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Exhibitions held in the Gamble Library

New exhibition – Translating the Truth

A new exhibition entitled Translating the Truth is now on in the Gamble Library. The exhibition provides a history of Bible translation through the  centuries, highlights some notable translations and identifies some of the challenges faced by those involved in translation projects. Details of key organisations and individuals involved with the task of Bible translation are identified.  The Northern Ireland Offices of Wycliffe Bible Translators and the Bible Society kindly supplied several items for the exhibition. Everyone is welcome to view the exhibition, take some of Wycliffe’s and the Bible Society’s leaflets, and see how they can be involved in this, as yet unfinished task.

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New exhibition on Francis Hutcheson

A new mini-exhibition is now on in the Gamble Library. It examines the life and legacy of Francis Hutcheson (1694-1746). A free public lecture entitled ‘Francis Hutcheson in Ireland, Scotland and North America’ by Prof Ian McBride, will take place on Tuesday 14th January at 19:30. All are welcome to view the exhibition and come to the lecture. More details about the lecture can be found here.

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New exhibition – The Book of Books

A new exhibition entitled The Book of Books is now on in the Gamble Library. The exhibition compiled by Joy, with ideas supplied by Dr Zach Cole and Rev Dr Martyn Cowan, tells the story of how the Bible has been transmitted down through the centuries and one of the controversies which sought to cast doubt on the reliability of the Bible. These and other topics will be covered in a series of six Thursday evening classes to be held in Union College from 7.30pm – 9.30pm from 17th October until 28th November. Everyone is welcome to visit the exhibition and go to the classes. Talk to Library staff for more details.

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New exhibition – The 1859 revival

A new exhibition compiled by Joy, The 1859 revival is now on in the Gamble Library. On the 160th anniversary of the revival the exhibition examines the background and history of the revival and some of the nearby places (e.g. Botanic Gardens) and people associated with it. Everyone is very welcome to view the exhibition.  

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New exhibition – A swift look at Jonathan Swift

A new exhibition, A swift look at Jonathan Swift is now on in the Gamble Library. The exhibition compiled by Joy with suggestions from Very Rev Principal Stafford Carson examines the life of Swift, some of his prose works, views on religion and the places he visited and lived in Ireland. Everyone is very welcome to view the exhibition. 

A public lecture by Prof Ian McBride entitled The making of the Hibernian Patriot: Jonathan Swift and the Ulster Presbyterians will take place in Union College on 15 January at 7:30pm. Booking is not required and everyone is welcome. For more details click here.

 

 

 

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New exhibition – The life and legacy of David Brainerd

A new exhibition, The life and legacy of David Brainerd is now on in the Gamble Library. The exhibition compiled by Joy and Rev Dr Martyn Cowan examines the life and impact of Brainerd, Presbyterian missionary to the native American Indians. Jonathan Edwards’ links to David Brainerd are also discussed. Everyone is very welcome to view the exhibition.

A conference, Grace in Christian Experience from John Owen to Jonathan Edwards will take place in Union Theological College on Tuesday 28 August. Speakers include: Prof Kenneth P. Minkema, Prof Paul Helm, Prof Michael McClenahan and Rev Dr Martyn Cowan. Admission is free. Click here for more information

 

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Mind matters: faith and mental health

A new exhibition, Mind matters: faith and mental health is now on in the Gamble Library. The exhibition compiled by Joy and Rev Prof Drew Gibson, examines the common mental disorders of depression, anxiety and eating disorders, the lives of some prominent individuals from the faith community who suffered from them, and some approaches to treatment. Numerous helpful resources from the Library and elsewhere are highlighted. Everyone is very welcome to view the exhibition.

free conference on Theology, Spirituality and Mental Health is being held on Saturday 12th May in Queen’s University, Belfast. To find more details and book click here.

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Presentation skills resources

Presentation skillsIf you have an assessed presentation to do soon, why not have a look at the Library’s presentation skills resources? You can see some of these in the pop-up display on the issue desk.

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The Dutch Reformed Church: our neighbours in the Netherlands

A new exhibition, The Dutch Reformed Church: our neighbours in the Netherlands is now on in the Gamble Library. The exhibition, compiled by Joy and Rev Prof Gordon Campbell, examines the Synod of Dort on its 400th anniversary, the history of the Reformed Church in the Netherlands and a number of its key theologians. Erasmus opportunities for students interested in studying in Europe are explored and the experiences of two students, Mason McSorley and Matthew Irvine, who took part in Erasmus in semester two 2017. Everyone is very welcome to view the exhibition and enter the competition.   

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Libraries Week at the Gamble Library

This week, 9-14 October, is national Libraries Week, in which all kinds of libraries are taking the opportunity to showcase all the creative, innovative and diverse activities and services they have to offer. It is the ideal chance to discover the range of things that you can do at, and the resources you can access through, libraries. At the Gamble Library, we have a pop-up exhibition about the Library providing details of its resources and some interesting facts and figures about it. Everyone is welcome to call in and take a closer look. Discover something new! #librariesweek

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