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.
Submitted by reference on Mon, 02/24/2014 - 11:32am
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.
Submitted by reference on Mon, 10/21/2013 - 8:35am
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 8:26am to Friday, February 28, 2014 - 4:44pm
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.
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.