Current Trials

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds . . .
(James 1:2 NIV)

Occasionally the library has the "joy" of trying out a particular online database or resource before we decide to purchase access.

Please help the library staff evaluate the resource(s) listed below!

Digital Karl Barth Library

Trial period: September 21 - October 21 (2016)

Description: The Digital Karl Barth Library features the English translation of Barth's magnum opus, The Church Dogmatics, in its entirety. The original German version, Die kirchliche Dogmatik, is also included as are the first 45 volumes of Barth's Gesamtausgabe, which includes hundreds of letters, sermons, lectures, conversations, and academic writings. These volumes are supplemented by seven additional German works that have not yet been published as part of the Gesamtausgabe and English translations of thirteen important texts by Barth.

Every document in The Digital Karl Barth Library is hand keyed and features metadata tagging specifically designed to meet the research needs of scholars. The same dedication to scholarly research has guided the development of Alexander Street’s search and presentation platform, which enables users to perform highly sophisticated searches and to view, organize, and analyze results with extraordinary speed and precision. For example, researchers can return comprehensive, accurate results in seconds for the following kinds of queries:

  • Find all references to suffering and tribulation in Barth's sermons.
  • In Barth’s exegetical writings, identify words that occur most frequently in close proximity with the keyword λογος (logos).
  • Locate instances where Barth mentions Hitler in his letters.
  • Searching all Barth’s works, find all citations of Romans, chapter one.

Who might be interested? Students and faculty working on topics in theology or modern church history.

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Online access available HERE.
(on campus or through EZProxy)

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Twentieth Century Religious Thought: vol. I, Christianity

Trial period: September 21 - October 21 (2016)

Description: Twentieth Century Religious Thought is a multivolume, cross-searchable online collection that brings together the seminal works and archival materials related to worldwide religious thinkers, from the early 1900s until the turn of the 21st century.

Volume I: Christianity includes the complete 17-volume German edition of Dietrich Bonhoeffer Werke (DBW) and 16 volumes of the English edition of the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works Series (DBWE); an international selection of English-language editions of key authors such as Jürgen Moltmann, Hans Urs von Baltasar, Rudolf Bultmann, James Cone, Gustavo Gutiérrez, Adolf von Harnack, Henri de Lubac, Wolfhart Pannenberg, Rosemary Radford Ruether, Dorothee Sölle, and Ernst Troeltsch; and a selection of the papers of Reinhold Niebuhr.

Who might be interested? Students and faculty working on topics in theology or modern church history.

More Information: Using the Library (Help) / About the Library

Online access available HERE.
(on campus or through EZProxy)

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