Category Archives: Books

Hold on to Summer!

Even though summer is drawing to a close and orientation is right around the corner, we encourage you to hang on to the summer by revisiting our fabulous Summer Reading series! We spoke to faculty at the Candler School of Theology and staff at Pitts– together, this group came up with a rich and diverse […]

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Summer Reading, vol. 10: Ellen Ott Marshall

This week, we spoke to Dr. Ellen Ott Marshall, professor of Christian Ethics and Conflict Transformation at Candler. Dr. Marshall’s work focuses on contemporary Christian ethics, with an emphasis on the role of conflict transformation and peacebuilding. She is the author of two books on ethics and recently edited a timely collection entitled “Conflict Transformation […]

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Summer Reading, vol. 8: Sarah Bogue

This week, the jig is up—I, Reference and Instruction Librarian Sarah Bogue, will be offering you my own recommendations. In addition to authoring summer reading blog posts, I oversee the instructional offerings at Pitts and teach as much medieval history as I can. You’ll often see me at the reference desk and you might also […]

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Summer Reading, vol. 7: Susan Hylen

We hope you have some fun Fourth of July plans that involve sun and BBQ—and we’ve got just the books to keep you company by the pool. This week, we spoke to Dr. Susan Hylen, professor of New Testament at the Candler School of Theology. Dr. Hylen’s teaching credits include everything from Introductory New Testament […]

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Summer Reading, vol. 6: Jehu Hanciles

In the sixth installment of our summer reading series, we spoke to Dr. Jehu Hanciles, D.W. and Ruth Brooks Associate Professor of World Christianity at the Candler School of Theology. Dr. Hanciles’ suggestion aligns with his own research interests and it even has a great Georgia connection! He highly recommends Outcasts United: An American Town, […]

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Summer Reads: Vol. 4

In our final installment of this summer reading series, we have suggestions for some timely and classic reads from more Pitts staff members! As some of you may know, 2017 will mark the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses—an event that will be celebrated at Pitts with two upcoming exhibits, beginning this Fall and continuing […]

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Summer Reads: Vol. 3

Our summer reading series continues with creative suggestions from three more Pitts staff members: If you’re a fan of historical fiction, then Special Collections Reference Assistant Debra Madera has the book for you. She’s just finished reading Whose Names Are Unknown, by Sanora Babb, a novel based on the author’s personal experience of living in the Dust Bowl (specifically […]

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Summer Reads: Vol. 2

As the Atlanta temperatures begin their ascent, we at Pitts try to embrace summer possibilities like The Great Gatsby’s Nick Carraway: “And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with […]

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Summer Reads: Vol. 1

Congratulations to the Emory and Candler communities for finishing the year on a high note — and particular congratulations to students in the Class of 2016! Whether you are headed to a new job, further education, or the perfect (much deserved) vacation, Pitts Library staff members have put together a list of our favorite books to keep you company. If the […]

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Summer Reading

Summer is a great time to explore a new topic, move deeper into a topic of interest, kick back with a good novel, or prepare for the coming year.  Here are a few books that Pitts Theology Library staff members have recently read and enjoyed.  We’d love to hear about your recommendations in the comments! […]

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