Milligan Library Life

by the staff of P.H. Welshimer Memorial Library & Seminary Library

New Books and Media Received (October 2018)

The following Books and DVDs (127 items) were received into the Library collection for both the Welshimer and Seminary Libraries through the Acquisitions Budget and by donation during October 2018.

Seminary Library

New Testament Seminar
Divine and human agency in Paul and his cultural environment, 2008.

Exploring Johannine ethics : a rhetorical approach to moral efficacy in the Fourth Gospel narrative, 2017.

The Geneva Bible : a facsimile of the 1560 edition, 2007.

God’s library : the archaeology of the earliest Christian manuscripts, 2018.

Heavenly priesthood in the Apocalypse of Abraham, 2013.

Honoring the Son : Jesus in earliest Christian devotional practice, 2018.

The letter to the Galatians, 2018.

A New Testament Theology, 2018.

Novum Testamentum Graecum : editio critica maior, Teil 2 and Teil 3, 2017.

Novum Testamentum Graecum. Editio Critica Maior / Die Katholischen Briefe : Teil 1 und Teil 2, Gesamtwerk, 2013.

Yahoel and Metatron : aural apocalypticism and the origins of early Jewish mysticism, 2017.

Poured out : the spirit of God empowering the mission of God, 2018.

Who do the Ngimurok say that they are? : a phenomenological study of Turkana traditional religious specialists in Turkana, Kenya, 2018.

AV Video
Basics of Biblical Greek video lectures : a complete course for the beginner, 2013.

Fine Arts
Culture care: reconnecting with beauty for our common life, 2017.

Eccentric Culture A Theory of Western Civilization, 2008. 

Language and Literature
The collected poems of C.S. Lewis : a critical edition, 2015.

Spiritual accompaniment and counselling : journeying with psyche and soul, 2015.

Philosophy, Psychology, Religion
The Bible and the environment, 2013.

Biblical theology, 2014.

The Contrarian’s Guide to Church Planting, 2018.

How new is the New Testament? : first-century Judaism and the emergence of Christianity, 2018.

The legitimacy of the human, 2017.

Playful awakening : releasing the gift of play in your life, 2017.

Preaching with cultural intelligence : understanding the people who hear our sermons, 2017.

Prophetic preaching : a pastoral approach, 2010.

Romans, 2018.

Since the beginning : interpreting Genesis 1 and 2 through the ages, 2018.

To bless the space between us : a book of blessings, 2008.

A wee worship book, 2015.

Who do the Ngimurok say that they are? : a phenomenological study of Turkana traditional religious specialists in Turkana, Kenya, 2018.

Whole and reconciled : gospel, church, and mission in a fractured world, 2018.

A world transformed : exploring the spirituality of medieval maps, 2015.

Welshimer Library

The African affairs reader : key texts in politics, development, and international relations, 2017.

The Apache wars : the hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the captive boy who started the longest war in American history, 2016.

Buried ideas : legends of abdication and ideal government in early Chinese bamboo-slip manuscripts, 2015.

Cherokee in controversy : the life of Jesse Bushyhead, 2017.

Diaries of John Quincy Adams, 1779-1848, 2017.

Fannie hardy eckstorm and her quest for local knowledge, 1865-1946., 2015.

The House of Government : a saga of the Russian Revolution, 2017.

In the shadow of statues : a White Southerner confronts history, 2018.

Rising out of hatred : the awakening of a former white nationalist, 2018.

The roar of the lion : the untold story of Churchill’s World War II speeches, 2015.

Streams of gold, rivers of blood : the rise and fall of Byzantium, 955 A.D. to the First Crusade, 2017.

Thin Light of Freedom : the civil war and emancipation in the heart of america., 2018.

Unsettling the West : violence and state building in the Ohio Valley, 2018.

Language and Literature
An anthology of traditional Korean literature, 2017.

Deeper magic : the theology behind the writings of C.S. Lewis, 2016.

Difficult women, 2017.

An encouraging thought : the Christian worldview in the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien, 2018.

