New Books and Media Received (October 2020)

The following Books (79 items) were received into the Library collection for both the Welshimer and Seminary Libraries through expense accounts and by donation during October 2020.

Seminary Library

Christian maps of the holy land: images and meanings, 2020.

Information Resources and Library Science
The Oxford illustrated history of the book, 2020.

Language and Literature
An anthology of Syriac writers from Qatar in the seventh century, 2015.

A corpus of Ammonite inscriptions, 2019.

Hebrew for life: strategies for learning, retaining, and reviving biblical Hebrew, 2020.

An introduction to biblical Greek: a grammar with exercises, 2020.

Lord, we need thee: a tribute to Nina Simone, James Weldon, Howard Thurman, Song of Solomon, 2015.

Jewish law and early Christian identity: betrothal, marriage, and infidelity in the writings of Ephrem the Syrian, 2020. 

The cry of the poor: liberation ethics and justice in health care, 2020.

Philosophy, Psychology, and Religion
Always a guest: speaking of faith far from home, 2020.

Anchored in the current: discovering Howard Thurman as educator, activist, guide, and prophet, 2020.

Ancient Jewish and Christian scriptures: new developments in canon controversy, 2020.

Apologiae pro Christianis ; Dialogus cum Tryphone, 2005.

Barth in conversation, 3 volumes, 2017.

Bavinck: a critical biography, 2020.

Beautiful and terrible things: a Christian struggle with suffering, grief, and hope, 2020.

Becoming brave: finding the courage to pursue racial justice now, 2020.

Born from lament: the theology and politics of hope in Africa, 2017.

The centering moment, 1984.

A critical edition of the hexaplaric fragments of Job 22-42, 2020.

Disciplines of the spirit, 1977.

The end of the Christian life: how embracing our mortality frees us to truly live, 2020.

The end of youth ministry?: why parents don’t really care about youth groups and what youth workers should do about it, 2020.

The enneagram for spiritual formation: how knowing ourselves can make us more like Jesus, 2020.

The essential Karl Barth: a reader and commentary, 2019.

The Exodus, by Richard Elliott Friedman, 2017.

Faith formation in a secular age: responding to the church’s obsession with youthfulness, 2017.

The Father of lights: a theology of beauty, 2020.

The first one hundred years of Christianity: an introduction to its history, literature, and development, 2020.

Footprints of a dream: the story of the Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples, 2009.

From the Maccabees to the Mishnah, 2014.

A Greek Thomist: providence in Gennadios Scholarios, 2020.

The harp of glory: Enzira Sebhat: an alphabetical hymn of praise for the ever-blessed Virgin Mary from the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, 2010.

Howard Thurman: essential writings, 2006.

Howard Thurman: philosophy, civil rights, and the search for common ground, 2019.

Judges, by Klaas Spronk, 2019.

Justice and charity: an introduction to Aquinas’s moral, economic, and political thought, 2020.

Leading not normal volunteers: a not normal guide for leading your incredible, quirky team, 2016.

Love alone is credible, 2004.

Metrical discourses on faith by the blessed Mar Ephrem, 2020.

The mood of Christmas, 1985.

On Christian leadership: the letters of Alexander Schmemann and Georges Florovsky (1947-1955), 2020.

On Satan, demons, and psychiatry: exploring mental illness in the Bible, 2020.

On the mystical life: the ethical discourses, 3 volumes, 1997.

On the sacraments: a selection of works of Hugh and Richard of St. Victor, and of Peter of Poitiers, 2020.

The origin and character of God: ancient Israelite religion through the lens of divinity, 2020.

The papers of Howard Washington Thurman, five volumes, 2009.

The pastor in a secular age: ministry to people who no longer need a God, 2019.

Reading while Black: African American biblical interpretation as an exercise in hope, 2020.

Redeeming power: understanding authority and abuse in the church, 2020.

The search for common ground: an inquiry into the basis of man’s experience of community, 1986.

