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GTU Offices and Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 2:00pm to Friday, November 23, 2012 - 11:59pm

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Edith Stein, St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross Collection

Edith Stein (1891-1942), St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, was borninto a Jewish family in Breslau, Germany. She became a philosopher, phenomenologist, teache, feminist, and translator.  In 1922, she was baptized into the Roman Catholic Church.  Unable to continue as a teacher under the Nazi rule, she joined the Discalced Carmelites in 1933.  In 1942, she and her sister Rosa  were arrested in Echt and killed at Auschwitz.

Robert John Russell and Ted Peters: Reading of the Sacred Texts, Monday, March 3

Monday, March 3, 2014 - 6:30pm

Robert John Russell and Dr. Ted Peters of the GTU Center for Theology and Natural Sciences will be featured at the 22nd annual Reading of the Sacred Texts. The  lecture is set for Monday evening, March 3, in the Dinner Board Room.  The reception begins at 6:30, followed by the lecture at 7:00. A book sale and signing  follow the lecture.

Jim Morphesis, Roses and Wounds, October 24 - November 24, 2013: Conversation with artist October 24, 6 pm

Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 7:59am to Sunday, November 24, 2013 - 5:00pm

The libriary is currently exhibiting recent paintings by Jim Morpheus, entitled Roses and Wounds. The paintings will be on display through November 24, 2013.

An opening reception and conversation with the artist and Peter Selz will be held on Thursday, October 24, 6-7:30 pm, in the Dinner board room in the library.

The exhibition is made possible by the Jane Dillenberger Fine Arts Endowment Fund.

The Life and Times of Edith Stein, St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross: An Archival Exhibit (October 1, 2013 to February 28, 2014).

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 8:26am to Friday, February 28, 2014 - 4:44pm

Rosa and Edith Stein, Echt, 1939

The GTU library is extending its current exhibition,  The Life and Times of Edith Stein, St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross: An Archival Exhibit , thorugh February 28, 2014. The exhibit opened on October 1.

Annual Book Sale, Monday, September 30

Monday, September 30, 2013 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

The Flora Lamson Hewlett Library's annual book sale will be held in Henry Mayo Newhall Plaza from 10 am to 3 pm on Monday September 30.

Books will generally be $2.00 for hard covers and $1.00 for paperbacks. Some books may be priced slightly higher.

The books are received over the previous year from gift donations. Each year the sale is held on or near the feastday of St. Jerome, the patron saint of libraries.

Antar & Abla: An Ancient Bedouin Love Poem in a Time of War

Friday, July 19, 2013 - 8:00am to Monday, September 30, 2013 - 5:00pm

On display in the library are paintings depicting the story of Antar & Abla based on a pre-6th Century Epic Bedouin Poem.

Who is Your God Today? New Religious Movements Research Collections on Display, July-September 2013

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.

Benedetto recognized for Excellence in Academia by Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Robert BenedettoRobert 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.

Library Recognized for Managing Robert McAfee Brown Collection

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.

To the Editor:

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