New Books and Media Received (December 2019 & January 2020)

The following Books and DVDs (112 items) were received into the Library collection for both the Welshimer and Seminary Libraries through the Acquisitions Budget and by donation during December 2019 and January 2020.

Seminary Library

Creating wicked students: designing courses for a complex world, 2018.

Language and Literature
A biblical Hebrew reference grammar by C. H. J. Van der Merwe, J. A. Naudé, Jan Kroeze, 2017.

Classical Syriac by Arman Akopian, 2019.

Critics, compilers, and commentators: an introduction to Roman philology, 200 BCE-800 CE, 2018.

Poems on Scripture: Greek original and English translation, 2012.

Philosophy, Psychology, Religion
A theological introduction to the Old Testament by Mark W. Hamilton, 2018.

Adrian’s Introduction to the divine Scriptures: an Antiochene handbook for Scriptural interpretation, 2017.

Athanasiana Syriaca, 1972.

Athanasiana Syriaca. Pt. 2, [Syriac text], 1967.

Bearing Yhwh’s name at Sinai: a reexamination of the name command of the Decalogue, 2018.

The beginning of difference: discovering identity in God’s diverse world, 2019.

The book of Genesis by Joy A. Schroeder, 2015.

Catechetical discourse: a handbook for catechists, 2019.

Christ and the common life: political theology and the case for democracy, 2019.

Christian ethics for a digital society, 2019.

The cross and salvation: the doctrine of God, 2006.

Cultural engagement: a crash course in contemporary issues, 2019.

Didymus the Blind’s commentary on Psalms 26:10-29:2 and 36:1-3 (P.BYU.1), 2019.

The dragon, the mountain, and the nations: an Old Testament myth, its origins, and its afterlives, 2018.

Ethics in Ancient Israel, 2014.

Everything is interconnected: towards a globalization with a human face and an integral ecology, 2019.

General introduction and Megilloth = Megilot, 2004.

The history of Mar Behnam and Sarah: martyrdom and monasticism in medieval Iraq, 2018.

Introduction to the Septuagint, 2019.

Isaiah 6-12: a critical and exegetical commentary by H.G.M. Williamson, 2019.

Jacob of Sarug’s homilies on the Nativity, 2010.

Jacob of Sarug’s homilies on the six days of creation: the fifth day, 2019.

Jacob of Sarug’s Homily on the chariot that Prophet Ezekiel saw, 2016.

Jacob of Sarug’s Homily on the Lord’s Prayer, 2016.

Jacob of Sarug’s Homily on the Tower of Babel, 2009.

A lens of love: reading the Bible in its world for our world, 2018.

Liturgy and Byzantinization in Jerusalem, 2019.

Mar Narsai: Homily 33 on the sanctification of the Church, 2018.

Maternal thinking: toward a politics of peace; with a new preface, 1995.

Not scattered or confused: rethinking the urban world of the Hebrew Bible, 2019.

On the ecclesiastical mystagogy, 2019.

Parenting as spiritual practice and source for theology: mothering matters, 2017.

Preaching in the purple zone: ministry in the red-blue divide, 2019.

Reading Scripture canonically: theological instincts for Old Testament interpretation, 2019.

Sexism and sin-talk: feminist conversations on the human condition, 2019.

Solidarity and defiant spirituality: Africana lessons on religion, racism, and ending gender violence, 2019.

A spiritual life: perspectives from poets, prophets, and preachers, 2011.

The Syriac Peshiṭta Bible with English translation. Acts, 2014.

The Syriac Peshiṭta Bible with English translation. Luke, 2013.

The Syriac Peshiṭta Bible with English translation. Mark, 2012.

Syriac tradition of the infancy gospel of Thomas: a critical edition and English translation, 2019.

Trees and kings: a comparative analysis of tree imagery in Israel’s prophetic tradition and the ancient Near East, 2018.

When one religion isn’t enough: the lives of spiritually fluid people, 2018.

