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Let Anyone Who Would Hear God Speak Read Holy Scripture: A Kessler Conversation with Armin Siedlecki
In this conversation, Dr. Siedlecki will talk about curating the Pitts Fall exhibition. He will help us understand how certain pieces were chosen to illustrate the context in which the September Testament was produced and the challenges it posed to the late medieval understanding of Scripture, while other items were intended to demonstrate the impact Luther’s translation had on how the Bible was read and interpreted.

Nov 2, 2022 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Bo Adams
Director and Margaret A. Pitts Assistant Professor in the Practice of Theological Bibliography @Pitts Theology Library, Emory University
Dr. Richard Manly Adams, Jr., known as “Bo” to most of his colleagues, is the Director of Pitts Theology Library at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, and the Margaret A. Pitts Assistant Professor in the Practice of Theological Bibliography. He directs the collections, staff, and research vision of Pitts Theology Library, the premier theological library in North America, known internationally for its rare book collections, instructional offerings, and digital scholarship. Bo also teaches courses at Candler, focused primarily on research methods, the history of reading practices, and the changing tools of ministry in the digital age. Trained as a New Testament scholar (PhD Emory University), a software developer (BA Dartmouth College), and a librarian (MLIS University of Alabama), Adams’s research and teaching interests are in understanding reading communities, reading technologies, and reading practices, both ancient and modern.
Armin Siedlecki
Head of Cataloging and Rare Book Cataloger @Pitts Theology Library, Emory University
Armin Siedlecki is Head of Cataloging and Rare Book Cataloger at the Pitts Theology Library. He has a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from Emory University and has taught courses in Hebrew Bible and in Religion at Emory and at Drury University in Springfield, MO, as well as the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, SK. He has worked extensively with the Richard C. Kessler Reformation Collection since 2001 and has cataloged the majority of items in the collection. He has curated or co-curated 7 exhibitions, including the current exhibition “So That It Pierces and Rings Through the Heart: Martin Luther’s September Testament and 500 Years of Vernacular Scripture.”