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."

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Plan ahead, register to attend

Mar 20, 2023

On Wednesday, March 22, 2023, Wright Library will close early for a special event, The Future of Civil Rights, with Sherrilyn Ifill, former president and director-counsel of NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund.

This event is part of Princeton Seminary's The Future of American Democracy series. More information about this series and links to register for events are available at the link below.

Women's History Month 2023

Mar 1, 2023

In celebration of Women's History Month, Wright Library is pleased to offer a wealth of content in this curated bibliography, including:

  • Books from the collection - along with recent faculty publications and theses by Princeton Seminary graduates,
  • Research databases,
  • Conferences, lectures and other recordings, as well as
  • Web pages, including The Center for Theology, Women and Gender at Princeton Theological Seminary

New Faculty Book: Fractured Ground

Feb 24, 2023

Fractured ground : preaching in the wake of mass trauma by Kimberly R. Wagner has been cataloged - BV4012 .W294 2023 - and added to the collection.

Summary from the publisher: "Grounded in research on the nature and impact of individual and communal trauma and responsive to preachers urgent questions and concerns, this book offers both theological insight and practical guidance for those called on to preach or publicly respond in the wake of a communal traumatic event."

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Lent 2023

Feb 22, 2023

Whether you want to return to a familiar devotional or encounter a new devotional or book of reflections, Wright Library has prepared a curated bibliography to accompany you on your Lenten journey.

Enhancing the research experience

Feb 7, 2023

Wright Library knows how important it is to have easy access to the information and tools you need for your research.

With that in mind, we are constantly on the lookout for new collections, system integrations and other ways to support you and enhance the research experience.

Recent additions and enhancements:

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Black History Month 2023

Feb 1, 2023

Browse and follow links to books from the collection, research databases, conferences, lectures and other recordings, as well as web pages, including The Betsey Stockton Center for Black Church Studies at Princeton Theological Seminary.

Authors and editors in the curated bibliography include (among others):

  • Afe Adogame
  • Albert J. Raboteau
  • Angelique Harris
  • Anthony B. Bradley
  • Austin Channing Brown
  • Betty Livingston Adams
  • Brenda Salter McNeil
  • Brian K. Blount
  • Bruce D. Haynes
  • Cain Hope Felder
  • Carla Jones
  • Cassandra Jackson
  • Cecelia Barr
  • Chad Williams
  • Chanequa Walker-Barnes
  • Charlene A. Carruthers
  • Charles M. Payne
  • Charlotte McSwine-Harris
  • Clarice J. Martin
  • Claudette Copeland
  • Clayborne Carson
  • Cleophus J. LaRue
  • Coretta Scott King
  • Cornel West
  • Courtney Pace
  • Dale P. Andrews
  • Danjuma G. Gibson
  • Darnell L. Moore
  • David Walker
  • Deborah Blanks
  • Deborah Gray White
  • Delores Carpenter
  • Derrick A. Bell
  • Desmond Tutu
  • Dorothy Porter
  • Dwight Hopkins
  • Eboni Marshall Turman
  • Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.
  • Efrem Smith
  • Emerson B. Powery
  • Frantz Fanon
  • Frederick Douglass
  • Gregory C. Ellison, II
  • Harriet Jacobs
  • Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
  • Howard Thurman
  • James Baldwin
  • James H. Cone
  • James Weldon Johnson
  • Jarena Lee
  • Jennifer T. Kaalund
  • Jesmyn Ward
  • Johari Jabir
  • John H. McClendon
  • John Lewis
  • Josef Sorett
  • Juan Williams
  • Judith Weisenfeld
  • Karen D. Crozier
  • Kathryn Watterson
  • Katie G. Cannon
  • Keisha N. Blain
  • Kenyatta R. Gilbert
  • Keri L. Day
  • Kerri Greenidge
  • Khristi Lauren Adams
  • Kidada E. Williams
  • Lisa M. Bowens
  • Malcolm X
  • Manning Marable
  • Margaret Busby
  • Margarita Simon Guillory
  • Maria Thomas
  • Marisa J. Fuentes
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Michael Eric Dyson
  • Monica M. White
  • Natasha Sistrunk Robinson
  • Nikole Hannah-Jones
  • Nyasha Junior
  • Octavia E. Butler
  • Phillis Wheatley
  • Piper Kendrix Williams
  • Quinton H. Dixie
  • Resmaa Menakem
  • Richard J. Douglass-Chin
  • Richard S. Newman
  • Rima Vesely-Flad
  • Robert A. Wortham
  • Shamoon Zamir
  • Stephanie J. Shaw
  • Stephen C. Ferguson
  • Tamura Lomax
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Tara A. Bynum
  • Toni Morrison
  • Vincent W Lloyd
  • W. E. B. Du Bois
  • Wallace D. Best
  • Walter Earl Fluker
  • Whitney Battle-Baptiste
  • Willie James Jennings
  • Winnifred Brown-Glaude
  • Yolanda N. Pierce
  • Zora Neale Hurston

Four Ethiopic Texts Added to Special Collections

Jan 31, 2023

This academic year, Special Collections and Archives gained two notable donations: a Lunar Bible and four Ethiopic texts.

The Special Collections and Archives at Princeton Theological Seminary’s Wright Library boasts more than 100,000 printed works and one-of-a-kind items including rare books, pamphlets, personal papers, research collections, and non-textual materials related to the history of Christianity. It’s part of what makes Wright Library one of the largest theological resource centers available, drawing academic scholars from around the world to research in its extensive collections.

New Faculty Book: World Christianity and Interfaith Relations

Jan 17, 2023

World Christianity and Interfaith Relations edited by Richard F. Young has been cataloged – BR127 .W668 2022 – and added to the collection.

Summary from the publisher: "In this landmark volume, a rich array of voices make the case that religion is not partitioned off from the secular in the Global South the way it is in the Global North. Authors work at the intersections of freedom and Nationalism, peace and reconciliation, and gender, ecology, and ethnography to contend that religion is in fact deeply integrated into the lives of those in the Global South, even though "secularism"--a political philosophy that requires the state to treat all religions equally--predominates in many of the regions.

World Christianity and Interfaith Relations is part of the multi volume series World Christianity and Public Religion. The series seeks to become a platform for intercultural and intergenerational dialogue, and to facilitate opportunities for interaction between scholars across the Global South and those in other parts of the world by engaging emerging voices from a variety of indigenous Christianities around the world. The focus is not only on particular histories and practices, but also on their theological articulations and impact on the broader societies in which they work."

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