HDS in the News

Delman Coates, MDiv '98

African-American Church Leaders Address New Challenges

July 11, 2016

Delman Coates, MDiv '98, the senior pastor at Mt. Ennon Baptist Church in Maryland, weighs in on how African-American church leaders are responding to new challenges in the crisis in police-community relations.

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.

Ruth Purtilo, MTS '75. / Photo: Kris Snibbe, Harvard Staff Photographer

The Harvard That Was

June 14, 2016

Ruth Purtilo, MTS '75, PhD '79, was involved in the feminist movement at Harvard during the '70s, and advocated for equal pay for Harvard faculty and staff. She is one of many alumni who shared memories of their alma mater and how it has changed since their crimson days.

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."

Jesuit Historian Honored at Harvard

Jesuit Historian Honored at Harvard

June 6, 2016

Professor Francis X. Clooney, S.J., director of the Center for the Study of World Religions, writes about John O'Malley, S.J., who was awarded a Centennial Medal by the Harvard Alumni Association.

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.

Photo: Deseret News

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.

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