General School News

Convocation for a Bicentennial

Convocation for a Bicentennial

September 2, 2016

Seriously and joyfully, HDS began the academic year, and celebration of its bicentennial year, with images and words that looked back with candor and respect and simultaneously propagated enthusiasm for the school’s colorfully bannered mission to “Illuminate. Engage. Serve.”

Drew Faust

Thought, Feeling, and Purpose

August 22, 2016

In Harvard Magazine, President Drew Faust pens a letter that discusses the importance of HDS's mission, and celebrates the School's upcoming bicentennial.

Dudley Rose

Promoting Religious Literacy in a Digital Age

August 18, 2016

The Pamphlet is a new podcast devoted to the surprising history of Unitarian Universalism, including its connections to pirates in the colonial era and to Communist spies in the 1950s. HDS alumnus Sean Neil-Barron, MDiv ’15, who cocreated the podcast, says its title points back to the cheaply printed tracts that helped spread religious viewpoints to the masses, often generating spirited rebuttals in the process.

Carlton Pearson

Harvard-acquired Pentecostal collection offers up ‘gold mine’

August 8, 2016

Bishop Carlton Pearson’s media archive, which will be digitized by Andover-Harvard Theological Library over the next two years, will offer scholars a rare unvarnished glimpse inside the closely guarded world of evangelical religious broadcasting—and the careers of some of its most notable practitioners.

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.