• Religion,  Research

    Encounters Explication

    Working on the Encounters Explication project? Newly updated is the library’s research guide created for this assignment.  The updates include: A new page in the guide dedicated to Ministry Matters, a divinity school product purchased by the library in March 2014, for this assignment. A new page in the guide dedicated to researching and explicating a section of the Quran, highlighting the library’s Oxford Islamic Studies eCollection. Improvements?  Need more?  Let me know!  🙂  lsanborn at sps dot edu       Image credit: Statue Of St. Mark (detail Of The Hands), Torcello, Venice. Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 21 Feb2014. http://quest.eb.com/images/153_2929747

  • Religion,  Research

    New Reference Book: Atlas of the World’s Religions

    Lura Sanborn – Reference Librarian Atlas of the World’s Religions, Second Edition edited by Ninian Smart & Frederick Denny, Oxford University Press, 2007. Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 200 Sm2a This visually arresting atlas provides an overview of the religious traditions of the world.  Using maps, charts, and photos, The Atlas of the World’s Religions highlights all major world religions and geographical distributions of religious practices. Three examples from its many entries: Ancient Palestine, Islam and European Christian Missions. Three facts from its many offerings: In 2007 over 25,378,000 of the world population were Sikh (pg 15), 90% of those living in Bali practice Hindu (pg 19), in 1998…