Submitted by reference on Fri, 07/19/2013 - 2:44pm
Monday, July 22, 2013 - 8:30am to Monday, September 30, 2013 - 5:00pm
Currently on display in the library are selections from our New Religious Movements Research Collections. The GTU was one of the first institutions to formally study the evolving nature of new religious organizations, from Hare Krishna to the Unification Church.. These materials are from our 10 main NRM archival collections.
Submitted by communications on Tue, 04/23/2013 - 3:42pm
Robert Benedetto, Director of the Graduate Theological Union’s Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, has been selected to receive Pittsburgh Theological Seminary’s 2013 Distinguished Alumnae/i Award for Excellence in Academia. Each year, PTS recognizes four graduates in Specialized Ministry, Pastoral Ministry, and Mission Ministry, in addition to the academy. He will attend and participate in events April 24-26 as part of this award.
Submitted by communications on Tue, 02/05/2013 - 3:33pm
The staff of the Flora Lamson Hewlett Library recently received some public recognition by the son of Robert McAfee Brown for their work in collecting and preserving his personal library. The Letter to the Editor, printed in the New York Times, is included below.
Submitted by communications on Tue, 02/05/2013 - 1:31pm
The next time you are in the library, take a look at the microform (microfiche and microfilm) area on the first floor. Most of the previous readers/printers have been sent to electronic recycling. The newer remaining reader/printer that was connected to a computer has been moved and can continue to be used to view and print fiche and film. The most exciting addition is our new ST ViewScan digital microform scanner, which now sits next to the GRACE terminal.
Submitted by communications on Thu, 01/10/2013 - 12:44pm
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 6:30pm
Arthur Holder, GTU Dean, Vice President for Academic Affairs, and the John Dillenberger Professor of Christian Spirituality, will speak on Religious Experience as Sacred Text at the Flora Lamson Hewlett Library's Annual Reading of the Sacred Texts.
What does it really mean when you tell someone that “I can read you like a book”? What makes the “book” of human experience into a truly sacred text? When does experience become a challenge to the authority of the text, or a substitute for it? This lecture will explore the complex relationship of religious experience to sacred text in the history of Christian spirituality, from the ancient period of stone tablets to the current digital age.
Dinner Board Room, Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley
Lecture at 7:00 pm. A reception will precede the lecture at 6:30 pm.