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Month: September 2023 (Page 1 of 2)

New Titles Tuesday, September 26

Here is a items recently added to the collection.

 A paleoconservative anthology: new voices for an old tradition /edited by Paul Gottfried. This anthology presents a full range of the perspectives of the paleoconservtive right underlining the originality of its thought and the reasons for its marginal status within the conservative establishment. Our book also shows why certain themes paleoconservatism has highlighted continue to find resonance.

 Becoming Vancouver: a history /Daniel Francis. A brisk chronicle of Vancouver from early days to its emergence as a global metropolis, refracted through the events, characters and communities that have shaped the city. Tracing decades of transformation, immigration and economic development, Francis examines the events and characters that have defined the city’s geography, economy and politics. Francis enlivens his text with rich characterizations of the people who shaped Vancouver.

 Bioethics for nurses: a Christian moral vision /Alisha N. Mack, Charles C. Camosy. An ethics primer for nurses and nursing students that advances a vision for a holistic Christian notion of health and explores what Christian faith means, on a practical level, for the practice of nursing.

 Challenges for Christian faith: addresses in honor of C.S. Lewis /edited by Clifford Chalmers Cain. Inspired by the person and writings of C.S. Lewis, this book examines pertinent and pressing issues in living the Christian faith today. Experts in their fields share their insights and conclusions.

 Comprehensive land claim agreement in principle between Canada and the Dene Nation and the Metis Association of the Northwest Territories. Text of the agreement-in-principle. Includes sections on financial, renewable resources, land and resources, administration of lands and resources, relationship with other claimants.

 Gabriel’s children /by Rita Schilling. The story of the Metis people of the Round Prairie settlement at the turn of the century is a story of broken dreams and a future won through courage It is a story of fun-loving, semi-nomadic people who loved the prairie land, but love life even more.  Schilling is a Saskatchewan writer with an on-going affiliation with the Metis and Indian culture developed through many years of research and writing . To read Gabriel’s Children is to be taken into the past through memories communicated with clarity and retold in context with the recorded facts of yesterday, and the social history of today.

 Gems of exquisite beauty: German classical music in American hymnody, 1819-1861 /Peter Mercer-Taylor. Gems of Exquisite Beauty is the first in-depth study of the historical rise and fall of this adaptation practice, its artistic achievements, and its place in nineteenth-century American musical life. It traces the contributions of pioneering figures like Arthur Clifton and the impact of bestsellers like the Handel and Haydn Society Collection, which helped turn Lowell Mason into America’s most influential musician. By telling the tales of these hymns and those who brought them into the world, author Peter Mercer-Taylor reveals a central part of the history of how the American public first came to meet and creatively engage with Europe’s rich musical practices.

 Housing booms in gateway cities /David Ley.  Ley delivers a detailed exploration of housing markets in Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney, Vancouver, and London and explains why these gateway cities have seen dramatic increases in residential real estate prices since the 1980s. The author describes how the globalization of real estate has rapidly inflated demand and uncoupled local housing prices from local wages, causing acute problems of affordability, availability, and inequality. The book implicates government policy in massive real estate price inflation, describing a shift from welfare-based to asset-based societies. It also highlights the relatively unique experience in Singapore, where asset-based housing policy has encouraged the dispersion of ownership and accumulation through an increased supply of subsidized leasehold apartments and the regulation of disruptive investment flows.

 James Joyce /Richard Ellmann. Describes the life of the Irish writer and discusses his works in light of the literary climate in which he lived.

 Knowledge as a feeling: how neuroscience and psychology impact human information behavior /Troy A. Swanson. Knowledge as a Feeling offers new reflective and metacognitive tools that help meet this moment in the evolution of our information ecosystem. The book has significant implications for information science, challenging theoreticians and practitioners to reconsider how individuals process information.

 Life is mostly edges: a memoir /Calvin Miller. Miller turns his hand to the most moving story of all – his own. The reader is taken through a myriad of experiences of a young man coming of age in mid-20th century America. Following his life into college, seminary, a small local church and eventually to a new life as an author and professor, the memoir touches on those points that make all of us uniquely human and intensely vulnerable.