The spirit of hope: theology for a world in peril, 2019.

The stories we live by: personal myths and the making of the self, 1993.

Teachers in late antique Christianity, 2018.

Temptations of Jesus: five sermons, by Howard Thurman, 1978.

Traités contre les ariens, 2 volumes, 2019.

Trauma + grace: theology in a ruptured world, 2019.

An unconventional God: the spirit according to Jesus, 2020.

Vicarious kingship: a theme in Syriac political theology in late antiquity, 2017.

Whence and whither: on lives and living, 2019.

Who is God?: key moments of biblical revelation, 2020.

‘The wings of the Spirit’: exploring feminine symbolism in early pneumatology: a reassessment of a key metaphor in the spiritual teachings of the Macarian homilies in the light of early Syriac Christian tradition, 2020.

A life of Alexander Campbell, 2020.

Visions and faces of the tragic: the mimesis of tragedy and the folly of salvation in early Christian literature, 2020.

Reference Oversize
Greek and Roman mosaics, by Umberto Pappalardo, Rosaria Ciardiello, Luciano Pedicini, and Ceil Friedman, 2019.

Donated Gift Items to the Milligan Libraries
Bearing God’s name: why Sinai still matters.

Bringing Jesus to the desert: uncover the ancient culture, discover hidden meanings.

Casablanca (DVD).

A concise guide to reading the New Testament: a canonical introduction, by David R. Nienhuis.

Discerning ethics: diverse Christian responses to divisive moral issues.

The Holy Land satellite atlas, 2 volumes.

Jewish law and decision-making: a study through time.

Judaism, the first phase: the place of Ezra and Nehemiah in the origins of Judaism.

Killing a Messiah: a novel.

Paul among the people: the Apostle reinterpreted and reimagined in his own time.

Paul before the Areopagus, and other New Testament studies.

Pee-Wee’s big adventure (DVD).

The significance of singleness: a theological vision for the future of the church.

Transpacific evangelicalism in the twentieth century: revival and evangelism in America and Korea.

The world is waiting for you: celebrating the 50th ordination anniversary of Addie Davis.


New Books and Media Received (September 2020)

The following Books (28 items) were received into the Library collection for both the Welshimer and Seminary Libraries through expense accounts and by donation during September 2020.

Seminary Library

How to be an antiracist, 2019. 

Language and Literature
Greek to me, 2002. 

Philosophy, Psychology, and Religion
Basics of Hebrew accents, 2020.

If I give my soul: faith behind bars in Rio de Janeiro, 2017.

“Like a lone bird on a roof”: animal imagery and the structure of Psalms, 2018.

Origen, spirit and fire: a thematic anthology of his writings, 1984.

Origen’s influence on the young Augustine: a chapter of the history of Origenism, 2003.

The wellspring of worship, 2005.

The Oxford handbook of Maximus the Confessor, 2017.

Tübinger Bibelatlas: auf der Grundlage des Tübinger Atlas des Vorderen Orients, 2001.

New Testament Seminar
Honor and shame in the world of the Bible, 1996.

Writing the Gospels: a dialogue with Francis Watson, 2019.

Donated Gift Items to the Milligan Libraries
The book of lights, by Chaim Potok.

The Cambridge companion to ancient ethics.

The chosen: a novel, by Chaim Potok.

Christian grace and pagan virtue: the theological foundation of Ambrose’s ethics.

The Christian Moses: from Philo to the Qur’ân.

Davita’s harp.

Fighting words.

Find your place: locating your calling through your gifts, passions, and story.

The gift of Asher Lev.

Hated without a reason: the remarkable story of Christian persecution over the centuries.

In the beginning, by Chaim Potok.

My name is Asher Lev.

Professional spiritual & pastoral care: a practical clergy and chaplain’s handbook.

The promise, by Chaim Potok.

Strengths finder 2.0.

Visions and faces of the tragic: the mimesiis of tragedy and the folly of salvation in early Christian literature.

