2012 Archives

Bridwell Library features “Faith and Devotion in Mexico” exhibition

January 25, 2012

Novena with Lithographic FrontispieceDALLAS (SMU) – Bridwell Library of the Perkins School of Theology on the campus of Southern Methodist University is featuring an exhibition, “Faith and Devotion in Mexico,”  through May 7, 2012.

This exhibition in the foyer of Bridwell Library surveys devotional beliefs and practices in Mexico in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries documented in images, novenas, sacred poetry, historical accounts, and a variety of other sources. The 16 items on display explore various aspects of personal and community devotion as an active element of spiritual life which served to complement and supplement Church rituals and liturgy.

There is no charge for admission to this exhibition or Bridwell Library. An online version of the exhibition is available online for the duration of the exhibition.

Bridwell Library is located at 6005 Bishop Boulevard, Dallas, Texas, 75205. More information about Bridwell Library is available at www.smu.edu/bridwell, or at 214-768-3483, bridadmin@smu.edu. Information about public parking at SMU, along with maps of the SMU campus, is available at smu.edu/maps.


Bridwell Library offers a rich array of materials and services in support of the study and research needs of the students and faculty of Perkins School of Theology and the Graduate Program in Religious Studies. Bridwell is also the principal bibliographic resource at Southern Methodist University for the fields of theology and religious studies. Bridwell welcomes researchers from all areas of the university as well as the extended religious and academic communities

Perkins School of Theology, founded in 1911, is one of five official University-related schools of theology of The United Methodist Church. Degree programs include the Master of Divinity, Master of Sacred Music, Master of Theological Studies, Master of Church Ministries, and Doctor of Ministry, as well as the Ph.D., in cooperation with The Graduate Program in Religious Studies at SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences.

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