Trial access to Oxford Research Encyclopaedias

Trial access is now enabled up to 30 November 2019 for the following disciplines from Oxford Research Encyclopaedias:

African History
Education
Literature
American History
Encyclopedia of Social Work
Natural Hazard Science
Asian History
Environmental Science
Oxford Classical Dictionary
Climate Science
International Studies
Politics
Communication
Latin American History
Psychology
Criminology and Criminal Justice
Linguistics
Religion

Please tell us what you think about these e-resources by completing the feedback form here:

https://www.libraries.cam.ac.uk/e-resource-trials-feedback-form

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patrologia Orientalis : trial access

The University of Cambridge has trial access to the Patrologia Orientalis database, published by Brepolis via the following link:

https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=http://clt.brepolis.net/pod/pages/Search.aspx

The trial is active from today and ends on 28 August 2019.

Please tell us how this trial has been useful to you via the feedback form.  Thank you.

The Patrologia Orientalis Database (POD) is the Online version of the famous collection of patristic texts from the Christian East, including works, recorded in non-Latin languages, that come from geographical, cultural, or religious contexts somehow linked to Rome or the Eastern Roman Empire.

This initial version of the database allows users to access texts included in the Patrologia Orientalis (PO) series in two forms: the original text and a searchable translation.

The user can search for items (such as keywords or quotes) in the language into which a text was translated in the PO. All the texts in the PO are searchable, and the reader can check the translation with the original text visible alongside as a non-searchable PDF file.

The Patrologia Orientalis is a source of prime importance for many disciplines: in Patristic Studies, in History, in Theology, in Canon Law, and so on.

Numerous major works are included in the Patrologia Orientalis. It is only right to draw attention to the Armenian, Copto-Arabic, Ethiopic, and Georgian Sinaxaria, such as the commentated edition of the Ṣoma Deggua and the Ethiopic Me‘eraf, and to Bar Hebræus’s complete encyclopaedia, also known as Candélabre du sanctuaire. The complete collection of the Homiliae Cathedrales by Severus of Antioch is outstanding, published in the Syriac translation by Jacob of Edessa, in the original Greek when extant, otherwise in the Coptic version.

Detail from a panel representing Christ and the Abbot Menas, from the Bawit monastery.

Journal of the International Quranic Studies Association

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Journal of the International quarnic studies association.

From the Lockwood Journals website for the journal:

“The Journal of the International Qur’anic Studies Association (JIQSA) is a peer-reviewed annual journal published by Lockwood Press on behalf of the International Qur’anic Studies Association, a nonprofit learned society for scholars of the Qurʾān.

“The Journal of the International Qur’anic Studies Association (JIQSA) is a peer-reviewed annual journal devoted to the scholarly study of the Qur’an. Our goals are to

  • Publish scholarship of high technical quality on the Qur’an, discussing its historical context; its relationship to other religious text traditions; and its literary, material, and cultural reception.
  • Cultivate Qur’anic Studies as a growing field with a distinctive identity and focus, while acknowledging relevant linkages to the study of the Bible as well as Islamic tradition, including tafsīr.
  • Facilitate crucial conversations about the state of the field in Qur’anic Studies and the future of the discipline.
  • Connect diverse scholarly communities from around the world on issues of common concern in the study of the Qur’an.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2016) to present.

Access Journal of the International Quranic Studies Association via the Journal Search or from the iDiscover record.

Image credit: “The Holy Quran” by Abdullah on Flickr – https://flic.kr/p/5JAXNL

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.

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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.

Photo credit: Matty Stern/U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv – https://flic.kr/p/TQ9nCR (DSC_3714OSD)