This is Will, the acquisitions coordinator at the library. On this blog, I am going to be posting information about some of the new books that we receive. Last time, I posted about recent books on politics and faith. This week I've got a scavenger hunt clue at the end of the post, so be sure to check that out below. Also, let me just mention that I'm not and haven't ever been a seminarian, so I would love to hear comments from you about the books and resources I highlight.
One of the interesting books that came across my desk recently is titled Sacred Spaces: Religious Architecture in the Ancient World by G.J. Wightman (NA4620 .W53 Fol.). Take a look at the table of contents here http://www.peeters-leuven.be/toc/9789042918030.pdf. This should be an interesting, and somewhat unique, resource for those interested in how peoples have understood the relationship of divinity, dwelling, worship, and space in history. It seems like one of the key qualities of the book is that it allows for ease in appreciating a broader context surrounding any particular culture’s religious spaces. This would be a great resource for those who are interested in how the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem, for instance, related to other contemporary temples.
Come celebrate with us!
- Put the Open House on your calendar—October 30.
- Stop in next week to see the new display in the Catalog Room.
- Start reading the new Library Blog. We’ll release a new Scavenger Hunt clue with each blog post. (The prize pool includes I-pod shuffles and Gift Certificates from the Bookstore.)
Scavenger Hunt: Open to all students currently enrolled at Luther Seminary. Begins October 1, ends October 28. All questions will be posted in the Library Blog (Behind the Library Mask) during October. Keep a list of the questions & your answers and submit all at the same time with your name and contact information. All entries are due by 2:00pm October 29.
A. Find the Hebrew Alphabet poster. What kinds of books are in the bookcase to the left of the poster, PC-PF call numbers?
B. On this same floor, take a look at the art reproductions. What is the title of the painting of the Jesus-like figure standing at the back of the cathedral?
C. Name the book, chapter and verse of the scripture quotation on the bottom of the painting: "And lo I am with you always, even to the end of the world."