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New York Times and the Washington Post

Oct 27, 2020

Here's the scoop: Our subscription to The New York Times remains active. To pick up or renew your academic pass, follow the instructions in the guide linked below.

The Washington Post discontinued its complimentary access for students and faculty in 2018 and is instead offering a subscription to individuals at a fifty percent discount. No institutional subscription is possible.

Theological Libraries as Spaces for Spiritual Formation

Oct 23, 2020

In an essay entitled Out of the Cloister: Theological Libraries as Spaces for Spiritual Formation, Princeton Seminary M.Div. Middler Briana Grenert asks, "Can theological libraries adapt to intentionally use their space to resist the separation of knowledge from love, and to participate in spiritual formation?"

Grenert, Briana. “Out of the Cloister: Theological Libraries as Spaces for Spiritual Formation.” Theological Librarianship 13, no. 2 (October 2020): 29–35.

Grenert's essay was selected as the winner of the Theological Librarianship student essay contest earlier in 2020.

Theological Librarianship is an open access journal publishing peer reviewed articles, as well as essays and reviews, on subjects at the intersection of librarianship and religious and theological studies that potentially impact libraries.

New in the Theological Commons: Koinonia

Oct 22, 2020

Koinonia : Princeton Theological Seminary graduate forum (ISSN 1047-1057), 1989-2011, is now in the Theological Commons digital library.

The content of much of this journal, 1989-2008, is indexed in the Atla Religion Database® with AtlaSerials PLUS®, but the full text of all 35 issues is now digitized and available in the Internet Archive and the Theological Commons.

New Faculty Book: African American Readings of Paul

Oct 19, 2020

African American readings of Paul : reception, resistance, and transformation by Prof. Lisa M. Bowens is now available in the library collection.

Call Number: BV4208.U6 B69 2020
ISBN: 9780802876768
Publication Date: 2020-10-01

"In the first book of its kind, Lisa Bowens takes a historical, theological, and biblical approach to explore interpretations of Paul within African American communities over the past few centuries. She surveys a wealth of primary sources from the early 1700s to the mid-twentieth century, including sermons, conversion stories, slave petitions, and autobiographies of ex-slaves, many of which introduce readers to previously unknown names in the history of New Testament interpretation."

James R. Tanis Collection of Church Postcards

Oct 9, 2020

The Digital Initiatives team is pleased to introduce a new digital collection into the Theological Commons, the James R. Tanis Collection of Church Postcards.

The collection contains over 20,000 postcards depicting church architecture across the United States. It was begun in the early 1900s by the young John Christian Tanis, father of James Robert Tanis, donor of the postcards to Princeton Theological Seminary Library.

Donna Quick, Digital Production and Quality Assurance Specialist on the library's Digital Initiatives team, evaluated the churches represented on the thousands of postcards in this collection and then entered their title, location, denomination and any interesting notes into the item details for the Theological Commons.

Here's what she had to say about the collection:

This is a great resource for viewing the history and beauty of churches. Working with these postcards was like taking a long road trip across America. You can visit all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

I was amazed by how each church has its own personality. There are large, magnificent cathedrals and small one-room stone churches. Some can be found in the middle of busy cities and others sit alone on mountaintops. There are churches that have experienced earthquakes or floods and have come back to their previous glory.

One of my favorite churches was the Catholic-Protestant Church at Keystone, Nebraska [pictured at right]. It was a small one-room church with two altars and reversible pews for the different services.

Donna Quick, Digital Production and Quality Assurance Specialist

Library Catalog: Mobile Versions

Oct 7, 2020

Did you know? You can access the new library catalog with a mobile web browser and mobile app!

Theological Libraries Month

Oct 6, 2020

SMS alerts, renew via text

Oct 1, 2020

Opt-in to get SMS Alerts (text messages) about your library checkouts and to renew items via text!

Follow the link below to learn more.

Mes de la Herencia Hispania / Hispanic Heritage Month

Sep 25, 2020

Explore La Colección Latinoamericana / The Latin America Collection in the Theological Commons and more September 15-October 15 in celebration of Mes de la Herencia Hispania / Hispanic Heritage Month. Visit the link below for more information.

We're here to help

Sep 8, 2020

The building may be closed, but we're still here for you.

Did you know? E-books and e-journals are available in the library catalog,

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Even more electronic resources (i.e.Theological Commons collections, articles, reviews - plus e-books and e-journals) are discoverable in Summon,

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