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To Trace the Course of Wisdom

Image of women from St. John's Bible

Image of women from St. John's Bible

The Prophetic Spirituality of Sandra M. Schneiders Illuminated Through The Saint John’s Bible

June 27, 2016 - March 17, 2017

Wisdom of Solomon describes the female image of God saying,

Although she is but one, she can do all things, and while remaining in herself, she renews all things; in every generation she passes into holy souls, and makes them friends of God, and prophets. (7:27)

Wisdom both reigns eternal as the Spirit of Truth, Knowledge, and Purity, and penetrates history, permeating those who seek her, raising them up to deep intimacy with the Divine, and pervading their work with the breath of God. This exhibit invites you to journey through the life of Dr. Sandra M. Schneiders, a preeminent reflection of Woman Wisdom. Selections from Schneiders’ collection of professional papers chronicle a Spirit-filled life committed to the pursuit of God and manifested in prophetic obedience. Chronological highlights of Schneiders’ career document the emergence of key themes in her spirituality. As a Johannine scholar, the biblical text fecundated her life of faith. Thus, art from The Saint John’s Bible illuminates the motifs that organize the narrative of this exhibit.

Sandra Marie Schneiders, I.H.M., S.T.D., is professor emerita of New Testament Studies and Christian Spirituality at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University. Sr. Schneiders specializes in New Testament literature, particularly Johannine literature and biblical hermeneutics, and Christian spirituality, specifically biblical spirituality, feminism, religious life, and the theory of the field of spirituality. In 2015, Sr. Schneiders donated her personal archives to the Archives & Special Collections at Santa Clara University.

A selected list of Sr. Schneiders’ works is available on Scholar Commons.

Jun 27, 2016

 

The gallery space is on the third floor of the learning commons, next to the Archives & Special Collections Reading Room. Exhibit hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily when the learning commons is open.