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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.

Celebre el Mes de la Herencia Hispana

Sep 15, 2021

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept 15-Oct 15:


La Colección Latinoamericana en el Seminario Teológico de Princeton cuenta con más de 28,000 libros en publicaciones periódicas españolas y portuguesas y 1,300 publicaciones periódicas apoyan la enseñanza y la investigación en la cultura religiosa de América Latina.

La Biblioteca del Seminario Teológico de Princeton es una de un número pequeño de bibliotecas en los Estados Unidos para mantener la Colección CIDOC: La historia de la religiosidad en América Latina, ca 1830-1970, un conjunto significativo de fuentes primarias en micro formato basado en la colección iniciada por Ivan Illich en el Centro Intercultural de Documentación (CIDOC) Biblioteca de Cuernavaca.

Publicaciones Destacadas

Explore esta colección y más en la bibliografía seleccionada.


The Latin America Collection at Princeton Theological Seminary comprises over 28,000 books in Spanish and Portuguese and 1,300 periodicals supporting instruction and research in Latin American religious culture.

Princeton Theological Seminary Library is one of a small number of libraries in the United States to hold the CIDOC Collection: The History of Religiosity in Latin America, ca 1830-1970, a significant set of primary sources in microform based on the collection begun by Ivan Illich at the Center for Intercultural Documentation (CIDOC) Library of Cuernavaca.

Featured Publications

Princeton Seminary history and #DigitalFridays

Aug 20, 2021

You might have known about The Princeton Seminary Bulletin and Koinonia, which are both academic journals in the extensive Princeton Theological Seminary Journals collection.

Did you know that beloved Princeton Seminary institutional publications like the Wineskin and inSpire are there, too?

Here's the list of those publications, which are full of Seminary history:

  • Catalogue of Princeton Theological Seminary (1859–1977)
  • Necrological Reports and Annual Proceedings of the Alumni Association (1875–1932)
  • Biographical Catalogue of Princeton Theological Seminary (published 1933–1955; covers 1815–1954)
  • The Princeton Seminarian (1950–1963; includes The Princeton Seminarian and The Seminarian; continued by Viewpoint and Wineskin)
  • The Spire (1951–1994; includes The Spire and The Princeton Spire)
  • Alumni/ae News (1960–1994; includes Alumni News and Alumni/ae News)
  • Viewpoint (1963–1983; continues The Seminarian; continued by Sitz im Leben)
  • Wineskin (1964–2006; continues The Seminarian)
  • Sitz im Leben (1983–1989; continues Viewpoint; continued by Testament)
  • Testament (1989–2012; continues Sitz im Leben)
  • inSpire (1995–2011; merges The Princeton Spire and Alumni/ae News)
Also, returning to The Princeton Seminary Bulletin, you can find all the issues from 1907 to 2017, including this one (which we're spotlighting for #DigitalFridays today on the Library's social media accounts) and articles from these publications in Theological Commons and Summon.

Titles not listed above include: Biblical Repertory (1825–1829), The Biblical Repertory and Theological Review (1830–1836), The Biblical Repertory and Princeton Review (1837–1871), The Presbyterian Quarterly and Princeton Review (1872–1877), The Princeton Review (1878–1884), The Presbyterian Review (1880–1889), The New Princeton Review (1886–1888), The Presbyterian and Reformed Review (1890–1902), The Princeton Theological Review (1903–1929), The Princeton Seminary Bulletin (1907–2017), Theology Today - hosted at Sage Journals - (1944–present), Koinonia: Princeton Theological Seminary Graduate Forum (1989–2011), and Studies in Reformed Theology and History (1993–2005).

Lenox House

Aug 3, 2021

The library was unaffected by the fire today at Lenox House. The library remains open to the Seminary community. Please check protocols and operation hours before arriving.

For more information about the fire, please read this statement.

We’ve got you covered

Jul 21, 2021

Ah, summer. Time for exploring all that reading there didn’t seem to be time for during the rest of the year, right? Or, maybe you’re in the midst of summer language courses and looking for a break.

In either case, the library has you covered!


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E-books are 50 years old (!)

Jul 14, 2021

It's hard to believe, but it's true: eBooks have been with us for half a century.

