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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

Resource Spotlight: Oxford Research Encyclopedias: Religion

Want some background on a religious topic from people you can trust?  Browse to Oxford Research Encyclopedias: Religion, where you’ll find articles about subjects like African Religions, Hinduism, Religion and Art, and Religion in America, among other categories. All of the articles are written by scholars who work in the areas they’re writing about (Vanderbilt’s… Keep Reading

Getting to Know Your Divinity Library Staff: MAT Trotter

Margaret Ann Trotter (MAT) has worked for the Vanderbilt University Libraries since 1979.  She began working in the Divinity Library, moved to several other positions around the system, then returned ‘home’ to Divinity in 1994.  Her current position is Manager of Leganto Service; Coordinator of Divinity Reserves. What is something about your job that you… Keep Reading

Resource Spotlight: Jewish Life in America, c1654-1954

Jewish Life in America, c1654-1954 is a fascinating primary source collection of materials about American Jews from the American Jewish Historical Society, New York.  Completely searchable, the documents in this resource — letters, postcards, telegrams, notebooks, scrapbooks, minutes, reports, financial records, and other materials — provide a wide-ranging yet often intimate picture of the persons… Keep Reading

This Week’s Curator’s Talk: Franz Rosenzweig and His ‘Star’

Join us in the Special Collections Library from 11:15am-12:00pm every Wednesday morning during this semester for fascinating talks led by library librarians, archivists, and curators. To see the full series, click here. This week’s talk: Franz Rosenzweig and His ‘Star’ Franz Rosenzweig (1886-1929) numbers among the most significant Jewish thinkers of the 20th century. He wrote… Keep Reading

Japanese Book Binding Workshop Friday

A hands-on workshop for students, library staff and the community will be held at the Central Library Community Room on Friday, Nov. 9, at 10 am and 11 am. Each session will last an hour; they are identical in content. The workshop includes two parts: A brief introduction to Japanese printing history from Bryan Lowe,… 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