Faculty News and Research

Student of Early Christianities

Student of Early Christianities

July 17, 2003

Karen L. King doesn't want to rewrite the Bible. But she does want people to take another look at the parts that got left out.

The U.S. and Faith-Based Social Initiatives

The U.S. and Faith-Based Social Initiatives

February 15, 2001

As debate flurries around President George W. Bush's establishment of a federal office of faith-based and community action, Who Will Provide? The Changing Role of Religion in American Social Welfare , a recently published collection of essays that derives from an interfaculty seminar organized by Harvard Divinity School, explores the opportunities—and the dangers—of government support of faith-based initiatives.

Q&A with Kimberley Patton

Q&A with Kimberley Patton

March 25, 2007

In her recently published book The Sea Can Wash Away All Evils: Modern Marine Pollution and the Ancient Cathartic Ocean (Columbia University Press), Kimberley C. Patton, who is Professor of the Comparative and Historical Study of Religion at HDS, examines our modern environmental crisis in light of mankind's ancient faith in the ocean's spiritual, regenerative qualities.

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