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    Exhibition Ends December 13, 2018

    Gestures to the Divine: Works by Hagit Cohen

    Celebrating Women Scholars of the GTU

    GTU Women's Voices Campaign

    The GTU boasts one of the largest contingents of female theology students and alumnae in the country--and our Women's Voices Campaign offered more than 30 graduates an opportunity to share their GTU stories. We are proud of the work of our female scholars--past, present, and future--and proud to be an educational community where women can thrive and flourish.     

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    Skylight Talks to President Lehmann

    The Fall 2018 issue of the GTU's SKYLIGHT magazine includes a conversation with  our new president, Rabbi Daniel Lehmann, and a story about GTU students and alumni who are sharing the GTU's approach to interreligious education at a local community college, and much more. You can read the online edition now. 
    John Baker-Batsel at his GTU retirement, 1990

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    Remembering John David Baker-Batsel

    John David Baker-Batsel, the first director of the Graduate Theological Union Library in the new building, passed away in Longmont, Colorado, on November 28, 2018.

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    Responses to the Paradise Fire: The Wisdom of Not-Knowing

    GTU Alum Katy Valentine (PhD, '14) reflects on her experiences as part of the relief efforts following the Camp Fire in Paradise, CA: "From my time at the GTU, I learned that confessing not knowing answers is a gateway to greater learning. It also helps us ask smarter questions. The impact of studying with people very similar and also very different than me led me to know that God can deliver many good answers at once, and they do not have to be identical. . . . Respectful cooperation is more powerful than fighting."
    Borsch-Rast Book Prize-winner Timothy D. Wadkins with GTU Dean Uriah Kim at AAR-SBL

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    Timothy Wadkins (PhD, '88) Wins Borsch-Rast Book Prize

    Timothy D. Wadkins (PhD, 1988), professor of religious studies and theology at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY, has been awarded the Graduate Theological Union’s second annual Borsch-Rast Book Prize and Lectureship for his 2017 book The Rise of Pentecostalism in Modern El Salvador: From the Blood of the Martyrs to the Baptism of the Spirit (Baylor University Press). The Borsch-Rast Book Prize is awarded annually to encourage innovative and creative theological scholarship by GTU graduates and current faculty and carries a prize of $10,000.

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Final Week for PhD Applications

Applications to the GTU doctoral program are due by December 14, 2018 

GTU Library Gallery, Oct 11, 2018 - Jan 11, 2019

Salma Arastu: Seeking Oneness

The GTU Library is honored to present a new art exhibition entitled "Salma Arastu: Seeking Oneness," on display from October 11, 2018, through January 11, 2019. 
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Borsch-Rast Book Lecture

Join us for the second annual Borsch-Rast Book Lecture featuring Timothy Wadkins (PhD, '88), author of The Rise of Pentecostalism in Modern El Salvador: From the Blood of the Martyrs to the Baptism of the Spirit.

Dinner Board Room, Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley
6:30pm