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About theMB

I have studied or worked at church-related institutions of higher education for more than thirty years. Although I am a professional librarian, now serving as the Director of the library at Nashotah House Theological Seminary, the focus of my personal study and research has increasingly been in the area of Ascetical Theology. I now teach courses in that discipline in Nashotah House's distance learning programs.

Selections from Death’s Duel

Selections from John Donne’s Death’s Duel, Or,  a Consolation Against the Dying Life and Living Death of the Body. Converted to Modern English, Edited, and Introduced by theMB       In the year of Our Lord 1631, John Donne, Dean … Continue reading

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Homily on Luke 7:31-35

31″To what then shall I compare the people of this generation, and what are they like? 32They are like children sitting in the marketplace and calling to one another, “‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; … Continue reading

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On John 14:2 for the Feast of St. Catherine of Siena

“In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places” (John 14:2) or “mansions” as the King James Version has it. The image is beautiful and has spawned many a lyric. There’s the song sung by Elvis Presley— “In my father’s … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Monkish Bookman, the under-construction blog of David Sherwood, Librarian at Nashotah House Theological Seminary.  If this is your first visit, be sure to read the about page. Tweet

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