Each year Bridwell Library of the Perkins School of Theology offers five two-week fellowships promoting independent study via on site access to the library’s rich collection of resources.
Bridwell Library holds over 400,000 items in religion, theology, and related fields.
Special collections include extensive holdings in theological, liturgical, and devotional texts from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century, with particular emphasis on English sermons, religious polemic, and church history. The works of John Wesley and his colleagues and critics are found in first and early editions.
In addition, Bridwell Library houses a significant Bible collection, including medieval manuscripts and scrolls, major monuments of fifteenth-century printing, important translations and commentaries of the Reformation period, missionary Bibles in diverse languages, and modern fine press editions.
The archives at Bridwell Library comprise extensive holdings of Methodist-related primary resources generated by bishops, ministers, missionaries, educators, institutions, and organizations.
Public Services staff will offer a brief orientation and a tour of the Library. Assistance in using the Library’s collections will be available throughout the fellowship period.
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