The fellowship of the ring : being the first part of the lord of the rings, 2004.

Journalistic authority: legitimating news in the digital era, 2017.

Making sense : the glamorous story of English grammar, 2017.

Impeachment : a citizen’s guide, 2017.

John Marshall : definer of a nation, 1998.

Occupational therapy in acute care, 2017.

A practical guide to cultivating therapeutic presence, 2017.

Acting in musical theatre : a comprehensive course, 2016.

Broadway musicals : show by show, 2014.

Dear Evan Hansen, 2017.

The enraged accompanist’s guide to the perfect audition, 2011.

Musical theatre song : a comprehensive course in selection, preparation and presentation for the modern performer, 2016.

The new Broadway song companion : an annotated guide to musical theatre literature by voice type and song style, 2009.

What do I do with my hands? : a guide to acting for the singer, 2015.

Philosophy, Psychology, Religion
Appreciating the Chinese difference : engaging Roger T. Ames on methods, issues, and roles, 2018.

Billy Graham : American pilgrim, 2017.

Detour and access : strategies of meaning in China and Greece, 2000.

Essays on skepticism, relativism and ethics in the Zhuangzi, 1996.

Guanzi : political, economic, and philosophical essays from early China : a study and translation, 1998.

Having a word with Angus Graham : at twenty-five years into his immortality, 2018.

Hiding the world in the world : uneven discourses on the Zhuangzi, 2003.

Hunger : a memoir of (my) body, 2017.

In praise of blandness : proceeding from Chinese thought and aesthetics, 2004.

Not your parents’ offering plate : a new vision for financial stewardship, 2015.

On the universal, the uniform, the common and dialogue between cultures, 2014.

Social Sciences
Bad feminist : essays, 2014.

Deviced! : balancing life and technology in a digital world, 2018.

Evidence, 2017.

Loaded : a disarming history of the Second Amendment, 2018.

Not that bad : dispatches from rape culture, 2018.

The total money makeover : a proven plan for financial fitness, 2013.

White fragility : why it’s so hard for White people to talk about racism, 2018.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, 1999.

Harry Potter and the deathly hallows, 2007.

Harry Potter and the goblet of fire, 2000.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, 2005.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, 2003.

Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban, 1999.

Harry Potter and the sorcerer’s stone, 1998.

The hate u give, 2017.

What color is my world? : the lost history of African-American inventors, 2013.

Compact Discs
The singer’s musical theatre anthology. Baritone/Bass. Volume 2 : a collection of songs from the musical stage, categorized by voice type : the selections are presented in their authentic settings, excerpted from the original vocal scores, 2005.

The singer’s musical theatre anthology. Mezzo-soprano/Belter. Volume 2 : a collection of songs from the musical stage, categorized by voice type : the selections are presented in their authentic settings, excerpted from the original vocal scores, 2005.

The singer’s musical theatre anthology. Soprano. Volume 1 : accompaniment CDs : a collection of songs from the musical stage, categorized by voice type : the selections are presented in their authentic settings, excerpted from the original vocal scores, 2005.

The singer’s musical theatre anthology. Tenor. Volume 2 : a collection of songs from the musical stage, categorized by voice type : the selections are presented in their authentic settings, excerpted from the original vocal scores, 2005.

The singer’s musical theatre anthology. Tenor. Volume I : a collection of songs from the musical stage, categorized by voice type : the selections are presented in their authentic settings, excerpted from the original vocal scores, 2005.

Buffy, the vampire slayer. Season seven, 2008.

Buffy, the vampire slayer. The complete fifth season on DVD, 2003.

Buffy, the vampire slayer. The complete first season, 2008.

Buffy, the vampire slayer : the complete second season on DVD, 2002.

Buffy, the vampire slayer. The complete sixth season on DVD, 2008.

Doctor Who. The complete tenth series, 2017.

The Good Place. Season one, 2017.

The Good Place. Season two, 2018.

High Noon, 2002.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower, 2013.

21st century musical theatre : 50 songs from shows since 2000, 2014.

