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Theology at Carroll: START HERE

Theology at Carroll highlights biblical commentaries, bible dictionaries, biblical translations, and other Carroll resources for students.


The Theology at Carroll guide is tailored for CC Theology classes; i.e. emphasis is placed on Catholic theology, with an eye to assignments Carroll students may be given and resources they are expected to be aware of.

You will probably be required to write a biblical exegesis for one of your Carroll Theology classes. This guide will point you toward resources to help you complete your Theology coursework.

1.Biblical Exegesis

2. Resources

3. Belief Series Bible Commentaries

Biblical exegesis

Exegesis (from the Greek 'to lead out') is a critical explanation or interpretation of a text, especially a religious text. Your exegesis will require close examination of a chapter, book, or idea from the bible. You will read various interpretations (from a bible commentary) of the possible meaning of  your scripture. You will use a bible dictionary (under the "books" tab of this guide) to help deepen your understanding of a word or term in your biblical chapter or verse. You may be required to make side-by-side comparisons to the same scripture in different biblical translations.

The following books will be valuable resources for helping understand what your assignment involves, and how you might best proceed.


Belief Series

Belief series are electronic books and can be accessed from outside the library and off-campus, providing you are IP recognized. Use the VMWare Client.


Using the ideas or words of another person without giving credit constitutes plagiarism - a serious ethical and legal offense. You should strive to avoid it at all times, and can easily do so by using quotation marks to cite direct quote, and in-text citations to give credit if you are paraphrasing an idea.


From the Carroll College Student Handbook:



The term “plagiarism” includes, but is not limited to, the use, by paraphrase or direct quotation, of the published or unpublished work of another person without full and clear acknowledgment. It also includes the unacknowledged use of materials prepared by another person or agency engaged in the selling of term papers or other academic materials.
Plagiarism may range from isolated formulas, sentences, or paragraphs to entire articles copied from books, periodicals, web sites, speeches,or the writings of other students. Honesty requires that any work or materials taken from another source for either written or oral use must be acknowledged. Any student who fails to give credit for ideas or materials obtained from another source is guilty of plagiarism.  Plagiarism, in any of its forms, and whether intentional or unintentional, violates standards of academic integrity. Examples of plagiarism include, but are not limited to:
  • Direct quotation of any source material whether published or unpublished without giving proper credit through the use of quotation marks, footnotes and other customary means of identifying sources.
  • Paraphrasing another person’s ideas, opinions, or theories from books, articles, websites, etc., without identifying and crediting sources.
  • Borrowing facts,statistics, graphs, diagrams, photographs, or other illustrative or visual materials that are not clearly common knowledge without identifying and crediting sources.
  • Copying another student’s essay test answers or submitting papers written by another person or persons. This includes copying, or allowing another student to copy, a computer file that contains another student’s assignment and submitting it, in part or in its entirety, as one’s own.
  • Buying or selling,or exchanging term papers, examinations, or other written assignments, or any part of them.
  • Offering false, fabricated, or fictitious sources for papers, reports, or other assignments.

Subject Guide

Heather Navratil