 Man’s search for meaning /Viktor E. Frankl ; part one translated by Ilse Lasch ; foreword by Harold S. Kushner ; afterword by William J. Winslade. Frankl’s riveting account of his time in the Nazi concentration camps, and his insightful exploration of the human will to find meaning in spite of the worst adversity, has offered solace and guidance to generations of readers since it was first published in 1946. At the heart of Frankl’s theory of logotherapy (from the Greek word for meaning) is a conviction that the primary human drive is not pleasure, as Freud maintained, but rather the discovery and pursuit of what the individual finds meaningful. Frankl’s classic work continues to inspire us  to find significance in the very act of living, in spite of all obstacles.

 Matter and consciousness /Paul M. Churchland. An updated edition of an authoritative text showing the relevance for philosophy of mind of theoretical and experimental results in the natural sciences.

 Merchants of doubt: how a handful of scientists obscured the truth on issues from tobacco smoke to global warming /Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway. Merchants of Doubt tells the story of how a loose-knit group of high-level scientists and scientific advisers, with deep connections in politics and industry, ran effective campaigns to mislead the public and deny well-established scientific knowledge over four decades that link smoking to lung cancer, coal smoke to acid rain, and CFCs to the ozone hole.

 Relativity principles and theories from Galileo to Einstein /Olivier Darrigol This book retraces the emergence of relativity principles in early modern mechanics, documents their constructive use in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century mechanics, optics, and electrodynamics, and gives a well-rooted account of the genesis of special and general relativity in the early twentieth century. As an exercise in long-term history, it demonstrates the connectivity of issues and approaches across several centuries, despite enormous changes in context and culture. As an account of the genesis of relativity theories, it brings unprecedented clarity and fullness by broadening the spectrum of resources on which the principal actors drew.

 Sources of Japanese tradition. Volume 1, From earliest times to 1600 /compiled by Wm. Theodore de Bary, Donald Keene, George Tanabe, and Paul Varley; with the collaboration of William Bodiford et al. Sources of Japanese Tradition has long been a handy and comprehensive reference for scholars and students, and an engaging introduction for general readers. This classic volume remains unrivaled for its wide selection of source readings on history, society, politics, education, philosophy, and religion in the land of the rising sun. Sources of Japanese tradition.Volume 2, 1600 to 2000 /compiled by Wm. Theodore de Bary, Carol Gluck, and Arthur E. Tiedemann ; with the collaboration of Andrew Barshay [and others] Sources of Japanese Tradition presents writings by modern Japan’s most important philosophers, religious figures, writers, and political leaders. The volume offers extensive introductory essays and commentary to assist in understanding the documents’ historical settings and significance.

 Tainna =The unseen ones : short stories /Norma Dunning. Dunning brings together six powerful new short stories centred on modern-day Inuk characters in Tainna. Ranging from homeless to extravagantly wealthy, from spiritual to jaded, young to elderly, and even from alive to deceased, Dunning’s characters are united by shared feelings of alienation, displacement and loneliness resulting from their experiences in southern Canada. Dunning’s masterful storytelling uses humour and incisive detail to create compelling characters who discover themselves in a hostile land where prejudice, misogyny and inequity are most often found hidden in plain sight. There, they must rely on their wits, artistic talent, senses of humour and spirituality¬ for survival; and there, too, they find solace in shining moments of reconnection with their families and communities.

 The barber of Seville ; and, the marriage of Figaro /Beaumarchais ; translated and with an introduction by John Wood. A highly engaging comedy of intrigue, The Barber of Seville portrays the resourceful Figaro foiling a jealous old man’s attempts to keep his beautiful ward from her lover. And The Marriage of Figaro condemned by Louis XVI for its daring satire of nobility and privilege depicts a master and servant set in opposition by their desire for the same woman. With characteristic lightness of touch, Beaumarchais created an audacious farce of disguise and mistaken identity that balances wit, frivolity and seriousness in equal measure.

 The Book of common prayer: and administration of the sacraments and other rites and cermonies of the church, according to the use of the Episcopal Church /together with the Psalter, or Psalms of David.