Musical theatre for classical singers. Baritone/Bass, 2011.

Musical theatre for classical singers. Soprano, 2011.

Musical theatre for classical singers. Tenor, 2011.

The singer’s musical theatre anthology. Soprano. Volume 2 : a collection of songs from the musical stage, categorized by voice type, 2000.

Donated Gift Books to the Milligan Libraries
The architecture of the cosmos : St Maximus the Confessor : new perspectives.

The Cambridge history of moral philosophy.

Carl Jung and Maximus the confessor on psychic development : the dynamics between the ‘psychological’ and the ‘spiritual’.

Christ and evolution : wonder and wisdom.

Early Christian readings of Genesis one : patristic exegesis and literal interpretation.

A guide to missions : becoming a missions-driven church.


Human knowledge according to Saint Maximus the Confessor.

In the footsteps of King David : revelations from an ancient biblical city.

Is God anti-gay? : and other questions about homosexuality, the Bible and same-sex attraction.

Silesia – a pearl in the Bohemian Crown : history, culture, art.

Sin : a Thomistic psychology.

The Typikon decoded : an explanation of Byzantine liturgical practice.

Milligan Libraries Book+Art 2018 Exhibit: Bringing New Life to Old Books!

Milligan Libraries is currently celebrating its sixth annual Book+Art exhibit, on display now at Welshimer Library. The exhibit, which occurs every Fall during Homecoming weekend, is one of two book-related Milligan community creative expression showcases the library hosts every year – every Spring, the library hosts Edible Books Festival.

Books are repositories of information, knowledge, and inspiration. As physical objects, however, books are fragile things. Many – especially children’s books – get literally love to pieces, while others get replaced with updated, more relevant versions. To celebrate their impact on our lives, the library invites the Milligan community to use discarded books and transform them into works of art.

This year we had 10 entries, displaying a variety of techniques and ideas. The winner of our random draw for a $25 Amazon gift card was Engineering student Korynne Taylor. Congratulations, Korynne! Milligan Libraries would like to thank everyone who participated in this year’s Book+Art exhibit.

We highly recommend dropping in to Welshimer and checking out the entries – the level of detail is awesome! But we realize not everyone can make it down, so here are photos of this year’s entries:

Milligan by Joy Drinnon

Word Flurry by Katie Banks

Variations on Merry by Mary Jackson

Praying By the Book: Anglican Rosary by Jude Morrissey

Faith by Joy Drinnon

Born of History by Korynne Taylor

Pumpkin by Joy Drinnon


Bibliobead Tree by Jude Morrissey

Creation of Adam: Part II by Sydney Rhoton

Cookbook Conversions by Kristy Lundholm

Holloway Archives Mounts New Archives Exhibit for Fall 2018

The Holloway Archives has installed a new exhibit for Fall 2018. “We Must Rebuild”: Milligan College’s Fire of 1918 focuses on the Milligan of one hundred years ago and the devastating fire that changed the college. “When I realized that it was exactly one hundred years since this pivotal event in Milligan’s history, I thought it would make a interesting exhibit,” says archivist Katie Banks. “While researching for the exhibit, I found some really fascinating items.”

The exhibit displays what Milligan College was like a hundred years ago. Henry J. Derthick had been president for about a year, and the campus was almost unrecognizable from what it is today. The Great War had also affected the school, including the introduction of the Student Army Training Corps, a program to train men to be officers while living on campus and attending the host institution. Just days after the war ended, the Administration Building–the main college building–burned, leaving students homeless and the college without its records, teaching materials, library, and classrooms. But through the perseverance and hard work of President Derthick, the college recovered and flourished with new buildings and improvements, including a new Administration Building–renamed years later as Derthick Hall.

