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The City of God and the earthly city. Boethius. Beginning of Book XI.
The Research library has a large open-access collection of reference works and a large collection of source texts presented in either French or their original languages (English, Herman, Latin, Greek, or Hebrew).
The Library’s heritage collections are exceptionally extensive as a result of both the importance of religious studies in past editorial output and substantial acquisitions. They are particularly well-developed in the following fields: biblical studies, rabbinical literature and historical studies of rabbinism, Islam, fundamental and historical theology, ecclesiology, patristics, the history of religious orders, canonical law, etc.
French Catholic parish bulletins, collected since this type of publication first appeared in the late 19th century, constitute an important collection which is unique in France.
Collections held by the Arsenal Library (Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal) include a very extensive old theology collection. In particular, this includes a very large number of printed Bibles, as well as an interesting collection of Jansenist, Protestant, and heretical literature. The library also offers materials on esotericism and demonology, intended to illustrate and enhance the Péladan, Villeneuve, and Lambert collections.
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