Theology and Church History

Works of the great theologians and ecclesiastical authorities of the Christian tradition as well as a variety of documents concerning the history and administration of the Church are strongly represented at Bridwell Library. Manuscripts in this section contributing to the breadth of these holdings include twelfth-century and fifteenth-century papal bulls in Latin, Ugolino Verino’s life of St. Clare in Italian, and two colonial-era Mexican manuscripts in Spanish documenting the history of a convent and the veneration of a cult directed towards a local crucifix.