Monthly Archives: November 2021

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

The Thanksgiving holiday is just around the corner! Remember that Pitts Theology Library will be closed from Thursday, November 25th to Sunday, November 28th in observance of the holiday weekend. The library will reopen on Monday, November 29th at 7:30am. Have a safe and pleasant holiday!

Enhancing Engravings: Coloring in the 16th Century

Did you know that 16th century engravings allowed for creative license? Colors were often added after book production by their owners to enhance images, like this engraving of Jesus’ baptism by Jan Wierix, located in two different copies of the Plantin Polyglot Bible (1569 BIBL). Click on the image above to move between versions and choose…

Final Kessler Conversation THIS Week

This week marks the final Kessler Conversation of the Fall 2021 semester, taking the theme “Luther and the Other.” Join Dr. Dean P. Bell (Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership in Chicago) as he rehearses some of Luther’s thoughts on Jews and Judaism, comparing it with other reformers of the period. Dr. Bell will help…