Henry Harris Jessup journal

The Yale Divinity Library is world-renowned for its Day Missions Collection, documenting the missionary movement and world Christianity.  This image comes from a journal in the papers of Henry Harris Jessup, who was a missionary in Syria from 1856 to 1910.

In Focus

Religion and the Environment exhibit

A new exhibit  in the rotunda area explores theological and practical responses of Christian and interfaith religious communities to local and global environmental issues. Publications and archival documentation from the Library’s collections provide historical perspective on how individuals and groups have addressed the role of religion in this sphere.

Saint John’s Bible exhibit

On display in the Day Missions Reading Room are two volumes of the Saint John’s Bible Heritage Edition, which the Divinity Library acquired in 2012. The Saint John's Bible is the only handwritten and illuminated Bible commissioned by a Benedictine Monastery since the advent of the printing press more than 500 years ago. The Heritage Edition is a fine art reproduction of the original manuscript.