Monday, January 18 is the 35th Martin Luther King Jr. Day, celebrating the Civil Rights leader’s life and legacy. Pitts Theology Library will be closed for the federal holiday and resume normal operations on Tuesday, January 19th.
In recognition of MLK Jr. Day, Pitts draws attention to some exceptional holdings in its Claude H. Thompson archival collection. Professor Thompson was a member of the faculty of the Candler School of Theology teaching Systematic Theology from 1951 to 1971, and during his career he maintained correspondence with Dr. King regarding elections, the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize, and the 1960 Greyhound Lines incident in Jacksonville, Florida. We invite you to read about Prof. Thompson and these fascinating exchanges while the library is closed for the federal holiday! In addition, check out high resolution scans of the letters online!
Please join us this Thursday (February 6th) for an advance film screening of J.E.S.U.S.A. along with a videoconference introduction by the film’s writer and director, Kevin Miller from 7-9pm in Candler School of Theology: Room 360. A conversation piece alongside Pitts’ new exhibition Thy Kingdom Come: American Evangelicalism from George Whitefield to Contemporary Politics, J.E.S.U.S.A. is an in-depth exploration of the relationship between Christianity and American nationalism and the violence that can often emerge from it. Far from a new phenomenon, this documentary traces the co-opting of Christianity by the state all the way back to when the Christian faith became the official religion of the Roman Empire.
This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For information about parking and directions, please visit pitts.emory.edu/parking.
Please RSVP HERE for this free event.
Date: February 6, 2020
Location: Candler School of Theology, Room 360
This Friday, November 8th, Pitts Theology Library will sponsor a film screening of Healing the Healers, a series of documentary films about pastoral care for pastoral care providers, now available to current Emory students, faculty, and staff through the library catalog. The 30-minute highlight film will be followed by a panel discussion with the director, Kirsten Kelly, and several Candler faculty members. The screening and panel discussion will take place from 11am–1pm with lunch provided by Gusto Bowls for the first 60 registered. Location is TBD and will be sent to participants who register here.