Ninety-Five Theses Exhibit

Five hundred years ago, in 1517, Martin Luther published his Ninety-Five Theses, a series of statements and proposals about the power of indulgences and the nature of repentance, forgiveness and salvation. Originally intended for academic debate, the document quickly gained popularity, garnering praise and condemnation alike, and is generally seen as the beginning of the Protestant Reformation.

From February 24 – July 7, Pitts Theology Library is exploring Luther’s Theses with the exhibit “The Image of a Fractured Church: Martin Luther and the 95 Theses.” Curated by Dr. Armin Siedlecki, the exhibit presents the context of Martin Luther’s Theses, the role of indulgences in sixteenth century religious life and the use of disputations in theological education. Shown also are the early responses to Luther’s Theses by both his supporters and his opponents, the impact of Luther’s Reformation, including depictions of the posting of the Ninety-Five Theses in later Protestant traditions, as well as current attempts by Catholics and Protestants to find common ground.

All are welcome to view the exhibit in the third floor gallery any time the library is open or to sign up for a docent-led tour here.

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Exegesis Workshops

Do you have an exegesis assignment coming up? Exegesis can be daunting, but you are not alone. We have created two workshops to help you master the exegesis process.

Join Prof. Steve Kraftchick this Wednesday in RARB 250 to learn about his expectations for exegesis papers. And next Tuesday, join Bo Adams in CST 369 to explore the mechanics of exegesis in-depth.

Sign up for one session or both at: We look forward to seeing you there!

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Tell Us What You Think (and enter for early Book Sale access)!

The Pitts Theology Library is committed to improving the service we offer our community.  To this end, each year we ask users of the library to let us know how we’re doing, as a way of better understanding your experience of our staff, spaces, and materials.

Please take a moment to tell us how we are doing by visiting We value your feedback—each response helps us improve our existing services and address new needs.

If you respond to the survey, you will be entered to receive early access to our annual Book Sale! Winners will be able to peruse all the books prior to the sale, selecting up to 10 books to purchase in advance.

We look forward to hearing from you! As always, please feel free to contact a reference librarian if you have any questions or concerns.

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Weekly Workshops Begin for Spring!

As you get into the swing of the new semester, consider making a Pitts Weekly Workshop part of your schedule, beginning this week! These workshops happen on Wednesdays (12-1, with lunch) and Tuesdays (2:30-3:30, with coffee). This semester, we will be discussing a wide variety of topics, ranging from citation management software Zotero (don’t begin another paper without it!), a session on setting up cloud-based storage, and a session on creating a website for yourself or your church. See the full list of offerings and sign up at!



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Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday Closing

The Pitts Theology Library will be closed Saturday, January 14th, through Monday, January 16th, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday. The library will resume normal semester hours at 7:30am on Tuesday, January 17th. For all library hours, visit Happy Martin Luther King, Jr., Day!

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Pitts is Open!

Pitts Theology Library is back to our normally scheduled hours. For more information, please visit

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Pitts Closed Saturday (1/7)

Friends, Pitts will be closed again tomorrow, Saturday, January 7th, following Emory’s closure. Stay warm and enjoy another etching from Jan Luiken! This image has an accompanying poem by the artist, which has been translated by Josephine V. Brown,  one of our dedicated Pitts volunteers!

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Pitts Closed for Inclement Weather

Pitts Theology Library will be closed Friday, January 6th, following Emory University’s closure for inclement weather. We will keep you posted about any further closures. In the meantime, stay safe and enjoy this lovely etching by Jan Luiken, which can be found, along with a poem by the artist, in our Digital Image Archive!

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Spring Semester Hours

On Tuesday, January 3rd, the Pitts Theology Library began its spring semester hours. The library is open Monday through Thursday, 7:30am through 9:00pm, Friday, 7:30am through 6:00pm, Saturday, 10:00am through 5:00pm, and Sunday 2:00pm through 8:00pm. The library will be closed 1/14-1/16 for the MLK holiday. For all of the library’s hours, visit Happy New Year!

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New Year’s Closing

The Pitts Theology Library will be closed on Friday, December 30th, and Monday, January 2nd, for the New Year’s holiday. We will resume our normal academic-year hours on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. To see a full list of library hours, including holiday schedules, visit Happy New Year!

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