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Religious booksOver the past week we’ve been busy adding dictionaries and books on different religions and beliefs to our Quick Reference section. Ideal for thoughtful contemplation over the festive break…

Here are the dictionaries we’ve added which give explanations of concepts, terms and theories and include biographies of key figures:

Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

The Oxford Dictionary of Saints

Oxford Dictionary of the Bible

The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

The Oxford Dictionary of Popes

A Dictionary of Hinduism

They are supplemented by the excellent A Very Short Introduction series we’ve highlighted before:

God: A Very Short Introduction by Joun Bowker

The New Testament: A Very Short Introduction by Luke Timothy Johnson

Catholicism: A Very Short Introduction by Gerald O’Collins

Rastafari: A Very Short Introduction by Ennis B Edmonds

Islam: A Very Short Introduction by Malise Ruthven

Judaism: A Very Short Introduction by John Solomon

Tibetan Bhuddism: A Very Short Introduction by Matthew T Kapstein

If you are not religious or interested in researching religion then these two from the series on paganism and spirituality will appeal:

Paganism: A Very Short Introduction by Owen Davies

Spirituality: A Very Short Introduction by Philip Sheldrake

 

 

 

 

 

Religious books and dictionaries

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Book shelvesThis week we’ve been busy ordering new material in for the library before our learners return in September.

For our Diploma in Massage Therapy students we’ve added a new dvd Health and Beauty: Aromatherapy Massage to our collection of resources.

We’ve been busy ordering in more from one of our favourite series entitled Very Short Introductions from Oxford University Press. Why do we like them? They are great for getting to know a new topic in an easy to read and succinct format. Plus they look at the latest research in the topics too. They are brilliant for linking in with equality and diversity issues as well as academic subjects from Access to Higher Education/A-level and beyond. Plus they are a great way of swotting up on a topic for a debate or dinner conversation! A number of these are now available as ebooks from Dawsonera. This has an added benefit for learners who can use them when they are offsite. Here’s what our collection of these looks like so far – though there’s more yet to arrive!

Plus for a bit of inspiration for learners doing documentary film making there’s a new DVD Les Invisibles directed by Sébastian Lifshitz which  spotlights the lives of gay women and men who were born between World War I and World War II. It charts their experience of living as individuals/couples in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s when there was less acceptance of homosexuality.

 


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