Book Research

Monday, August 28, 2006

I have at the moment 11 books on my desk that I got from Interlibrary loan. It is really a pretty amazing program. No matter how obscure the book, they can get it. I think my favorite so far was the original copy of a doctrinal dissertation from Fuller which was an English translation of Faustus Socinus' de Jesu Christo Servatore. I think it is one of the few translations of the work into English in the world.

Right now I have two volumes of Luther's Works from the Weimar Edition which is in German (which I can read), and Latin (which I cannot). The German is in an 15th century gothic font which makes it a real chore to read:

Some of the other books I'm reading are:

The Politics of Jesus by John Howard Yoder

The Upside-Down Kingdom by Donald B. Kraybill

Exclusion and Embrace by Miroslav Volf

The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solszhenitsyn

A Grace Disguised by Jerry L. Sittser

I try to keep the pile of books circulating as I read and return the books I have out and put new books in my ILL queue to be delivered, so I usually have a pile of new books waiting to be read. It's a pretty cool system that allows me to have access to pretty much anything I can think of anywhere in the world. Pretty amazing how the posibilities of reasearch has opened up in the past few years!



At 6:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This sounds great! Would be interesting to have access to that system... But that's for theological scholars elite people only, I imagine =)

God bless!

At 10:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually no, all you need is a public library card.


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