BT10 .T55 2010.
The theology of Colin Gunton
edited by Lincoln Harvey.
T & T Clark, c2010.
BT21.3 .B49 2011.
Beyond the pale : reading theology from the margins
edited by Miguel A. De La Torre and Stacey M. Floyd-Thomas.
Westminster John Knox Press, c2011.
BT28 .T443 2013.
Theologians in their own words
Derek R. Nelson, Joshua M. Moritz, and Ted Peters, editors.
Minneapolis : Fortress Press, c2013.
BT75.2 .G74 2000.
Grenz, Stanley J.
Theology for the community of God
Grand Rapids, Mich. : W.B. Eerdmans, 2000.
BT102 .F39 1985.
Ferguson, Sinclair B.
A heart for God
Colorado Springs, Colo. : NavPress, c1985.
Born November 29, 1898, Clive Staples Lewis wrote many influential books including Mere Christianity, The Narnia stories (The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe), his space trilogy (Out of the Silent Planet, et al), A Grief Observed…I could go on — Lewis wrote 30 books over his career. Lewis’s writings have been influential in my life, particularly Mere Christianity, which I have re-read annually for nearly 30 years.
The University Libraries has both circulating collections and many special collections items related to CS Lewis. The Hugh and Hazel Darling Library currently has a special exhibit on Lewis in the rotunda, with first editions of a number of his books.
Here are a few favorite quotations from his books:
“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.”
“Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.”
“Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on; you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently He starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make any sense. What on earth is He up to? The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of – throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards. You thought you were being made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it Himself.” Mere Christianity
Photograph of CS Lewis from en.wikipedia.org
The ATLA Religion database with ATLA Serials (ATLAS) continues to be expanded with new titles. Recent additions include:
- Andover Review
- Biblica (Pontificum Institutum Biblicum)
- Conversations with the Biblical World
- Journal of Biblical and Pneumatological Research
- Orientalia (Pontificum Institutum Biblicum)
- Pacific World (Institute of Buddhist Studies)
- Proceedings (Eastern Great Lakes Biblical Society and the Midwest Region of the Society of Biblical Literature).
The ATLAS database has also recently added German titles, including:
- Millenium Yearbook
- Zeitschrift für Antikes Christentum (Journal of Ancient Christianity)
- Der Islam
- International Journal of Practical Theology (articles appear in English and German)
- Neue Zeitschrift für systematische Theologie und Religionsphilosophie
- Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft und die Kunde älterenKirche
He will be speaking in Munson Chapel on November 14th and 15th at 7pm. On Thursday evening he will speak “On God and Christian Morality” and on Friday evening “Why a Christian Life is the Best Possible Life.”
You’ll find a variety of articles on Dr. Swinburne’s philosophical contributions in the ATLAS, Philosophers Index, and Proquest databases. His writing on his faith appears in the book Philosophers Who Believe: the Spiritual Journeys of 11 Leading Thinkers edited by Kelly James Clark. Books written by Dr. Swinburne can be located in the APU catalog here.
I was recently asked by our Office of Military and Veteran’s Resources to compile a list of some ways to search our libraries for resources related to the military and Christian faith. Wondering if this might be helpful for others, so as we honor those who have served and are serving, here are a few suggestions:
Subject headings which might be helpful:
Church Work with Military Personnel
Just War doctrine
Peace – Religious Aspects — Christianity
United States – Military Policy – Religious Aspects
War – Moral and Ethical Aspects
War – Religious Aspects – Christianity
ATLA, ERIC, Christian Periodical Index, Academic Search Premiere
Bell, Daniel M, Jr. Just War as Christian Discipleship: Recentering the Tradition in the Church rather than the State. Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2009.
Brown, Davis. The Sword, the Cross, and the Eagle: The American Christian Just War Tradition. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2008.
Charles, J. Daryl. Between Pacifism and Jihad: Just War and Christian Tradition. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2005.
Clough, David. Faith and Force: A Christian Debate about War. Washington DC: Georgetown University Press, 2007.
Clouse, Robert G., ed. War: Four Christian Views. Downers Grove, IL:
InterVarsity Press, 1981.
Corey, David D. and J. Daryl Charles. The Just War Tradition: An Introduction.
Wilmington, Del: ISI Books, 2012.
De Paulo, Craig J.N., Patrick A. Messina, and Daniel P. Tompkins. Augustinian Just War Theory and the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq: Confessions, Contentions, and the Lust for Power. NY: Peter Lang, 2011.
Harnack, Adolf von. Militia Christi: The Christian Religion and the Military in the First Three Centuries. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1981.
Holmes, Arthur F., ed. War and Christian Ethics: Classic and Contemporary Readings on the Morality of War. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2005, 2nd ed.
