Reading List: Latin/x and Mujerista Theology

Books (and where to find them)

  1. En La Lucha, Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz — Ten-year anniversary editionFirst edition
  2. A Reader in Feminist Latina Theology: Religion and Justice — PrintElectronic
  3. Mujerista Theology, Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz — PrintElectronic
  4.  Our Cry for Life: Feminist Theology from Latin America, Maria Pilar Aquino — Print
  5. Borderlands/La Frontera, Gloria E. Anzaldua — Print
  6. A Theology of Liberation, Gustavo Gutierrez — PrintElectronic
  7. The Mestizo Augustine: A Theologian Between Two Cultures: Justo Gonzales — Electronic
  8. Mañana : Christian Theology from a Hispanic Perspective, Justo L. González — Print
  9. The Faith of the People: Theological Reflections on Popular Catholicism by Orlando O. Espín — Print
  10. From the Heart of Our People: Latino/a Explorations in Catholic Systematic Theology, edited by Orlando O. Espín and Miguel H. Díaz — Print
  11. Reading the Bible From the Margins by Miguel De La Torre — Print
  12. Theologizing en Espanglish by Carmen Nanko-Fernández — Electronic
  13. Christ Outside the Gate by Orlando Costas — Print
  14. Ignacio Ellacuria: Essays on History, Liberation, and Salvation, edited by Michael E. Lee — Print
  15. Good News from the Barrio: Prophetic Witness for the Church by Harold Recinos — Print
  16. The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Latino/a Theology — Electronic
  17. In Our Own Voices: Latino/a Renditions of Theology, edited by Benjamín Valentín — PrintElectronic
  18. The Gospel of Cesar Chavez by Mario Garcia and Virgil Elizondo — Print
  19. Indecent Theology by Marcella Maria Althaus-Reid — PrintElectronic
  20. Latinas Evangélicas by Loida I. Martell-Otero, Zaida Maldonado Perez, Elizabeth Conde-Frazier — Print
  21. Galilean Journey: The Mexican-American Promise by Virgil Elizondo — Print
  22. Longing for Running Water: Ecofeminism and Liberation by Ivone Gebara — Print
  23. Decolonizing Biblical Studies: A View from the Margins by Fernando F. Segovia — Print
  24. Faith Formation and Popular Religion: Lessons from the Tejano Experience by Anita de Luna — Print
  25. Freedom Made Flesh: Mission of Christ and His Church by Ignacio Ellacuria — Print
  26. Mestizo Christianity: Theology from the Latino Perspective by Arturo J. Bañuelas — Print
  27. Caminemos con Jesus by Roberto S. Goizueta — Print
  28. Creada a su imagen: Una pastoral integral para la mujer, Agustina Luvis Núñez
  29. Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz: Selected Writings — Print
  30. Hope Abundant: Third World and Indigenous Women’s Theology, Clara Luz Ajo Lázaro — Print
  31. Evangelicals in Mexico: Their Hymnody and Its Theology, Dinorah B. Méndez — Print
  32. Hispanic Bible Institutes: A Community of Theological Construction, Elizabeth Conde-Frazier — Print
  33. A Many Colored Kingdom: Multicultural Dynamics for Spiritual Formation, Elizabeth Conde-Frazier

Forma para pedir libros desde el Library Service Center (LSC) como visitante

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Sojourners’ Latinx Theology Reading List: https://sojo.net/articles/latinx-theology-reading-list

The Global Church Project: 18 Latin American Female Theologians you should know about: https://theglobalchurchproject.com/18-latin-american-female-theologians-know/

 

