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
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.