The Centre for Salvation Army Studies is a small, focused institute within Booth University College. Its purpose is to nurture high-quality research on The Salvation Army, which now operates in more than 130 countries around the world.

As a clearinghouse for research and publications on The Salvation Army, the Centre aims to foster and support critical examinations of the denomination’s history, theology and multi-faceted ministries.

Activities that come under the mandate of the Centre for Salvation Army Studies include:

  • sponsorship of lecture series at Booth University College
  • convening and funding of sessions at international academic conferences (e.g., the Annual Meetings of the American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature)
  • organization of symposia
  • facilitation of research on the religious organization

Library Collections

The Centre for Salvation Army Studies maintains a non-circulating library of more than 1,500 volumes related to The Salvation Army.

The collection consists of books, songbooks, pamphlets and a variety of periodicals, including:

  • The Christian Mission Magazine
  • The War Cry [London]
  • The Officer
  • The Staff Review
  • All the World
  • The Darkest England / Social Gazette
  • The Y. P. Magazine
  • The Warrior
  • The Vanguard
  • The Bandsman and Songster
  • The Young Soldier [London]
  • The Salvation Army Year Book.

For a complete record of our extensive holdings, visit our online catalogue at Library Thing, or consult the Booth UC John Fairbank Memorial Library.

Visit Us

Researchers may visit the Centre for Salvation Army Studies in person by making an appointment with:

Dr. Andrew Eason
Director of the Centre for Salvation Army Studies
Director, School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Booth University College

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