Category Archives: Online Resources

Luther & the Reformation: Exhibits

Lots of Luther this summer!  It’s 2017 and this year marks the 500 years since the start of the Protestant Reformation.  Here’s a PBS story about it.  You may recall the big art exhibit at MIA last year.  They drew bigger crowds than expected and extended the show. That show is over but the University of Minnesota Libraries has some cool exhibits about Martin Luther and the Reformation this summer!  Two of these are archival in nature – one is in Elmer L. Andersen Library and one in the T.R. Anderson Gallery (near Bell) on the fourth floor of Wilson Library. These offer views of some incredible items from our Special Collections, Rare Books, & Manuscripts. The third, in Wilson basement, features circulating resources about both the historical context and the effect that Luther’s ideas, the invention of moveable type, and the Reformation had on publishing. Finally, if you’re up for a road trip, the Newberry in Chicago has an exhibit on Religious Change and Print, 1450-170.

Luther and the World Turned Upside Down: Prophecy, Revolution, and the End of Time

Andersen Luther IMG_6172

Above: The impressive entrance to the exhibit in Andersen this summer!

Below: The equally cool entrance to the related exhibit in Wilson on 4th floor.

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The third exhibit, Martin Luther: From Protest to Publishing, is focused on general resources primarily in English about Martin Luther, the Reformation, and how communication was revolutionized within the church and beyond, as a result of Luther’s theology, his translation of the New Testament to German, the illustrations in books and the introduction of moveable type printing press. It’s on display in the basement of Wilson Library. The infographic posters are available from Here I Stand.

SM Protest in Context

SM Press Onward

There’s also a handy research guide with useful databases, and a general bibliography and two shorter topical lists.

Martin Luther –  list of links
Library Research Guide and Bibliographies related to Martin Luther
Quick link: https://z.umn.edu/LutherLinksWilson

Newberry Finally if you’re up for a road trip to Chicago, check out the Newberry’s exhibit:
Religious Change and Print, 1450-1700

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Oxford Handbooks Online

Check out our subscription to Oxford Handbooks Online.

Login to the U Libraries * site first, then search the catalog for Oxford Handbooks Online or for an individual handbook title.

Here are the titles in religion (more titles in other fields!) included as of July 25:

The Oxford Handbook of African American Theology
The Oxford Handbook of Apocalyptic Literature
The Oxford Handbook of Atheism
The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Studies
The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Studies
The Oxford Handbook of English Literature and Theology
The Oxford Handbook of Eschatology
The Oxford Handbook of Evangelical Theology
The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Theology
The Oxford Handbook of Global Religions
The Oxford Handbook of Holocaust Studies
The Oxford Handbook of Islam and Politics
The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Ethics and Morality
The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Studies
The Oxford Handbook of Kierkegaard
The Oxford Handbook of Martin Luther’s Theology
The Oxford Handbook of Methodist Studies
The Oxford Handbook of Millennialism
The Oxford Handbook of Natural Theology
The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements
The Oxford Handbook of Philosophical Theology
The Oxford Handbook of Quaker Studies
The Oxford Handbook of Religion and American Politics
The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Ecology
The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Emotion
The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Science
The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the American News Media
The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the Arts
The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Violence
The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion
The Oxford Handbook of Religious Diversity
The Oxford Handbook of Sikh Studies
The Oxford Handbook of Systematic Theology
The Oxford Handbook of the British Sermon 1689-1901
The Oxford Handbook of the Dead Sea Scrolls
The Oxford Handbook of the Psalms
The Oxford Handbook of the Reception History of the Bible
The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Religion
The Oxford Handbook of the Trinity
The Oxford Handbook of Theological Ethics
The Oxford Handbook of Theology and Modern European Thought

Oxford Handbooks contain peer-reviewed scholarly review articles in the following disciplines: Archaeology, Business and Management, Classical Studies, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Economics and Finance, History, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, and Religion online. Included are classic works of scholarship along with newly-published works. Each handbook offers a critical survey of the current state of scholarship in a particular field of study. Individual articles by leading scholars review key issues and major debates, and discuss how those debates might evolve.

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New online encyclopedias in religious studies

Two recent online encyclopedias were acquired for the University of Minnesota Libraries: Integrated Encyclopedia of the Qur’an (IEQ), (2013) and Encyclopedia of Jewish Folklore and Traditions (2013)

These two titles aren’t yet listed in the Libraries Catalog, but affiliated* students, staff and faculty can access them  immediately via Gale Virtual Reference**

Categories in GVL include:

RELIGION, with 13 titles

  • Encyclopaedia Judaica, 2007
  • Encyclopedia of Easter, Carnival, and Lent, 2002
  • Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2006
  • Encyclopedia of Religion, 2005
  • Encyclopedia of Religion and the Law in America, 2009
  • Encyclopedia of Religion in America, 2010
  • Integrated Encyclopedia of the Qur’an (IEQ), 2013
  • New Catholic Encyclopedia, 2003
  • Religions of the World, 2010
  • The Religious Right, 2007
  • Science and the World’s Religions, 2012
  • Understanding Islam and Muslim Traditions, 2004
  • The Varieties of Magical Experience, 2013

MULTICULTURAL STUDIES, five titles

  • American Indian Food, 2005
  • Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History, 2006
  • Encyclopedia of Jewish Folklore and Traditions, 2013
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, 2014
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, 2000

* Remote access is limited, per the terms of our publisher licenses, to current University of Minnesota — Twin Cities students, staff and faculty. On-site access is available to all users from within any Twin Cities campus library.

**(to find it on the menus, just go in through the Databases A-Z on the left side of the Libraries home page. Just remember to log in! Once inside GVRL, click on Religion – and  the other categories may have titles of interest, so have fun browsing!