Faculty News and Research

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.

Washington Crosses Delaware River

Examining the Roots of American 'Chosenness'

June 30, 2016

As we celebrate our nation's birth this July Fourth with parades, fireworks, and BBQs, we revisit the year 1776 to ask about the reasons for the American Revolution.

C.E. Morgan

At HDS, Writers Find Their Voice

June 16, 2016

Before he became an award-winning poet and Episcopal priest, Spencer Reece, MTS ’90, attended Harvard Divinity School. He took classes on Flannery O’Connor, the Bible, and the nineteenth-century Transcendentalist writer, poet, and HDS student Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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."