July 24, 2014

Faculty Contribute to New Biblical Resource

Five Candler faculty have contributed to the development of Bible Odyssey, a new educational website designed to make the Bible more accessible to the general public.

Charles Howard Candler Professor of Old Testament Carol A. Newsom, Professor of Old Testament Brent A. Strawn, Candler Associate Professor of Old Testament Joel M. LeMon, and Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible Jacob L. Wright  wrote articles for the site, and R.W. Woodruff Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins Luke Timothy Johnson served as a consultant on the project. Strawn and Wright also served on the editorial board.


July 17, 2014

Long's Latest Book Takes Silver

Tom LongCandler’s Bandy Professor of Preaching Thomas G. Long has received a new accolade for his most recent book.

The Good Funeral: Death, Grief and the Community of Care won the silver award in the religion category at Foreword ReviewsIndieFab Book of the Year Awards. The honorees were announced June 27 at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

IndieFab winners were selected by a group of librarians and booksellers from around the country, and exemplify the best work coming from today’s independent authors and publishers.


June 30, 2014

Pitts Library Moves to New Building

Moving books

Growth has defined Candler School of Theology since its founding more than a century ago, and nothing illustrates this better than the school’s Pitts Theology Library. Since its beginnings as a small collection of books in a dark basement corner of Wesley Memorial Methodist Church, Pitts has grown exponentially in the number and quality of its holdings, forging an international reputation along the way.

That growth manifests itself in another way this summer as Pitts and its extensive collections move into Phase II of Candler’s new building, just in time for the start of the 2014-15 academic year.

“When visitors come to the new library, they will be able to benefit from all of the new spaces and new technology,” says Patrick Graham, director of the Pitts Theology Library. “It will make their time spent here much more efficient, and they are going to enjoy it much more.”


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