"Fifty years ago, on July 4, 1971, Michael S. Hart, a computer scientist at the University of Illinois, was given an operator’s account to the University’s Xerox Sigma V mainframe and thereby access to the ARPANET. ... [He ended up launching] what was to become Project Gutenberg," Todd A. Carpenter ("Happy Birthday to the eBook!," July 13, 2021,

From the Theological Commons to HathiTrust to all the millions you'll find in the other research databases, eBooks are plentiful today!

Disability: Selected reading and recordings

Jul 12, 2021

Explore recordings from the 2018 Disability and Youth Ministry Conference at Princeton Seminary, articles by Erin Raffety, a set of links from the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), and many books in the Princeton Theological Seminary Library collection.

Click on the link at the bottom of this post or the image of the book covers to jump to the curated bibliography.

Titles include:

  • Accessible atonement : disability, theology, and the cross of Christ by David McLachlan;
  • Ageing, Disability and Spirituality: addressing the challenge of disability in later life by Elizabeth MacKinlay, editor;
  • Amazing Gifts: stories of faith, disability, and inclusion by Mark I. Pinsky;
  • Becoming Friends of Time: disability, timefullness, and gentle discipleship by John Swinton;
  • Body and Character in Luke and Acts: the subversion of physiognomy in early Christianity by Mikeal C. Parsons;
  • A Constructive Theology of Intellectual Disability: human being as mutuality and response by Molly C. Haslam;
  • Critical Reflections on Stanley Hauerwas' Theology of Disability by John Swinton;
  • Disability and Christian Theology: embodied limits and constructive possibilities by Deborah Beth Creamer;
  • Disability and Isaiah's Suffering Servant by Jeremy Schipper;
  • Disability in the Hebrew Bible: interpreting mental and physical differences by Saul M. Olyan;
  • Formed together : mystery, narrative, and virtue in Christian caregiving by Keith Dow;
  • Get off your knees: a story of faith, courage, and determination by John Robinson;
  • The Minority Body: a theory of disability by Elizabeth Barnes;
  • Persons with disabilities and their sense of community as members of a local congregation by John McKeague;
  • Spirit and the Politics of Disablement by Sharon V. Betcher;
  • Spirituality and Intellectual Disability: international perspectives on the effect of culture and religion on healing body, mind, and soul by William C. Gaventa, Jr., David L. Coulter, editors;
  • Theology and Down Syndrome: reimagining disability in late modernity by Amos Yong;
  • This Abled Body: rethinking disabilities in biblical studies by Hector Avalos, Sarah J. Melcher, Jeremy Schipper, editors; and
  • Wondrously wounded : theology, disability, and the body of Christ by Brian Brock

...among many others.

Look toward the heavens...

Jul 1, 2021

This summer, the Chapel Office is leading us in exploring eight biblically inspired paintings by the Chinese artist He Qi. Here are a few works from the library collection related to He Qi.

New Faculty Book: The Resurrection of Jesus

Jun 30, 2021

The resurrection of Jesus : apologetics, criticism, history by Prof. Dale Allison is available in the library collection.

Call Number: BT482 .A454 2021
ISBN: 9780567697561
Publication Date: 2021-04-08

The e-book is available here (login required); a catalog record for the e-book is forthcoming.

"The earliest traditions around the narrative of Jesus' resurrection are considered in this landmark work by Dale C. Allison, Jr, drawing together the fruits of his decades of research into this issue at the very core of Christian identity. Allison returns to the ancient sources and earliest traditions, charting them alongside the development of faith in the resurrection in the early church and throughout Christian history."

New Faculty Book: Notes of a Native Daughter

Jun 21, 2021

Notes of a native daughter : testifying in theological education by Prof. Keri Day is available in the library collection.

Call Number: BV4080 .D39 2021
ISBN: 9780802878823
Publication Date: 2021-06-17

"In Notes of a Native Daughter, Keri Day testifies to structural inequalities and broken promises of inclusion through the eyes of a black woman who experiences herself as both stranger and friend to prevailing models of theological education. Inviting the reader into her religious world--a world that is African American and, more specifically, Afro-Pentecostal--she not only uncovers the colonial impulses of theological education in the United States but also proposes that the lived religious practices and commitments of progressive Afro-Pentecostal communities can help the theological academy decolonize and reenvision multiple futures. "