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New Advent

Front cover of 1913 Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 1.

New Advent is a website that provides online versions of various works connected with the Catholic Church.[1]

History

New Advent was founded by Kevin Knight, a Catholic layman.[1] During the visit of Pope John Paul II for World Youth Day in 1993, Knight, then a 26-year-old resident of Denver, Colorado, was inspired to launch a project to publish the 1913 edition of the 1907–1912 Catholic Encyclopedia on the Internet.[2] Knight founded the non-profit website New Advent to house the undertaking.[1] Volunteers from the United States, Canada, France and Brazil helped in the transcription of the original material. The site went online in 1995 and transcription efforts for Catholic Encyclopedia finished in 1997.[2]

Contents

New Advent contains several public domain documents relevant to Catholics, including the Catholic Encyclopedia, the Summa Theologica, translated writings of the Church Fathers, a variety of papal encyclicals, and aggregated news relating to the Catholic Church.[1][3]

The website provides navigation between related document through the frequent use of hyperlinks to other works hosted on its website.[1]

Reception

Writing in Reference Reviews, Georgia State University librarian Brian K. Koy labels the website as "highly recommended". Koy describes the website's content as straightforward and as being faithful to the text of the original works hosted on the website, but laments the relative lack of images and what he considers the overuse of hyperlinks.[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f Kooy, Brian K. (25 September 2007). "The Catholic Encyclopedia (New Advent)". Reference Reviews. 21 (7): 14–16. doi:10.1108/09504120710821550 – via Emerald Insights.
  2. ^ a b Vogt, Brandon (9 July 2012). "Interview with Kevin Knight – On New Advent and Digitizing Catholic Tradition". Ignitum. Archived from the original on 28 December 2014. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  3. ^ "New Advent". UC Santa Barbara Library. Archived from the original on 28 December 2014. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
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