SPANISH-LANGUAGE or LATIN/X THEOLOGY WEBSITES, DATABASES, and JOURNALS

  1. The Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz Project
  2. Tesis Doctorals en Xarxa (dissertations completed in Spain)
  3. Antigüedad y Cristianismo
  4. Caminhando (revista published by the School of Theology at the Methodist University of Sao Paolo — in Portuguese)
  5. Ciencias Sociales y Religión/Ciências Sociais e Religião (CS&R)
  6. Estudos Teologicos (Portuguese)
  7. Humanitas (revista de antropología y cultura cristiana)
  8. Ignaziana (from the Centro de Espiritualidad Ignaciana de la Pontificia Universidad Gregoriana in Rome)
  9. Ilu: Revista de Ciencias de las Religiones
  10. Revista Batista Pioneira: Biblia, Teologia, Pratica (Portuguese)
  11. Revista: Cultura & Religion
  12. Sociedades Biblicas Unidas: Traduccion de la Biblia
  13. Biblioteca de la Iglesia Reformada: Biblias, Catecismos, y Obras Reformadas
  14. Colección Latinoamericana del Seminario Teológico de Princeton: Books and Periodicals
  15. RIBLA – Revista de Interpretacion de la Biblia Latinoamericana

Duke Self-Checkout: Adding a Proxy

Supported by meeScan, Duke’s new Self-Checkout feature is a fast and easy way to check out books from Duke Libraries. Perkins, Bostock, Divinity, Goodson Law, and Marine all have a meeScan.

The self-checkout unit can be used with the attached iPad, or an app you download on your smart phone. Search “Duke Self-checkout” in your phone’s app store:

 

How to set up a proxy account:

  1. Have your research assistant download the Duke Self-checkout app.
  2. On your research assistant’s phone, choose the Change Patron icon in the lower right hand corner, and select the green “Log In” option.
  3. This will take you to a secure page that prompts you to enter your Net ID and password. Enter YOUR OWN password on your RA’s phone; DO NOT send your RA your login information.
  4. Your RA will now see two accounts on their phone, and they will be able to switch back and forth:
  5. And whenever a book is checked out to your account, you will get an email: 
  6. When the academic year ends, or when you are finished using a particular RA as your proxy, they can delete you from their Self-checkout app by selecting the red “log out” option under the Change Patron icon:
  7. Questions? Need help getting started? Stop by the Divinity Library Circulation Desk, and we will be happy to help.

Databases and Electronic Resources Divinity Students Should Know About: A Quick Guide

Everyone’s best hours for research, reading, and paper writing are different. Some of us love working late at night. Some of us, regardless of preference, find ourselves working late at night because that paper deadline is tomorrow. But there is good news: though the Divinity Library has limited evening hours, the main university library (Perkins/Bostock) is frequently open 24 hours during the academic year (but check their hours to be sure). Even if you find yourself researching from your home in Durham or elsewhere, Duke Divinity Library resources are here for you, 24 hours a day — if you know how to look. Below are the search strategies and top databases Divinity students should know about.

 

 

 

 

Searching for Electronic Books

Our EBooks tab searches the Books and Media catalog and automatically limits the results to “Resource Type -> Book” and “Access Type -> Online.” If you do this using “Theology” as a keyword search, you get over 15,500 results! You can also use this strategy to see what commentaries we have electronically to help you with your exegesis paper. For commentaries on Mark, for example, search “mark bible commentary,” and bring up over 100 results. “Exodus bible commentary” brings up 60 results, and “1 Samuel bible commentary” brings up 80 results.

Good to Know: For these searches, it’s important to include the word “bible” because the catalog search will treat all of your search terms as keywords. That means a search simply for “mark commentary” will also bring up any work whose author’s first name is Mark, or that has Mark in the title, etc., regardless of whether the book in question has anything to do with the Gospel of Mark!

 

 

Atla

Atla is the biggest religion and theology database in the world, and once again, you can search it with key words directly from the Divinity Library’s main catalog search box. When you find articles related to your topic, be sure to look for the following icons:

These will take you directly to the article to read or download it online. If we do not have the article through one of our online subscriptions, the “get it @ Duke” button will take you to a search of the print catalog. If Duke has a print subscription to the journal in question, you can then plan to retrieve the article and scan it (though ordinarily not at 3am), or you can request the article via InterLibrary Loan.

