Liverpool Cathedral. Primarily a ‘liturgical library’ to
document the changes in the liturgy during the Stuart and Tudor period,
Catholic and Anglican. From medieval manuscripts to incunabula (books printed
before 1501) and a large collection of early printed books, including,
16th and 17th century bibles and early commentaries, hymn books and
music. The collection also contains 20th century books of general theological
Collection from St Joseph's College at Upholland. Prof Andrew F Walls Centre
Study of African and Asian Christianity.
St Joseph's College, Upholland, Archdiocese of Liverpool. The collection
contains books covering the following subjects: theology, philosophy, church,
secular and local history, ecclesiastical history, art, architecture, sociology,
and education. It is particularly strong in Catholic studies with standard
works of Catholic reference and extensive runs of Catholic periodicals
and journals. A substantial quantity of primary recusant material from
the 17th and 18th centuries including, devotional works, sermons, tracts,
pamphlets, and biblical studies and 16th century editions of the Fathers
in Greek and Latin. The collection also houses a section devoted to the
Blessed John Henry Newman (1801-1890) including Newman's own published
works (including first editions) and books on or related to Newman.
Cardinal John Henry Newman Archive: The diaries, letters and miscellaneous
documents from the Cardinal Newman archive held at the Oratory of St. Philip
Neri, in Birmingham.
Andrew F. Walls Centre for the Study of African and Asian Christianity
This collection offers resources across a range of mission studies, its
principal focus being Africa and the Asia-Pacific region. Missions from
the West have had a part in the African and Asian Christian story, and
this collection has substantial holdings on the history of mission and
missionary activity in other parts of the world, as well as on mission
theology and practice, other faiths, and the history of religions. The
collection also includes many volumes on the historical, political, economic,
social and religious background and context of African and Asian Christianity.
The collection contains books, pamphlets, journals, magazines and other
material about relevant organisations and churches including reports, newsletters,
brochures and other grey literature.
Church Missionary Society Archive (microfilm)
Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society Archive (mainly covering West Africa)
Talbot Library - future addition to collections
The Talbot Library from the Archdiocese of Lancaster is to be deposited
at Liverpool Hope University in due course.