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Blog Posts from the Woodstock Theological Library

Carey Bible

Treasures From Woodstock Theological Library: 5

For our fifth week in our Treasures from the Woodstock Theological Library series, we highlight the first Catholic Bible published in the United States.

19th Century Torah Scroll

Treasures From Woodstock Theological Library: 4

In this fourth post on our treasures, we highlight a gift given to us in 1871

The Book of Mormon

Treasures From Woodstock Theological Library: 3

Marking the third post in our series, Treasures From Woodstock Theological Library, this week we’re highlighting our copy of the first edition of The Book of Mormon.

John Donne

Treasures from Woodstock Theological Library: 2

Continuing our series, Treasures from Woodstock Theological Library, librarian Amy Phillips highlights our copy of the famed poet John Donne's, Pseudo-Martyr.

Antwerp Polyglot Bible

Treasures From Woodstock Theological Library: 1

As the center for Jesuit scholarship in the 19th and much of the 20th century, the Woodstock Theological Library has come to count a number of literary treasures amongst its holdings.

Logo for Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal

Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal

Woodstock Theological Library’s Rare Book Cataloger, Amy Phillips is the resource editor for Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal (JHE), the most recent issue of which has just been released.

Miniature Book

A Light Read

Woodstock Theological Library’s rare book collection is not all large tomes of Ignatius and Augustine, but read about the small number of miniature books that can also be found amongst our collection.

Athanasius Kircher

The Fantastic Beasts of Athanasius Kircher

Learn about the Jesuit polymath Athanasius Kircher and his menagerie of fantastic beasts

John Courtney Murray, S.J.

Search The Collected Works of John Courtney Murray, S.J.

Woodstock adds new search functionality for the John Courtney Murray, S.J. Collected Works.

James Cone

James Cone, In Memoriam

Georgetown doctoral candidate, Peter Herman, reflects on the life and legacy of James Cone

Fr. Sourin

Edward Sourin, S.J.’s copy of Le Genie Du Christianisme

Librarian Amy Phillips finds interesting connections between a French book of apologetics and a 19th century Jesuit's book collection.

Adrian Vaagenes

Meet Our New Digital and Archival Services Librarian - Adrian Vaagenes

Learn about Adrian's love of history, tacos, and Karl Barth.