Category Archives: Books

Open Access Week 2020

October 19–26 2020 is the tenth annual international Open Access Week, when scholars around the world celebrate resources that are open to everyone and advocate for more scholarship to be made freely available.  For many of us, this week passes without great fanfare. We may have heard the term “Open Access,” but it’s rarely at […]

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New Acquisition: The Earliest Italian Rejection of Martin Luther

Pitts’ Richard C. Kessler Reformation Collection recently acquired an early Italian response to Martin Luther’s reforms, the only copy known to exist outside of Europe. The work, published in 1532 as Jesus Maria. Opera Utilissima vulgare co[n]tra le p[er]nitiosissime heresie Lutherane per li simplici, was written by Giovanni Pili da Fano (1469-1539), and it is […]

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Kessler Conversations 2020

Pitts was delighted to host Professor Anna M. Johnson in the library’s inaugural Kessler Conversation with over 70 attendees last week! In case you missed this insightful session on “Christian Ethics in Times of Plague,” you can view the recording on demand from the comfort of your own home. Don’t forget to register for the […]

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Recommended Reading from Dr. Nichole Phillips

This week marks the 57th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, and today the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s delivery of his “I Have a Dream” speech. In commemoration of this important day in history, Dr. Nichole R. Phillips, Associate Professor in the Practice of Sociology of Religion and Culture and Director […]

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Using the Library from a Distance: Pitts Services, Research, and Resources during COVID-19

Today Pitts is excited to welcome Emory students, faculty, and staff back to the library with new policies and procedures in place to adhere to university–wide health guidelines. Find all the information you’ll need about new protocol at, and learn how to take advantage of the library’s resources from a safe distance distance with […]

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Fall 2020 Policy Updates: Pitts Theology Library

Will the premier theological library in North America be open this Fall? Absolutely, and in several ways. First, of course, the library is always open to all patrons through its online research guides, reference support over email and live chat at, and the thousands of electronic resources available through the Pitts website. But this […]

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Summer Reading, Vol.12: Roger Sangburm Nam

As the summer intercession comes to a close, Pitts wraps up its Summer Reading Recommendation blog series by consulting a brand new face to the Emory and Candler faculty! Roger S. Nam will join us this fall as professor of Hebrew Bible. Dr. Nam formally served as dean and professor of biblical studies at Portland […]

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Summer Reading, Vol.11: Khalia Williams

For reading recommendations this week, we consulted Assistant Dean of Worship and Music, Assistant Professor in the Practice of Worship, and Co-Director of the Baptist Studies Program, Khalia J. Williams! An ordained minister, Khalia serves as an associate minister and First Lady at the historic Providence Missionary Baptist church in Atlanta. With a deep passion […]

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Summer Reading, vol. 10: Bo Adams

This week we explored the shelves of someone who is no stranger to Candler School of Theology, the Graduate Division of Religion, or Emory Libraries, Director of Pitts Theology Library and Margaret A. Pitts Assistant Professor in the Practice of Theological Bibliography Richard (Bo) Manly Adams, Jr.! Trained as a New Testament scholar, a software […]

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Summer Reading, vol. 9: Abigail Chewning

If you’re a student employee at Candler School of Theology, you’ll probably recognize this week’s contributor to the summer reading recommendation series! Abigail Chewning not only coordinates student employment at Candler, but also performs admissions data analysis and CRM system management among other duties. Abigail gives us a great mix of suggestions that that appeal […]

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