New Pitts Acquisition: Sadao Watanabe Gospel Prints

Last month, Pitts received a trove of materials from the United Methodist Publishing House, a publisher and distributor to Christian clergy and laity, with primary responsibilities for the publishing and distribution for The United Methodist Church. One of the most significant parts of the UMPH acquisition was a set of 17 framed prints by the…

Summer Reading Recommendations, Part 8: Prof. Ellen Shepard

To wrap up the final installment of Pitts Theology Library’s Summer Reading Blog for 2021, Pitts reached out to a beloved faculty member of the Candler community, Dr. Ellen Shepard, for the top resources she turned to during quarantine. Dr. Shepard recently retired from Candler as Assistant Professor in the Practice of Practical Theology and…

Summer Reading Recommendations, Part 7: Anne Marie McLean

As we enter the last week of July, Pitts continues to consult library and Candler staff for “the best resource you discovered during quarantine.” For Pitts’ Reference Librarian & Outreach Coordinator, Anne Marie McLean, resources that qualified were those that took her out of the present and let her escape into the stories of others…

Summer Reading Recommendations, Part 6: Elizabeth Miller

For the 2021 Pitts Summer Reading Blog, Pitts took to the hallways of the Candler School of Theology building in search of “the best resource you discovered during quarantine.” This week we spoke to Reserves and Circulation Specialist, Elizabeth (Liz) Miller, about her favorite discoveries. After completing a Social Informatics course in her Masters of…

Summer Reading Recommendations, Part 5: Spencer Roberts

For the 2021 Pitts Summer Reading Blog, Pitts took to the hallways of the Candler School of Theology building in search of “the best resource you discovered during quarantine.” This week, the fifth in our series, we spoke to Spencer Roberts, Systems and Digital Scholarship Librarian. Spencer maintains all the software systems that run the…

Summer Reading Recommendations, Part 4: Prof. Greg Ellison

For the 2021 Pitts Summer Reading Blog, Pitts took to the hallways of the Candler School of Theology building in search of “the best resource you discovered during quarantine.” This week, the fourth in our series, we spoke to Dr. Greg C. Ellison, II, Associate Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling at Candler.  Dr. Ellison…

Summer Reading Recommendations, Part 3: Caitlin Soma

For the 2021 Pitts Summer Reading Blog, Pitts has taken to the hallways of the library and Candler School of Theology building in search of “the best resource you discovered during quarantine.”  This week, we spoke with Caitlin Soma, Pitts’ Acquisitions, Serials, and Assessment Librarian. She takes us on the journey of how one television…

Summer Reading Recommendations, Part 2: Prof. Jehu Hanciles

For the second week of 2021 Pitts Summer Reading Blog, Pitts took to the hallways of the Candler School of Theology building in search of “the best resource you discovered during quarantine.” This week we spoke to Dr. Jehu Hanciles, the D.W. and Ruth Brooks Professor of World Christianity and the Director of the World…

Pitts Summer Recommendations: The Best of Quarantine

To kick off the 2021 Pitts Summer Reading Blog, Pitts took to the hallways of the library and Candler building to find out “the best resource you discovered during quarantine.” This week spoke to Myron McGhee, the one of Pitts’ circulation specialists. If you are a Candler student, Myron is a familiar face, as his…

New Acquisition: 1831 Bill of Sale

Pitts Theology Library recently acquired a bill of sale recording the 1831 purchase of an enslaved person by a Methodist minister. Records like this illuminate the harsh realities of the slave trade in America, and they provide personal details that help us understand more concretely the people involved in and affected by the horrors of…