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Acquisitions January-March 2016

Acquisitions January-March 2016

Jun 30, 2016

New acquisitions January-March 2016: http://bit.ly/29c6DgM

Acquisitions October-December 2015

Acquisitions October-December 2015

Jan 12, 2016

New acquisitions October-December 2015: http://bit.ly/1mSFv7V

Introducing World Christianity [online]. Hoboken, NJ, USA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. ISBN 978-1-4443-4454-7. Available from: http://site.ebrary.com/lib/wcccoe/detail.action?docID=10521340&p00=10521340 [Restricted access WCC]. Table of contents: http://site.ebrary.com/lib/alltitles/docDetail.action?docID=10521340)

This interdisciplinary introduction offers students a truly global overview of the worldwide spread and impact of Christianity. It is enriched throughout by detailed historic and ethnographic material, showing how broad themes within Christianity have been adopted and adapted by Christian denominations within each major region of the world. (Source: http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-EHEP002827.html)

Book of the month (November 2015)

Book of the month (November 2015)

Nov 12, 2015

GRUBER, Judith and RETTENMACHER, Sigrid. Migration as a sign of the times: towards a theology of migration [online]. Leiden : Brill Rodopi, 2015. ISBN 978-90-04-29854-5. Available from: http://site.ebrary.com/lib/wcccoe/detail.action?docID=11066314. [Restricted access WCC]. Table of contents: http://site.ebrary.com/lib/alltitles/docDetail.action?docID=11066314

Migrations are contested sites of identity negotiations: they are not simply a process of border crossings but more so of border shiftings. Rather than allowing migrants to swiftly move across stable borders from one clearly defined identity to another, migrations question and renegotiate these very identities. Migrations undermine and re-establish borders along which the identity of migrants (and also that of the supposedly settled population) are constituted, and, as a discourse, migrations serve as a contested site of negotiating identities. Migrations reveal the negotiable character of identities - and representations of migration are themselves a hotspot in contemporary identity constructions…

Source: http://www.brill.com/products/book/migration-sign-times

Acquisitions July-September 2015

Acquisitions July-September 2015

Oct 08, 2015

New acquisitions WCC Library July-September 2015: http://bit.ly/1GxuWKZ [pdf]

PAZOS, Antón M. Compostela International Studies in Pilgrimage History and Culture : Pilgrims and Pilgrimages as Peacemakers in Christianity, Judaism and Islam [online]. Farnham, Surrey, GBR : Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2013. ISBN 978-1-4094-6827-1. Available from: http://site.ebrary.com/lib/wcccoe/docDetail.action?docID=10791893 [Restricted access WCC]. Table of contents: http://alltitles.ebrary.com/docDetail.action?docID=10791893

Book of the month September 2015

Book of the month September 2015

Sep 17, 2015

CONRADIE, E. M. Christian faith and the earth: current paths and emerging horizons in ecotheology [online]. London : Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2014. ISBN 9780567567659. Available from: http://site.ebrary.com/lib/wcccoe/detail.action?docID=10840073 [Restricted access WCC]. Table of contents: http://alltitles.ebrary.com/Doc?id=10840073.

Christianity has often been accused for being complicit in ecological destruction. In response, Christian ecotheology offers both a Christian critique of environmental destruction and an ecological critique of Christianity. It thus encourages an ecological reformation of the Christian tradition for the sake of the whole earth. This volume focuses such a dual critique on the content and significance of the Christian faith in order to confront those aspects that may undermine an environmental praxis, ethos and spirituality. Each of the essays explores one of the core Christian symbols, seeks to capture the current state of the debate in this regard, identifies emerging horizons for such an ecological reformation and invites conversation on the road ahead… See more at: http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/christian-faith-and-the-earth-9780567567659/#sthash.edfdflXi.dpuf

Book of the month August 2015

Book of the month August 2015

Aug 12, 2015

GALSTON, William A and HOFFENBERG, Peter H. Poverty and morality: religious and secular perspectives [online]. Cambridge; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010. ISBN 978-0-521-76374-5. Available from: http://site.ebrary.com/lib/wcccoe/detail.action?docID=10413009 [Restricted access WCC]. Table of contents: http://alltitles.ebrary.com/Doc?id=10413009.

