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International Council of Christians and Jews

A couple of weeks ago, we shared the Ancient Near East Today newsletter, and today we have for you the International Council of Christians and Jews newsletter. This is a newsletter that describes the work of the ICCJ, the “the umbrella organisation of 38 national Jewish-Christian dialogue organizations world-wide.”

The ICCJ Newsletter is another great (and free!) resource for those of you interested in Jewish-Christian relations. You can get your own online subscription right here. Find out about the ICCJ’s upcoming international conference in Uruguay, and more, by following this link.

Thanks again to our awesome Old Testament Professor Bob Owens for sharing this information with us. We hope you’re having a glorious summer–pop in to the Keller Library and say hello the next time you’re on the Close!


Ancient Near East Today

We are so fortunate here at the General Theological Seminary to have such marvelous professors engaged in research–today I think of our beloved Professor Robert Owens, who’s been on sabbatical this spring, finishing an important book and contributing to the editing of another, both under contract for publication with Brill in Leiden and Gorgias Press.Continue Reading

Interning at the Keller Library: GaYoung Kwon’s Experience

Our intern this semester was GaYoung Kwon, a senior from CUNY’s Baruch College. This was a bit of a change for us, because heretofore, we’ve always had library school students as interns, and what a great experience it was, both for her and for us! GaYoung wrote about her internship for one of her papers–theseContinue Reading

The Matriculation Book

Your reference librarian had the opportunity to do some research into the Matriculation Book and ceremony last summer. Here’s some of that information, which sets out the history of the oath and the Matriculation ceremony itself. Original oath. In The Story of General Theological Seminary, Powel Mills Dawley notes that “Students were matriculated at aContinue Reading

Theological Research from a Distance: Resources for the coming liturgical year

Many of the links below lead to material that requires a Keller Library login.  If you are a General Theological Seminary student, or if you enroll in Theological Research from a Distance, you’ll have access to all these wonderful resources! Christmas lites, Thanksgiving and Lectionary Year A are just around the corner (and in thatContinue Reading

Visiting Researcher: Welcome to Adam McCoy, OHC

We love our out-of-town researchers! This week, we welcome Brother Adam McCoy, of the Order of the Holy Cross, He’s visiting us from Mt. Calvary Monastery in Santa Barbara, California and is conducting research into Anglican monasticism here at the Keller Library. Brother McCoy knows our own Library Director, the Rev. Andrew Kadel, from theirContinue Reading

Keller Library Book Sale, Nov. 5 – 14, 2013

We’re so excited about the Alumni Gathering and the Paddock Lectures this year and to celebrate, we’re having a book sale! Featuring donated books and duplicates weeded from our collection, each title is carefully chosen to suit the interests of our alumni and current students. Titles include church history, liturgy and other exciting topics. TheContinue Reading

Hot off the Press – Mapping Babel article features Keller Library Special Collections

Our uptown friend Professor Barbara Mundy of Fordham University writes this week to tell us of the publication of her latest article featuring materials from the Keller Library. Professor Mundy spent some time with us a year ago to explore our sixteenth-century illustrated Bibles (read what she says about her visit here), and now afterContinue Reading

“…because they are women and not men” – Women’s history exhibit at the Keller Library

As seen through the vestry papers of E.Allen Mellen, this exhibit studies the Church of St. Mary’s Manhattanville‘s attempt to ordain Carter Heyward and Emily Hewitt priest in 1974, prior to the July 1974 ordinations in Philadelphia. The E.Allen Mellen (St. Mary’s Manhattanville) papers on display at the Christoph Keller, Jr. Library are archival copies.Continue Reading