 The Disney way: harnessing the management secrets of Disney in your company /Bill Capodagli and Lynn Jackson. Capodagli and Jackson return with an updated and expanded third edition of The Disney Way to show how organizations can incorporate this four-pillared credo to support any business, drive any team, and guide any leader to create immeasurable success. Profiling diverse organizations-such as TYRA Beauty, Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, and Science Center of Iowa-the authors show how companies of any size, can reach their utmost potential by embracing Walt Disney’s techniques to create a consumer-centric culture.

The first nations: Indian government and the Canadian confederation /written, edited, and compiled by Delia Opekokew. Principles in history, constitutional law and international law concerning aboriginal and treaty rights. Explains the First Nations’ position in regard to the Canadian constitution.

 The imitation of Christ /Thomas à Kempis ; translated and with notes by Robert Jeffery ; with an introduction by Max von Habsburg. A passionate celebration of God and his love, mercy, and holiness, The Imitation of Christ has inspired conversion and stimulated religious devotion for more than five hundred years. With great personal conviction, the medieval monk Thomas a Kempis demonstrates the individual’s reliance on God and on the words of Christ, and the futility of life without faith.  In this astonishing work he demonstrates an encompassing understanding of human nature, and his writing speaks to readers of every age and every nationality.

 The Inklings, the Victorians, and the Moderns: reconciling tradition in the Modern age /Christopher Butynskyi. The Inklings, the Victorians, and the Moderns examines a small group of twentieth-century traditionalists in their quest to reconcile and translate conservative traditional ideas within a progressive modern scientific context. The method of reconciliation derives from their continued value of myth, religion, liberal education, and ancient texts.

 The power of narrative: climate skepticism and the deconstruction of science /Raul P. Lejano and Shondel J. Nero ; illustrations by Michael Chua. The book embarks on a quest to understand how narrative works to take an inchoate group of individuals and turn it into a cohesive social movement. To understand the power of narrative, the authors examine the particular phenomenon of climate skepticism. Using narrative analysis, the authors demonstrate how the narrative lens allows us unique insights into these questions. The book takes the reader on a journey, across times and places and social realms and, throughout, we see the power of narrative at work, making believers, or skeptics, of us all.

 Trading futures: a theological critique of financialized capitalism /Filipe Maia. Trading Futures offers a theological reflection about hope and the future in the context of financialized capitalism. Maia argues that capitalism has established an oppressive mode of imagining the future, where financialization becomes a process of privatizing hope, constraining our sense of what’s possible. Drawing on liberation theology, Marxist literature, and critical theory, the author proposes an eschatology of liberation as an alternative, subversive mode of imagining the future, a critical reflection on hope. Maia maintains that Christian eschatology offers a powerful tool for approaching and deconstructing questions of power, time, and equality.

 Treaty land entitlement: a history /Donna Gordon. A background historical paper that provides an overview of the historical aspect of reserve land entitlement for those who are now investigating treaty land entitlement claims.

 We the gamers: how games teach ethics and civics /Karen Schrier. This book argues that games can encourage the practice of ethics and civics. We the Gamers provides research-based perspectives related to why and how we should play, make, and use games in ethics, civics, character, and social studies education. This book systematically evaluates how to use games in classrooms, remote learning environments, and other educational settings, with consideration to different audiences and standards. This book also provides tips and guidelines, as well as timely resources, examples, and case studies.

 Yes to life: in spite of everything /Viktor E. Frankl ; introduction by Daniel Goleman ; afterword by Franz Vesely. Eleven months after his liberation from Auschwitz, Frankl held a series of public lectures in Vienna, published here for the first time. The psychologist, who was to become world famous, explained his central thoughts on meaning, resilience and the importance of embracing life even in the face of great adversity.

National Day of Truth and Reconciliation: Curriculum Resources

Time to listen, learn, and celebrate Indigenous culture.

The National Day of Truth and Reconciliation honours the children who never returned home and Survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process.

For more information regarding Truth and Reconciliation, please visit the National Centre for Truth and ReconciliationTo learn about the meaning of wearing an orange shirt on September 30th, visit the Orange Shirt Society.

