Faculty News and Research

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.

Preston Williams portrait

First of Many

April 6, 2016

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.

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.

Within the Cross

Within the Cross

March 24, 2016

In the least-visited museum in Rome, Professor Stephanie Paulsell ponders the mystery of incarnation ahead of Good Friday.

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.