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In honor of the Ignatian Year, the Heritage Room is hosting an exhibit titled “Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam: Rare Books from the Hill-Davis Jesuit Collection” during Spring semester. The exhibit will primarily feature books written by Jesuits from the founding of the order in 1540 through its suppression in 1773. The exhibit will be divided into categories reflecting the breadth of Jesuit intellectual and pastoral activities. There will be sections on Ignatius Loyola, the Jesuits as a corporate body, science and technology, humanities, missionary work, the Counter-Reformation, and the suppression of the order among others.
On March 22, we are tentatively planning an exhibit reception with a lecture by Rev. Antoni Ucerler, S.J., Director of the Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History at Boston College. Father Ucerler will speak on the Jesuit’s use of printing technology to further missionary activities in Japan. The lecture will be co-sponsored by the Friends of Weinberg Library, the Jesuit Center, the Slatterly Center for the Ignatian Humanities and the Schemel Forum.
The exhibit will run through April 24, 2022. For further information contact Special Collections Librarian, Michael Knies at Michael.Knies@Scranton.edu