Category Archives: Books

New Acquisition: 15th Century ‘Glossa Ordinaria’

Pitts Theology Library recently acquired a copy of the earliest printed Glossa Ordinaria, the Latin text of the Vulgate Bible with marginal and interlinear “glosses” or commentary, largely written by figures in the early church. Compilation of the Glossa was traditionally attributed to a 9th century Benedictine monk, but is now believed to have been […]

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Pitts Holiday Updates

The holiday season is upon us, and Pitts Theology Library will be modifying its services and hours as the campus quiets down for the winter recess. Please find updates below, and don’t hesitate to contact pitts.emory.edu/ask with questions or concerns! Library AccessIn light of the ongoing COVID-19 situation and recommendations from health professionals, Pitts will […]

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New Incunabula Additions at Pitts

Pitts Theology Library recently acquired a number of incunabula at an online auction, raising the library’s holdings of these books printed in the 15th century to 115. Among these new acquisitions is the first part of a 1485 printing of the Summa Theologica by Antoninus of Florence (1389-1459), initially printed in 1477. Antoninus was a Dominican preacher […]

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New Special Collections Additions at Pitts

Pitts recently added a number of interesting volumes to its world-renowned Richard C. Kessler Reformation Collection, including two works that have a curious connection to the Augustinian monastery Rebdorf in Eichstädt (Bavaria). The first is an anti-Lutheran tract by Kilian Leib who served as prior of the monastery for half of the 16th century (1503 to […]

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Library Services for Finals and Term Papers

As hard as it may be to believe, the end of the Fall 2020 semester is on the horizon! As you turn toward final exams, research term papers, and finalize thesis topics, we at Pitts wish you the best of luck! Below are some reminders about library usage. Library Space Students who are approved to […]

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Theological Libraries Month 2020

October is Theological Libraries Month, celebrated to increase awareness of the importance and value of libraries serving theology and religious studies programs through communications and activities for faculty, administrators, staff, and students. As Pitts Theology Library joined Emory and universities around the globe in the shift to remote research and learning in response to the […]

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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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