News and activities at Norma Marion Alloway Library, Trinity Western University

Month: June 2018 (Page 1 of 3)

Alloway Library welcomes Academic Integrity Colloquium

On Friday, June 29, scholars and members of the public from across Canada will gather in Alloway Library’s  Glassroom to share perspectives and insights on topics related to academic integrity.

The Academic Integrity Colloquium will be more than discussions related to plagiarism and correct citation of sources. The topics included will  cover aspects of integrity principles and competencies related to academic and research activities.

The library’s Qinqin Zhang and TWU  Professor in the Faculty of Natural & Applied Sciences , Dr. Herbert Tsang  will welcome academic colleagues including faculty members, administrators, librarians, technical staff to hear presentations. The keynote speaker, University of Waterloo’s  Director, Quality Assurance (Academic Programs),  Amanda McKenzie  will begin the colloquium  with The Landscape of Academic Integrity in Canada; our own Bill Badke concludes the event with Pirates in Academia: The Ethics of Free Download Sites.

AskAway on Canada Day

Alloway Library will be closed on Monday, July 3.

However, be assured that AskAway , Alloway Library’s online reference service, will be open Sunday, July 1st to take your research questions, and  closed on Monday, July 2nd

AskAway provides convenient and expert chat reference help to post-secondary students, faculty, and researchers across BC and the Yukon. Connect with friendly and professional AskAway service providers, who respond to questions ranging from circulation to in-depth research to citations.

From July 3 to August 10 AskAway will be open daily.

  • Sunday – Thursday 10AM – 9PM
  • Friday & Saturday 11AM – 5PM

Visit to see Alloway Library’s full summer schedule.

New Titles Tuesday, June 25

Here are the twelve items added to the catalogue in the past week. Click on a title for more information. TWU login may be required.

 Bacchius Iudaeus: a denarius commemorating Pompey’s victory over Judea /James M. Scott. TWU’s professor of religious studies examines a denarius minted in Rome in 55 bce which is visually fascinating but conceptually enigmatic. Scott’s study argues that the oft-suggested connection between Aristobulus’ gift of the golden vine (from the Temple) and the Bacchius Iudaeus denarius does seem to merit further investigation. To that end,he examines, first, Pompey’s own agenda in having the coin minted. Second, Scott examines each element of the denarius in question, looking for clues as to the meaning of Bacchius Iudaeus. Finally, he explores the possible implications of his investigation for the precise date of the fall of Jerusalem in 63 bce. Scott’s study delves deeply into Judaism at the beginning of the Roman era, using the Roman coin to highlight the complex interface between Greco-Roman and Jewish religiocultural institutions of the period.

 Canada’s residential schools [electronic resource]: the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. (Use the Catalogue Record at this link to view individual volumes) The establishment and operation of residential schools were a central element of a policy, which can be described as “cultural genocide.” Cultural genocide is the destruction of those structures and practices that allow the group to continue as a group. States that engage in cultural genocide set out to destroy the political and social institutions of the targeted group. Land is seized, and populations are forcibly transferred and their movement is restricted. Languages are banned. Spiritual leaders are persecuted, spiritual practices are forbidden, and objects of spiritual value are confiscated and destroyed. And, most significantly to the issue at hand, families are disrupted to prevent the transmission of cultural values and identity from one generation to the next. In its dealing with Aboriginal people, Canada did all these things.

 Canada’s state of trade [electronic resource]: trade and investment update. Full text available from the Government of Canada: 2007 to the present.

Educational principles and missionary methods [electronic resource]: the application of educational principles to missionary evangelism /by Roland Allen with introduction by the Right Rev. Charles Gore.

 Journal of the Jesus movement in its Jewish setting : from the first to the seventh century JJMJS is a peer-reviewed academic open access journal, published electronically with immediate free online availability in co-operation with Eisenbrauns, with support of McMaster University and Caspari Center. The journal publishes one  issue per year to advance scholarship on this crucial period in the early history of the Jewish and Christian traditions when they developed into what is today known as  two world religions, mutually shaping one another as they did so.

