Yale University Library News

Two Hundred Years of Tracts: Now on view at the Divinity Library

November 3, 2016

A new exhibit at the Yale Divinity Library features religious tracts over the last two hundred years.

Religious tracts dating from the early 1800s to the present document theological and societal issues of their times. The exhibit begins with 19th century tracts published in Connecticut and China and concludes with the controversial tracts written and illustrated in comic book format by Jack T. Chick since the early 1960s. Tracts were produced in many languages and addressed issues ranging from personal salvation to temperance, anti-Catholicism, and evolution.

The exhibit is on view until May 31, 2017. The Yale Divinity Library is located at 409 Prospect Street.