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.

Nova et Vetera

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Nova et Vetera

From the St. Paul Center website for the journal:

“The English edition of Nova et Vetera is published quarterly and provides an international forum for theological and philosophical studies from a Thomistic perspective.

“Founded in 1926 by future Cardinal Charles Journet in association with Jacques Maritain, Nova et Vetera is published in related, distinct French and English editions.”

Nova et Vetera publishes articles and book reviews in theology, philosophy, and biblical studies that address central contemporary debates and discussions.

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 14 (2016) to present.

Access Nova et Vetera via the Journal Search or from the iDiscover record.

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New eresource: Open Access Digital Theological Library (OADTL)

New to the LibGuides Databases A-ZOpen Access Digital Theological Library (OADTL)

http://oadtl.org/

The mission of the Open Access Digital Theological Library (OADTL) is to make all open access content in religious studies and related fields discoverable to everyone, everywhere in the world through a single search experience for free forever.

As the initial phase of this mission, the Open Access Digital Theological Library (OADTL) has gleaned high quality content from hundreds of publisher sites, institutional repositories, museums, scholarly societies and public domain collections. The OADTL currently contains about 100,000 OA ebooks and several hundred thousand articles in religious studies. Highlights from the collections contain published books from Brill, de Gruyter, the Society of Biblical Literature and the University of Chicago among others. The collections also contain thousands of Ph.D. and D.Min. dissertations. The collections are growing quickly. The OADTL offers both simple and advanced searching for content. All content is fully cataloged by professional librarians.

The OADTL is proud to be the world’s only fully open access library running OCLC’s WorldShare Management System as its operating system. The searching, discovery and retrieval are truly sophisticated and reliable.

The sponsors of the OADTL are: Claremont School of Theology, Denver Seminary, Evangelical Seminary, Gordon-Conwell Seminary, Hartford Seminary, International Baptist Theological Study Centre (Amsterdam), Lexington Seminary and Singapore Bible College.

Early Medieval Europe – archive access

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Early Medieval Europe

From the Wiley website for the journal:

Early Medieval Europe provides an indispensable source of information and debate on the history of Europe from the later Roman Empire to the eleventh century. The journal is a thoroughly interdisciplinary forum, encouraging the discussion of archaeology, numismatics, palaeography, diplomatic, literature, onomastics, art history, linguistics and epigraphy, as well as more traditional historical approaches. It covers Europe in its entirety, including material on Iceland, Ireland, the British Isles, Scandinavia and Continental Europe (both west and east). Early Medieval Europe is unique in its chronological, methodological and geographical scope. Filling an important gap, it is indispensable reading for all students and scholars of the early medieval world.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (1992) to present.

Access Early Medieval Europe via the Journal Search or from the iDiscover record.

Image credit: “medieval bronze caster” by Hans Splinter on Flickr – https://flic.kr/p/4PBSPU

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

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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Tijdschrift voor Theologie

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Tijdschrift voor Theologie (on campus only)

From the Peeters Online Journals website for the journal:

Tijdschrift voor Theologie is edited by leading Dutch and Flemish theologians. This magazine not only answers current issues of faith and religion, but also discusses social issues.

Tijdschrift voor Theologie  publishes research results from all theology topics: religious sciences, exegesis, church and theology history, systematic theology and moral theology / ethics, practical theology, religious psychology, philosophy of religion and sociology.

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 47 (2007) to present.

On campus only access to Tijdschrift voor Theologie is available via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

Image credit: ‘Budapest Basilica’ by Michael Grech on Flickr – https://flic.kr/p/UkGwTZ