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

New Podcast Episode with John McClure

A new episode of Chris Benda’s Authorial Intentions podcast is live, featuring an interview with Professor John McClure about his book, Speaking Together and With God: Liturgy and Communicative Ethics. Check out this interview and others HERE.

Roots, Influences, and Beyond: Christian Hebraism and Bible Translation

Roots, Influences, and Beyond: Christian Hebraism and Bible Translation is curated by Professor Choon-leong Seow, Almond Sin and Charlotte Lew. This exhibit highlights the contributions of Christian Hebraists and their influence on early modern Bible translations in the sixteenth century. It is on view through May 12, 2019.

Cultures in Clay Lectures Wednesday Jan 30

Dr. Andrea Seri, Professor of Ancient History at Universidad Nacional de Córdoba in Argentina will give two lectures on the Cultures in Clay exhibit.   The Cuneiform Tablets in the Vanderbilt Divinity Library Collection   Jan. 30, 4:10 PM at Divinity Library, Reference Room   Before Noah: Gilgamesh and the Flood Feb. 6, 4:10 PM… Keep reading

New Faculty Interview with James Hudnut-Beumler

Librarian Chris Benda interviews Dr. Jim Hudnut-Beumler about his new book Strangers and Friends at the Welcome Table: Contemporary Christianities in the American South in a new episode of Authorial Intentions. You can find the interview HERE.

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

New Faculty Interview

Librarian Chris Benda has published a new episode of his podcast, Authorial Intentions. He interviews faculty member Jay Geller about his new book, Bestiarium Judaicum: Unnatural Histories of the Jews.  You can find the interview here.