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Beauty that Redeems

   

Book Review—Saving Beauty: A Theological Aesthetics of Nature by Kathryn B. Alexander

by Nathan Michon

 

Formless Form, the Art of Sho

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 6:00pm to Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 6:00pm

The Graduate Theological Union Library, 2400 Ridge Rd., invites you to Formless Form. the Art of Sho, recent works by Ronald Y. Nakasone. Sho (as it is referred to in Japan; Chu shu) or calligraphy, is the simple exercise of writing kanji (Ch hanzi) and phonetic script to communicate thoughts, feelings, and information.

When Opposites Attract: The Fusion Calligraphy of Haji Noor Deen

Friday, March 14, 2014 - 4:00pm
When Opposites Attract: The Fusion Calligraphy of Haji Noor Deen

Iconograpy 101

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 6:00pm

with Rossitza Schroeder, Assistant Professor of Arts and Religion, Pacific School of Religion

What’s that you see? Interfaith panel explores art and spirituality

The Graduate Theological Union, in conjunction with the Center for Arts, Religion and Education, sponsored Modern Divine: An Interfaith Panel on Art and Spirituality on October 27 at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco.

Being Latin@ and a Scholar

by Sandra Chavez

I look at my life and realize how incredible it is to find myself at the GTU in Berkeley. I am an American citizen, born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, but my abuelita (grandmother) is quick to remind me, “Mexican comes before American.  You are Mexican-American and do not forget it.”

A Just Calling

By the Book | Pursuing Academia while in Ministry

by Angela Yarber (Ph.D. ’10)

For nearly 14 years I’ve had a foot in the church and a foot in academia.

I had planned to pursue a career in the performing arts, majoring in musical theatre or dance in college. A conversion experience in a Christian church in my late teens shifted my plans for life and career. Fortunately, wonderful religion professors quickly taught me that my calling in ministry can coincide with my gifts in the arts and my deep interest in feminism. As a college freshman, I served as a youth minister.

I often describe my calling as a stool. The seat is social justice and the three legs are the church, the academy, and the arts.

Perceiving the Sacred Around Us

A Letter from Acting President Riess Potterveld

Although I am new to the Office of the President at the Graduate Theological Union, I have worked on behalf of the seminaries of the GTU consortium for thirteen years in a variety of roles as fund-raiser, academic dean, and president. Students and faculty have stated that a primal value for studying and teaching at the GTU has been the access to multiple institutions embodying such rich and diverse religious traditions. Individual institutions are valuable, but the whole, creatively interacting, is uniquely valuable. As president, I feel a deep commitment to the health and sustainability of each part as well as the whole union.

Geometry and Islamic Art: Explorations of Number, Shape, and the Nature of Space

Friday, July 12, 2013 - 9:00am to 11:00am

Islamic Workshop Art, "Geometry and Islamic Art: Explorations of Number, Shape, and the Nature of Space", a presentation by the Center for Islamic Studies (GTU) visiting scholar, Carol Bier.

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