Monks on computers

The New Scriptorium

In ancient times the scriptorium was the part of the monastery where monks would carefully copy manuscripts for distribution. Sometimes a familiar work, often Scripture, would be embellished, such as with the Book of Kells, or translated into another tongue in order to expand the reach of that particular work.

In that tradition, New Scriptorium seeks to not only perserve theological works that have gone out of print, but to make them available to a wider audience not through use of pen, parchment, and pigments, but through computer coded formats such as HTML, PDF, MOBI, EPUB and such so that the modern user will be able to access them through whatever medium he is accustomed to using.

An Important Acknowledgement

Much of what is currently on this site was provided here by the labor of the original owner of Anglican Books Revitalized who (still wishing to remain anonymous) diligently and faithfully worked on providing these documents to the Anglican world early in the age of internet. It is thanks to her forethought, dedication, and work that these documents are available for our benefit previously on Anglican Books Revitalized, carried on now here, and through other sites such as Project Canterbury where she has also contributed. It is my hope that this site can be continued in such a way as to do proper honor to her labor of love in preserving and making available these works for all of us. Thank you for all of your work.