Behold, Reflect, and Transform: Art in the Christian Tradition Database

Behold, Reflect, and Transform: Art in the Christian Tradition Database is an exhibit in the Vanderbilt Divinity Library curated by Anne Richardson and Charlotte Lew.  The Art in the Christian Tradition database integrates curated Creative Commons images with concepts and scripture texts from the Bible.  The exhibit highlights thematic ACT images that demonstrate the time periods,… Keep reading

Exhibit Opening: Sebastian Münster and 16th Century Christian Hebraism

Roots, Influences, and Beyond: Sebastian Münster (1488-1552) For fifteen hundred years, only a few Christians were able to read the Hebrew Bible in its original language. All that changed in the sixteenth century, when the first Hebrew grammars and lexicons were written by Christians. The leading Christian Hebraist of that period was Sebastian Münster, who… Keep reading

Banned Books of the Bible

Banned Books Week Exhibit in the Reference Room, Divinity Library (Sept. 23-29) Throughout the centuries, religious writings considered scripture by certain groups have been contested by other groups.  Indeed, the production of biblical canons among Jews and Christians led to some books being deemed less useful than others — or even heretical.  Some books disappeared… Keep reading

U.S. State Department Central Files Now Available

  The Confidential U.S. State Department Central Files for Africa and the Middle East; Asia; and Europe and Latin America are now part of the Vanderbilt University Libraries’ collection. These History Vault resources provide access to American diplomatic reporting on political, military, social, and economic developments from 1960-1969. To access the Confidential U.S. State Department Central Files, click… Keep reading

“Vanderbilt Silver” Exhibition Explores University Treasures & Traditions

The history of silver at Vanderbilt University is rooted in the great American fortune of founder Cornelius Vanderbilt. In 1873, when Vanderbilt made the first part of his gift to found what would in 1875 become Vanderbilt University, he was arguably the richest man in the world. He rose from humble beginnings as a skipper… Keep reading