Category Archives: SummerReading2017

Summer Reads, vol. 4: Callie Tabor and Brady Beard

This week we spoke to our two Graduate Reference Assistants: Callie Tabor, a doctoral student in Theology, and Brady Beard, a doctoral candidate in Hebrew Bible. Callie and Brady are familiar faces at the reference desk, supporting student and faculty research in a variety of areas. They have also been instrumental in the reference weeding […]

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Summer Reads, vol. 3: Kwok Pui Lan

This week, we spoke to Distinguished Visiting Professor of Theology Dr. Kwok Pui Lan! Dr. Kwok received the “Faculty Person of the Year” award, bestowed by Candler students on the professor who has most impacted them in the past year. She specializes in feminist and post-colonial theology, but her suggestions for your summer reading demonstrate […]

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Summer Reading, vol. 2: Myron McGhee

This week, we spoke with Circulation Specialist Myron McGhee (’95T)! Myron was this year’s recipient of the Candler Black Student Caucus Award for Excellence for a staff member, and has been a vital part of the Pitts staff for many years. As a Candler MDiv graduate himself, Myron has been a source of inspiration and […]

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Summer Reading, vol. 1: Tony Alonso

Despite what the calendar may say, it is most definitely summer here in Atlanta—this means curling up at the pool (or in the A/C) with some summer reading! Over the course of the next few weeks, this blog will introduce you to a diverse array of recommendations for your bookshelf and iPhone from staff members […]

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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. 9: Hannah Parks

This week, we spoke to Circulation Specialist Hannah Parks! In addition to her work at the circulation desk, she contributes to cataloguing and oversees the hiring process for all our student workers. She’s also a dedicated runner, usually with her two dogs in tow! Hannah’s first suggestion is Yuval Noah Harari’s Sapiens: A Brief History […]

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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 Reading, vol. 5: Bo Adams

Thanks for joining us for the fifth installment of our summer reading series! This week, we spoke with Bo Adams, Head of Public Services and Reference and Systems Librarian at Pitts. This means that Bo manages the front-facing side of library operations, including the reference and circulation teams.  In addition to holding a PhD in New Testament from Emory’s […]

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