Category: New Resources

John Howard Yoder Library available online

July 9th, 2014 in New Resources

An online digital library containing nearly 250 unpublished, informally published and popular works by theologian John Howard Yoder is now available for scholars and students around the world.

John Howard Yoder (1927-1997) was a prominent Mennonite theologian who introduced Anabaptist ideas into mainstream Christian theology. He served on the faculty of Goshen Biblical Seminary (1958-1959), Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary (1960-1984, 1997), and Notre Dame University (1967-1997). His 1972 book, “The Politics of Jesus,” was named one of the top five theology books of the 20th century by Christianity Today.

The library can be found here.

The collection can also be found under “E-reference” on the library home page.

Library acquires trial subscription to MinistryMatters Premium Library

April 9th, 2014 in New Resources

Some of the resources available through this trial subscription include:

  • New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible
  • Dictionary of Biblical Interpretation
  • New Interpreter’s Bible
  • Abingdon Old Testament Commentaries
  • Abingdon New Testament Commentaries
  • Dictionary of Liturgical Terms
  • Dictionary of Pastoral Care and Counseling
  • Wesleyan Spiritual Reader
  • Preaching the Revised Common Lectionary

and many more.  All resources are available full-text, online, at

We would like to get feedback on whether a regular subscription would be helpful to STH students and faculty.  Please send comments on this trial subscription to

BibleWorks and Accordance are here!

January 10th, 2014 in New Resources

Both BibleWorks (Windows)  and Accordance (Mac) are now available in Room 209, the library’s electronic classroom.  BibleWorks can be found on terminals in the second row and Accordance on the Macs in the last row.  Both are intended to assist with Biblical research.  Tutorials and help pages are available with each software package.

BibleWorks has arrived!

November 25th, 2013 in New Resources

BibleWorks has been added to 4 computers in the second row of the electronic classroom (Room 209) and to the instructor’s computer in the first row. Come in and make use of this valuable resources for Biblical study.

BibleWorks 9 is the premier original languages Bible software program for Biblical exegesis and research. It comes with Greek, Hebrew, and Septuagint Bibles for your computer, as well as translations in English, German, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and more!

New databases available to BU Alums!

October 25th, 2013 in New Resources, New Services

The BU Libraries are pleased to announce that BU alumni now have increased access to many electronic resources including ebooks and full text journal articles. To access these resources, alumni should visit the Alumni Services webpage on the Library’s website. Databases now available to BU alumni include JSTOR, Project Muse, and EBSCO’s Business Source, among others. This expanded service was made possible by a collaboration among the Provost’s Office, IS&T,  and the Libraries.

If you have any questions, please contact a reference librarian.

Church History journal

December 10th, 2012 in New Resources

A journal has made a name change  and made itself available online: Contemporary Church History Quarterly (formerly ACCH Quarterly) provides “news, reviews, and commentary on German and European religious history in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries” and can be found at

New online journal in Church Music

December 10th, 2012 in New Resources

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary is putting out a free online journal in church music, entitled The Artistic Theologian.  You can read the first and subsequent issues here.    According to the editors, the journal will be an annual but the blogs and book reviews will be more frequent.

Religious Census Information

October 10th, 2012 in New Resources

The STH Library has recently added a link to 2010 Religious Census information to the E-Reference section of the site. You can also reach the information here.

Spirituality, Medicine, and Health Bibliography

September 5th, 2012 in New Resources

Doctoral students working with Dr. Wesley Wildman have produced an extensive bibliography on spirituality, medicine, and health. This bibliography has almost 3,000 entries and is an exhaustively categorized and annotated reference resource for spirituality and medicine books and articles. The Bibliography can be found here or under the E-resources tab as an E-reference item.  We hope you will find the work of your student colleagues a valuable resource in your studies here at the Boston University School of Theology.

ISSR Collection

October 21st, 2011 in Collections, New Resources

The STH Library was awarded a 220 volume collection of works on science and religion from the International Society for Science and Religion. This set provides a wonderful addition to the library collections and should support the interdisciplinary work done by STH faculty and students as well as others involved in the study of science and religion at the university. The collection is shelved with the other Open Stacks material and can be searched by author “STH International Society for Science & Religion Collection“.

We hope you will make use of this wonderful set of resources.