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The perils of Christian mission : writing from the New World TAGS: | | | | | | | Guest curator Suzi Higton writes about her current display in the Funk Reading Room case In their quest to spread the Word of God, missionaries have for centuries traversed continents …Continue reading →

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Writing from the Holy Land, writing from the heart – Robert Murray McCheyne TAGS: | | | | A post from guest curator Amy Plender, PhD student, School of Divinity The theme of this month’s student led display at New College Library is diary writing, particularly diarists writing about their experience of …Continue reading →

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‘W’ Collection provides a window into the world of eighteenth-century India TAGS: | | | | One of the current Special Collections cataloguing projects at New College Library is the W4/5 section which includes works on ecclesiastical history and theology. In this collection we were pleased …Continue reading →

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Global journals for World Christianity TAGS: | | | The University of Edinburgh subscribes to a wide range of academic journals for the School of Divinity, but we’re also active in making the most of open access journals that …Continue reading →

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Mission to the Middle East : discovering collections TAGS: | | | | | This week New College Library welcomes delegates of the 2016 conference of the Yale-Edinburgh Group on the History of the Missionary Movement and World Christianity. I’ve been discovering that New College …Continue reading →

In Southern India

Unique World Christianity Collections coming home to New College, Edinburgh TAGS: | | | | | | | | Now we’re in the in the final stages of the Centre for the Studies of World Christianity Library (CSWC) Project, we’re receiving daily deliveries of books to New College Library from the Library …Continue reading →

Missionary to the North – The Paterson Bible Collection TAGS: | | | | | | | In early 2014 we began work to catalogue the Paterson Bible Collection, as part of the Funk Cataloguing Projects at New College Library. This collection of over 300 Bibles in …Continue reading →

Behind the Scenes at New College Library #ILW2014 TAGS: | | | | | A guest post from Liz Louis, student on the MLitt in Museum and Gallery Studies at the University of St Andrews and volunteer at New College Library Object Strongroom. Liz …Continue reading →

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New journal for World Christianity TAGS: | | | | | Recently added to the collections for Divinity at New College Library is the Journal of African Christian thought : journal of the Akrofi-Christaller Memorial Centre for Mission Research and Applied Theology. …Continue reading →

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J.H. Oldham (1874-1969) : Missionary and Ecumenical Pioneer TAGS: | | | | | | | | Today, 16 May, is the anniversary of the death of J.H. Oldham. Joseph Houldsworth Oldham (1874-1969) was a missionary and pioneer of ecumenism. The organising secretary for the 1910 World …Continue reading →

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Last Day for Museums Collections Intern During the summer the Museums Services Team took on a ten week ‘Museums Collections’ intern...
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