Faculty News and Research

Politics Into Poetry

Politics Into Poetry

August 26, 2016

As we move into the campaigns’ last months, we need an antidote to the weightless, reckless words crowding the atmosphere, writes Professor Stephanie Paulsell.

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.