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World Christianity Exhibit

Mar 15, 2019

The World Christianity Conference is again taking place at Princeton Theological Seminary, March 15-18, 2019. An exhibit, which includes artifacts and other materials, is on display on the main floor of the library.

Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible

Mar 15, 2019

We're pleased to be able to offer online access to this reference work from Brill. A print copy remains available in the reference collection at: REF BS680.G57 D53 1999.

"The Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible contains academic articles on the named gods, angels, and demons in the books of the Hebrew Bible, Septuagint and Apocrypha, as well as the New Testament and patristic literature. This online version contains the second extensively revised edition."

Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online

Mar 5, 2019

The Princeton Theological Seminary Library, in partnership with the Princeton University Library, recently purchased the Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online (BEEC).

The BEEC "focuses on the history of early Christianity, covering texts, authors, and ideas. [It] aims both to provide a critical review of the methods used in Early Christian Studies and also to update the history of scholarship. The BEEC addresses a range of traditions, including iconographic, martyrological, ecclesiastical, and Christological traditions, as well as cultic phenomena, such as the veneration of saints. The history of the transmission of texts and the attention to recent scholarship will play an important role. The BEEC focuses on early Christianity from a historical perspective in order to uncover the lasting legacy of the authors and texts until the present day.

Its content is intended to bridge the gap between the fields of New Testament studies and patristics, covering the whole period of early Christianity up to 600 CE. Currently only 330 articles are available. The encyclopedia will consist of about 1300 articles. Every year about 300 articles will be added until planned completion in 2022.

Once the online version is completed the encyclopedia will become available in print in 6 volumes."

We are thankful to the Princeton University Library for its ongoing commitment to library collaboration and to shared access where possible.

Women's History Month: Selected Reading

Mar 5, 2019

New in Summon: Citation Trails

Feb 7, 2019

One of the most recent enhancements made to the Summon discovery service has been the addition of citation trails. Search results now (often) include cites/cited by articles.

Explore a topic and collect material by following a chain of articles that cite each other.

Black History Month 2019

Feb 1, 2019

Oxford African American Studies Center, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. lectures at Princeton Theological Seminary, and other suggested reading/listening/viewing for Black History Month all in one convenient online guide.

This just in: Recent faculty titles

Jan 31, 2019

Several new books by Princeton Seminary faculty have been added to the Library collection, including:

We'll miss you, Bev!

Dec 21, 2018

Beverley Williams, Collection Services Coordinator in the Library, is retiring this year after 33 years of loyal service to Princeton Theological Seminary.

Beverley began her career with the Seminary as the part-time Circulation Assistant while her late husband, Rev. Compton A. Williams, was completing his M.Div. here. She later transitioned to a full-time Serials Assistant and eventually the Collection Services Coordinator, where she continued to be an irreplaceable member of the Library team.

Thanks for sharing your dedication and commitment to the people and mission of Princeton Seminary, Bev! We'll miss you!

photo of Bev

Library closed December 22-January 1

Dec 19, 2018

We'll be closing early on Friday, December 21 and will reopen Wednesday morning, January 2, 2019.

Merry Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year to you all!

Merry Christmas from the Princeton Theological Seminary Library

Digital Archivist earns Digital Archives Specialist Certificate

Dec 12, 2018

Congratulations to Digital Archivist and Special Collections Librarian Trish Goodall, who was recognized by the Society of American Archivists this month for achieving the Digital Archives Specialist Certificate. Trish is one of only 415 people to have earned this certificate since the program started in 2011!