Faculty News and Research

Professor Kimberley Patton

Dreams and Dreaming

April 7, 2016

Professor of the Comparative and Historical Study of Religion Kimberley C. Patton, who teaches the course "Dreams and Dreaming" at HDS, discusses the role dreams played in earlier, more religious cultures.

Building a Discussion Around the Memorial Church

Building a Discussion Around the Memorial Church

April 5, 2016

To better understand how deeply religion is intertwined with our daily lives, Diane Moore, director of the Religious Literacy Project at Harvard Divinity School, asked an audience in Allston-Brighton to consider one of the most recognizable buildings on Harvard’s campus—the Memorial Church.

Preston Williams portrait

First of Many

April 6, 2016

Preston Williams has often been first: the first tenured African American member of the Harvard Divinity School (HDS) faculty; the first African American president of the Society of Christian Ethics; the founding director of Harvard's W.E.B. DuBois Institute.

Within the Cross

Within the Cross

March 24, 2016

In the least-visited museum in Rome, Professor Stephanie Paulsell ponders the mystery of incarnation ahead of Good Friday.

Panel Showcases HDS's New edX Course

Panel Showcases HDS's New edX Course

March 3, 2016

Professors of the Divinity School's new edX scriptures course shared an array of teaching strategies and resources from each of the six course modules at an introductory panel in Andover Hall on March 1.

New Music From Ancient Instruments

New Music From Ancient Instruments

February 22, 2016

Professor Davíd Carrasco discusses ocarinas, Mesoamerican flute-like instruments dating back as far as 4,500 years, which are now on display at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology.

Kingdom of Bureaucracy

Kingdom of Bureaucracy

February 19, 2016

Giovanni Bazzana, Associate Professor of New Testament at HDS, answers questions about his new book, Kingdom of Bureaucracy: The Political Theology of Village Scribes in the Sayings Gospel Q, ahead of a talk at the CSWR on Tuesday, February 23.

Awakening of Muslim Democracy by Jocelyne Cesari

The Role of Islam in ISIS

February 16, 2016

Jocelyne Cesari, Visiting Professor of Religion and Politics, discussed the politicization of Islam by the Islamic State at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies on February 16.

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