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Harvard Divinity School at the Turn of the 20th Century

"In June, 1872, I had completed the prescribed course of theological study in the Harvard Divinity School and had received its degree. It had been a disheartening experience of uninspiring study and retarded thought. The fresh breeze of modern thought rarely penetrated the lecture-rooms, and a student found the intellectual atmosphere unexhilarating to breathe. One half of the first year was devoted to the rudiments of the Hebrew language, at the end of which linguistic discipline one could, with the English text well in mind, stumblingly translate the first chapter of Genesis and the...

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Of the Incomparable Treasure of the Holy Scriptures

An Exhibit of Historic Bible-related Materials from the Collection of the Andover-Harvard Theological Library

October 1998

Because biblical studies has been at the center of the curriculum of the Harvard Divinity School since its beginning, the library has also throughout its history acquired extensively in this area. Choosing materials from the thousands available in the library for a historical exhibit such as this has been a daunting task. The themes of reading, translating, studying, interpreting, and appreciating "the incomparable treasure of the Holy Scriptures" have...

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Reflections of Public Ministry at Harvard Divinity School

An Exhibit of Manuscripts and Special Collections at Andover-Harvard Theological Library

The original exhibit, which opened March 11, 1999, was designed and arranged by Tim Driscoll, formerly of the Manuscripts and Archives Office of Andover-Harvard Theological Library, with the cooperative assistance of the Librarian and Public Services Office of Andover-Harvard Theological Library and the Information Technology Services Office of Harvard Divinity School. Special thanks to the following members of the community for their contributed talents and efforts: Doris...

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