Behaving Badly in Church

In the 18th century, decorum in church was the of the utmost importance. Critical pamphlets from both the priests and parishioners decried poor behavior.


International Council of Christians and Jews

A couple of weeks ago, we shared the Ancient Near East Today newsletter, and today we have for you the International Council of Christians and Jews newsletter. This is a newsletter that describes the work of the ICCJ, the “the umbrella organisation of 38 national Jewish-Christian dialogue organizations world-wide.” The ICCJ Newsletter is another great…

The Matriculation Book

Your reference librarian had the opportunity to do some research into the Matriculation Book and ceremony last summer. Here’s some of that information, which sets out the history of the oath and the Matriculation ceremony itself. Original oath. In The Story of General Theological Seminary, Powel Mills Dawley notes that “Students were matriculated at a…