General School News

HDS Gives Thanks for Its Harvest

HDS Gives Thanks for Its Harvest

November 7, 2013

Though rain forced the annual Harvest Celebration indoors this year, the HDS community still shared in a thankful blessing of the HDS Garden.

François Bovon, 1938-2013

François Bovon, 1938-2013

November 4, 2013

Preeminent New Testament scholar and religious historian François Bovon passed away Friday, November 1, in Aubonne, Switzerland, after a long illness. He was 75.

Bovon was Frothingham Professor of the History of Religion Emeritus at Harvard Divinity School, where he was associated for two decades. He joined the faculty in 1993, teaching New Testament and early Christian literature, and he was chair of the New Testament Department from 1993 to 1998 and again from 2001 to 2002.

War-weary Spirits

War-weary Spirits

October 28, 2013

New exhibit at Andover-Harvard Theological Library is a window into belief and loss during the Civil War.

Washing Away the Layers

Washing Away the Layers

September 13, 2013

Rabbi Sally Finestone is the denominational counselor to Jewish students at Harvard Divinity School and Rabbi and education director at Congregation Or Atid in Wayland, Massachusetts. Below is a sermon for the evening of Kol Nidrei, which marks the beginning of Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement).