A new book display has recently appeared in the spot just to the left of the library desk: “Head Librarian Picks” (not to be mistaken for Head Librarian Pics, though perhaps that display too will be created one day). As the name suggests, Head Librarian Caleb Harris has selected six books to put on display for the school. Below, Mr. Harris has graciously provided some comments on each book, explaining his selections:
"This book is one of only two English translations of complete works by Franciscus Junius (1545-1602), a student of John Calvin and Theodore Beza, as well as a linguist, pastor, and theologian whose Reformed-scholastic approach to theology was hugely influential upon the formation of a specifically Reformed theology. This book represents Junius’ thoughts on the polity of ancient Israel, and how/which features of that polity should be applied to modern politics—a perennial question among Christians, and one which deserves thorough reflection in our modern day and age. Incidentally, Tyndale also just purchased a translation of one of Junius’ most important works, his Treatise on True Theology, which comes complete with a translation of Junius’ own autobiography, written broadly in the style of Augustine’s Confessions. Incidentally, Junius is also one of the two authors of the most significant Protestant translation of the Old Testament into Latin, the Testamenti Veteris Biblia Sacra, first published in 1579. Tyndale happens to own the 1593 edition of this work in its Archives; you can learn more about it in a previous blogpost. (I just completed a translation of six Minor Prophets from this translation for my grad thesis; a copy of this translation is due to join Tyndale’s collection in the fall.)"
As with all book displays, feel free to check out any of these books that interest you!