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National Day of Racial Healing

Jan 18, 2022

Wright Library, named for abolitionist, pastor and Princeton Theological Seminary alumnus Rev. Theodore Sedgwick Wright, joins the American Library Association (ALA), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and the Society of American Archivists (SAA) in recognizing the sixth annual US National Day of Racial Healing.*

"The naming of the library is a milestone in the implementation of a multi-year action plan to repent for the Seminary’s historical ties to slavery." October 13, 2021 press release

Whether your work and/or scholarship brings you to Wright Library or to other libraries or archives, we encourage you to engage with our history to better understand the present and help bring healing. This bibliography offers some reading and listening resources from Wright Library's general and archival collections and beyond.

*The National Day of Racial Healing is part of a larger movement for Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT)—a political and cultural framework developed by Dr. Gail Christopher and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jan 14, 2022

In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Wright Library will be closed on Monday, January 17.

Visit the curated bibliography linked below for local events, books and open access articles from the collection and past lectures honoring the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. King.

ICYMI (in case you missed it)

Jan 4, 2022

In addition to individual e-book titles, Wright Library purchased several databases in 2021, including:

  • Access World News Research Collection (Newsbank)
  • Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries (Bloomsbury)
  • Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (Bloomsbury)
  • Black Life in America, Series 1, 2 and 3 (Newsbank)
  • Bloomsbury Religion in North America
  • Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek
  • Civil Rights and Social Justice (HeinOnline)
  • Open Society Justice Initiative (HeinOnlne)
  • Tillich Online (De Gruyter)

All databases available to current Princeton Seminary students are in the A-Z list and those available to Princeton Seminary alumni can be found here on the library website (links below).

Winter Break

Dec 22, 2021

Wright Library closes at noon on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 and will reopen on Monday, January 3, 2022. Have a safe and joyful break and we'll see you in the new year!

New Faculty Book: What makes a church sacred?

Nov 22, 2021

What makes a church sacred? : legal and ritual perspectives from late antiquity by Assistant Prof. Mary Farag is now available in the library collection.

Call Number: BR166 .F37 2021
ISBN: 9780520382008
Publication Date: 2021-11-02

An open access e-book version is also available.

Caught between Justice and Mercy: The Sacred in Late Antiquity (UC Press blog post about the book)

Database Trial: Tillich Online (TILLO)

Nov 8, 2021

Wright Library is pleased to provide trial access to Tillich Online for Princeton Seminary students, faculty and staff.

Tillich Online (TILLO) from De Gruyter is the first bilingual database of the entire work of German-American theologian Paul Tillich (1886–1965) documents the Gesammelte Werke (Collected Works) and the Ergänzungs- und Nachlassbände (Supplementary and Literary Estate Volumes).

Trial access ends 12/3/21.

Native American Heritage Month

Nov 2, 2021

November is Native American Heritage Month.

Browse a curated bibliography of selected titles from the Wright Library collection and find material in Cherokee, Delaware, Navajo, Ojibwa and other languages in the Theological Commons.

You'll also find links to the Center for Native American and Indigenous Research, the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries & Museums, and more.

graphic for Native American Heritage Month

Princeton Seminary Names Library After Theodore Sedgwick Wright

Oct 18, 2021

On October 13, 2021, Princeton Theological Seminary held a library dedication service to name the library after Theodore Sedgwick Wright, (Class of 1828).

Rev. Wright was the first African American to graduate from Princeton Theological Seminary. He served as the pastor of the Shiloh Presbyterian Church of New York City (formerly First Colored Presbyterian Church of New York City) from 1829 until his death in 1847. Wright was one of the founders of the American Anti-Slavery Society and served as chair of the New York Vigilance Committee, which worked to prevent the kidnapping of free African Americans.

Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries and Dictionary

Oct 13, 2021

This just in! The Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries and Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary have been added to the library's online offerings. They are available on Bloomsbury's Theology and Religion Online platform.

PhD Studies at Princeton Seminary

Sep 29, 2021

Join the Office of Admissions for a conversation with collection development librarian Dr. Jeremy Wallace and other members of the Princeton Seminary community to learn more about the doctoral program at PTS, Tuesday, October 5 at 6pm. Registration required.