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Light Beyond Violence

Light Beyond Violence

February 1, 2016

When he first encountered the work of Cormac McCarthy as a college student in the mid-'90s, Assistant Professor of Ministry Studies Matthew Potts became spellbound by the novelist, whose dark and violent narratives have led readers deep into history (Blood Meridian) and forward into a post-apocalyptic future (The Road).

Hate Draws A Forceful Response

Hate Draws A Forceful Response

January 29, 2016

On Aug. 5, 2012, a white supremacist walked into a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisc., and started shooting. The story of that horror, and the healing that came after, is the focus of a short documentary, "Waking in Oak Creek."

Warren Goldstein

The Importance of Understanding the Sociology of Religion

January 20, 2016

Warren Goldstein is a sociologist of religion teaching at HDS. While his research aims to develop a critical sociology of religion as a "new paradigm" in the sociology of religion, he is more broadly interested in the development of a critical paradigm in the study of religion as a whole.

José López

Serving Others a Job, and a Passion

January 13, 2016

While transporting patients on a recent volunteer mission in El Salvador, José López encountered a woman on her own at the makeshift clinic where he was working.

HDS Alumni Discuss State of the Union

HDS Alumni Discuss State of the Union

January 13, 2016

On Tuesday, January 12, President Barack Obama delivered his final State of the Union address.

Many HDS alumni watched and took to Twitter to discuss their reactions to the speech. Some of their takeaways and comments can be read below.


Spiritual Communities and the Boutique Fitness Craze

January 7, 2016

MDiv candidate Angela Thurston appeared on NPR's On Point to discuss the findings she and fellow MDiv candidate Casper ter Kuile made in their report "How We Gather," which examines how religiously unaffiliated millennials are building spiritual communities in America.

Spotlight on Andover Hall, 2014 Dean's Report

Campaign Spotlight: Andover Hall

January 5, 2016

When complete, the renewed Andover Hall will transform the ways that students and scholars engage the world and each other.