“If religious books are not widely circulated among the masses in this country, and the people do not become religious, I do not know what is to become of us as a nation. And the thought is one to cause solemn reflection on the part of every patriot and Christian…………” Daniel Webster 1782-1852
Here at the Church of Christ at Dartmouth College we are trying to do our part to encourage the wide circulation of religious books by making our Hamilton Library warm, friendly and inviting. We have added several hundred new titles over the last 5-6 years, many of which have been highlighted in past News & Views. Lesser known perhaps is our rather extensive basic collection. This month I would draw your attention to some of our books on church history that are located in Dewey Decimal numbers 270 and 285. Several titles follow: The Birth of Christianity by John Dominic Crossan Great Voices of the Reformation Harry Emerson Fosdick, ed. Christianity by Roland Bainton The United Church of Christ by Douglas Horton Granite and Grace by Charles Clark —written for the 200th anniversary of the N.H. conference of the U.C.C.
I encourage you (children too) to read at least one book from our library this summer. Regardless of your interest, I am sure you will find something in our library to satisfy.