The old Administration Building after the fire, circa 1918

This story is told through items such as photos, letters, and student publications. One item is a letter from Herbert Hoover, dated October 21, 1918, at the time representing the United States Food Administration, asking the college to help in a food conservation program. Another interesting item is a brick recovered during more recent Derthick Hall renovations believed to be from the old Administration Building that burned. The most sentimental item in the exhibit is a letter from President Derthick to Josephus Hopwood expressing his thoughts about the fire. “Milligan has been the object of your love for so long a time that I know you are deeply moved over the loss. We must rebuild and in a very large way. Your child must accomplish even greater things in the future than she has in the past.” [Derthick to Hopwood, 1918 November 19, Hopwood Correspondence, The Holloway Archives at Milligan College, Milligan College, TN] These lines reveal Derthick’s ambition to keep the college going and even strengthen it, which he ultimately would do.

Detail of the exhibit showing a brick believed to be from the old Administration Building.

Be sure to come check out this exhibit on the first floor of the Welshimer Library! Library hours are Monday-Thursday 7:45 AM-Midnight, Friday 7:45 AM-5:00 PM, Saturday 11:00 AM-5:00 PM, and Sunday 2:00 PM-Midnight. You can also view other portions of the exhibit in MCStor, Milligan College’s institutional repository.

If you would like to know more about Milligan’s history, set up an appointment with archivist Katie Banks to visit The Holloway Archives!

Milligan Libraries Hosts Book Art Workshop

On Tuesday, October 16, Welshimer Library hosted our first-ever book art workshop!

Later this month, we’ll have our Sixth Annual Book+Art Exhibit, when we showcase works of art created from old books that need a new life by Milligan students, faculty, staff, and community members. This year, we coordinated with Dr. Jil Smith (Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy, skilled book artist, and frequent Book+Art exhibitor) to hold a drop-in workshop for those interested in learning how to turn books that have outlived their usefulness or been literally loved to pieces into something new. Dr. Joy Drinnon (Professor of Psychology, Director of Undergraduate Research, accomplished book artist, and inveterate Book+Art exhibitor) joined with Dr. Smith in providing suggestions and teaching techniques to bring their visions to life.

All materials were provided, and workshop participants were encouraged to think of way to incorporate various parts of the books, as well as other materials, to make something interesting.

We hope to see these creations and more in our Sixth Annual Book+Art Exhibit, which will be held, as usual, during Homecoming Weekend, October 26-28, at Welshimer Library. All are invited to participate – both to create something new and to come to see what others have made.



New Books and Media Received (September 2018)

The following Books and DVDs (81 items) were received into the Library collection for both the Welshimer and Seminary Libraries through the Acquisitions Budget and by donation during September 2018.

Seminary Library

New Testament Seminar
Matthew’s Bible : a facsimile of the 1537 edition, 2009.

Paul among the Apocalypses?: an evaluation of the “Apocalyptic Paul” in the context of Jewish and Christian Apocalyptic literature, 2018.

Language and Literature
Khirbet Khizeh, 2014.

“They say I say”: the moves that matter in academic writing, 2018.

Philosophy, Psychology, Religion
Befriend: create belonging in an age of judgment, isolation, and fear, 2016.

Building a youth ministry that builds disciples: a small book about a big idea, 2011.

Cultural insights for Christian leaders: new directions for organizations serving God’s mission, 2018.

Decreation: the last things of all creatures, 2018.

EnGendered: God’s gift of gender difference in relationship, 2015.

The First Testament: a new translation, 2018.

The humility of God: a Franciscan perspective, 2005.

It’s just a phase, so don’t miss it: why every life stage of a kid matters, and at least 13 things your church should do about it, 2015.

Leading change without losing it: five strategies that can revolutionize how you lead change when facing opposition, 2012.

The living God and the fullness of life, 2015.

A peculiar orthodoxy: reflections on theology and the arts, 2018.

Seeing God: the beatific vision in Christian tradition, 2018.

Sustainable children’s ministry: from last-minute scrambling to long-term solutions, 2018.

Traditional ritual as Christian worship: dangerous syncretism or necessary hybridity?, 2018.

Social Sciences
Sticking points: how to get 4 generations working together in the 12 places they come apart, 2013.

Welshimer Library

Bibliography, Library Science and Information Resources
Indelible ink: the trials of John Peter Zenger and the birth of America’s free press, 2017.

