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Melding Spanish and Spirituality

Melding Spanish and Spirituality

September 8, 2010

Harvard Divinity School students will have a new teaching tool at their disposal this fall. In addition to classes in Coptic, classical Arabic, and biblical Hebrew, students will be able to take a course in Spanish that is designed to help their day-to-day communications.

Divinity School Professor Wins Book Award for Excellence

Divinity School Professor Wins Book Award for Excellence

September 2, 2010

Kimberley C. Patton, professor of the comparative and historical study of religion at Harvard Divinity School, is among the recipients of the awards for excellence in the study of religion and the best first book in the history of the religions, awarded annually by the American Academy of Religion (AAR).

Patton’s book, “Religion of the Gods: Ritual, Paradox, and Reflexivity,” received the award for excellence in religion for analytical-descriptive studies.

Eat, Pray, at Lefty’s

Eat, Pray, at Lefty’s

July 23, 2010

Master’s degree in religion, check. Dissertation for a doctoral degree (involving ethnographic study of people raised in the fundamentalist Christian tradition who ultimately broke away from it through arts intervention), check. Organic sandwich cart, check.

'My Hope Is That I Can Share My Passion'

'My Hope Is That I Can Share My Passion'

June 2, 2010

Rachelle Sam, who graduated from Harvard Divinity School on May 27 with a master of divinity degree, came to HDS, like many of her classmates, with a wide range of interests. Through the flexibility of the master of divinity degree curriculum, including her field education work with Boston's inner-city youth, Rachelle has discovered a passion for working with students.

The Future of Faith

The Future of Faith

May 14, 2010

Harvard University was founded in 1636 with the aim of advancing learning and developing an educated ministry that could help guide communities in North America.

The Harvard Divinity School (HDS) was established in 1816 to help further that mission.