The Curriculum Resource Centre located in the Norma Marion Alloway Library contains various resources that create awareness of Survivors, families, and communities inter-generational impacts of residential schools.

Goodbye Buffalo Bay by Larry Loyie (Cree) with Constance Brissenden
(Interest Level: Grades 6-7)

In this novel, Lawrence learns the power of friendship and courage in his last year in residential school. Returning home, he finds himself a stranger to his family and First Nations culture until he hears his grandfather’s gentle guiding voice.

No Time to Say Goodbye: Children’s Stories of Kuper Island Residential School by Sylvia Olsen (Tsartlip First Nation) with Rita Morris (Tsartlip First Nation) and Ann Sam (Tsartlip First Nation)
(Interest Level: Grades 6-9)

Fictional account of five children sent to aboriginal boarding school, based on the recollections of a number of Tsartlip First Nations people. These unforgettable children are taken by government agents from Tsartlip Day School to live at Kuper Island Residential School. The five are isolated on the small island and life becomes regimented by the strict school routine. They experience the pain of homesickness and confusion while trying to adjust to a world completely different from their own. Their lives are no longer organized by fishing, hunting and family, but by bells, line-ups and chores.

On the Side of the Angels by Jose Amaujay Kusugak (Inuk)
(Interest Level: Grades 6-9)

“Then one day a ‘flyable’ took me away from our world through the sky to a dark and desolate place.” Jose Kusugak had a typical Arctic childhood, growing up playing games, enjoying food caught by hunters, and watching his mother preparing skins. But he was one of the first generation of Inuit children who were taken from their homes and communities and sent to live in residential schools. In this moving and candid memoir, Jose tells of his experiences at residential school and the lifelong effects it had on him.

Orange Shirt Day, September 30th by the Orange Shirt Society
(Interest Level: Kindergardent-12)

This resource published by the Orange Shirt Society was created to educate individuals on the Orange Shirt Day movement, Residential School history and the process of reconciliation. The book explores a brief history of the events leading to the implementation of Residential Schools, and focuses on the impacts of St. Joseph’s Mission Residential School in Williams Lake, BC, the creation of and movement of Orange Shirt Day and how to participate respectfully, authentically and effectively.

The Orange Shirt Story by Phyllis Webstad (Secwépemc) and illustrator (Brock Nicol)
(Interest Level: Grades 2-7)

When Phyllis Webstad turned six, she went to the residential school for the first time. On her first day at school, she wore a shiny orange shirt that her Granny had bought for her, but when she got to the school, it was taken away from her and never returned. This is the true story of Phyllis and her orange shirt. It is also the story of Orange Shirt Day (an important day of remembrance for First Nations and non-First Nations Canadians).

Residential Schools: Indigenous Life in Canada, Past, Present, Future by Heather C. Hudak
(Interest Level: Grades 4-9)

Discusses the history of residential schools, including why the government established them, how Indigenous children were treated, and the lasting impact on Indigenous cultures and traditions.

The Secret Pocket by Peggy Janicki (Dakelh) and illustrated by Carrielynn Victor (Coast Salish)
(Interest Level: Kindergarten to Grade 3)

Based on the author’s mother’s experience at residential school, The Secret Pocket is a story of survival and resilience in the face of genocide and cruelty. But it’s also a celebration of quiet resistance to the injustice of residential schools and how the sewing skills passed down through generations of Indigenous women gave these girls a future, stitch by stitch.

Sugar Falls: A Residential School Story by David Alexander Robertson (Swampy Cree) and Scott B. Henderson
(Interest Level: Grades 7-12)

A school assignment to interview a residential school survivor leads Daniel to Betsy, his friend’s grandmother, who tells him her story. Abandoned as a young child, Betsy was soon adopted into a loving family. A few short years later, at the age of 8, everything changed. Betsy was taken away to a residential school. There she was forced to endure abuse and indignity, but Betsy recalled the words her father spoke to her at Sugar Falls — words that gave her the resilience, strength, and determination to survive.

NEW Curriculum Resource Titles, September 20

Check out NEW Curriculum Resource titles in TWU’s Curriculum Resource Centre (CRC).