Lausanne occasional papers [electronic resource] /Lausanne Movement. The Lausanne Movement connects influencers and ideas for global mission, with a vision of the gospel for every person, an evangelical church for every people, Christ-like leaders for every church, and kingdom impact in every sphere of society. Learn about our beginnings, ongoing connections, and mission today. The occasional papers are produced as a result of the various gatherings from 1974 until 2017.

 The living forces of the Gospel [electronic resource]: experiences of a missionary in animistic heathenism /by Joh. Warneck ; authorized translation from the third German edition by Neil Buchanan. This book is a psychological study based upon the author’s experience as a missionary among the animistic people of the Indian Archipelago. He found that the conversion of people in Netherland India was effected by stages.

The medium is the monster: Canadian adaptations of Frankenstein and the discourse of technology /Mark A. McCutcheon. McCutcheon argues that it is Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel Frankenstein that effectively reinvented the meaning of the word “technology” for modern English. The Medium Is the Monster shows how we cannot talk about technology-that human-made monstrosity-today without conjuring Frankenstein, thanks in large part to its Canadian adaptations by pop culture icons such as David Cronenberg, William Gibson, Margaret Atwood, and Deadmau5. In the unexpected connections illustrated by The Medium Is the Monster, McCutcheon brings a fresh approach to studying

adaptations, popular culture, and technology.

Missionary methods [electronic resource]: St. Paul’s or ours? /by Roland Allen; introduction by Henry Whiteside. This informative study focuses on the social background to the Apostle Paul’s missionary journeys with comparisons between his methods and those of the modern day. The clarity and vigour of Allen’s style ensures the reader’s interest is maintained to the end. “Many missionaries in later days have received a larger number of converts than St. Paul; … but none have so established churches. We have long forgotten that such things could be.”

  Missionary principles [electronic resource] /by Roland Allen. Missionary Principles is a classic textbook by genre, but in its controversial evaluation of the Church’s missionary theories, it is by no means wholly traditional. At the centre of this discursive study, Allen asserts the distinction which needs to be made in missionary aims between the extension of the Church and the preaching of Jesus Christ.

 Red skin, white masks: rejecting the colonial politics of recognition /Glen Sean Coulthard ; foreword by Taiaiake Alfred. In a work of critically engaged political theory,  Coulthard challenges recognition as a method of organizing difference and identity in liberal politics, questioning the assumption that contemporary difference and past histories of destructive colonialism between the state and Indigenous peoples can be reconciled through a process of acknowledgment. Beyond this, Coulthard examines an alternative politics–one that seeks to revalue, reconstruct, and redeploy Indigenous cultural practices based on self-recognition rather than on seeking appreciation from the very agents of colonialism. Coulthard demonstrates how a “place-based” modification of Karl Marx’s theory of “primitive accumulation” throws light on Indigenous-state relations in settler-colonial contexts and how Frantz Fanon’s critique of colonial recognition shows that this relationship reproduces itself over time. This framework strengthens his exploration of the ways that the politics of recognition has come to serve the interests of settler-colonial power. In addressing the core tenets of Indigenous resistance movements, like Red Power and Idle No More, Coulthard offers fresh insights into the politics of active decolonization.



The Summer Writing Centre at Alloway Library

 Are you looking for help with your writing assignments this summer?

The Writing Centre  is the place to get it!

The Writing Centre is a service available to assist all students with their academic writing assignments in any subject at any stage of the writing process.

Trained writing coaches help students individually with writing tasks such as choosing a topic, formulating a thesis, generating ideas, organizing an outline, assessing paragraph development, documenting sources, and revising sentence structure, grammar, word choice, and punctuation. There is no charge for this service.

Click here to schedule a 30 minute individual writing coaching session to help improve your writing. For assistance registering for an account and booking an appointment, click here.

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