Students in the School of Religion are fortunate to have numerous resources available to them from across the entire University campus. Two academic centers—the Center for Christian Bioethics and the Center for Spiritual Life and Wholeness—along with the many health care clinics associated with the medical and dental schools, provide a rich context in which to study.
The Center for Christian Bioethics is dedicated to enhancing education, research, and service in Christian biomedical ethics and related fields at Loma Linda University; to contribute through scholarly activities to the discipline; and to serve as a resource for the community at large -- and the Seventh-day Adventist world church -- in the field of biomedical ethics. The Center sponsors a number of programs to provide additional exposure and experience in dealing with current issues in bioethics. Among them:
The Thompson Library, housed within the Center for Christian Bioethics—endowed and constantly growing, with more than 4,500 volumes—is one of the most comprehensive libraries of materials in biomedical and clinical ethics in the United States. These materials, which are an especially valuable resource for graduate students, supplement the related holdings in the primary libraries of Loma Linda University and nearby institutions.
The Center for Spiritual Life and Wholeness is dedicated to educating health care professionals of the various disciplines on how to provide more complete service to their patients. The Center sponsors a number of programs, along with the Center for Christian Bioethics, to minister to the spiritual needs of students, staff, and patients. Among them:
The School of Religion Library contains print material on varied topics such as theology, philosophy, biblical studies, pastoral care, ethics, Seventh-day Adventist history, and Ellen G White and reference collections.
The Library is a non-circulating library, but you are welcome to use the material by appointment only.
Hours: Monday – Thursday 9 - 5
Friday 9 – Noon
Location: School of Religion
Centennial Complex Room 3234
Contact: 909-558-4536; on campus ext. 44536