This specialized education resource library serves Trinity’s School of Education and local educators, and it provides a variety of resources for curriculum planning, research and teaching (including curriculum guides), teacher’s resources, and K-12 student resources.

Click on the link for more information. Learn how to place a Hold though our Holds Pickup.

Climate Change: Eco Facts by Izzi Howell
(Interest Level: Grades 5-9)

Climate change is reshaping the planet before our eyes. From melting ice caps and rising sea levels to drought and destructive hurricanes, no corner of Earth is protected from the effects of global warming. Discover the facts about what climate change is doing – and will continue to do – to our planet, and how we might reduce its impact.

Out of the Ice: How Climate Change is Revealing the Past by Claire Eamer and Drew Shannon
(Interest Level: Grades 5-8)

An unexpected result of melting from glaciers to permafrost due to climate change has been the discovery of artifacts that were long preserved in the ice’s depths. Tools, clothing and perhaps most remarkable, human bodies have been revealed at the edges the retreating ice. Examining these discoveries, along with traces of plants and animals also melting out of the ice, is the work of researchers in a brand-new scientific field called glacial archaeology.

Palm Trees at the North Pole: The Hot Truth About Climate Change by Marc ter Horst
(Interest Level: Grades 4-9)

This book shares the science and history of climate change in an accessible and entertaining way. Helps kids understand why and how climate change is happening, and what we can do about it. Encourages young climate activists to engage even more deeply with their chosen cause.

Plasticus Martitimus an Invasive Species by Ana Pêgo, Bernardo P. Carvalho and Isabel Minhós Martins
(Interest Level: Grades 5-10)

There’s an invasive species in our oceans: Plasticus maritimus. Inspired by the author’s life work, and filled with engaging science and colorful photographs, this foundational look at ocean plastics explains why they are such an urgent contemporary issue. Pêgo tells us how plastics end up in our rivers, lakes, and oceans, shares plastic’s chemical composition and physical properties, and offers a field guide to help readers identify and understand this new invasive species in all its forms.

Nature Out of Balance: How Invasive Species are Changing the Planet by Merrie-Ellen Wilcox
(Interest Level: Grades 4-7)

Invasive species threaten local ecosystems and the planet’s biodiversity, but are they all as bad as we think they are? This book profiles all-star invasive species around the world, starting in her own neighbourhood, and warns that humans are the most invasive species of all. We find out how and why species become invasive, what we can do to stop their spread and whether it’s time to think differently about invasive species that are here to stay.

What a Waste: Trash, Recycling, and Protecting our Planet by Jess French
(Interest Level: Kindergarten-10)

In this informative book on recycling for children, you will find everything you need to know about our environment. The good, the bad and the incredibly innovative. From pollution and litter to renewable energy and plastic recycling.

New Titles Tuesday, September 19. The Works of Jonathan Edwards edition

Alloway Library recently received a generous donation of several volumes of  the print version of  The works of Jonathan Edwards   which complete our holdings of the entire 26 volume series. Currently, all one but volume is available in print.

Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758)—pastor, revivalist, Christian philosopher, missionary, and college president—is widely regarded as North America’s greatest theologian. He is the subject of intense scholarly interest because of his significance as an historical figure and the profound legacy he left on America’s religious and intellectual landscapes. His writings are being consulted at a burgeoning rate by religious leaders, pastors, and churches worldwide because of the fervency of Edwards’s message and the acumen with which he appraised religious experience. Yet for centuries, scholars and readers of Edwards have had to rely on inaccurate and partial versions of his writings. The Works of Jonathan Edwards, the critical edition of Edwards’s writings, was created at Yale University in 1953 to overcome these obstacles. (DHLab/Yale)

 A history of the work of redemption /Jonathan Edwards ; transcribed and edited by John F. Wilson. The scope A History of the Work of Redemption, is vast. From a  extensive knowledge of Scripture,  Edwards sets out to survey the whole of the redemptive work of God in history, from the Fall of man to the consummation of all things. A thrilling conclusion emerges: Everything in human history from start to finish is subservient to Christ’s work of redemption.

