Faculty Authors Roundtable Discussions

September 29th, 2015 in Events

In celebration of our School of Theology Faculty authors, the STH Library is pleased to sponsor some upcoming roundtable discussions focused on recent faculty writings.  These discussion roundtables are intended to provide an opportunity for participants to be introduced to and engage with the written work of the author.  A selected essay or chapter from a faculty publication will provide the focus for the discussion.

The roundtable discussions will take place in the STH Library Conference Room.  Selections for reading will be available on reserve at the Library circulation desk, and as digital copies upon request. Please contact our Digital Projects librarian to request a digital copy, or login using your BU ID at this page to download a PDF.  Light refreshments will be provided.


Tuesday, December 1, 2015
12:30 to 1:30 pm
Dr. Andrea Hollingsworth
“The architecture of apophasis: exploring options for a cognitive scientific interpretation of the via negativa.” Religion, Brain & Behavior (2015): 1-17.
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Tuesday, October 27, 2015
12:30 to 1:30 pm
Dr. Daryl R. Ireland
“John Sung’s Malleable Conversion Narrative.” Fides et Historia. 45, no. 1 (Winter/Spring 2013): 48-75

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
12:45 to 1:45 pm
Walter G. Muelder Professor of Social Ethics, Dr. Nimi Wariboko
“The Charismatic City: Religious Sense and Sensibility for Future Urban Design” in The Charismatic City and the Public Resurgence of Religion
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Tuesday, April 28, 2015
12:30 to 1:30 pm
Dean Mary Elizabeth Moore
“Prophetic grace : a Wesleyan heritage of repairing the world” in A Living Tradition: Critical Recovery and Reconstruction of Wesleyan Heritage
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Friday, October 10, 2014
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Dr. Dana Robert
“Gender Roles and Recruitment in Southern African Churches, 1996-2001″ in Communities of Faith in Africa and the African Diaspora.
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Thursday, October 23, 2014
11:30am to 12:30pm
Dr. Robert Neville
Introduction from Ultimates: Philosophical Theology Volume One
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From SUNY Press

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Dr. Walter Fluker
“Strategies and Resources for Ethical Leadership Education in the Twenty-First Century” in Educating Ethical Leaders for the Twenty-First Century.
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Monday, November 3, 2014
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Dr. M. Thomas Thangaraj
“South Asian Christianity: Practicing Tradition Today” in South Asian Religions: Tradition and Today.
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Monday, November 10, 2014
1:00 to 2:00pm
Dr. John Hart
Introduction to Cosmic Commons: Spirit, Science, and Space
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015 
12:30 to 1:30 pm
Dr. John H. Berthrong
“Confucian Formulas for Peace: Harmony” in Society, Dec 2014, Vol.51(6), pp.645-655

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
12:30 to 1:30 pm
Dr. Peter J. Paris
Introduction to Religion and Poverty: Pan-African Perspectives
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Faculty Author Interviews

May 4th, 2015 in Events

STH faculty members are active in doing research and publishing in their areas of expertise. The Library has sponsored this series of video interviews of faculty members of the School of Theology. Our goal is to showcase, through video interviews, the current work of our faculty authors. Each video runs around 15-30 minutes and focuses on a recently published book by the faculty member. We hope these interviews will serve to introduce you to the remarkable work going on at the School of Theology.


Dr. David Schnasa Jacobsen talks about his book, Mark.
Recorded February 23, 2014
Watch the interview.


Dr. John Hart talks about his book, Cosmic Commons: Spirit, Science, and Space.
Recorded November 10, 2014
Watch the interview.


Dr. Christopher Evans talks about his book, Histories of American Christianity: an Introduction.
Recorded November 6, 2014
Watch the interview.


Dr. Robert Neville talks about his books, Ultimates: Philosophical Theology Volume One and Existence: Philosophical Theology Volume Two.
Recorded October 9, 2014
Watch the interview.


Dr. Nancy Ammerman talks about her book, Sacred Stories, Spiritual Tribes: Finding Religion in Everyday Life.
Recorded October 3, 2014
Watch the interview.

Printing Guide

September 17th, 2015 in New Resources

Having trouble printing to the new MyPrint printer? Here is a four-step guide that will help explain the process of printing to the library’s public printer, from your own laptop or from any of the library’s computers.

Guide to Using the School of Theology Library MyPrint Printer

New! Circulation Desk Printer

September 2nd, 2015 in New Services

BU Students, Staff, and Faculty can now send their MyPrint print jobs to the School of Theology Library Circulation Desk! Simply choose “sthlib-ds” for double-sided printing or “sthlib-ss” for single-sided printing.

Please see http://www.bu.edu/tech/services/support/printing/myprint/ for more information on how BU’s MyPrint works.



Account and Renewals unavailable 8/18 through noon 8/19.

August 18th, 2015 in Uncategorized

Library Search Software Upgrade: Library search software will be undergoing an upgrade starting at 3AM EST on Tuesday 8/18 and ending by 12 Noon on Thursday 8/20. During this period, My Account functions will be unavailable. Online book renewals and e-shelf functions will resume on Thursday. In the meantime, if you have any questions regarding book renewals, or check-outs please contact the Circulation Department at 617-353-3034 This down time will not affect your ability to search for, or access Library resources.

New! Religion and the Law online

July 22nd, 2015 in New Resources

The BU Law Library recently acquired HeinOnline’s Religion and the Law ebook collection. It includes  “canon law, history of the church & state, religion & freedom, Jewish law, reformation period, early constitutions of the church, religion & politics, the Bible in public schools, and more.”

Oxford Bibliographies Online: New Database!

March 3rd, 2015 in Uncategorized

We have added the Oxford Bibliographies Online database to the library’s collection of e-resources.  This database provides access to a large number of subject areas including Biblical Studies, Philosophy, and Psychology.  Please give it a try and let us know what you think.

The Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology

January 23rd, 2015 in Uncategorized

The library is proud to announce that we now have access to The Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology.  According to the dictionary’s website, “It is an essential reference resource for scholars of global hymnody, with information on the hymns of many countries and languages, and a strong emphasis on the historical as well as the contemporary. It will be of interest to literary scholars, musicians, church historians, and theologians, and a delight for those who love the hymn as an art form.”  The dictionary can be found here or on the E-Reference section of the STH Library website.

Intersession Hours

December 15th, 2014 in Library Hours

The Theology Library’s intersession hours are as follows:

Saturday, December 20


Monday, December 22

8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Tuesday, December 23

Early Closing at 2 pm.

(Open: 8:30 am – 2 pm)

Wednesday, December 24 – Sunday, January 4


Monday, January 5 – Sunday, January 18

8:30 am – 4:30 pm

[Closed Weekends]

Monday, January 19

Closed [Holiday]

Normal semester hours resume on Tuesday, January 20, 2014 at 8:00 am.

ATLA App Workshop – 11/12 at 1 pm

November 6th, 2014 in Workshops

This short workshop teaches you how to download, authenticate, and use the EBSCO Database APP to search the ATLA database and other religion databases offered by EBSCO (ATLA Religion Index with Serials, ATLA Catholic Periodical Index with Serials, New Testament Abstracts, Old Testament Abstracts, PsycINFO, Religion and Philosophy Index). Full-text articles can be saved to your device and read within
the app.

Join us on Wednesday, November 12 at 1 pm in Room 209 (Library Instruction Room). This session will be taught by Stacey Battles de Ramos, our Access Services Librarian, and all questions can be directed to sbattles@bu.edu.