Fine Arts
Best of college photography annual, 2018.

Virginia Intermont College: what remains, 2017.

American president: from Teddy Roosevelt to Bill Clinton, 2019.

Cattle kingdom: the hidden history of the cowboy West, 2018.

Caught in the revolution: witness to the fall of Imperial Russia, 2018.

A just and generous nation: Abraham Lincoln and the fight for American opportunity, 2015.

Lincoln’s ethics, 2015.

Lone star pasts: memory and history in Texas, 2007.

A nation without border: the United States and its world in an age of civil wars, 1830-1910, 2016.

Paradise of the Pacific: approaching Hawaiʻi, 2015.

Savage war: a military history of the Civil War, 2018.

Schlesinger: the imperial historian, 2017.

The statesman and the storyteller: John Hay, Mark Twain, and the rise of American imperialism, 2016.

The vanquished: why the First World War failed to end, 2017.

The World Remade: America in World War I, 2018.

Language and Literature
Circe: a novel, 2018.

The Odyssey, 2018.

The plum in the golden vase, or, Chin Pʻing Mei, volume 4, 2013.

The plum in the golden vase, or, Chin Pʻing Mei, volume 5, 2013.

The silence of the girls: a novel, 2018.

Divergent paths: the academy and the judiciary, 2016.

Miracle cure: the creation of antibiotics and the birth of modern medicine, 2018.

Philosophy, Psychology, Religion
Graduate study in psychology 2019, 2018.

Americans and their weather, 2014.

The book that changed America: how Darwin’s theory of evolution ignited a nation, 2018.

Data science for business: [what you need to know about data mining and data-analytic thinking], 2013.

Life in code: a personal history of technology, 2018.

Social Sciences
Beyond trans: does gender matter?, 2018.

Capitalism: a short history, 2018.

Democracy in chains: the deep history of the radical right’s stealth plan for America, 2018.

The end of American childhood: a history of parenting from life on the frontier to the managed child, 2016.

The life and the adventures of a haunted convict, 2017.

The Toyota way: 14 management principles from the world’s greatest manufacturer, 2004.


Geisel 2010 Honor Book Mouse and Mole, fine feathered friends, 2011.
Geisel 2009 Honor Book One boy, 2008.
Geisel 2017 Honor Book Oops pounce quick run! : an alphabet caper, 2016.
Percy Jackson & the Olympians, 2009 (complete series).
Geisel 2009 Honor Book Stinky : a Toon Book, 2008.
Geisel 2016 Honor Book Supertruck, 2015.
Geisel 2014 Medal Winner The watermelon seed, 2013.


Compact Discs
Barracoon: the story of the last “black cargo,” 2018.

Avatar, the last airbender. The complete series, 2015.

The American Nurse, 2014.

Maya Angelou, and still I rise, 2017.

A quiet passion, 2017.

Donated Gift Books to the Milligan Libraries
City of sedition: the history of New York City during the Civil War.

Closest companion: the unknown story of the intimate friendship between Franklin Roosevelt and Margaret Suckley.

Disciples: the World War II missions of the CIA directors who fought for Wild Bill Donovan: Allen Dulles, Richard Helms, William Colby, William Casey.

An entertainment for angels: electricity in the Enlightenment.

The fantastic laboratory of Dr. Weigl: how two brave scientists battled typhus and sabotaged the Nazis.

The firebrand and the First Lady: portrait of a friendship: Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the struggle for social justice.

Heroines of Mercy Street: the real nurses of the Civil War.

If moon, then yes.

If moon, then yes. (Archives Copy)

The invisible bridge: the fall of Nixon and the rise of Reagan.

One man against the world: the tragedy of Richard Nixon.

Operation Sealion: how Britain crushed the German war machine’s dreams of invasion in 1940.

Our Declaration: a reading of the Declaration of Independence in defense of equality.

Our man in Charleston: Britain’s secret agent in the Civil War South.

Pennsylvania Hall: a “legal lynching” in the shadow of the Liberty Bell.

A world made new: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.