Exhibitions at Pitts

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Expressions and Encounters: Experiencing the Histories and Theologies of African Christianity in the Collections of Pitts Theology Library

March 23 - July 20, 2018

The exhibition Expressions and Encounters: Experiencing the Histories and Theologies of African Christianity in the Collections of Pitts Theology Library provides researchers and students glimpses into a variety of sources currently held at Pitts Theology Library that may be used in telling the histories and study the theologies of Christian communities across Africa.

The exhibition displays periodicals, monographs, sacred texts, missionary correspondence, and church archives selected from Pitts’ Sub-Saharan African Collection. The exhibition intentionally reflects the fragmented and disparate nature of the collection developed under the supervision of former Director of Pitts Theology Library Channing Jeschke, determined to bring African voices into the purview of theological education in North America. Thus, the exhibition does not attempt to impose a narrative onto every expression or encounter, or suggest a cohering theme. The exhibition also suggests the incompleteness of extant textual sources in writing histories of African Christianity. Visitors are invited to reflect on the archival silences that require the collection of oral histories and study of material and visual culture and embodied religious practices.

- An exhibition curated by Jennifer Aycock 

Tours

All are invited to view the exhibition any time the library is open. We are also pleased to offer tours. Tour groups meet at the library entrance. Please register at the links below:


Pending docent availability, we can arrange tours at other times during library hours as well. To arrange a tour, please contact Hannah Parks at hcparks@emory.edu.