The Reverend E. B. Heaven, of Port Hope, Ontario, has generously donated his significant collection of works pertaining to Anglican theology to the John Richard Allison Library. This collection reflects Rev. Heaven’s interest in 17th-18th Century Anglican theologians, including his particular interest in Anglo-Catholic divines and the Cambridge Platonist movement.
Special features of the collection include a first edition of Thomas Fuller’s The Church History of Britain, a first edition of John Strype’s Memorials of the Most Reverend Father in God, Thomas Cranmer, and a full run of the rare Orthodox Churchman’s Magazine(1801-1805). The collection is not limited to 17th-18th Century Anglicanism, however, as it includes works by John Bunyan, Richard Baxter, Thomas Manton, and Robert Hall, as well as a significant number of 20th Century books, which were added to the general collection.
Undoubtedly this collection represents a substantial investment in the educational opportunities available at Regent College, particularly for the Anglican studies program, and provides added depth to the library collection.