Journal Highlight: The Chinese Recorder and Missionary Journal Now Available

The David Allan Hubbard Library is pleased to make The Chinese Recorder and Missionary Journal (1868-1941) available to our users. The Recorder was the longest running English-language journal published in China during the 19th century until its publication was ceased during WWII outbreaks in Shanghai.

The 75 volumes include rare photos, maps, drawings, and statistics on the Christian church and missionary societies in China. Cross-cultural topics including western approaches to Confucianism, local and regional etiquette, and linguistic translation are included in its pages. Readers can access national statistics on baptized converts and data on the number of churches, schools, and hospitals during this timeframe.

The journal was purchased with funds from a generous grant made by the Hugh & Hazel Darling Foundation in support of the library’s growing Pacific Rim collections. We are grateful for the Darling Foundation’s support, and look forward to hearing from our users about the value of this newly available journal.

Fuller Receives Key Science and Religion Collections from the International Society for Science and Religion (ISSR)

Fuller Seminary is pleased to announce that it has been awarded five identical collections of major works in the field of science and the human spirit through the ISSR’s competitive grant program. The collections will be housed separately in the Fuller Pasadena,  Texas, Northwest, California Coast, and Southwest campus libraries.

Each collection is comprised of approximately 200 hardbound volumes that are representative of the most important authors and treat the vast range of interdisciplinary subject matter at the highest level of quality and scholarship. Selected through the ISSR’s rigorous peer review, these titles reflect no ideological or religious bias and are drawn from many faith traditions as well as authors with vigorously naturalistic perspectives. According to CIO and Assistant Provost for Library and Information Technology, Michael Murray, “We are thrilled that the ISSR is partnering with us as we seek to make materials like this available to Fuller students, faculty, and members of the broader academic community who are doing research at points of intersection between such fields as anthropology, philosophy, psychology, sociology, theology, and many others.”

The International Society for Science & Religion was established in 2002 for the purpose of the promotion of education through the support of inter-disciplinary learning and research in the fields of science and religion conducted where possible in an international and multi-faith context. For more information, please see