 Catalogues of books /Jonathan Edwards ; edited by Peter J. Thuesen. This final volume in The Works of Jonathan Edwards publishes  Edwards’ “Catalogue,” a notebook he kept of books of interest, especially titles he hoped to acquire, and entries from his “Account Book,” a ledger in which he noted books loaned to family, parishioners, and fellow clergy. These two records, along with several shorter documents presented in the volume, illuminate Edwards’ own mental universe while also providing a remarkable window into the wider intellectual and print cultures of the eighteenth-century British Atlantic. An extensive critical introduction places Edwards’ book lists in the contexts that shaped his reading agenda, and the result is the most comprehensive treatment yet of his reading and of the fascinating peculiarities of his time and place.

 Ethical writings /Jonathan Edwards ; edited by Paul Ramsey. This volume contains two major works of Jonathan Edwards: an unpublished text of a series of sermons he preached in 1738, known as Charity and Its Fruits, and his Two Dissertations: I. Concerning the End for Which God Created the World and II. On the Nature of True Virtue, published posthumously in 1765. Together these writings set out the principles of Edwards’ ethical reflections.

 Letters and personal writings /Jonathan Edwards ; edited by George S. Claghorn. An unparalleled compendium of 235 letters–including 116 never before published or never reprinted since Edwards’s death–and four autobiographical texts–Edwards’ meditation “On Sarah Pierpont,” his future wife, as well as “Diary,” “Resolutions,” and “Personal Narrative.” These  writings reveal the private man behind the treatises and sermons. They trace his relations with parents, siblings, college classmates, friends, and family, as well as with political, religious, and educational leaders of his day. New documents include Edwards’ only known statement on slavery and letters on the Indian mission at Stockbridge, Massachusetts, that display Edwards’ interest in native Americans and his efforts on their behalf. These writings show the human face of Edwards as he applied theological and philosophical insights to the events of his daily life. They provide an unprecedented resource for understanding the man, his times, and his personal connections.

 Notes on Scripture /Jonathan Edwards ; edited by Stephen J. Stein.  This is the private biblical notebook that Edwards compiled over a period of nearly thirty-five years. Notes on Scripture confirms the centrality of the Bible in his thought and provides more balance to earlier depictions of his writings that emphasized the scientific and philosophical while overlooking the biblical dimension. In this critical edition the entries appear in the order in which Edwards wrote them, beginning in 1724, and ending with his last entry, Number 507 on the Book of Solomon’s Song, written two years before his death. This volume provides direct access to one of America’s most influential religious thinkers. Edwards’ entries range across the entire scriptural canon and reveal his creativity in the interpretation of particular biblical texts and his fascination with typology. The notebook also documents Edwards’ engagement with the intellectual currents of his day, in particular his response to the challenge associated with the Enlightenment critique of biblical revelation.

 Original sin /edited by Clyde A. Holbrook.  Edwards  championed the  doctrine of original sin, he saw himself as not only defending a particular dogma but also combating an increasingly dominant drift of opinion which had already engulfed much of Europe and was encroaching dangerously upon America.  This book focuses on three major issues: the fact and nature of original sin, its cause and transmission, and God’s responsibility for man’s sinfulness.

Scientific and philosophical writings /Jonathan Edwards ; edited by Wallace E. Anderson. This volume contains two major notebooks of  Edwards―”Natural Philosophy” and “The Mind”―as well as shorter manuscript writings connected with his scientific interests and philosophical development. Several of the shorter papers have not previously been published, notably Edwards’ letter on the “flying” spider, an essay on light rays, and a brief but important set of philosophical notes written near the end of his life.

 Sermons and discourses, 1720-1723 /Jonathan Edwards ; edited by Wilson H. Kimnach. This volume presents the complete texts of twenty-three sermons preached by Edwards during the first years of his career. The sermons document one of the least explored periods of this eminent theologian’s life and thought.

