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Brewster Kahle visits Princeton Theological Seminary Library

photo of Brewster Kahle, Don Vorp, and Stacy Argondizzo

Brewster Kahle, Founder and Head of the Internet Archive, the non-profit organization building a free open digital library, visited the Princeton Theological Seminary Library on Tuesday, December 8, 2015. Mr. Kahle met with Donald M. Vorp, James Lenox Librarian; Stacy Argondizzo, Senior Digitization Manger, Eastern Region, and library staff. Mr. Kahle was profuse in his praise of the Library and its digitization initiative.

2015-2016 Events

Sang Hyun Lee Portrait Unveiling

Thursday, September 17, 2015 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Daniel J. Theron Assembly Room)

A celebration of the unveiling of the portrait painted in honor of Professor Emeritus Dr. Sang Hyun Lee will be held in the Library Concourse.


Theological Libraries Month: October 2015

Celebrate with us throughout the month by following the library on social media and sharing your favorite things about the library with the hashtag #TLM2015.

Book Spine Poetry

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As a theological library, Princeton Theological Seminary Library encourages you to be creative, think deeply and look at things in new ways. This October, why not channel a little of that creativity into turning our print collections into art? Create a book spine poem for Theological Libraries Month and share it on Twitter with the hashtag #TLM2015. Not on Twitter? Not a problem! Just email a picture of your poem to libweb[at]ptsem[dot]edu.

Weekly Book Raffle

Enter the #TLM2015 book raffle each week, beginning Monday, October 5, 2015 for a chance to win one of four newly-published books authored by Princeton Theological Seminary faculty. Weekly drawing every Friday at 2pm. Entry forms are at the Library Service Desk on the first floor. View the books in the raffle.


Celebration of the Library

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Seminary- and community-wide celebration of the Library on the concourse and in the atrium.

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Light and Delight: from Tradition to Innovation in the New Library at Princeton Theological Seminary a Theological Libraries Month Event

Monday, October 26, 2015 3:00 p.m. (Daniel J. Theron Assembly Room)

Architect Rayford W Law AIA NCARB LEED AP BD+C will talk about the thought and meaning behind this beautiful space.

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Lecture: Light in Darkness: Images of Evil and Redemption in Hitchcock’s Films

Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. (Daniel J. Theron Assembly Room)

Lecturer: C. Clifton Black, professor of biblical theology, Princeton Theological Seminary

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Advent Celebration: Things We See at Christmas

Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. (Reigner Reading Room)

Princeton Theological Seminary Library's Reigner Reading Room presents an event for Princeton Seminary families. Come make a craft and hear a story in the Library (Room 2050). Registration is required by November 30, 2015. To RSVP, join the Facebook event, call 497-7916 or 497-7915, or stop by the Reigner Reading Room (2050).


Inventing American Religion: Polls, Surveys, and the Tenuous Quest for a Nation's Faith

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at Noon (Daniel J. Theron Assembly Room)

Book signing and conversation with author Robert Wuthnow, professor of sociology and director of the Center for the Study of Religion, Princeton University

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Black History Month Book Display

February 2016 (Concourse)

Selected readings on race, reconciliation and justice

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Lecture: Faith and Politics: Religion on the 2016 Campaign Trail

Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. (Daniel J. Theron Assembly Room)

Lecturer: Elizabeth Dias, correspondent, TIME Magazine

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poster for Lapsley lecture

Lecture: Down to Earth: The Bible and Environmental Ethics

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. (Daniel J. Theron Assembly Room)

Lecturer: Jacqueline Lapsley, PhD, associate professor of Old Testament and director, The Center for Theology Women, and Gender, Princeton Theological Seminary

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The Battle for Yellowstone: Morality and the Sacred Roots of Environmental Conflict

Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. (Daniel J. Theron Assembly Room)

Book signing and conversation with author Justin Farrell, assistant professor of sociology, Yale University

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Library catalog record for Farrell's book

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