The display is located to the right of the reference desk as you enter the Library.
by Jason Stuart, Reference Librarian
Stop by the Library and help us celebrate 30 years of the Robertson School of Government! Our new display highlights books published by RSG faculty in recent and past years. Their publications cover topics such as the founding fathers, President Reagan, apocalyptic post-politics, the value of human life, and the ethics of warfare. The Library is proud to honor the scholarship and achievements of Regent faculty.
by Ellen Cox, Business Manager & Special Projects Assistant
The Library is pleased to feature recent articles and books by faculty of the School of Psychology and Counseling. The works displayed are representative of the important scholarship published over the years by Psychology and Counseling faculty.
According to SPC Dean William Hathaway, “The scholarship activities in the SPC have received national and global attention in both counseling and psychology. While they have been rigorous enough for acceptance in first tier scholarly venues, they have also frequently had a direct real world impact. From helping ministers and counselors in Haiti more effectively deal with traumatized children to helping pastors better strengthen marriages, the SPC research is demonstrating internationally recognized Christian leadership that is changing the world.”
Among the featured publications is a copy of the Korean language edition of Family Therapies: A Comprehensive Christian Appraisal, by Dr. James Sells. Other notable books and articles include works by Dr. Glen Moriarty, Dr. Donald Walker, Linda Baum, Dr. Jennifer Ripley, Dr. Mark Newmeyer, Dr. Kathie Erwin, Dr. Mark Yarhouse, and Dean William Hathaway.
Stop by the University Library to review these outstanding works (the display is located on the first floor, near the gallery area), and be sure to congratulate these fine professors on their achievements.
Written by Ellen Cox
Business Manager & Special Projects Assistant
The Library is exhibiting a portion of its Biblical Studies Collection of rare early editions in the gallery area, located near the back windows on the first floor. This collection is comprised of over 100 Bibles, Bible dictionaries, lectures, sermons, expositions, and commentaries. Most of these items were purchased from evangelist Dick Mills. The display features key English texts from the early 18th century. Of special note are the following:
- Edward Elton, The Complaint of a Sanctified Sinner Answered: or an explanation of the seventh chapter of the Epistle of Saint Paul to the Romans, delivered in divers Sermons. 2nd ed. London: G. Eld. 1622.
- Gervase Babington, Certaine Plaine, briefs, and comfortable notes, upon every chapter of Genesis. London: I. R. 1596. This small volume is the oldest book in the collection and includes a note in the cover: “Gathered and layde downe for the good of them that are not able to use better helps, and yet careful to read the word, and right hartily desirous to taste the sweet of it.”
The display features a variety of bindings, covers, and early type settings. Furthermore, each of the texts has its own special appeal. One is valued for its beautiful marble-patterned endpapers. Another was written by a woman and published in 1827. The author’s name does not appear on the cover or the title page, but is hinted at by a reference to a previous work.