Events and Exhibits

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Poster of exhibit, titled “‘Who is my neighbor?’ Art by John August Swanson”

The School of Theology is proud to host art exhibitions that highlight the varied holdings of our archival collections, artists within our community, in our area, and throughout the world. Find out information about current exhibitions on display at STH and the library and explore previous exhibitions and media.

STH Library Talk Series

The School of Theology Library is proud to sponsor the STH Library Talk Series, highlighting exciting scholarship from all corners of the Boston University School of Theology community. The library invites faculty, students, or staff at STH to discuss a recent piece of scholarship in the fields of theology or beyond, providing the community a chance to engage with a work and its author in an intimate setting. The library talks typically last forty-five minutes to an hour.

View this page to see previous STH Library Talk Series events, media, and announcements of future lectures.

Digital Collections and Exhibits

The School of Theology Library is involved is many other digital projects beyond the digitization of motive Magazine. These digital projects include A History of Missiology, a joint project between the School of Theology Library and the Center for Global Christianity and Mission. Several of our Chinese Christian Posters are a part of a larger online collection, viewable here. View more of the Theology Library’s digital collections here.

Motive Magazine

publication from the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry hosted at Boston University School of Theology, motive (always spelled with a lowercase “m”) was the official magazine for the Methodist Student Movement from its founding in 1941 and, for a few years at the end of its life, for the entire University Christian Movement (UCM). The School of Theology Library took charge in the movement of digitizing this important publication that inspired an entire generation of religious activists. To explore motive Magazine, click here.

Book Sales

The School of Theology Library regularly holds book sales; we sell surplus or duplicate items from our collection for reasonable prices to all (hardcovers $2, paperbacks $1). All proceeds help support our library.