Friday, March 24, 2017

Library Exhibit on Romero, Grande, and the Catholic Church in Latin America

In honor of the presentation and book signing by CTU graduate Dr. Ana Maria Pineda of her recent book Romero & Grande: Companions on the Journey (2016), the Bechtold Library has created an exhibit that features her work as well as writings by and about both Archbishop Oscar Romero and Father Rutilio Grande, including their homilies and pastoral letters, and books on their legacies today, the Church and human rights in El Salvador and Latin America, Latino and liberation theologies, and contextual Christologies.

So come by the Library either before or after her talk to see some of our important collections on these topics.

Pineda's presentation will be held on Tuesday, March 28, at 4:00 p.m.  For further information, please see the CTU web site,

Friday, March 10, 2017

Library Exhibit on Thomas Merton – Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi Dialogue

To coincide with CTU’s Winter Shapiro Lecture by Rabbi Or Rose on “A Dialogue of Devotion: Thomas Merton, Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, and Interreligious Friendship,” the Paul Bechtold Library has put together an exhibit from its collections that includes some of the letters from Merton to Rabbi Schachter-Salomi, writings by and about both Merton and Rabbi Schachter-Salomi on Judaism and Christianity, as well as recent works on Jewish-Catholic relations and interfaith dialogue. 

The Shapiro Lecture will be held on Monday, March 13 at 4:00 p.m. in Room 210 B & C.  For further information, please see the CTU web site,

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception

The Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception is now available online in an e-book format through the Library's web site.  This is a research tool that provides the latest scholarship on the Bible and its reception history -- including the origins and development of the Bible in its different canonical forms in Judaism and Christianity as well as the many diverse religious, theological, aesthetic, and cultural contexts in which the Bible has been received and interpreted.

If you have any questions about use of this resource, please contact Christopher Rogers,

Friday, March 3, 2017

Library Exhibit on Dorothy Day

The Paul Bechtold Library has created an exhibit in honor and celebration of the visit to CTU next Wednesday, March 8, at 12:00 p.m. of author Kate Hennessy, granddaughter of Dorothy Day, who will share her newly published memoir Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved by Beauty: An Intimate Portrait of My Grandmother (Scribner, 2017)The exhibit features this recently acquired memoir as well as Dorothy Day’s autobiography The Long Loneliness, selected collections of her writings, scholarly monographs, essays, and biographies on Dorothy Day. 

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Library Exhibit on Muslim-Catholic Dialogue

In conjunction with the 2017 National Catholic-Muslim Dialogue to be held at the CTU campus on Wednesday and Thursday, March 8-9, the Bechtold Library has created an exhibit from its collections that includes copies of the Qur'an, volumes on Islamic classical and contemporary theological discourse, and several monographs on Muslim-Catholic commonalities, intercultural, and interfaith dialogue.

A public lecture will be held on Wednesday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m., entitled “Creating a Culture of Dialogue: Reflections on the Common Good and Hospitality in the Catholic and Muslim Traditions.”  For further information, please see the CTU web site,