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Ethiopian Kitabe Leather Amulet

Object is one cylinder shaped red leather amulet case with wooden block inside that is half covered in black leather. The leather has been imprinted with three feathers each feather measuring 1.5 cm in length. The case has leather stitching where the amulet would be fastened to a chain for wearing around the neck. The kitabe was worn by an individual and contained religious texts, in particular texts written in Ge'ez, a liturgical language of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.

Ethiopian Kitabe Leather Amulet

Object is one rectangular leather amulet case with wooden block inside. The leather has been imprinted with a cross hatch design measuring 4.5 cm. The case has leather stitching where the amulet would be fastened to a chain for wearing around the neck. The kitabe was worn by an individual and contained religious texts, in particular texts written in Ge'ez, a liturgical language of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.

The Bandlet of Righteousness Sensal Codex

This Ethiopian codex is a sensul, an accordion-fold manuscript comprised of 67 folios, and contains the Bandlet of Righteousness a text of the dead.

Opening text in red reads: "In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost", "Mary".

Ethiopian Psalter

This fragmentary remains of a Ethiopian Psalter is comprised of 50 folios bound into seven quires, and contains Psalm 93 through to Psalm 151, the Biblical Canticles, the Song and Songs, and the beginning of the Praises of Mary. On folio 27r there is an ornamental border at the top of the page.

Ethiopian Codex

This Ethiopian codex is comprised of 72 folios bound into seven quires, and contains a number of works praising the Virgin Mary. On folio 1r there is a decorative ornamentation above when the text begins.

The Psalms of David Codex

This is a complete Ethiopian Psalter codex and contains 151 Psalms of David, hence the codex's name, as well as 15 biblical canticles, the Song of Songs, and two Ethiopian Orthodox works known as The Praises of Mary and The Gate of Light. The codex is comprised of 142 folios bound into twelve quires with 10 illuminations. On folio 128r there is a decorative border to introduce a new book in two columns in the manuscript.

There are 10 illustrations, see description below.
-Illustration: Fol. 2v: Miniature of the Virgin Mary holding child Christ who is holding a book held in the left hand. Archangels Gabriel and Michael float above in the top left and right corners. Painted with black border. Water damage on the top left corner down the left side.
-Illustration: Fol. 39r: Miniature of a bearded older noble male wearing a crown and holding a book in their left hand and a sceptre in the right hand. Painted with black border.
-Illustration: Fol. 40v: Miniature of Jesus Christ holding the globus cruciger (cross-bearing orb) in the left hand. Painted with black border.
-Illustration: Fol. 60r: Miniature of three identical older male saints with white hair seated holding the globus cruciger (cross-bearing orb) in their left hands. Painted with black border.
-Illustration: Fol. 61v: Miniature of crucified Jesus Christ. Painted with black border.
-Illustration: Fol. 120r: Miniature of the Virgin Mary praying. Painted with black border. Water damage along the top right edge and down the side.
-Illustration: Fol. 121v: Miniature of King David playing the lyre. Painted with black border. Water damage along the top left edge and down the side.
-Illustration: Fol. 130r: Miniature of an unidentified saint holding flowers. Painted with black border.
-Illustration: Fol. 131v: Miniature of an clergy older man holding a staff in his left hand and a gold cross in his right hand. Painted with black border.
-Illustration: Fol. 141r: Miniature of the Virgin Mary holding child Jesus. Painted with black border.

Dr. Don Page (TWU Administrator) - February 23

Audio 97a consists of the following recording:
Title: Dr. Don Page - “Message at Kitchener Ontario” [possibly a banquet or fundraising event]
Dr. Don Page, Academic Vice President, lectures on the changing nature of Canadian society. He discusses the struggling economy in Canada and the Third World, as well as changes in the Asia-Pacific Region. He discusses the dynamic of greed and poverty and questions the ethical implications. He discusses genetic engineering. He asks, “Do we let science expand on what it finds possible, or what society finds acceptable, or what the taxpayer finds affordable, or what God says is morally acceptable?” He discusses changes in birth rates in Canada. Finally, he discusses the challenge of Christian students to develop in a secular system. He speaks to the importance of the Christian Leaders in Residence program.
Notes provided by BF, student assistant, 2010/2011

Staley Lecture: Dr. Paul Marshall - November 17

Audio 84a consists of the following recording:
Title: Dr. Paul Marshall, Staley Lecturer – “Pluralism and Liberalism”
Dr. Marshall, political philosopher, professor, and author, continues his discussion of pluralism from the series that begins on Aud. 83a. He outlines the various ways, appropriate and inappropriate, of responding to pluralism. He argues that secularism is an inappropriate way to address public life. He defines and discusses liberalism at length. He discusses the importance of defining values through the Trinity Western University mission statement and community standards. He argues that liberalism detracts from the effectiveness of an institution such as a church, a university, or a marriage. He argues that there are other things that are valuable in the world, in addition to individual rights.
Notes provided by BF, student assistant, 2010/2011

Universities Week: Jake Epp (Minister of Health) / Dr. Charles Malik (United Nations) - October 25

Digitized sound file for Aud 81b not attached, due to copyright restrictions
Audio 81a consists of the following recording:
Title: Jake Epp – “What is our Community?”
Hon. Jake Epp, Minister of Health, discusses extending ideas into the community. He then explores the definition of community and the impact of Trinity Western University students. He asks the students to look critically at society and evaluate it within their faith. He shares a personal anecdote about going to China. He discusses the journey to faith of a member of the communist party in China. President Snider thanks Mr. Epp for speaking.
Audio 81b consists of the following recording:
Title: Dr. Charles Malik – “Radio Discussion” - very poor quality
Dr.Charles Malik, President of the United Nations General Assembly from 1958 to 1959, speaks on Gorbachev and Reagan peace talks to someone, possibly journalist Jack Webster, on a radio station. He also discusses nuclear war. There are two different audio streams recorded one on top of the other, making this recording almost impossible to decipher. At [10:45] there is some discussion of Canadian politics. Don Johnson, Liberal MP joins the discussion. They respond to some phone calls. There is some discussion of prison riots with Roger Caron. The recording cuts off in the middle of a sentence. This recording is possibly from “The Coast” radio station, 97.1 CKAY.
Notes provided by BF, student assistant, 2010/2011

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