Conrad Schick Library
 
Conrad Schick Library
 
Scholars conducting research on historic Christian involvement in the Holy Land and Christian missionary efforts in the 19th Century will find a treasure trove in the Conrad Schick Library that opened in 2007 on the grounds of Christ Church.
 
The 5,000 books, articles, manuscripts, journals, letters and other valuable materials contained in the library and its archives shed light on the assistance Christian hospitals, schools and libraries have given to people in the Holy Land, and the aid Christians provided both for Zionism and the creation of Arab nationalism.
 
Focus of the library is 19th and 20th Century history. Among numerous resources, the collection contains literature on Judaism and the Jewish context of the New Testament, books by Old Testament scholars, and original material on the history of Christ Church and the local activities of CMJ since the early 1800s.
 
Opening the library’s archives to the academic community is an effort by CMJ’s Alexander College to encourage objective scholarship. Valuable historic Christian documents reside in archives throughout Israel, but are largely unavailable to researchers. The Schick Library archives is open to academicians, researchers, tour guides, the media and students at Alexander College. Please email us to make an appointment.
 
Libraries are not new to CMJ. In 1849, Christ Church financed the Jerusalem Literary Society which created the first modern library in the Holy Land. The British consul at the time appealed to Christians in Britain to send books for the library, but the library was subsequently sold in 1856. The Conrad Schick Library now occupies the historic building on the grounds of Christ Church that housed the first British consulate in the Holy Land.
 
 
How to help
 
The preservation of historical documents and images takes time and money. Consider volunteering your time to this endeavor. Your financial contribution is also welcome.
 
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"Objective scholarship must first examine the primary sources to understand the what, how and why of the past."
 
 
 
 
 
 
Document Downloads
 
 TitleDescription
7 Myths about Christ ChurchAnswers to common misconceptions about Christ Church Jerusalem.
Graves at Protestant Cemetery, Mt. ZionJerusalem’s Protestant Cemetery on Mount Zion contains the graves of many who worked at Christ Church or had an association with us over the last 170 years. The list (not complete) of graves was generated from IsraelGeneology.com
Hanauer, James Edward - Introduction to Reminiscences, RamblesThis set of documents represents the final of a set of books published by James Edward Hanauer which, to date, has not been generally accessible.
Hanauer, James Edward - Rambles part 1The three sections of Rambles in My Fatherland document and describe his travels through the Middle East centred around his home town of Jerusalem.
Hanauer, James Edward - Rambles part 2The three sections of Rambles in My Fatherland document and describe his travels through the Middle East centered around his home town of Jerusalem.
Hanauer, James Edward - Rambles part 3The three sections of Rambles in My Fatherland document and describe his travels through the Middle East centered around his home town of Jerusalem.
Hanauer, James Edward - ReminiscencesHanauer describes his childhood and schooling, his love of God and the church, the important people in his life, incidents that captured his attention, and the tensions that existed in the in the Middle East region at that time.
Shapira, Wilhelm in the CMJ archivesInventory of uncatalogued records on Moses Shapira held by CMJ in the Conrad Schick Library, Jerusalem.