On Wednesday, February 15, at 6:00 pm, the GTU Library is hosting an opening reception for its spring exhibit commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The exhibition will highlight historical works by Martin Luther and his contemporaries, along with the ways Protestant anniversaries have been celebrated through the years. The exhibit cases will include a Luther Bible (1535 with hand colored prints) as well as early editions of works by Martin Luther, Philip Melanchthon, Jean Calvin, Johann Eck and others. The exhibit will run from February 13 through May 2017.
The Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences at the Graduate Theological Union is thrilled to host a special event on Thursday, February 16, celebrating a $2 Million pledge from renowned scientist Francisco J. Ayala. This generous gift will complete the $4M endowment of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences, which will be restyled The Francisco J. Ayala Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences in Dr. Ayala’s honor.
Join us at the Doug Adams Gallery for a special program! Tour the exhibition, Reverberating Echoes: Contemporary Art Inspired by Traditional Islamic Art, with six of the featured artists, guided by curator Carol Bier. After the tour, stay to mingle with the artists and enjoy the show. In co-sponsorship with Center for the Arts & Religion at the Graduate Theological Union.
“Things” can help us understand social identities, relationships, and practices in the medieval world, especially in situations where textual documentation is minimal or completely absent. In this lecture, Dr. Alicia Walker explores how pseudo-Arabic motifs on medieval Christian buildings and objects materialized social identities and spiritual authority among monastic communities across the eastern Mediterranean, thereby attesting to an interconnectedness that is only thinly documented in the written record.