 Sermons and discourses, 1743-1758 /Jonathan Edwards ; edited by Wilson H. Kimnach. This wide-ranging volume covers the final fifteen of the thirty-three years that  Edwards preached and includes some of his greatest sermons—including his Farewell Sermons. The period is defined by Edwards’ inventive strategies to improvise during the delivery of his sermons; he devised a double-columned, outlined format for his sermon manuscripts and continued to use it for the rest of his life. Sermons from this period also include those preached to Mahican and Mohawk Indians at the mission post of Stockbridge. Edwards’ writings here map the complex terrain of his spiritual, intellectual, and professional life after the Great Awakening. He deals with topics ranging from the spiritual role of youth in the community to the struggles over communion in his Northampton congregation to the war with the French and their Indian allies.

 The “blank Bible” /Jonathan Edwards ; edited by Stephen J. Stein. In 1730,  Edwards acquired a book-like, leather-bound manuscript containing an interleaved printed edition of the King James Version of the Bible. Over the next three decades, Edwards proceeded to write in the manuscript more than five thousand notes and entries relating to biblical texts.  This volume, perhaps the most unusual in Edwards’ oeuvre, brings to light more clearly than ever before the full scope of his creative investment in biblical studies.

The “miscellanies”: entry nos. 501-832 /Jonathan Edwards ; edited by Ava Chamberlain. Throughout his ministerial career, Edwards filled a series of notebooks with writings on a wide variety of theological topics, numbering his entries―some 1,400 of them―in sequence. This book, the second of four volumes devoted to these “Miscellanies,” contains entries written during the decade of the 1730s  January 1740, and the eve of the Great Awakening. They record the development of Edwards’ thought as he first emerged as a public spokesperson for orthodox Calvinism, assumed a leadership role in colonial New England church politics, and acquired an international reputation as an evangelist for his role in the revivals in the Connecticut River Valley of 1734 and 1735.

 The “miscellanies”: entry nos. a-z, aa-zz, 1-500 /Jonathan Edwards ; edited by Thomas A. Schafer. This book begins the publication of Jonathan Edwards’ personal theological notebooks, called collectively the “Miscellanies.” The entries  span the early years of Edwards’ ministry (1722-31) and range widely in subject matter. They record Edwards’ initial thoughts on some of his most characteristic ideas, for example, original sin, free will, the Trinity, and God’s end in creation. Many entries relate to doctrinal and polemical subjects not included in the corpus of Edwards’ published writings. The volume also contains Edwards’ alphabetical index to the entire “Miscellanies”; this “Table” is a theological document in its own right and reveals the interrelationship among the various components of Edwards’ theological system.

 The life of David Brainerd /Jonathan Edwards ; edited by Norman Pettit. From 1743 to 1747 Brainerd had been a missionary to the American Indians. Riding alone, thousands of miles on horseback, he kept a journal of daily events that he continued until the week before he died, at the age of twenty-nine, in Edwards’ house. The Life of Brainerd became a spiritual classic in its own time. As the first popular biography to be published in America, it went through numerous editions. But Edwards made drastic alterations in the original text. He shaped the narrative events to fit his own needs, presenting Brainerd as an example of a man who by example and deed opposed the rationalist, Arminian stance. Because the Yale edition is the first to print that portion of Brainerd’s manuscript that survives, set in parallel columns with Edwards’ text, these alterations can readily be discerned. This edition , the first complete, fully annotated edition ever to be compiled, includes related correspondence as well as an endpaper map of Brainerd’s travels. The editor’s introduction describes the place of Brainerd’s diary in Edwards’ life and thought, and provides ample historical background.

 Typological writings /Jonathan Edwards. This volume presents a comprehensive, readable, and annotated text of the key typological notebooks of  Edwards: “Images of Divine Things,” “Types Notebook,” and Miscellany 1069, “Types of the Messiah.” These three works illustrate the way the eminent eighteenth-century theologian developed his theory of typological exegesis, a theory that helped him to understand the relationship between the Old and New Testaments and to comprehend the correspondence between the natural and the spiritual worlds. These documents illuminate Edwards’ epistemology and show clearly his involvement in contemporary philosophical and exegetical trends. Introductions to the documents place Edwards’ typology within the context of his period, describe his typological practices, clarify some of the complex problems posed by his ambiguous use of the types throughout his career, and discuss his philosophical defenses of typologizing against the claims of materialists, deists, and rationalists.

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