New Faculty Book: Protesting poverty

Jun 2, 2023

Protesting poverty : protestants, social ethics, and the poor in Brazil by Raimundo Barreto; translated by Princeton Seminary PhD student Stephen Di Trolio Coakley has been cataloged - BV639.P6 B36513 2023 - and added to the collection.

From the publisher's summary: "At a time when Latin American Protestantism has increasingly become a force to be reckoned with in the public realm and has attracted growing scholarly interest, this book contributes to the understanding of the sociopolitical relevance of the Protestant presence in Brazilian history and society. Raimundo Barreto argues that progressive Evangélicx Christianity, a branch of Brazilian Christianity that combines charismatic spirituality and sociopolitical progressive action, offers valuable sources for Christian social ethics in contemporary Brazil."

Image description: Photo of the book on the walkway outside Wright Library

Celebrate Pride Month 2023

Jun 1, 2023

Celebrate Pride Month with local events, plus articles and (of course) books about queer theology, gender, identity, and the church all linked in one curated bibliography and available all year long.

Send us your suggestions (e.g. titles to add to this list and/or the Wright Library collection).

Image at right: Graphic promoting LGBTQ+ Pride Month curated bibliography includes a photo of 9 different BGLASS (Seminary student group that preceded GSAS) t-shirts from a recently donated collection that has not yet been processed

Congratulations from Wright Library

May 15, 2023

To all those writing final papers and dissertations, congratulations on another year of learning, prayer and hard work.

And to all of you who will graduate, go out knowing that the library will continue to support your lifelong learning with access to one of the widest selections of licensed resources available to alumni from any theological institution.

May God bless you all as you continue on your journey.

Reading Week, Exams and Summer Hours

May 2, 2023

As we move into May, the end of the semester and then into summer, be sure to check the Library Hours page for the most up-to-date details about when Wright Library will be open.

During reading week and final exams this month, the front area of the library will be open after hours for quiet/collaborative study, swipe card access only. Follow the Library Hours link, below or on the library home page, for details.

Need a study break? Come enjoy the jigsaw puzzle in the soft seating area between the Circulation and Reference desks on the main floor of the library!

photo of the Wright Library Concourse with someone working on a laptop in the foreground

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May 1, 2023

Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with this curated bibliography of print books and e-books from the Wright Library collection.

In it, you will also find related content, from recorded lectures and conferences, to a special issue of Theology Today, to the Center for Asian American Christianity at Princeton Theological Seminary and more.

The piece pictured in the graphic is an original framed calligraphy by Toyohiko Kagawa (1888-1960), the Japanese founder of the Friends of Jesus Movement. His own (loose) translation is on the back and mentions Francis Xavier, the first Jesuit missionary to enter Japan.

Although Kagawa was not an American, visiting researchers to Wright Library have been interested in him recently and so was top of mind when I asked for a photo from the Special Collections and Archives to use in highlighting the curated bibliography for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

In addition to a few scrolls and instances of calligraphy, Wright Library has one box of archival material relating to Kagawa (mostly consisting of biographical material from his time at Princeton Theological Seminary).

#DigitalFridays with the Theological Commons

Apr 14, 2023

If you're following the library on social media, you might have seen us using the hashtag #DigitalFridays to spotlight items in our open access digital library, the Theological Commons.

For #DigitalFridays this week, we're excited to share "Orchestral Scenes from the Gospel of Mark," by M.Div. Senior Allison Senyard (pictured).

Allie composed the work to fulfill the requirements for the final of Exegesis of Mark with Dr. Clifton Black, Otto A. Piper Professor of Biblical Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary.

photo of composer Allison Senyard outside Wright Library with blooming trees and a blue Princeton Seminary banner in the background

Self-service features now in Summon

Apr 13, 2023

Review due dates on what you have checked out from Wright Library, renew and recall books, and save your favorite searches using the new self-service features in Summon!

  • If you have a Princeton Seminary email address, use Campus Login to take advantage of all the new features, including saving searches.
  • If you do not have a Princeton Seminary email but do have a Wright Library borrowing card, click on Library Login to access library card features including renewing checkouts.
  • And, even if you do not have a Princeton Seminary email or a Wright Library borrowing card, you can still save searches.

Check out our new video, Self-Service Features in Summon, at the link below for details.

Earth Day 2023

Apr 10, 2023

In anticipation of Earth Day on April 22, we invite you to explore a selection of Earth Care-focused programs, recorded lectures, events and library books in a curated bibliography that also includes links to:

  • Register for Presbyterians for Earth Care's upcoming Tuesday, April 11, 2023 webinar, "Urgent Climate Action, Livable Future for All,"
  • The Farminary at Princeton Theological Seminary,
  • Open access audio recordings, books, articles, journals, manuscripts and archival files in the Theological Commons digital library,
  • The open access EcoTheo Review (ETR), which was founded in 2013 at Princeton Theological Seminary,
  • and more.

Early closing, register to attend

Apr 10, 2023

Wright Library will close early on Thursday, April 13, 2023 for a special event, Faltering Faith in Institutions: A Panel Conversation, with Jamelle Bouie, Walter Kim and Shannon Watts.

This event is part of Princeton Seminary's The Future of American Democracy series.

New Faculty Book: The Godbearing Life, Revised Edition

Apr 6, 2023

The Godbearing life : the art of soul tending for youth ministry, Revised Edition by Kenda Creasy Dean and Ron Foster, with Megan DeWald has been cataloged - BV4447 .D39 2022 - and added to the collection.

From the publisher's summary: "Like the original, The Godbearing Life, Revised Edition is conversationally written, grounded in scripture, and grows out of all three authors' own pastoral experience. The update addresses the profound shifts in society and ministry over the past twenty-five years--from the interconnection of technology to the professionalization of youth ministry. This book reimagines the means of Godbearing youth ministry in a post-pandemic digital age in the twenty-first century while holding on to the fact that young people are continuously transformed by the message."

Image description: Photo of the book with daffodils and Alexander Hall in the background