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Nominations for $10,000 Borsch-Rast Book Prize Open through August 1, 2017

Nominations for the Graduate Theological Union’s first annual Borsch-Rast Book Prize and Lectureship are open through August 1, 2017, for books published in calendar year 2016. The Borsch-Rast Prize is a newly established annual award of $10,000 for an outstanding scholarly work written by a GTU graduate or faculty member that provides new perspectives on theological or religious issues and demonstrates a creative and innovative approach.

Hope for the Future

Reflections by Chaitanya Motupalli (PhD, 2017)

Delivered at GTU Commencement, May 11, 2017

2017 GTU Graduates

Congratulations to the GTU Class of 2017!

At 4 pm on Thursday, May 11, the sixty-two graduates of the GTU Class of 2017 passed though the gauntlet of cheering professors and deans and entered the chapel at the Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary for the Graduate Theological Union's 2017 Commencement Exercises.

Clay-Edward Dixon Appointed Director of Library Services

The Graduate Theological Union is pleased to announce that Clay-Edward Dixon has been appointed Director of Library Services of the GTU’s Flora Lamson Hewlett Library. Dixon has served as the library’s interim director since the March 2016 retirement of Robert Benedetto, and has been the library’s head of collection development since 2000.

Center for Jewish Studies Announces Jewish Community Fellowship

/sites/default/files/users/admissions/CJS%20Community%20Fellowship%20Application.pdfThe Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies (CJS) at the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) is pleased to announce a new fellowship for Bay Area Jewish educators and community professionals. The Jewish Community Fellowship provides full tuition for a single course in Jewish Studies at the GTU. Participants in the fellowship will become part of a cohort of students exploring the intersection of critical studies and Jewish communal endeavors. In addition to the course for credit, fellows participate in a two-day workshop on Jewish education led by senior faculty in the field.

GTU Announces $10,000 Borsch-Rast Book Prize and Lectureship

The Graduate Theological Union is pleased to announce the establishment of the Borsch-Rast Book Prize and Lectureship, an annual award of $10,000 for an outstanding scholarly work written by a GTU graduate or faculty member. The endowment for the Borsch-Rast Prize comes from the sale of Trinity Press International (TPI), a venture dedicated to the publication of scholarly and often interdisciplinary theological studies. “Thanks to this endowment, the GTU is able to offer one of the highest (if not the highest) book prize award for authors and scholars in religion and theology,” says GTU Dean Uriah Kim.

CIS News for May 2017

News and events from the Center for Islamic Studies at the Graduate Theological Union

CIS/GTU is pleased to announce our first annual student symposium:

Scholarship, Leadership, Activism: Islamic Studies at the Graduate Theological Union

CIS News for April 2017

News and Events from the Center for Islamic Studies at the Graduate Theological Union 

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