“Faces of the First Ladies”: New Archives Exhibit at Welshimer Library

The Holloway Archives at Milligan University has recently installed a new exhibit for Fall 2020 in the Welshimer Library. “Faces of the First Ladies: A Photo Exhibit of Milligan’s First Ladies, 1882-1968” displays over two dozen photos of Milligan’s presidential wives, from Sarah LaRue Hopwood to Dorothy Keister Walker. Included in the exhibit are short descriptions of these women, including how long they served as first ladies and who their husbands — the presidents — were.

Perlea Derthick

“The presidents get a lot of the spotlight in Milligan history, but the ladies have an interesting history too,” says Katherine Banks, University Archivist. “Sarah LaRue Hopwood was just as much a part of Milligan’s founding and early years as Josephus was. Perlea Derthick ran the school while Henry was away, which was often. Dorothy Keister Walker was an ordained minister and evangelist in the 1950s and 1960s.”

Dorothy Keister Walker and Dean Walker

May Day Play, Olive Garrett on far right, circa 1896

While many of the photos in the exhibit are portraits of the women, Banks points out that several of them speak to the women’s involvement in the school as well. “Some of the only photos I could find for the early first ladies were of them with a group of faculty or with students,” Banks says.

Additionally, there are some photos of the women that show their personal side. “One of my favorite photos in this exhibit is of Sarah LaRue Hopwood with a parrot on her shoulder! Typically, you think of photos from the late 1800s and early 1900s as being stiff and unsmiling. But this photo breaks that stereotype and speaks to Sarah’s love of animals.”

Sarah LaRue Hopwood, circa 1898

“We’re in a unique position this fall, with the pandemic, which may limit who will be able to see any archival exhibits,” Banks says. “I thought doing an exhibit that was heavily visual would be helpful for having an online version of the exhibit, so that people viewing the exhibit online wouldn’t feel like they were missing anything.” The exhibit is available for online viewing on Milligan DigitalRepository, Milligan’s online archival repository. Although slightly different in format than the physical exhibit, viewers can still see all the same information and photos that they would see in person. For those able to see the exhibit in person, it is available for viewing on the main floor (first floor) of Welshimer Library in the archival exhibit cases.


First Ladies of Milligan, 1882-1968:

  • Sarah Eleanor (LaRue) Hopwood, First Lady 1875-1903, 1915-1917
  • Olive Leola (Hanen) Garrett, First Lady 1903-1908
  • Pearl Katherine (Archer) Kershner, First Lady 1909-1911
  • Aileen (Moore) Utterback, First Lady 1911-1913
  • Allie (McCorkel) McDiarmid, First Lady 1913-1914
  • Elizabeth (Murphy) McKissick, First Lady 1914-1915
  • Perlea Derthick, First Lady 1917-1940
  • Florence Elizabeth (Anthony) Burns, First Lady 1940-1944
  • Geneva Dora (Tarr) Elliott, First Lady 1944-1948
  • Mary Lewis, First Lady 1948-1950
  • Florence (Ley) Walker, First Lady 1950-1960
  • Dorothy (Keister) Walker, First Lady 1962-1968

New Books and Media Received (June-August 2020)

The following Books and DVDs (89 items) were received into the Library collections at Welshimer and Seminary Libraries through expense accounts and by donation during June, July, and August 2020. Received books include a backlog of donations added to the collection this summer, many of which are for the Gail Phillips Collection.

Welshimer Library

The sound of hope: music as solace, resistance and salvation during the Holocaust and World War II by Kellie D. Brown, 2020.

Seminary Library

White men’s magic: scripturalization as slavery, 2014.

Language and Literature
Going deeper with New Testament Greek: an intermediate study of the grammar and syntax of … the New Testament., 2020.

Women talking: a novel, 2020.

Philosophy, Psychology, and Religion
Advances in the study of Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic: new insights for reading the Old Testament, 2020.