Good to Know: Sometimes Atla and JSTOR don’t link directly to the downloadable PDF of an article. Before you give up, note the title of the journal your article appears in and use the “Online Journal Titles” search option from the main Divinity Library page to see if Duke subscribes to the journal through another platform. You can then search for the article by the date/issue in which it appeared.

 

JSTOR

Another huge database of online journals and articles you can search directly from the Divinity Library’s website is JSTOR. This database is more broadly focused than Atla — it includes religion and theology, but also history, literature, anthropology, classical studies, cultural studies, economics, natural sciences, and many, many more.

 

ProQuest Central

ProQuest Central is another massive online database, but this one has a focus on bringing together full texts of newspapers. Are you looking for contemporary coverage of historical events? Popular attitudes toward a certain event or cultural group or trend? ProQuest Central is a great way to browse for a topic in local, national, and international newspapers.

 

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses

Atla and JSTOR and other online databases are fantastic when you’re trying to test-drive a thesis idea and you want to see who else has written on a topic. Another great resource for this sort of work is ProQuest’s database for dissertations and theses.

Just search “proquest dissertations theses” in our main catalog search box and you’ll connect to this resource. Scholars sometimes place an “embargo” on their dissertation while they work on revising and publishing it as a book, so if you are looking for a specific person’s work, you may not find it. That said, browsing ProQuest is a great way to find recent dissertations in your discipline.

Because many dissertations have their full text available, ProQuest will use your keywords to search everything: the first results will be the most relevant ones, which have your keywords in the title. But the results will include any dissertation that mentions your search terms anywhere. For example, a search for “feminist theology,” for example, brings up over 57,000 results! A search for “thomas aquinas” yields over 33,000 results, while “bonaventure” brings up over 10,000.

Note that if you want to limit your results to truly recent work, there’s a helpful Date Range selector in the left-hand column:

You can also narrow your search by Subject, Language, University/Institution, etc.

 

Ministry Matters

Looking for online Bible commentaries, sermon resources, Bible study guides, and other tools for ministry? Ministry Matters gathers resources for worship, teaching, preaching, and more. You can search the “legacy library” (default setting), or use the orange banner at the top to navigate to the “research library.” You’ll find full text copies of commentaries on individual books of the Bible and more, including Abingdon Old Testament Commentaries, Abingdon New Testament Commentaries, Immersion Bible Studies, the New Interpreter’s Bible, and more.

 

Tools for Studying the Hebrew Bible

This site, put together by Duke’s own Professor Marc Brettler (Judaic Studies; Religion Department), gathers resources for learning the specialized discipline of studying Hebrew text.  Dr. Brettler has put together glossaries (English to Hebrew and Hebrew to English) that introduce students to major terms important for understanding the critical apparatus (i.e., the notes at the bottom of the page) of a scholarly edition of the Hebrew Bible.  He also gives helpful introductions to different editions of the text, lexica, grammars, concordances, and more. For those interested in taking a deep dive into exegesis of the Hebrew text, this site provides an invaluable set of resources to get you started.

 

Intelex Past Masters

Looking for primary source material? The Past Masters database includes full-text electronic editions of primary source materials in religion, philosophy, political thought and theory, education, classics, and more.  Featured authors that might interest Divinity students are Thomas Aquinas, Augustine of Hippo, Anselm of Canterbury, Peter Lombard, and more. The database allows you to browse/read full texts online, or to search a collection by keyword. (For example, you could select the collection of Augustine’s writings and search “baptism” or “lord’s supper” to bring up places where these words appear in his treatises or sermons.) See our full tutorial for using this database here.

 

Digital Karl Barth Library

Looking for Karl Barth’s writings specifically? The Digital Karl Barth Library gathers the massive The Church Dogmatics(Die kirchliche Dogmatik) in English and German versions, as well as the first 45 volumes of Barth’s Gesamtausgabe (including letters, sermons, etc.).

