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Q&A with François Bovon

Q&A with François Bovon

April 29, 2004

François Bovon, Frothingham Professor of the History of Religion, began teaching New Testament and early Christian literature at Harvard Divinity School in 1993, and was chair of the New Testament Department from 1993-98 and again in 2001-02.

Educator, Reformer Kozol Speaks at the Divinity School

Educator, Reformer Kozol Speaks at the Divinity School

April 22, 2004

The children who inhabit the world of award-winning author, educator, and activist Jonathan Kozol '58 don't wear designer clothing, don't have parents who drive around in SUVs, and don't vacation at Disney World.

White Makes Case for Gay Marriage

White Makes Case for Gay Marriage

April 22, 2004

Last Friday evening's (April 16) presentation at Harvard Divinity School by the Rev. Dr. Mel White, the former dean of the largest gay and lesbian church in the world (the Dallas Cathedral of Hope), was billed as a lecture on "Religion, Homosexuality and Marriage: Why We Can't Wait." But it was really a rallying cry.

Other or Together? Conference Explores Place of Islam in the American Consciousness

Other or Together? Conference Explores Place of Islam in the American Consciousness

March 29, 2004

The United States' general response to the terrorists attacks of September 11, 2001, and its invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq have left many Muslims feeling besieged. In the United States, they protest that the Patriot Act and other regulations target them unfairly, and lament the withering of political gains that took decades to secure. Abroad, many Muslims fear that the War on Terror is actually a war on Islam, a new Crusade intended to extend Judeo-Christian power over the holy lands. 

Carrasco Organizes International Team of Scholars to Decipher Sixteenth-Century Mesoamerican Codex

Carrasco Organizes International Team of Scholars to Decipher Sixteenth-Century Mesoamerican Codex

March 15, 2004

When the archaeology PhD student Ann Seiferle-Valencia tells friends and family about the sixteenth-century codex Mapa de Cuauhtinchan ("Place of the Eagle"), which she is helping to decipher along with an international team of scholars assembled by Harvard Divinity School Professor Davíd Carrasco, she says: "Everybody laughs. They tell me, 'You're writing your dissertation on a treasure map!'"

Student Profile: Marlon Millner

Student Profile: Marlon Millner

February 25, 2004

After returning from a recent two-week trip to Cameroon, where he helped staff an ecumenical media team from the United States that was covering the Eighth General Assembly of the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC), second-year MDiv student Marlon Millner said that what had surprised him most about his first visit to the African continent was how not surprised he was.