The influence of the Christian faith in the growth and development of libraries begins with the fundamental character of Yahweh, God of the Bible. By outlining the characteristics of Yahweh, we begin to understand the conceptual framework on which libraries have come to exist as intellectual, physical, spiritual, and social institutions. Given the limitations of space and format, I am confining my remarks to thematic possibilities, ideas that may merit further exploration. Essential to Yahweh's character is that he acts in a powerful manner by speaking things into existence. He acts in a loving manner by creating individual human beings in his own image in order to have fellowship with them. Yahweh's actions of power and love are essential to his nature. "The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness."
Tucker, John Mark
"Logos, Biblios & Bibliotheke: Christian Influences In Library Development,"
The Christian Librarian: Vol. 45
, Article 3.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/tcl/vol45/iss1/3