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Sale of Trinity Press Endows Prize for Faculty and Alumni

The Graduate Theological Union recently received a gift to support a competitive prize for graduates and faculty.

The Arts as a Form of Theological Reflection: CARE Celebrates 25 Years

The Center for the Arts, Religion, and Education (CARE) marked its 25th anniversary in 2012. A bridge between campus and community, a connection of academe and the arts, the Center is a GTU-affiliated autonomous non-profit providing “theological reflection and practice through educational curriculum in arts and religion and to present related arts programs that enhance the GTU community.”

Escaping the Ivory Tower: Practical Theological Scholarship

The motto of the Graduate Theological Union is “where religion meets the world,” but what does it mean? It’s easy to draw a line between what is “sacred” and “secular” (often whatever is not “sacred”), but that’s not quite it either since religion is part of the world we know and the world interacts with religion. Rather, our motto emphasizes where faith traditions purposefully encounter people and events, sometimes in unique ways — describing this encounter as crossroads, bridges, and dialogue.

Responding to the Call - Adapted from President Jim Donahue's Remarks at the 50th Anniversary Gala

For almost 40 years the GTU has been a significant part of my life, a part that underscored the theological notion of vocation that each of us is called in a particular way by God to enter a path that will enable us to grow and to use our skills and potentials to make a significant contribution to the world, along a path that will lead us to our own fulfillment.

Beginnings: The Formation and Early Years of the Graduate Theological Union

By any standard, the Graduate Theological Union is unique. Envisioned as a grand experiment of cooperation and collaboration, the consortium overcame the early struggles of pioneering new ground in graduate theological education.

Steven T. Georgiou lectures at Inaugural Robert Lax Week

Steven T. Georgiou (M.A. '98, Ph.D. '04) delivered the core lectures at St. Bonaventure University's inaugural Robert Lax Week, held March 4-8. Georgiou served as the "Lax Lecture Scholar" for the event due to his expertise on the hermit-sage of Patmos.

50th Anniversary Gala Celebrated the Success and Future of the GTU

The GTU’s Golden Anniversary was capped by a gala at the St. Regis in San Francisco on February 28. The event brought together the faculties and administration of the member schools, in addition to alumni, students, and supporters from the community, to celebrate the uniqueness of the GTU — honoring our history and looking toward our future.

Diocese pulls the plug on speech by Michael Crosby, O.F.M.Cap. (Ph.D. '89)

Rev. Michael Crosby, O.F.M.Cap. (Ph.D. '89)Rev. Michael Crosby, O.F.M.Cap. (Ph.D. '89) was scheduled to address Catholic educators at Canadian Forum on Theology and Education in Toronto, but the archdiocese rescinded their approval of Crosby.

SFTS Welcomes Noted African American Professor and Theologian Rev. Dr. Andrea C. White

GTU member school San Francisco Theological Seminary (SFTS) will host the annual T.V. Moore Lecture series on Thursday, April 11 and Friday, April 12.  The distinguished speaker for this year’s event is Rev. Dr. Andrea C. White, Assistant Professor of Theology and Culture at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology, and Associated Faculty in the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and the Graduate Division of Religion.

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