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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. "

Ebook Central scheduled maintenance, June 26

Jun 19, 2021

Beginning at 10am EDT (2pm UTC) on June 26, 2021, Ebook Central will be offline and all Ebook Central holdings will be unavailable to users for approximately eight (8) hours for a scheduled maintenance. This extended maintenance time is due to significant changes being made to position the Ebook Central platform for continued growth and improved scalability.

You can stay up to date with progress by visiting ProQuest's status page here:

Celebrate Pride Month

Jun 1, 2021

Selected reading, including e-books, about gender, identity, queer theology and more for LGBTQ+ Pride Month from the Princeton Theological Seminary Library's collection.

Let us know if you have suggestions of titles to add to this list and/or the library's collection!

Memorial Day weekend maintenance

May 22, 2021

Due to scheduled maintenance by the vendor (Ex Libris), links to full text content from Summon, Sierra, BrowZine and any other place where the link resolver is at work, as well as the Online Journal Portal will be unavailable for up to 24 hours over Memorial Day weekend.

Afterwards, there could also be a delay of about one week for changes to library catalog records to appear in Summon, including additions of new records and deletion of old records. Thank you for your patience while this work is in progress.

Visit the IT Status Page (link below) to view and/or subscribe for updates. If you have any questions, please contact the Discovery & Web Services Librarian,

Lean Library

May 10, 2021

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