Holy Trinity’s library committee is hard at work organizing and settling in our new place across from the church office. We are working on reorganizing the collection to help you find what you need as well as make it a cozy and peaceful space for reflection. Bear with us as we make it a better space for you.
New to the collection are a couple of in depth studies from the Great Courses organization. We are really excited about these great additions!
First is a series of 24 half-hour audio lectures on From Jesus to Constantine
From Jesus to Constantine: A History of Early Christianity, Parts 1 & 2is a series of 24 lectures by Professor Bart D. Ehrman, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on the early history of the Christian church. The lectures begin with The Birth of Christianity and end with Christianity and the Conquest of Empire. These lectures are history lessons to enlighten strong believers and non-believers alike. Theological discussions are limited to what is necessary to enlighten the listener of the significance of events and actions of people; the political, cultural, religious condition of the various groups in the period of roughly 300 BC to 400 AD; and to explain why and how theologies changed internally as well as how they influenced history. The lessons learned from these lectures should help any listener understand similarities and differences among the many Christian denominations that exist in the world, help them understand how these differences of opinion may have arisen, and provide a groundwork to assess the significance and validity of the reasons for those differences.
Second is a series of 24 half-hour video lectures on Luther: Gospel, Law & Reformation
He was only one man—a humble monk and Bible professor—yet he sparked a religious rebellion that changed the course of history. Who was Martin Luther? What made his theology so explosive in 16th-century Europe? Was it really his intention to start Protestantism, and with it a new church?Luther: Gospel, Law, and Reformation will help you reach your own conclusions. This course explores Luther’s theology, the circumstances surrounding his conclusion that the papacy was “antichrist,” and major issues and events in the Reformation as it unfolded in Luther’s life after he posted his famous 95 Theses on the door of the church of Wittenberg, Germany, in 1517. (excerpts from Great Course site)
We hope you will enjoy these new additions about up-to-date information on these timely and informative subjects.