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Princeton Seminary Names Library After Theodore Sedgwick Wright

Oct 18, 2021

On October 13, 2021, Princeton Theological Seminary held a library dedication service to name the library after Theodore Sedgwick Wright, (Class of 1828).

Rev. Wright was the first African American to graduate from Princeton Theological Seminary. He served as the pastor of the Shiloh Presbyterian Church of New York City (formerly First Colored Presbyterian Church of New York City) from 1829 until his death in 1847. Wright was one of the founders of the American Anti-Slavery Society and served as chair of the New York Vigilance Committee, which worked to prevent the kidnapping of free African Americans.

Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries and Dictionary

Oct 13, 2021

This just in! The Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries and Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary have been added to the library's online offerings. They are available on Bloomsbury's Theology and Religion Online platform.

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.

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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.