Wednesday, April 29, 2020

T&T Clark Jesus Library (Theology and Religion Online, Bloomsbury Education) Trials


The T&T Clark Jesus Library, part of Theology and Religion Online, a new Bloomsbury resource, is available until the end of May to LPTS students, employees, and faculty as a free trial.  

The Jesus Library offers students and scholars of religion and biblical studies core resources for studying the life of Jesus and his impact in history and culture. The resource contains a brand new reference work on the Reception of Jesus in the First Three Centuries as well as topical articles commissioned exclusively for the resource, written by leading academics. 

Remote access, to the Jesus Library and the Theology Library is available via the Digital Resources Guide  or you can follow this link directly to access the resource. Pictorial guides for these two databases have been created, thanks to LPTS alum the Rev. Shawn Harmon:   T&T Clark Jesus Library Database Guide  | T&T Clark Theology Library Database Guide

In addition, we also have the T & T Clark Theology Library, Bloomsbury Landmark Texts and many other Bloomsbury information resources such as the Bloomsbury Education and Child Studies collections on trial too. Access to these collections is also described in the Digital Resources Guide.  

Remember, for these trials, you will need your Seminary barcode and password. 

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Friday, April 24, 2020

Psychotherapy.net Video Streaming Service Trial



LPTS students, faculty, and staff now have access to the Psychotherapy.net video streaming service.  Read more about it from our Open Access Guide and get access to try it out! A new login and password is necessary (LPTS students and employees only) and may be received by emailing library at lpts dot edu.

Over 300 individual titles are available in the Psychotherapy.net video streaming service arranged By Approach, By Therapeutic Issue, By Expert, and By Population. The complete list of titles are below: 

Monday, April 20, 2020

Celebrating National Library Week With Contests, Psychotherapy.net video streaming, and more



Dear LPTS Community,

Today, we kick off our celebrations of National Library Week. While this is often only celebrated by public libraries, we would like to celebrate E.M. White Digital Library services in the hope of offering you some respite from the stress of COVID19.  We invite you to join us on Facebook @lptslibrary and @inforesearch for a chance to win some cool gift cards. Here’s a quick preview of what’s coming up.

Monday Contest: Share a funny Zoom photo of your child/pet.
Contests: There will be simple and fun contests. For example, today we invite you to share a photo of your pet or child doing something funny during a Zoom meeting/class. All contests will run until Sunday midnight. Winners will be announced next week and will receive a $25 gift card or otherwise as detailed. So be sure to LIKE us on Facebook! Not on Facebook? Go to our digital library. Look for the Get Posts by Email on the right side below the Library Links, and add your email address in the dialog box. Accept and verify the invitation that will come to your email to start receiving posts. Follow directions in posts to participate. Facebook Contests Contact: Bobi

Videos and more: Vendor love is abounding and we will be sharing selected free resources from important publishers and providers for your healthy learning and leisure. Today, we’re very pleased to share the exciting news of a free trial to the entire catalog of Psycotherapy.net video streaming services. It will be active until June 17. Email Carolyn to get login credentials.
Psychotherapy.net Contact: Carolyn

Library Help Desk: library at lpts dot edu

E.M. White Digital Library:  blog.lptslove.org

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Texts for Exegesis Recommended by Prof. Reed

Coloring Sheet, Serenity Prayer, Chapel Ministers
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT HOW TO CITE EBOOKS AND E-RESOURCES FOR THE ORDINATION EXAMS (Updated 04/23/20):

Do not include a web address in your citations that indicates a library or commercial bibliographic database that is available only through subscription or library account (e.g. ezproxy.presbyseminary.edu). Especially be careful not to identify LPTS or lpts urls in your answers and reference lists/bibliographies.

For dearly beloved LPTS students taking the exams this Spring, with much love and prayers from your E.M. White Library and faculty. Login required to access these texts.

Exegetical texts recommended by Prof. Reed for the Ordination Exam in Spring 2020

Bible Book:  Exodus
  1. Brenner, Athalya. 2000. A Feminist Companion to Exodus to Deuteronomy. The Feminist Companion to the Bible. Second Series. Sheffield, England: Sheffield Academic Press. 
  2. Cassuto, Umberrto. 1952. Commentary on the Book of Exodus. [S.l.]: The Hebrew University Magnes Press.
  3. Davies, A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on Exodus 1-18 (forthcoming)
  4. Dozeman, Thomas B., Craig A. Evans, and Joel N. Lohr. 2014. The Book of Exodus : Composition, Reception, and Interpretation. Vetus Testamentum, Supplements. Boston: Brill. 
  5. Dozeman, Thomas B. 2010. Methods for Exodus. Methods in Biblical Interpretation. Cambridge [England]: Cambridge University Press. 
  6. Janzen, Waldemar. 2000. Exodus : Believers Church Bible Commentary. Believers Church Bible Commentary. Scottdale, Pa: Herald Press.
  7. Johnstone, William. 1998. Chronicles and Exodus : An Analogy and Its Application. Journal for the Study of the Old Testament. Supplement Series. Sheffield, England: Sheffield Academic Press.
  8. Johnstone, William. 2014. Exodus 20-40. Smyth & Helwys Bible Commentary. Macon, Georgia: Smyth & Helwys Publishing.
  9. Kürle, Stefan. 2013. The Appeal of Exodus : The Characters God, Moses and Israel in the Rhetoric of the Book of Exodus. Paternoster Biblical Monographs. Milton Keynes, England: Paternoster.
  10. Meyers, Carol L. 2005. Exodus. New Cambridge Bible Commentary. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  11. Miller, William T. 2009. The Book of Exodus : Question by Question. Question by Question Bible Study Commentary. New York: Paulist Press. 
  12. Schmidt, Maurice. 2009. The Tabernacle of Exodus As a Work of Art : An Aesthetic of Monotheism. Lewiston, N.Y.: Edwin Mellen Press. 
  13. Smith, Mark S. 2011. Exodus : Volume 3. New Collegeville Bible Commentary. Old Testament. Collegeville, Minnesota: Liturgical Press.
  14. Smith, Mark S., and Elizabeth Bloch-Smith. 1997. The Pilgrimage Pattern in Exodus. Journal for the Study of the Old Testament. Supplement Series. Sheffield [England]: Sheffield Academic Press.
  15. Surls, Austin. 2017. Making Sense of the Divine Name in the Book of Exodus : From Etymology to Literary Onomastics. Bulletin for Biblical Research Supplements. Winona Lake, Indiana: Eisenbrauns. 
Related Resources: 

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT HOW TO CITE EBOOKS AND E-RESOURCES FOR THE ORDINATION EXAMS (Updated 04/23/20):

Do not include a web address in your citations that indicates a library or commercial bibliographic database that is available only through subscription or library account (e.g. ezproxy.presbyseminary.edu). Especially be careful not to identify LPTS or lpts urls in your answers and reference lists/bibliographies.


The PC(USA) Ordination Examinations Guide for LPTS Students (Spring 2020)

Remote Access and Use of Commentaries and ATLA Religion Database for Exegesis of Exodus: A Pictorial Guide