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New Titles in Collins Library!
The following books were added recently to the Collins Library collection.
The Bhagavad Gita by
Call Number: Print Books BL1138.62 .E5 2015
Publication Date: 2015
The Bhagavad Gita, the "Song of the Lord," is an ancient Hindu scripture about virtue presented as a dialogue between Krishna, an incarnation of God, and the warrior Arjuna on the eve of a great battle over succession to the throne. This new verse translation of the classic Sanskrit text combines the skills of leading Hinduist Gavin Flood with the stylistic verve of award-winning poet and translator Charles Martin. The text is accompanied by a full introduction and by explanatory annotations.
From Eden to Eternity: Creations of Paradise in the Later Middle Ages by
Call Number: Print Books BS1237 .M56 2016
Publication Date: 2016
Did Adam and Eve need to eat in Eden in order to live? If so, did human beings urinate and defecate in paradise? And since people had no need for clothing, transportation, or food, what purpose did animals serve? Would carnivorous animals have preyed on other creatures? These were but a few of the questions that plagued medieval scholars for whom the idea of Eden proved an endless source of contemplation. As theologians attempted to reconcile their own experiences with the realities of the prelapsarian paradise, they crafted complex answers that included explanations of God's interaction with creation, the existence of death, and man's dominion over nature. In From Eden to Eternity, Alastair Minnis examines accounts of the origins of the human body and soul to illustrate the ways in which the schoolmen thought their way back to Eden to discover fundamental truths about humanity.
The Norton Anthology of World Religions by
Call Number: BL74 .N67 2015 Print Books
Publication Date: 2015
Offers a portable library of more than 1,000 primary texts from the world's major religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, and Daoism (Volume 1); Judaism, Christianity, and Islam (Volume 2).
Call Numbers to Browse for Religion & Ethics
If you're interested in a broad topic in Religion or Ethics, or would like to browse for inspiration, try one of these Library of Congress call letters:
- BJ - Ethics
- BL - Religion (study of)
- BM - Judaism
- BP - Islam, Bahai, Theosophy
- BQ - Buddhism
- BR - Christianity
- BS - The Bible
- BT - Doctrinal theology
- BV - Practical theology
- BX - Christian denominations
- QH - Bioethics
- R724-R726 - Medical Ethics
- RC455 - Ethics in psychiatry
Locations of books
- New books are located in the Library lobby and are in call number order.
- Print Reference books are on the first floor across from the Learning Commons area.
- Book stacks: The Bs are located in the library basement; the Qs and Rs are on the fourth floor.
How to Read a Call Number
If you've never had to find a specific book in a college library before, the task can seem rather daunting at first. The University of Arkansas Libraries created a very helpful two-and-half minute video tutorial on how to read and interpret Library of Congress Call numbers. If you have any questions about finding materials that you need, please do not hesitate to ask any Collins Library staff member--we're here to help!
E-books in Collins Library are fully integrated into Primo Search!
Consult the e-books guide to find out more about finding and using our growing e-book collection.
Reviews in Religion & Theology
Reviews in Religion and Theology aims to provide clearly written, constructive and prompt reviews of the vast range of publications in theology and religious studies, or that are of relevance to those interested in these fields (for example, in anthropology, cultural studies, history, literature or philosophy).
Collins Library provides online access to this publication from 2007 forward.