«This multi-authored book explores the ways that many influential ethical traditions - secular and religious, Western and non-Western - wrestle with the moral dimensions of poverty and the needs of the poor. These traditions include Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism, among the religious perspectives; classical liberalism, feminism, liberal-egalitarianism, and Marxism, among the secular; and natural law, which might be claimed by both. The basic questions addressed by each of these traditions are linked to several overarching themes: what poverty is, the particular vulnerabilities of high-risk groups, responsibility for the occurrence of poverty, preferred remedies, how responsibility for its alleviation is distributed, and priorities in the delivery of assistance. This volume features an introduction to the types, scope, and causes of poverty in the modern world and concludes with Michael Walzer’s broadly conceived commentary, which provides a direct comparison of the presented views and makes suggestions for further study and policy»--Provided by publisher.

Acquisitions April-June 2015

Acquisitions April-June 2015

Jul 10, 2015

New acquisitions WCC Library April-June 2015: http://bit.ly/1HSyA63 [pdf]

BAKHOS, Carol. The family of Abraham: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim interpretations [online]. Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London, England : Harvard University Press, 2014. ISBN 9780674050839. Available from: http://site.ebrary.com/lib/wcccoe/detail.action?docID=10888753 [Restricted access WCC]. Table of contents: http://alltitles.ebrary.com/docDetail.action?docID=10888753

Book of the month June 2015

Book of the month June 2015

Jun 09, 2015

PAZOS, Antón M. Redefining pilgrimage: new perspectives on historical and contemporary pilgrimages [online]. Farham : Ashgate, 2014. ISBN 9781409468233 1409468232 9781409468240 (ebook). Available from: http://site.ebrary.com/lib/wcccoe/detail.action?docID=10892231[Restricted access WCC]. Table of contents: http://alltitles.ebrary.com/Doc?id=10892231
Summary: Exploring what does and what does not constitute pilgrimage, Redefining Pilgrimage draws together a wide variety of disciplines including politics, anthropology, history, religion and sociology. Leading contributors offer a broad range of case studies from a wide geographical area.

Book of the month May 2015

Book of the month May 2015

May 06, 2015

AGADŽANJAN, Aleksandr Sergeevič. Armenian Christianity today: identity politics and popular practice [online]. Farnham : Ashgate, 2014. ISBN 9781472412713 9781472412720 (ebook) 9781472412737. Available from: http://site.ebrary.com/lib/wcccoe/Doc?id=10957103 [Restricted access WCC]. Table of contents: http://alltitles.ebrary.com/Doc?id=10957103

Acquisitions January-March 2015

WCC Library Acquisitions January-March 2015

Apr 14, 2015

List of acquisitions January-March 2015 [pdf]

FOMERAND, Jacques. Historical Dictionaries of Religions, Philosophies, and Movements Series : Historical Dictionary of Human Rights [online]. Blue Ridge Summit, PA, USA : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2014. ISBN 9780810880351. Available from: http://site.ebrary.com/lib/wcccoe/detail.action?docID=10852562 [Restricted access WCC]. Open link title preview: http://site.ebrary.com/lib/alltitles/docDetail.action?docID=10852562
GE WCC Bossey : Libre-accès * classif.: Ref 341.4 FOMh

Book of the month (April 2015)

Book of the month April 2015

Mar 30, 2015

BONHOEFFER, Dietrich, GREEN, Clifford J and DEJONGE, Michael P. The Bonhoeffer reader [online]. Minneapolis : Fortress Press, 2013. ISBN 0800699459  9780800699451 9781451430929  (ebook). Available from: http://site.ebrary.com/lib/wcccoe/detail.action?docID=10864785 [Restricted access WCC];  Open link title preview: http://site.ebrary.com/lib/alltitles/docDetail.action?docID=10864785.
Abstract: For the first time the essential theological writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer have been drawn together in a helpful one-volume format. The Bonhoeffer Reader brings the best English translation to students, and provides a ready-made introduction to the thought of this essential thinker.

Book of the month (February 2015)

Book of the month (February 2015)

Feb 17, 2015

BRADBURY, John P. Ecclesiological Investigations : Perpetually Reforming: A Theology of Church Reform and Renewal [online]. London, GBR : Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2013. ISBN 9780567644091 9780567363336 (ebook). Available from: http://site.ebrary.com/lib/wcccoe/detail.action?docID=10721383 [Restricted access WCC]
Open link title preview: http://site.ebrary.com/lib/alltitles/docDetail.action?docID=10721383

New journals from Brill

New journals from Brill

Feb 20, 2015

New journals from Brill available online [full text restricted to WCC]:

Book of the month (January 2015)

Book of the month (January 2015)