Social Science
Studying gender in the ancient Near East, 2018. 

New Testament Seminar
Christobiography: memory, history, and the reliability of the Gospels, 2019.

Gendering war and peace in the Gospel of Luke, 2019.

The gospel of the son of God: an introduction to Matthew, 2019.

History and eschatology: Jesus and the promise of natural theology, 2019.

Intermediate Greek grammar: syntax for students of the New Testament, 2019.

Jesus, the Essenes, and Christian origins: new light on ancient texts and communities, 2018.

Jews and Christians?: second-century “Christian” perspectives on the “Parting of the Ways,” 2014.

Myths and mistakes in New Testament textual criticism, 2019.

The New Testament in its world: an introduction to the history, literature, and theology of the first Christians, 2019.

The New Testament in Muslim eyes: Paul’s letter to the Galatians, 2018.

Participating in Christ: explorations in Paul’s theology and spirituality, 2019.

The state of New Testament studies: a survey of recent research, 2019.

The text of the earliest New Testament Greek manuscripts (2 volumes), 2019.

Textual criticism of the Bible, 2018.

Encyclopedia of Martin Luther and the Reformation, 2017.

Welshimer Library

Anthropology and Recreation
Food, politics, and society: social theory and the modern food system, 2018.

A history of the world in seven cheap things: a guide to capitalism, nature, and the future of the planet, 2017.

Sport and the neoliberal university: profit, politics, and pedagogy, 2018.

Language and Literature
You don’t have to say you love me: a memoir, 2019.

Cooper’s fundamentals of hand therapy: clinical reasoning and treatment guidelines for common diagnoses of the upper extremity, 2020.

Aaron Copland: the life and work of an uncommon man, 2000.

Charles Ives: a life with music, 1996.

Dangerous melodies: classical music in America from the Great War through the Cold War, 2020.

Elizabethan mythologies: studies in poetry, drama and music, 2006.

Experimental music: Cage and beyond, 1999.

Experimental music since 1970, 2016.

The Grove Music guide to American film music, 2019.

The history of music and musical instruments in Europe : prehistory through the Renaissance, 2019.

Ives and Copland : a listener’s guide, 2004.

Minimalists by K. Robert Schwarz, 2008.

Music in medieval Europe, 2017.

Music in the baroque, 2014.

Music in the Renaissance, 2013.

A new English music: composers and folk traditions in England’s musical renaissance from the late 19th to the mid-20th century, 2016.

Transformations of musical modernism, 2015.

Semiconductor material and device characterization, 2006. 

Social Sciences
American radicals: how nineteenth-century protest shaped the nation, 2019.

The cigarette: a political history, 2019.

Eating NAFTA: trade, food policies, and the destruction of Mexico, 2018.

The great reversal: how America gave up on free markets, 2019.

MOS (metal oxide semiconductor) physics and technology, 1982.

Total design: integrated methods for successful product engineering, 1991.

Won’t you be my neighbor? 2018.

Donated Gift Items to the Milligan Libraries
The body in motion: its evolution and design.

Body, breath & being: a new approach to the Alexander Technique.

Building a scholarly career: the ATS guide to religious and theological publishing.

Byzantine philosophy.

Death before the fall: biblical literalism and the problem of animal suffering.

Dynamis of healing  patristic theology and the psyche.

The Fall reconsidered: a literary synthesis of the primeval sin narratives against the backdrop of the history of exegesis.

Individuality in late antiquity.

The Jacksonian era, 1828-1848.

The life and times of Martha Laurens Ramsay, 1759-1811.

A pair of silk stockings and other stories.

Personhood in the Byzantine Christian tradition: early, medieval, and modern perspectives.

The poems of Alcimus Ecdicius Avitus.


Reading sin in the world.

Readings in world Christian history.

Repentance in late antiquity: Eastern asceticism and the framing of the Christian life c.400-650 CE.

Sense and sensibility.

Tradition & diversity: Christianity in a world context to 1500.

The yellow wallpaper and other stories.