Brown church: five centuries of Latina/o social justice, theology, and identity, 2020.

Chrysostom’s devil: demons, the will, and virtue in patristic soteriology, 2020.

Defending shame: its formative power in Paul’s letters, 2020.

Demons and spirits in biblical theology: reading the biblical text in its cultural and literary context, 2019.

Evangelical theologies of liberation and justice, 2019.

In the eye of the animal: zoological imagination in ancient Christianity, 2018.

John Henry Newman on truth and its counterfeits: a guide for our times, 2020.

A life of Alexander Campbell, 2020.

Love makes no sense: an invitation to Christian theology, 2019.

Qualitative research: a multi-methods approach to projects for Doctor of Ministry theses, 2011.

Sexuality in the New Testament: understanding the key texts, 2010.

A story of YHWH: cultural translation and subversive reception in Israelite history, 2020.

Vulnerability and glory: a theological account, 2010.

The word made flesh: a theology of the incarnation, 2019.

Social Sciences
The mother of all questions, 2017.

The Oxford handbook of the Phoenician and Punic Mediterranean, 2019.

New Testament Seminar
The Gospel as manuscript: an early history of the Jesus tradition as material artifact, 2020.

Images of ancient Greek pederasty: boys were their gods, 2010.

The moral teaching of Paul: selected issues, 2009.

Narratology by Genevieve Liveley, 2019.

Place of Judas Iscariot in Christology, 2017.

Donated Gift Items to the Milligan Libraries
Ask another question: the story & meaning of Passover.

Auschwitz, 1270 to the present.

Bedtime Bible stories.

The beginning of the Reformation: Wittenberg in 1517.

The beginning reader’s Bible.

Bible stories of boys and girls.

Bible stories that live.

The Bible story: from the American Standard edition of the revised Bible.

The blood of his servants.

The Catholic Bible in pictures.

The Catholic children’s Bible.

A child is born: the story for children.

Children’s stories from the Bible and today.

The end of the Holocaust: the liberation of the camps.

Escape from Sobibor.

The facts of life: three-dimensional, movable illustrations show the development of a baby from conception to birth.

Fire in the bread, life in the body: the pheumatology of Ephrem the Syrian.

The five books of Moses for young people.

Franklin and Eleanor: an extraordinary marriage.

God gave me eyes.

God is always there with Booker Bear.

God is my helper.

God sent His Son.

Have faith & pray with Whistler the Dog.

Heroes of the Bible.

La historia de Navidad: según los Evangelios de Mateo y Lucas.

An honourable defeat: a history of German resistance to Hitler, 1933-1945.

Hunter and hunted; human history of the holocaust.

I learn about the fruit of the Holy Spirit.

I pray with the prayer circle friends.

I’ve Decided I Want My Seat Back.

Jagendorf’s foundry: memoir of the Romanian Holocaust, 1941-1944.

Jesus: the little new baby.

Jesus and his disciples.

Jesus goes to school.

Jesus with us.

The journey back from hell: an oral history: conversations with concentration camp survivors.

King James II: New Testament, including Beautiful Bible stories for little eyes and ears.

Lest innocent blood be shed: the story of the village of Le Chambon and how goodness happened there.

Men of tomorrow; stories from the Bible for youth of today.

Michelangelo in Ravensbrück: one woman’s war against the Nazis.

Milligan mayhem.

Nightmares: memoirs of the years of horror under Nazi rule in Europe 1939-1945.

The NIV standard lesson commentary: International Sunday school lessons.

Off the record: the private papers of Harry S. Truman.

Out on a limb: the story of Zacchaeus.

Palestine: peace not apartheid.

Paper walls: America and the refugee crisis, 1938-1941.

The Picture Bible: New Testament.

Pray when you’re in trouble with Eunice the lamb.

Read-n-grow picture Bible.

Reclaiming the Old Testament for Christian preaching.

Seasoned with love: a collection of recipes.

Shoah: an oral history of the Holocaust: the complete text of the film.