 

Library of Latin Texts Series A (and Series B)

The Library of Latin texts. Series A and the Library of Latin texts. Series B reproduce a massive amount of Latin literature (including early and medieval Christian literature) for online reading and searching. If you use any of the Corpus Christianorum series for your work, this online database helpfully reproduces many of those editions. From the main page, you can search by Author, Title, or Keyword, or you can go to the Table of Contents and browse by letter of the alphabet.  Selecting “A” under the Table of Contents will bring up any author and some titles that begin with the letter A, for example. Looking for Albertus Magnus? LLT-B has links to a dozen of his texts, including his commentary on Lombard’s Sentences.

 

Loeb Classical Library

The beautiful red- and green-covered sets in the Divinity School Library’s Reference Room are also available online through the Loeb Classical Library.  The search function for this database is notoriously cumbersome, but you can always select the “Browse Authors” option to take you to an alphabetical list of authors, from which you can pull up the full text of individual volumes with facing English and Greek/Latin pages.

 

 

Database Highlight: Past Masters

Are you taking a seminar on the thought of St. Augustine this fall and looking for an easy way to get broad, searchable access to his writings? Are you curious about the theological writings of Anselm, Lombard, or Aquinas? Want to flip through Jane Austen’s letters, or Søren Kierkegaard’s journals, or learn about the Blue Stockings Society’s advocacy of women’s education and literacy in 18th-century England?

The Past Masters database includes full-text electronic editions of primary source materials in religion, philosophy, political thought and theory, education, classics, and more. Think it could be useful for your research? Here’s how to get started:

 

Step 1: In the Divinity Library catalog, search “Intelex Past Masters.” Your first result will look like this:

Select “View Online” to navigate to the database’s main page.

 

Step 2: Begin searching!

You can search the entire database using the SEARCH box in the left-hand menu, or you can select a title from the alphabetized list in order to navigate directly to a particular author’s works. Let’s say you want to learn more about Augustine’s writings. In that case, select the link for “Augustine: Works.”

 

 

Step 3:  Once you’ve brought up Augustine: Works, focus on the left-hand menu.

There are two main ways to search within a collection like Augustine’s writings: broadly through the whole collection, or within individual volumes/works. Both of these search strategies make use of the left-hand menu. Notice that the SEARCH box is still present at the top, but specifies its search parameters within the collection of Augustine’s writings. Further down, you’ll begin to see titles of Augustine’s works linked in the grey boxes. This is how you would select a specific individual title to read or search online.

 

Step 4: Example search: collection-wide. Let’s say you want to learn more about Augustine’s thinking on the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper. Using the SEARCH box, enter keywords that have to do with the Lord’s Supper: for example, you might run searches for “communion”, “Eucharist”, or “bread and wine”. Here’s what happens when you search for “Eucharist”: the database finds hits within 38 of the 41 available volumes of Augustine’s writings! The volumes will then appear in order of relevance. Coming in first place with 39 separate hits is Augustine’s Sermons (184-229Z) on the Liturgical Seasons. Here’s a peek at the result list:

Notice that you get minimal context surrounding each occurrence of your search term. This can help you narrow down which hits will actually be helpful to your specific research question.

 

Step 5: Ready to see one of your hits in the broader context of Augustine’s writings? One thing to be aware of: your search will bring up results in the main body of Augustine’s text, but it will also bring up results in the titles, subtitles, and footnotes. Some of these will be useful, but many you’ll want to cross off your list quickly. How to go about this? Notice that each occurrence of your search term is in bold scarlet print. These are hyperlinks connected to the place in the volume where the term appears. Select any line to get started. Here’s an example of where you’ll be taken in the larger text:

Once again, your search term is highlighted in scarlet. Also, notice there are arrows before and after the search term. These allow you to navigate quickly forward or backward through your search results without returning to the main results page. This can be very helpful, especially if you get several results in a row that are irrelevant or take you to occurrences of your search term in the translator’s footnotes.

