Tuesday, January 24, 2012

philosophical libraries

I stumbled upon an amazing site the other day (via Early Modern Thought Online) run by the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa and the Università di Cagliari.  Biblioteche dei Filosofi is a database of the private libraries of great thinkers over the past few centuries.  The site includes Nicholas of Cusa, Schleiermacher, Hegel, Stillingfleet, Zwingli, Goethe, Arminius, and many others.  It looks like for most of the personalities, a pdf of a previously published index volume is included that lists the holdings of their personal library.  These are of course the old and out-of-copyright versions; for instance, Georg Reimer's 1835 list of Schleiermacher's library is included rather than the more recent critical editions. This site offers a lot for curious exploration, as well as useful research material.

The Biblioteche also has an extensive explanation of the project that is worth reading, and they are looking for contributors.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A few items...

...in the journal literature.
  • The latest issue of the Scottish Journal of Theology is full of articles that look interesting... Najeb Awad on Augustine's de Trinitate as de Spirito Sancto ; Adam Eitel on Thomas Aquinas and Victor Preller ; John Webster on Torrance and Scripture ; and Kevin Hector on the Barthian controversy over trinity and election. 

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Jan. 9 - "Godforsakenness as the End of Prophecy"

I will be sharing a paper with the theology workshop here at the Divinity School, entitled "Godforsakenness as the End of Prophecy: a proposal from Schleiermacher's Glaubenslehre".  If you're in the area, I'd be happy to see you there.