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James Baldwin with Statues James Baldwin Among The Philosophers
James Baldwin’s work is widely recognized for its religious overtones and influences as well as for its critiques of racism and heterosexual norms. His work is equally important as a contribution to American philosophy.
Locations
Regenstein 4th Floor Reading Room
Sept. 25 — Dec. 31, 2017
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Subjects
African-American Studies
Religion
Exhibits
goodspeed.png Byzantine Manuscripts of the New Testament from the Goodspeed Collection
The manuscripts presented in this exhibition represent a selection from the University's collection of New Testament manuscripts, named for Professor Edgar J. Goodspeed (1871-1962) of the Department of New Testament and Early Christian Literature.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Oct. 1 — Oct. 31, 1982
Subjects
Religion
Curated Mysticism Curated Mysticism: Visual Representations of the Cosmos and Consciousness
Humans have had a long history of interpreting the "symbols" around them, from divining the future through the arrangement of stars in the night sky, to tracing out the lines of luck and life on palms, to predicting future fortunes from a stack of cards. This rich visual tradition of mysticism has trickled down to us today in the form of magazine horoscopes, "cootie catchers" (origami fortune tellers), appropriated evil eyes, and more recently, the outpouring of mandala colouring books.
Locations
Regenstein 1st Floor Reading Room
May 16 — July 31, 2016
Subjects
Religion
Art
Default Placeholder Photo From Palm Leaf to Printed Text: The Traditional Indic Book
Drawn from the collection donated by Mrs. Edwin Asmann, this exhibit highlights the structure and usage of the palm leaf format, from the preparation of the leaves themselves to their illumination and binding. The manuscripts are also discussed in relationship to their role in the transmission of the Buddhist Canon.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
May 1 — July 1, 1989
Subjects
Southeast Asia
Religion
Southern Asia
South Asia
Sondheim Jewish Heritage Collection Exhibit Images of Prayer, Politics and Everyday Life from the Harry and Branks Sondheim Jewish Heritage Collection
This exhibition of the Harry Sondheim (A.B. 1954, J.D. 1957) Collection is organized around representations of the events of the Jewish life-cycle: birth, circumcision, naming, bar mitzvah, marriage, and death-and those of the Jewish calendar-the Sabbath, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Simchat Torah, Sukkot, and Passover.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
March 1 — July 31, 2008
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Subjects
Religion
James Baldwin with Statues James Baldwin Among The Philosophers
James Baldwin’s work is widely recognized for its religious overtones and influences as well as for its critiques of racism and heterosexual norms. His work is equally important as a contribution to American philosophy.
Locations
Regenstein 4th Floor Reading Room
Sept. 25 — Dec. 31, 2017
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Subjects
African-American Studies
Religion
Default Placeholder Photo Nathan the Wise, A Drama of Religious Tolerance
Nathan the Wise, A Drama of Religious Tolerance
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Sept. 1 — June 1, 2005
Subjects
Religion
New Testament Manuscript New Testament Manuscript Traditions: An Exhibition Based on the Edgar J. Goodspeed Collection of the University of Chicago Library
This exhibition features some of the most venerable religious and cultural treasures of the University of Chicago Library, including Gospels, lectionaries, canon tables, and manuscripts of the Apocalypse in Greek, Latin, Armenian, Syriac, and Geez.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Jan. 1 — March 31, 1973
Subjects
Special Collections
Religion
Pursuing the 'Higher Criticism' Pursuing the "Higher Criticism": New Testament Scholarship and Library Collections at the University of Chicago
This exhibition traces the century-long partnership between Chicago New Testament research interests and library resources.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
July 1 — Oct. 1, 1993
Subjects
Religion
Swiss Treasures 1 Swiss Treasures: From Biblical Papyrus and Parchment to Erasmus, Zwingli, Calvin, and Barth
This exhibition explores the importance of Swiss religious influences across a range of traditions and historical personalities, among them Erasmus, Zwingli, John Calvin, and Karl Barth.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Sept. 21 — Dec. 14, 2012
Subjects
Religion
Default Placeholder Photo Theodor Herzl and Vienna
Theodor Herzl (1860-1904), founder of the political Zionist movement in Vienna in 1895 and widely considered the father of modern Israel, is the subject of this exhibition prepared by Felix Tweraser.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
July 1 — April 1, 1994
Subjects
Religion
Tradition of Aquinas and Bonaventure Tradition of Aquinas and Bonaventure, The: Text and Commentary during Seven Centuries
This exhibition illustrates the influence of Aquinas and Bonaventure during the 700 years following their deaths, focusing on texts and commentary, with the history of the texts presented in manuscripts, incunabula, and more recent scholarly editions.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Jan. 1 — Dec. 31, 1974
Subjects
Religion
European History