 

Step 6: Okay, we’ve found some good stuff. How do we cite it? Let’s look at the left-hand menu again.

Notice the option, right under the SEARCH box, to “Export a Citation.” This will pull up a citation for you in plain text, or, if you use a citation management program like EndNote, you can select an option that exports the citation to that program. Prefer to cite the print version of the text? Notice the title, volume, and part of the text you wish to cite. For example, “The Confessions I/1” means the volume title is The Confessions, the volume number is I, and the part number is 1. The print series is located on the Divinity Library’s BQ-BR level, starting at  BR 65  .A5   E53   1990.

German for Reading

There’s no sense shielding you from the awful truth. You might as well know.

German is a very difficult language to learn.

Or had you already figured that out? If you had, you are in good company: no less an American dignitary than Mark Twain agreed with you. In fact, while you’re procrastinating from learning German, you might read his brilliant essay, “The Awful German Language.”

Many academics have felt the same way. And yet, for various reasons — whether to read a source in the original, or to follow modern academic scholarship, or to pass muster before a committee — these academics have persisted in trying to teach themselves German. They have persisted despite separable prefixes, distant verbs, and the syntactical pattern Twain accurately described as “Parenthesis distemper.”

So how have these giants of academia past overcome the hurdle that is German? Some of the popular strategies of learning and practicing the language include:

  • auditing a class in the German department
  • taking a summer course in German for Reading
  • bringing a German Bible along to worship services and following the Scripture reading
  • watching films with German audio and/or subtitles
  • listening to lessons from the Pimsleur German language program
  • finding an introductory grammar text and buckling down
  • lots and lots of flashcards — pre-made or home-made

Regardless of the strategy that most appeals to you, learning a new language is likely to be a long and difficult road. At the Divinity Library, we want you to have everything you need to build good habits for studying German. So we’ve added a permanent Reserve collection for German resources. Here are the items you can borrow:

Three-hour loan:

  • Introduction to Theological German: a beginner’s course for theological students, by J. D. Manton
  • Modern Theological German: a reader and dictionary, by Helmut W. Ziefle

Two-week loan:

  • Harry Potter und der Stein der Weisen (HP 1), by Joanne K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter und die Kammer des Schreckens (HP 2), by Joanne K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter und der Gefangene von Askaban (HP 3), by Joanne K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter und der Feuerkelch (HP 4), by Joanne K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter und der Orden des Phönix (HP 5), by Joanne K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter und der Halbblutprinz (HP 6), by Joanne K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter und die Heiligtümer des Todes (HP 7), by Joanne K. Rowling

Ask for any of these titles at the circulation desk to get started on (or continue!) your German adventure. And be sure to let us know when you pass your exam!

Prost!

Summer 2018 Reading Suggestions

Ah, summer… Long days, warm temperatures, and far too many mosquitoes.

Let’s go back inside and read!

Wherever you find yourself this summer, we at the Divinity Library hope you are getting an opportunity to rest and recharge, and rediscover the joy of reading without the pressure of class deadlines. To that end, what follows is a short list of recommendations for summer reading, compiled with the help of the faculty and staff at Duke Divinity School. Happy reading!

Novels:

C. S. Lewis, Till We Have Faces

George Eliot, Adam Bede

Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See

Walter M. Miller, Jr., A Canticle for Leibowitz

 

Spiritual Writings:

Howard Thurman, Meditations of the Heart

Pauli Murray: selected sermons and writings

 

Essays and Stories:

Wendell Berry, The art of loading brush: new agrarian writings

 

History:

Judith Herrin, Byzantium: the surprising life of a medieval empire

Philip P. Hallie, Lest Innocent Blood be Shed: the story of the village of Le Chambon and how goodness happened there

Harry S. Stout, Upon the altar of the nation: a moral history of the American Civil War

 

What else have you been reading this summer? Let us know in the comments!