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|Q||Philosophy and Religion
Use all Q* codes for: academic, specialist and general adult titles. DO NOT USE: code ‘Q’ itself, but select specific categories from section Q*. QRA* and QRV* codes should be used with other QR* codes to denote which particular religion.
See also: VX* Mind, body, spirit and its subcategories
|QR||Religion and beliefs|
|QRV||Aspects of religion
Use all QRV* codes with: other QR* code indicating religion concerned.
Prefer: religion-specific codes where available, e.g. for Buddhist sacred texts, use QRFF, not QRF with QRVA
|QRVA||Sacred texts, scriptures and revered writings
Use for: all (QRVA* codes) works about the texts as well as copies of the texts themselves. For studies, analysis, histories etc, use with an appropriate code such as QRVC
|QRVC||Criticism and exegesis of sacred texts
Class here: concordances, commentaries. Use for: Studies of scriptures or religious texts. Use with: other QR* code indicating religion or text concerned, e.g. QRMF1 for studies and exegesis of the Bible, or QRPF1 for studies of the Koran (Qur’an)
Use for: codification of beliefs or bodies of teachings or instructions, taught principles or positions, as the essence of teachings in a belief system
Class here: preaching. Use for: collections and analysis of sermons, for preaching techniques etc.
See also: DNS Speeches
|QRVJ||Prayers and liturgical material|
|QRVK||Spirituality and religious experience
Class here: Spiritual awakening, development and personal religious growth
|QRVP||Religious life and practice
Class here: Faith, belief. Use for: general works, works that deal with belief as part of everyday life, living by the tenets of a belief or faith system on a day to day basis
|QRVS||Religious institutions and organizations|
|QRVX||Personal religious testimony and popular inspirational works|
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