Preston, Andrew. Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith: Religion in American War and Diplomacy. NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.
Reimer, A. James. Christians and War: A History of Practices and Teachings. Augsburg Fortess, 2006. (on order for APU).
Thompson, David A. and Darlene F. Wetterstrom. Beyond the Yellow Ribbon: Ministering to Returning Combat Veterans. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2009.
BS475.3 .E34 2011.
The Eerdmans companion to the Bible
edited by Gordon D. Fee and Robert L. Hubbard, Jr.
W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 2011.
BS476 .V34 2009.
Vanhoozer, Kevin J.
Is there a meaning in this text? :
The Bible, the reader, and the morality of literary knowledge
San Diego collection
BS478 .L36 1957.
Lampe, G. W. H. (Geoffrey William Hugo)
Essays on typology
G.W.H. Lampe [and] K.J. Woollcombe.
A.R. Allenson, .
BS483.5 .G57 1997.
God’s little devotional book for leaders.
Honor Books, 1997.
BS491.3.M383 .C67 2011.
Cotton Mather and Biblia Americana.
America’s first Bible commentary : essays in reappraisal
edited by Reiner Smolinski and Jan Stievermann.
Baker Academic, 2011.
This academic year we are privileged to host two volumes from The Saint John’s Bible Heritage Edition in the Hugh & Hazel Darling Library. We are exhibiting the Pentateuch and Gospels & Acts volumes and are highlighting these beautiful works with classes, tours, and special events throughout the year. Currently, the Pentateuch volume is in a special case near the front entrance of the Darling Library. In the spring semester we will feature the Gospels & Acts volume.
The Saint John’s Bible is the first hand written and hand illuminated Bible in 500 years and was commissioned by St. John’s Abbey and University of Collegeville, Minnesota. The Heritage Edition is one of 299 exact facsimiles and has been shown in museums and libraries throughout the world.
The exhibit is being curated by my colleague Luba Zakharov, and she has a variety of activities and special events planned throughout the year. She is highlighting these events on a blog she has created. If you would like to follow this for the most up to date information, click here. She also has more images and information about the artists behind these beautiful volumes. The photo below shows the Pentateuch volume in its case in the Darling Library (photograph supplied from Luba Zakharov).
Gospel Of John Frontispiece and Incipit, Donald Jackson, Copyright 2002, The Saint John’s Bible and the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library, Order of Saint Benedict, Collegeville, MN, USA.
Adam and Eve, Donald Jackson with contribution by Chris Tomlin, 2003, The Saint John’s Bible, Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota, USA.
Between blogs and listservs and general question answering, I come across many helpful web resources. Here are a few you might want to check out:
This online database ranks academic journals in most disciplines – so if you are seeking the most significant journals in your discipline to publish within, this gives a means to determine a list. Most searches require the selection of a subject area followed by a subject category. For instance, both religion and philosophy are located under the subject area “Arts and Humanities” and library science is located in the subject area of “Social Sciences.”
This database is a portal that includes the journals and country scientific indicators developed from the information contained in the Scopus database (Elsevier). The indicators are used to assess and address scientific domains. SCImago is a research group from the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), University of Granada, Extremadura, Carlos III (Madrid) and Alcalá de Henares.
I am often fascinated by quotes and have worked on both a published volume of quotations (at the Library of Congress) and unpublished ones when I worked for Prison Fellowship Ministries. The tricky part is getting the quote right! Many times I’ll see a quotation with no reference as to where it was located, and even the author’s name is not always correct. I mean, how many times have you seen attributions to Mark Twain or Augustine that were difficult to track back?
I read about Quotenik via the Chicago Manual of Style blog. The author is Sara Bader and she describes herself as a writer, archival researcher and editor. Unlike many sites of quotations, Sara’s aim is to verify the accuracy of the quote and to add new and interesting ones as well.
And a fun link to wrap things up…from the Liturgy blog by Rev. Bosco Peters,
“Prayers for Myers-Briggs Types”
These new books have arrived over the summer (along with quite a few more – a few lists are in the preparation!). Enjoy…
B765.T54 L63 2011.
Long, Steven A.
Analogia entis : on the analogy of being, metaphysics, and the act of faith
University of Notre Dame Press, c2011.
B831.2 .B468 1997.
The postmodern turn
Steven Best, Douglas Kellner.
Guilford Press, 1997.
BD241 .P67 2011.
Porter, Stanley E.,
Hermeneutics : an introduction to interpretive theory
Stanley E. Porter & Jason C. Robinson.
William B. Eerdmans, 2011.
BJ1251 .W445 2006.
God’s companions : reimagining Christian ethics
Blackwell Pub., 2006.