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Mes de la Herencia Hispania / Hispanic Heritage Month

Sep 15, 2019

Browse and borrow books in the open display on the Concourse September 15-October 15, and visit the link below for more information.

"Where is my class?" and other common questions

Sep 4, 2019

Welcome to the Princeton Theological Seminary Library!

We're glad you're here.

If you're wondering "When is the library open?," "Where is my class?" or "How do I borrow library materials?," check out our list of frequently asked questions.

New Faculty Book: St. Augustine, his confessions, and his influence

Aug 22, 2019

Prof. Paul Rorem's new book, St. Augustine, his confessions, and his influence, is now available in the library.

Call Number: BR65.A9 R667 2019
ISBN: 9781978702370
Publication Date: 2019-08-07

Earth care: Selected reading

Aug 8, 2019

Selected reading on ecology, climate, stewardship and caring for the Earth are now available in our online research guides.

Many titles are currently on display on the main floor of the library.

Come browse & borrow!

The Earl Palmer Collection in the Theological Commons

Jul 26, 2019

This new featured collection represents a collaboration between Earl Palmer Ministries and Princeton Theological Seminary. This collection contains audio and video recordings and selected writings by Rev. Earl Palmer, an alumnus and former member of the Board of Trustees of Princeton Theological Seminary.

Rev. Earl Palmer has served in pastoral ministries at University Presbyterian Church in Seattle, Union Church in Manila, First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, and The National Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C. He has a commitment to expositional preaching of biblical texts. He has a strong interest in pursuing theological themes that are present in classic and contemporary literature, with particular focus on such authors as C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Karl Barth. He is one of the most gifted teachers of the Bible, with a unique style that unfolds the text and allows the listener to make great discoveries. Earl Palmer Ministries exists so that this teacher can keep sharing his gift with the world.

Learn more and explore the collection at the link below.

World Council of Churches Online: Relations with the Roman Catholic Church

Jul 9, 2019

We're pleased to be able to offer online access to World Council of Churches Online: Relations with the Roman Catholic Church, which "makes available a section of the ecumenical archives covering the period 1948-1992. These archives are of great interest and frequently consulted by researchers working on the history of the ecumenical movement. The different sections contain, among others, correspondence with Pope Paul VI, Pope John Paul II, Cardinal Bea and the Community of Taizé, personal notes, press cuttings, reports and unpublished material."

Reeb Memorial Lectures

Jun 18, 2019

This week, the NPR podcast White Lies revealed a "fourth man involved in the attack of the Rev. James Reeb, unearthing new facts in this civil rights-era cold case."

Learn more about Princeton Theological Seminary alumnus and Unitarian minister, Rev. James J. Reeb and the lecture series held in his memory.

Exploring Theological Commons by Contributor

May 24, 2019

Since yesterday marked the birthday of the New York Public Library – one of the many contributors to our open access digital library, the Theological Commons – we'd like to highlight their content for our occasional #DigitalFridays spotlight. Just follow the link below!

What other institutions* have contributed digital resources to the Theological Commons? Follow the FAQ link below.

Contributors of each item in the Theological Commons are visible on (and hyperlinked from) the Item Details page as in the example on this page.

*Spoiler: The largest percentage of works in the Theological Commons has been contributed by the Princeton Theological Seminary Library.

Celebrate Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

May 6, 2019

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. Explore lectures and conferences recorded at Princeton Theological Seminary, books in the library, and more. A selection of books are currently in a browse-able display on the Concourse on the first floor.

Cataloging and Christian Education Librarian, Sarita Ravinder

May 2, 2019

Sarita Ravinder, Cataloging and Christian Education Librarian, retired this year after 38 years of loyal service to Princeton Theological Seminary.

"My biggest joy being the Christian Education Librarian [was] to reach out to the Christian educators and pastors with the programs of the church, VBS training and working with families and children of the Seminary."

After completing an MA in Indian Philosophy at Osmania University in India and teaching Christian Education at a Bible college for a couple of years, Sarita began working in the library here on August 24, 1981 as Cataloging Assistant. She later became Serials Assistant and, in November 1993, the Christian Education Librarian in charge of the Charles G. Reigner Collection, also known as the Reigner Reading Room (originally located in Roberts Hall and later Tennent Hall). She completed two ThMs (1981, 1985) and an MLS (1993).

In his remarks at her retirement celebration, Archivist and Curator of Special Collections, Kenneth W. Henke noted "[Sarita] was especially known, not only for her knowledge of the [Reigner] collection which she was able to share with those who came in looking for materials, but also for special programs and workshops which she ran at various times of the year and for inter-generational family programs which she put together for Princeton Seminary student families and others. Her knowledge of the materials and quiet commitment were appreciated by many over all those years."

(Note that cataloging came back into her life when her role later expanded into Cataloging and Christian Education Librarian.)

We will miss her greatly. Best wishes to you in retirement, Sarita!

Sarita Ravinder, Cataloging and Christian Education Librarian, early in her tenure at Princeton Theological Seminary