Robert McAfee Brown: Glimpses of What Life is Meant to Be will be on display in the library from October 1, 2010 to January 15, 2011.
Robert McAfee Brown was a Christian theologian, ethicist, teacher, author, preacher, and advocate for peace and justice in social, economic, and gender issues. He taught theology and religious studies at Macalister College (St. Paul), Union Theological Seminary (NY), Stanford University, and Pacific School of Religion (PSR).
He emerged in the early sixties as one of America's foremost theologians while also becoming an influential activist for peace and social justice.
The exhibition includes a selection of photographs, articles, talks, books and memorabilia that document the many contributions that he made to national and international dialogue and social engagement. To further illustrate the times, the exhibit includes posters, bumper stickers, newspapers, and handouts from other collections. These include Albert G. Cohen Campus Ministry, Social Justice and Environment Collection; Daniel O'Hanlon's Vatican II Collection; and the Sanctuary Oral History Project Records.
For additional information on Brown, see the finding aid. In addition to the in-library exhibit, visit the online exhibit that features additional images, articles, talks and audio files.
The exhibit, along with the reception and talks on October 6, are sponsored by the GTU Library and the American Theological Library Association in celebration of Theological Libraries Month and Archives Month.