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Rev. Peter J. Gomes Dies at 68

Rev. Peter J. Gomes Dies at 68

March 1, 2011

The Rev. Professor Peter J. Gomes died on February 28, 2011, from complications arising from a stroke. He was 68 years old.

Church of One

Church of One

February 16, 2011

When, after several years of studying America's religious demographics, Robert Putnam says he's become obsessed with the "rise of the nones," it’s easy to misinterpret him.

HDS Names Ahmed Ragab as the Watson Assistant Professor of Science and Religion

HDS Names Ahmed Ragab as the Watson Assistant Professor of Science and Religion

February 14, 2011

Ahmed Ragab, physician, historian, and scholar of the medieval and modern Middle East, has been named the Richard T. Watson Assistant Professor of Science and Religion at Harvard Divinity School, effective July 1, 2011.

Ragab was a visiting lecturer at Harvard Divinity School for the 2009 fall semester, and since 2008 he has been a postdoctoral fellow then lecturer in the Department of the History of Science at Harvard. He holds a medical degree from Cairo University and a doctorate in the history of science from the Ecole Pratiques des Hautes Etudes in Paris.

HDS Faculty Votes for Open Access Policy

HDS Faculty Votes for Open Access Policy

November 23, 2010

The faculty of Harvard Divinity School voted, in  a meeting on November 15, to allow Harvard University to make electronic versions of their current scholarly articles available to the public. With the vote for open access, the Divinity School faculty joined five other Harvard schools in a commitment to disseminate faculty research and scholarship as widely as possible.