. Mariology
  • BT695-749 Creation
  • BT750-811 Salvation. Soteriology
  • BT819-891 Eschatology. Last things
  • 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

BV - Practical Theology

  • BV5-530 Worship (Public and private)
  • BV590-1652 Ecclesiastical theology
    • BV598-603 The Church
    • BV629-631 Church and state
    • BV700-707 Parish. Congregation. The local church
    • BV800-873 Sacraments. Ordinances
    • BV900-1450 Religions societies, associations, etc.
  • BV2000-3705 Missions
  • BV3750-3799 Evangelism. Revivals
  • BV4000-4470 Pastoral Theology
    • BV4019-4180 Education
    • BV4200-4317 Preaching. Homiletics
  • BV4485-5099 Practical religion. The Christian life
    • BV4625-4780 Moral theology
    • BV4800-4897 Works of meditation and devotion

BX - Christian Denominations

  • BX1-9.5 Church unity. Ecumenical movement. Interdenominational cooperation
  • BX100-189 Eastern churches. Oriental churches
  • BX200-756 Orthodox Eastern Church
  • BX800-4795 Catholic Church
    • BX940-1745 History
    • BX1958-1968 Creeds and catechisms
    • BX1970-2175 Liturgy and ritual
  • BX4800-9999 Protestantism
    • BX4872-4924 Pre-Reformation
    • BX4929-4951 Post-Reformation
    • BX5011-5207 Church of England
    • BX6101-9999 Other Protestant denominations (Alphabetical)
      • BX6201-6495 Baptists
      • BX6801-6843 Christian Reformed Church
      • BX7101-7260 Congregationalism
      • BX7601-7795 Friends. Society of Friends. Quakers
      • BX8001-8080 Lutherans
      • BX8201-8495 Methodism
      • BX8601-8695 Mormons. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
      • BX8762-8785 Pentacostal churches
      • BX9401-9640 Reformed or Calvinistic Churches
      • BX9801-9869 Unitarian Churches
      • BX9999 Independent churches, parishes, societies, etc.