As we celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Rohastu, Zarahosht Diso, and other sacred holidays this December, we pause to honor the histories associated with each of these faith-based traditions.
The Seton Hall University Libraries provides our research community with scholarly and popular resources that explore the foundations of solemn celebratory events. Start your pursuit of information via the following link to our Online Book Catalog.
In addition, we are adding newly created resources and notices about all Religious Holidays, especially Christmas and Hanukkah on a local and global basis including:
History of Christmas at Seton Hall University Podcast
University Libraries Blog Archive – Christmas
University Libraries Blog Archive – Hanakkuh
The University Libraries staff wishes everyone a Joyous and Healthy Holiday Season ahead. We look forward to seeing you and serving your information needs in 2023!
November is African American Catholic Month. In recognition of this significant subject area, and promoting research opportunities, there are various information-centered resources hosted by the Seton Hall University Libraries to aid with your exploration.
Included are the following specialized sites . . .
American Theological Library Association (ATLA)
Catholic News Archive
Catholic Research Resources Alliance (CRRA) Portal
Catholic Studies Databases
For more information on these and other sites, specific African American Catholic projects, and other research endeavors please feel free to reach out to me at: Alan.Delozier@shu.edu or book an appointment for consultation via the following site – https://library.shu.edu/research-appointments
The University Libraries has recently acquired an important scholarly resource, the Library of Latin Texts. The Library contains texts from the beginning of Latin literature to the the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965).
The Library of Latin Texts is a searchable full-text database of classical, patristic, medieval and neo-Latin writers. It includes:
- Literature from Antiquity (Plautus, Terence, Caesar, Cicero, Virgil, Horace, Ovid, Titius-Livius, the Senecas, the two Plinys, Tacitus and Quintilian and others).
- Literature from Patristic Authors (Ambrose, Augustine, Ausonius, Cassian, Cyprian, Gregory the Great, Jerome, Marius Victorinus, Novatian, Paulinus of Nola, Prudentius, Tertullian and others) It also contains non-Christian literature of that period (Ammianus Marcellinus, the Scriptores Historiae Augustae, Claudian, Macrobius and Martianus Cappella).
- Literature from the Middle Ages (Anselm of Canterbury, Beatus de Liebana, Bernard of Clairvaux, William of St. Thierry, Sedulius Scottus, Thomas à Kempis, Thomas de Celano, the Sentences of Peter Lombard, the Rationale of Guilelmus Durandus and important works by Abelard, Bonaventure, Ramon Llull, Thomas Aquinas, William of Ockham and others).
- Neo-Latin Literature (decrees from the modern ecumenical Church councils up to Vatican II and translations into Latin of important sixteenth-century works).
The Library of Latin Texts has two parts, Series A and Series B. According to the publisher, Series B “is drawn from the existing scholarly editions whereas the Library of Latin Texts – Series A benefits from the additional intensive research work undertaken by the Centre ‘Traditio Litterarum Occidentalium'”