Study of all religions and alignment with none

“HDS does not teach you what to think but, rather, how to think. You learn how to get to the heart of important issues and how to identify the difficult but necessary questions. Furthermore, in supporting interdisciplinary scholarship, HDS allows you to work creatively within and across traditional academic boundaries.”—Kate DeConinck, ThD ’15

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Diversity is an important value and a growing reality at HDS: greater diversity among students and faculty and a broad, expansive curriculum.

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10 reasons you should attend Harvard Divinity School

The deadline to apply to Harvard Divinity School is Tuesday, January 17! In this short video, Dean David N. Hempton offers 10 compelling reasons to attend HDS.

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Apply to DivEx

Diversity and Explorations is a three-day introduction to graduate programs at HDS that span religious and cultural divides to prepare ethical leaders to work in a complex world. The deadline to apply is September 15.

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Aisha Beliso-De Jesús

Faculty Book Award

The Journal of Africana Religions announced that Professor Aisha Beliso-De JesúsElectric Santería: Racial and Sexual Assemblages of Transnational Religion has won the 2016 Albert J. Raboteau Book Prize for the Best Book in Africana Religions.

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Harvard Divinity Turns 200

Two hundred years. Even in an institution as venerable as Harvard University, that's a long time. We hope you'll join us on campus or online for what promises to be an exciting and enriching year.

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