Répertoire des traductions françaises des Pères de l’Église Online

Trial access is now available up to 6 November 2017 to the Répertoire des traductions françaises des Pères de l’Église Online for the University of Cambridge via this link.

The RTF is a unique source of information for the religious literature of Antiquity and the beginning of the Middle Ages. Although some scholarly editions list the French translations (and those in other languages as well), none of them take into account the partial translations. The database offers for the first time a methodical census. Because of its scale, the RTF has no equivalent either in the French-speaking world or in any other linguistic region.

Under the term “Church Fathers” we understand all Christian writers of the first centuries AD – more than 700, including anonymous writings – whose works are preserved in Latin, Greek, Syriac or other languages of the Christian Near East. It is thus the broad definition that has been retained for the present Répertoire des traductions françaises des Pères de l’Église (RTF). The
chronological limit extends to the beginning of the ninth century.

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Political Theology

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Political Theology.

From the T&F website for the journal:

“The purpose of the journal is to foster scholarship in the area of political theology. Political Theology investigates the connections between religious and political ideas and practices. The journal is interdisciplinary, drawing on theology, religious studies, politics, philosophy, ethics, cultural studies, social theory, and economics. It reflects the diversity of religious and theological engagements with public and political life. The aims of the journal are to:

  • Examine the explicit or implicit religious background to political movements, ideas, and practices
  • Examine the political implications of religious movements, ideas, and practices
  • Interrogate the way power operates at the intersection of religion and politics
  • Reflect on the tradition of political theology in a global context, including voices from marginalized communities and a variety of religious traditions.
  • Provide a bridge between discussions of political theology in different academic disciplines”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2000) to present.

Access Political Theology via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

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Journal of Ecumenical Studies

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Journal of Ecumenical Studies.

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From the journal website:

“The Journal of Ecumenical Studies (JES) was founded by Arlene and Leonard Swidler in 1964 as the first peer-reviewed journal in the field of interreligious dialogue. Born out of the ecumenical spirit of Vatican II, JES began with an emphasis on dialogue among diverse Christian traditions. Its focus quickly broadened to Christian-Jewish dialogue and soon thereafter to interchange among a wide array of religious traditions. After 50 years, JES continues as the premier publisher of scholarly articles in the field of dialogue across lines of religious difference.

“From the 1960s until today, JES has helped to create and build an international forum for interreligious scholarship. Together with the outreach work of the Dialogue Institute, it continues to support, stimulate, and broaden the community of scholars and activists engaged in interreligious work throughout the world.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 50 (2015) to present.

Access Journal of Ecumenical Studies via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

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Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association.

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From the PDC website for the journal:

“The American Catholic Philosophical Association is a unique community steeped in classical sources and the Catholic philosophical heritage. Since 1926 it has sponsored an annual conference and published a selection of the conference papers in the Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association. Each volume includes papers delivered by invited speakers, papers selected by blind review, and the President’s Address.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (1926) to present.

Access Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

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Journal of Medieval Religious Cultures

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Journal of Medieval Religious Cultures.

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From the JSTOR website for the journal:

“The Journal of Medieval Religious Cultures (formerly Mystics Quarterly) is currently in its thirty-second year of continuous publication. The journal chiefly publishes peer-reviewed essays on mystical and devotional texts, especially but not exclusively of the Western Middle Ages. In its new form it seeks to expand its areas of focus to include the relationship of medieval religious cultures outside Europe. The journal also publishes book reviews and disseminates information of interest to all those who by profession, vocation, or inclination are interested in mysticism and the Middle Ages.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 36 (2010) to present.

Access Journal of Medieval Religious Cultures via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

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Lutheran Quarterly

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Lutheran quarterly.

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From the Project Muse website for the journal:

Lutheran Quarterly, New Series is a journal for the Evangelical Lutheran Church everywhere, discussing its history and theology. The aims of the New Series are to provide a forum for the discussion of Christian faith and life on the basis of the Lutheran confession; the application of the principles of the Lutheran Church to the changing problems of religion and society; the fostering of world Lutheranism; and the promotion of understanding between Lutherans and other Christians.”

The journal also offers book reviews, editorials and letters to the editor.

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 30 (2016) to present.

Access Lutheran Quarterly via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

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ATLA Religion Database with ATLA Serials

Trial access is now enabled to ATLA Religion Database with ATLA Serials to 31 March 2017.  The trial can be accessed via this link on or off campus:

http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,shib&profile=ehost&defaultdb=rfh

ATLA Religion Database with ATLA Serials complements the University Library’s existing subscription to the ATLA Religion Database by adding the full text of the articles indexed in the database, which can now be downloaded as PDFs alongside the article citation.

This trial has been arranged under the auspices of the Journals Co-ordination Scheme of the University.  Please send your feedback on the addition of the full text to the subscription and how this is useful to you to      library@divinity.cam.ac.uk

Four of my father’s wives lived at Provo during my childhood, a situation particularly fortunate for the swarm of Taylor kids. Santa Claus came twice to us, instead of just the single time he visited homes of those unfortunates whose fathers had only one wife.  We were taught how blessed we were, to be among the very last to be privileged to live the fullness of the gospel; and here was a tangible evidence.
Taylor, S. W. (1972). The second coming of Santa Claus: Christmas in a polygamous family. Dialogue, 7(3), 7-10.