Jan 14, 2015

Juergensmeyer, Mark. – Terror in the mind of God [Ressource électronique] : the global rise of religious
violence / Mark Juergensmeyer. – Third edition, revised and updated. – Berkeley : University of California
Press, 2003. – 1 online resource (352 pages) : illustrations. – (Comparative studies in religion and society
; 13). – Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-303) and index. – Electronic reproduction. Palo
Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2013. – ISBN 9780520240117. ISBN  9780520930612 (ebook)
URL address: http://site.ebrary.com/lib/wcccoe/detail.action?docID=10779328 [Restricted access WCC]. –
Open link title preview: http://alltitles.ebrary.com/Doc?id=10779328

For viewing more titles available at WCC Library, see the list of latest acquisitions (October-December 2014)

Book of the month (December 2014)

Book of the month (December 2014)

Dec 17, 2014

BARTHOLOMEW Ecumenical Patriarch, Toward an Ecology of Transfiguration  : Orthodox Christian Perspectives on Environment, Nature, and Creation, Bronx, NY, USA : Fordham University Press, 2013. ISBN : 9780823251445 0823251446 9780823251452 0823251454 (pbk.) 9780823252909 0823252906 (ebook). URL : http://site.ebrary.com/lib/wcccoe/detail.action?docID=10700265 [restricted access WCC]. Title and Table of content preview: http://alltitles.ebrary.com/Doc?id=10700265.

Book of the month (November 2014)

Book of the month (November 2014)

Nov 26, 2014

Jenkins Philip, Next Christendom : The Coming of Global Christianity (3rd Edition), Cary, NC, USA : Oxford University Press, USA, 2011. ISBN : 9780199877492. URL : http://site.ebrary.com/lib/wcccoe/docDetail.action?docID=10492569. (open link title preview: http://site.ebrary.com/id/10492569)

Book of the month (October 2014)

Book of the month (October 2014)

Oct 28, 2014

Eastern Orthodox encounters of identity and otherness [Ressource électronique] : values, self-reflection,dialogue / Andrii Krawchuk and Thomas Bremer, editors ; contributors Matthew Baker ... [et al.]. – New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. – 1 online resource (380 pages) : illustrations, maps. – Includes index. –Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. – ISBN 9781137377388 (ebook). ISBN 9781137382849. URL address: http://site.ebrary.com/lib/wcccoe/Doc?id=10881375 Accès réservé COE

Contains a contribution by Heller Dagmar, « Apostolic Continuity in Contradiction to Liberalism? Fields of Tension between Churches in the East and the West », in Eastern Orthodox Encounters of Identity and Otherness : Values, Self-Reflection, Dialogue, pages 95-108

Acquisitions July-September 2014

WCC Library acquisitions July-September 2014

Oct 28, 2014

List of acquisitions July-September 2014 [pdf]

How the world's religions are responding to climate change [Ressource électronique] : social scientific
investigations / edited by Robin Globus Veldman, Andrew Szasz and Randolph Haluza-DeLay. – New
York : Routledge, 2014. – 1 online resource (345 pages) : illustrations. – (Routledge advances in climate
change research). – Includes bibliographical references and index. – Contains: part I. The global south --
part II. The global north -- part III. The transnational context. – Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. :
ebrary, 2013. – ISBN 978–02–0308–2799 (ebook)
URL address: http://site.ebrary.com/lib/wcccoe/Doc?id=10759801 Accès réservé COE

Book of the month (September 2014)

Globalisierung der Kirchen: Der Ökumenische Rat der Kirchen und die Entdeckung der Dritten Welt in den 1960er und 1970er Jahren, Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2014

Aug 23, 2014

KUNTER Katharina et SCHILLING Annegreth, Globalisierung der Kirchen: der Ökumenische Rat der Kirchen und die Entdeckung der Dritten Welt in den 1960er und 1970er Jahren, Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2014. ISBN : 9783525557730 3525557736  9783647557731 (ebook). URL : http://site.ebrary.com/id/10835002.

With a contribution by

Odair Pedroso Mateus, José Míguez Bonino and the Struggle for Global Christian Unity in the 1970s (p. 237-254)

Acquisitions April-June 2014

Acquisitions April-June 2014

Jul 09, 2014

List of acquisitions April-June 2014 [pdf]

Campo, Juan Eduardo, 1950-. – Encyclopedia of Islam [Ressource électronique] / Juan E. Campo. – New York, NY : Facts On File, 2009. – xlviii, 750 p. :ill. – (Encyclopedia of world religions) (Facts on File library of religion and mythology). – Includes bibliographical references (p. 725-730) and index. – Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2011. – ISBN 9781438126968
URL address:http://site.ebrary.com/id/10315266 [Accss restricted WCC]