Category Archives: Books

Summer Reading, vol. 11: Sarah Bogue

For our second to last Summer Reading blog post, we consulted a familiar face from the Pitts Reference and Circulation desks, and occasionally in your classroom! Sarah Bogue, Head of Research and Access Services, coordinates the busy service points of the library, conducts research consultations for both students and faculty, delivers instructional sessions in a […]

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Luther Handwriting Discovery!

A three line inscription on the title page of a 1520 pamphlet from the Richard C. Kessler Reformation Collection (pictured above) was recently identified by the German Church Historian Ulrich Bubenheimer as being in the hand of Martin Luther himself! The author of the pamphlet–a fictitious dialogue critical of Pope Leo X’s bull that threatened […]

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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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