Images of artifacts from the Bible lands (Jordan, Israel, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, Turkey, Greece and Italy) acquired by Dr. William H. Morton, former director of the American School of Oriental Research in Jerusalem, during the 1940s and 1950s, including inscribed scarabs from Egypt; terracotta lamps and other pottery from Palestine; and ancient Jewish, Roman and Byzantine coins.
Images of more than 100 Methodist churches from across the United States, dating primarily from the first half of the twentieth century. The postcards depict many architectural styles of Methodist churches in rural, suburban, and city settings. The names of individual churches are as they appear on the postcards.
Digital images of various donated slide collections amassed by A. Webb Roberts Library. The slides have connections with past biblical archaeology professors who have at one time taught at Southwestern Seminary. This eclectic set of slides represents both synchronic and diachronic views of the ancient Near East. Individually the slides represent parts of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Syria, Israel, and other Near Eastern areas.
Thirty volumes digitized from the collections of the Oriental Institute (2) and Vanderbilt Divinity Library (28), for the ETANA core texts web site. These volumes consist of: 26 volumes from the series "Cuneiform Texts from Babylonian Tablets (parts 3, 5-13, 18-33); the two volume set of Harvard Excavations at Samaria; and two related volumes of images from Ninevah - "Monuments of Ninevah" and "A second series of The Monuments of Ninevah"
Daguerreotype images of missionaries appointed by The American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. The daguerreotypes were selected for inclusion based on physical condition and are part of a larger collection in Franklin Trask Library. Information on complete names, life dates, dates of service, and geographic areas of mission stations is from the published guide to the microfilm collection, Papers of The American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, and from biographical sketches compiled by John Adams Vinton.
Complete set of woodcut illustrations from the first (1563), second (1570), third (1576), and fourth (1583) English editions of John Foxe’s Actes and Monuments; complete set of woodcut illustrations from the second Latin edition (1559); title page images from the Latin editions (1554 and 1559); and Kalender and almanacs selected from first four English editions. Materials supplied from the collections of The Ohio State University Libraries and Bridwell Library, Southern Methodist University; Large three-page composite woodcut, “Table of the Ten First Persecutions of the Primitive Church,” here included by permission from the personal library of John N. King, Distinguished University Professor and Humanities Distinguished Professor of English & of Religious Studies, The Ohio State University.
The image-specific metadata incorporates Foxe inventory numbers supplied by Ruth Samson Luborsky and Elizabeth Morley Ingram, A Guide to English Illustrated Books, 1536-1603, 2 vols. (Tempe, AZ: Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 1998). Unless otherwise noted, woodcut illustrations appear once in each specified edition and only in designated editions. Woodcuts occur in the database in the order of their first appearance in the Foxe volumes themselves, according to the following progression: 1554, 1559, 1563, 1570, 1576, and 1583. Foxe uses selected woodcuts repeatedly throughout the Book of Martyrs. The database employs a letter/number system to describe these cuts, whereby numbers distinguish the use of woodcuts of similar designs and letters distinguish each use of any given cut across different Foxe editions. The names of martyrs given with these repeated cuts are transcribed verbatim from respective Foxe volumes. Square brackets indicate expanded abbreviations or other supplied text. When modernized versions of literatum transcriptions are not given, the modern use of “u/v” and “i/j” is maintained.
Mark Rankin would like to thank Christopher Bungard, Richard Firth Green, Leslie Lockett, Christopher Manion, Katie Rankin, and Rocki Wentzel for assistance with translation. Thanks also go to Marti Alt, Wesley Boomgaarden, Harry Campbell, Valerie Hotchkiss, John N. King, Ben McCorkle, and Betsy Walsh, as well as the staff of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Library of The Ohio State University and the staff of Special Collections, Bridwell Library, Southern Methodist University. A Bridwell Library Visiting Scholar’s Fellowship facilitated the completion of the work.
The Students' Lectures on Missions at Princeton Theological Seminary, which form the basis of the book, were delivered by the James S. Dennis in the spring of 1896 on the subject, "The Sociological Aspects of Foreign Missions." The subject was suggested to him by the students themselves, especially by members of the Sociological Institute and of the Missionary Society of the Seminary, with the special request that it be chosen for consideration.
Bowld Music Library digitized Sunday morning services of five Baptist churches in the Dallas/Fort Worth area as well as the Isaiah 6 worship service held at the Seminary. The churches which participated in the project were Broadway Baptist Church, Cowboy Church of Ellis County, Southcliff Baptist Church, First Baptist Church of Euless, and Union MIssionary Baptist Church.
Several clips were selected from the Sunday morning services to illustrate various approaches to corporate worship. These clips include Congregational Participation, Offertory, Prayer, Preaching, Responsorial Music, Revelatory Music, and Scripture Reading. However, the entire sermon of each service has been converted to MP3 format.
Interviews were made with the pastors/or worship ministers and Dr. Bruce H. Leafblad (planner of the Isaiah 6 model) to provide insights into the philosophy and theology behind the construction of their services. The following questions were asked of the pastors/ or worship ministers:
1. What is your name and official title here at the church?
2. What are your specific duties here at the church in context to the worship service?
3. Describe the demographics of your congregation.
4. What is the participatory level of worship here? Does the congregation readily participate in the various aspects of the worship service?
5. What would you say are the unique aspects of your typical worship services? What is your “worship style”?
6. Do you have a worship pattern, and if so, what is it?
7. Describe how you use the choir and/or praise team in worship.
8. What, overall, would you say is the philosophy of the worship services at this church? What are the purposes and goals?
The following questions were asked of Dr. Bruce H. Leafblad:
1. What is your name and your official title here at the Seminary?
2. Why should Isaiah 6:1-11 be a model of worship? What are the purposes and goals?
3. Briefly describe the Isaiah 6 model of worship.
4. Your chapter in the book Experience God in Worship mentions that the Isaiah 6 model of worship is applicable to different worship styles. Can you elaborate on this?
5. Describe the role of the congregation in this model of worship.
6. Describe the role of the choir and/or praise team in this model of worship.
The digital images are views of New England Congregational and Baptist churches, representing all chronological periods of private postcard production, 1898-current date. The postcards selected for digitization focus on architectural features and are from a larger collection in Franklin Trask Library. In many cases several postcards of an individual church present different renderings that reflect artistic license. Churches from every New England state except Vermont are included in the collection, although the bulk of postcards depict Massachusetts Congregational churches. The names of individual churches are as they appear on the postcard, except in the case of obvious error.