Trial access: Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon (BBKL)

The University of Cambridge has trial access on campus only to the Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon (BBKL) to April 12, 2018.

The link to the trial is here:

http://www.bautz.de/kirchenlexikon

We regret that we cannot provide off campus access to this resource.

Please send your feedback on the encyclopedia to library@divinity.cam.ac.uk.  Thank you.

The BBKL is the largest ecclesiastical encyclopaedia worldwide, including more than 20.000 entries about deceased personalities of ecclesiastical history – in the area of theology, religion, philosophy, art history and related subjects.

Gregorii Nysseni Opera Online and Lexicon Gregorianum Online: trial access

Trial access is now available to the Gregorii Nysseni Opera Online and Lexicon Gregorianum Online resources at this URL.

The trial ends 16 February 2018.

This trial is run on behalf of the Divinity Library.  Please send your feedback to library@divinity.cam.ac.uk.  Thank you.

Gregorii Nysseni Opera Online is the ultimate online critical text edition of Gregory of Nyssa’s works based on all available known manuscripts, introduced with a complete discussion of the textual transmission and accompanied by extensive annotations on the biblical, classical and patristic sources, and indices.

Lexicon Gregorianum Online is the most comprehensive Greek-German dictionary of the language used by Gregory of Nyssa. It is the only dictionary available specifically addressing the vocabulary of late Classical Greek. It documents Gregory’s complete vocabulary, taking account of the syntax, meaning and connotations of every occurrence of a key word in his writings. The complete Lexicon Online comprises 10 volumes, totaling more than 13,000 entries.

Dogmatic Sarcophagus,” 350 A.D. Vatican Museum, Rome, Italy. Displaying the far end of the work with the earliest known depiction of the Trinity creating Eve (or resurrecting Lazarus).

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.

Please send your feedback to the Divinity Faculty Library by writing to: library@divinity.cam.ac.uk

 

Thank you

 

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.

Image credit: ‘medieval’ by Manuel on FLickr – https://flic.kr/p/7PAPqR