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Carlton Pearson /Photo: Kris Snibbe

Teachings From the TV Preacher

May 25, 2016

Former Pentecostal televangelist Carlton Pearson visited Harvard recently to announce his donation to the Andover-Harvard Theological Library of his personal archives, which include thousands of hours of raw and produced footage to give researchers insight into the craft of religious broadcasting.

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Talking About Faith in Public

May 20, 2016

What keeps believers from talking about faith in public? HDS Senior Lecturer Diane Moore, director of the Religious Literacy Project, offers insight.

Mountains of Western Sikkim by Lucian Read

Buddhism Confronting Racism

April 12, 2016

Patheos previews the upcoming "Buddhism and Race Conference" to be held at HDS on Friday, April 22.

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.

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.

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.

CrossFit

Spiritual Communities and the Boutique Fitness Craze

January 7, 2016

MDiv candidate Angela Thurston appeared on NPR's On Point to discuss the findings she and fellow MDiv candidate Casper ter Kuile made in their report "How We Gather," which examines how religiously unaffiliated millennials are building spiritual communities in America.

Millerites and the End of the World

Millerites and the End of the World

October 23, 2015

The world didn't end in 1843. Professor David Holland explains the end-of-times prediction from a Pittsfield, Massachusetts-born preacher that grew into a following known as the Millerites, and how it led to the launching of a new movement that came to be known as the Seventh-day Adventists.

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