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WoodcutWelcome to the portal to Bethany Special Collections Online!

This page serves as the direct link to the Bethany Special Collections Online, hosted by PALNI (the Private Academic Library Network of Indiana [see www.palni.edu]). Online you will find selected high-quality images of title pages and other pages of interest chosen from parts of Bethany's Special Collections, including numerous samples of beautifully hand-illustrated woodcuts, such as displayed here.

We celebrate the conservation project that enabled us to preserve many of the works making up our valuable collection, and which also made this initial Online offering available. We are grateful to the Arthur Vining Davis Foundation for their invaluable support in these efforts. In the future, we may include some of the project narrative, as well as some before-and-after photos of the conservation work done, as well as some detail about the online portion of the collection.

In the meantime, here is the direct link to the Bethany Special Collections Online Enjoy!

Brandon Hanks
(Master of Divinity)

BrandonI find great comfort in knowing that the gifts of God are irrevocable--that God is faithful even if we are faithless. My faith journey begins with the Church of the Brethren. I was raised in the church by my family going to Sunday school and attending worship each week. But as a teenager I found myself struggling in my understanding of the word of God. I wanted to own my faith. I wanted it to be a real and genuine confession, not one merely adopted through my family's tradition. It was during that time of exploration that God revealed my calling as a minister in God's church.