Shtetl: the life and death of a small town and the world of Polish Jews.

The sound of hope: music as solace, resistance and salvation during the Holocaust and World War II, by Kellie D. Brown.

Syriac medicine and Ḥunayn ibn Isḥāq’s Arabic translation of the Hippocratic Aphorisms.

Tennessee’s battered brigadier: the life of General Joseph B. Palmer, CSA.

This life therefore.

The two sons.

Uncle Jim’s stories from the New Testament.

Wonder of Easter/La maravilla de la Resurrección.

Zaccheus meets Jesus.


New Books and Media Received (March 2020)

The following Books and DVDs (45 items) were received into the Library collection for both the Welshimer and Seminary Libraries through the Acquisitions Budget, endowments (Seminary), and by donation during March 2020.

Seminary Library

Discover the holy land: a travel guide to Israel and Jordan, 2020.

Philosophy, Psychology, Religion
1 Samuel by Ralph W. Klein, 1983.

1-2 Thessalonians, 1-2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon by Lee Gatiss and
Bradley G. Green, 2019.

Approaching the atonement: the reconciling work of Christ, 2020.

A boundless God: the Spirit according to the Old Testament, 2020.

Coming to our senses: body and spirit in the hidden history of the West, 2015.

In stone and story: early Christianity in the Roman world, 2020.

The McCabe reader, 2016.

Social Sciences
Healing racial trauma: the road to resilience, 2020.

New Testament Seminar
The best of the grammarians: Aristarchus of Samothrace on the Iliad, 2018.

Jewish-Christianity and the history of Judaism: collected essays, 2018.

The reception of Jesus in the first three centuries, 2020. [3 volumes]

Welshimer Library

Animated personalities: cartoon characters and stardom in American theatrical shorts, 2019.

Book of beasts: the bestiary in the medieval world, 2019.

Leonardo da Vinci: a closer look, 2019.

Monumental journey: the daguerreotypes of Girault de Prangey, 2019.

American sutra: a story of faith and freedom in the Second World War, 2019.

Covenant brothers: Evangelicals, Jews, and U.S.-Israeli relations, 2019.

How to hide an empire: a history of the greater United States, 2020.

The hundred years’ war on Palestine: a history of settler colonialism and resistance, 1917-2017, 2020.

March. Book three, 2016.

March. Book two, 2015.

Overground railroad: the Green Book and the roots of Black travel in America, 2020.

Separate: the story of Plessy v. Ferguson, and America’s journey from slavery to segregation, 2020.

Wilmington’s lie: the murderous coup of 1898 and the rise of white supremacy, 2020.

Language, Literature, and Film
Allegories of the Anthropocene, 2019.

Chaucer and religious controversies in the medieval and early modern eras, 2019.

History and film: a tale of two disciplines, 2019.

The Hollywood Jim Crow: the racial politics of the movie industry, 2019. 

Military Science
The bomb: presidents, generals, and the secret history of nuclear war, 2020. 

Big deal: Bob Fosse and dance in the American musical, 2020.

Charles Ives and his world, 1996.

Music in the Medieval West, 2014.

Philosophy and Religion
Explaining evil: four views, 2019.

Hard questions: facing the problems of life, 2019.

Mindfulness: ancient wisdom meets modern psychology, 2019.

Nietzsche’s The gay science: an introduction, 2019.

Silence: a social history of one of the least understood elements of our lives, 2019.

Political Science
Discourse and truth and Parrēsia, 2019.

Nature’s mutiny: how the little ice age of the long seventeenth century transformed the west… and shaped the present, 2020.

Social Sciences
Policing the open road: how cars transformed American freedom, 2019.

How knowledge moves: writing the transnational history of science and technology, 2019.

Ben-Hur: a tale of the Christ, 2011.

Donated Gift Items to the Milligan Libraries
The age of illusions : how America squandered its Cold War victory, 2020.

Tennessee blue book, 2018-2019.