In response to a recent interview with Pope Francis, HDS professor and CSWR director Francis X. Clooney, S.J., examines the pontiff's rather novel view of “Europe” in relation to Christendom, and his analysis of fearful responses to Islam.
Laura Nasrallah, Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at HDS, has long been interested in the ways the ancient letters of the Apostle Paul provide evidence of the interaction between Jews and Gentiles in the ancient world. Read more about HDS Course Creates ‘Presence in Absence’
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.
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. Read more about First of Many
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.
Ten years in the making, the most recent book by Janet Gyatso, Hershey Professor of Buddhist Studies, endeavors to "stand next to my colleagues from a Buddhist world," as she puts it, and "watch with empathy and care as they attempt to carve out a space for medical learning" Read more about Being Human in a Buddhist World