Faculty News and Research

Professor Holland on Trump's Utah Problem

Professor Holland on Trump's Utah Problem

August 19, 2016

Donald Trump's "inwardly looking nativism clashes with the international instincts of the state's predominate faith," writes Professor David Holland.

Francis X. Clooney, S.J. Humans of HDS

Humans of HDS: On Faith and Scholarship

August 12, 2016

HDS professor and director of the CSWR Francis X. Clooney, S.J. discusses the importance of comparative religious study and his unique path from Brooklyn to Nepal to Cambridge.

The Work of Art by Michael Jackson

Professor Jackson Pens The Work of Art

August 11, 2016

In its review, Publishers Weekly says Professor Michael Jackson's new book, The Work of Art, "provocatively challenges our understanding of the categories art and religion."

The Love of God

The Love of God

July 18, 2016

Professor Jon Levenson discusses how the concept of 'love' differed in ancient Israel, whether Song of Songs can/should be read allegorically, and how understandings of love developed and changed throughout history.

Orlando: A Lament

Orlando: A Lament

June 15, 2016

Professor Mark D. Jordan writes about mourning in the aftermath of the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

God and the 2016 Election

God and the 2016 Election

June 13, 2016

From Christians and Jews to those who follow psychics and ancient civilizations like the Maya, the bitter political chaos of Campaign 2016 has some wondering if its causes are entirely secular.

The Love of God

The Love of God

June 9, 2016

Professor Jon Levenson discusses his latest book, The Love of God: Divine Gift, Human Gratitude, and Mutual Faithfulness in Judaism, in which he explores the origin and development of the idea of "love of God."

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