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Charles G. Adams Is First William and Lucille Nickerson Professor of the Practice of Ethics and Ministry

July 10, 2007

The Rev. Charles G. Adams, one of the most prominent and dynamic ministers in the United States, has joined Harvard's Faculty of Divinity as the first William and Lucille Nickerson Professor of the Practice of Ethics and Ministry, starting a five-year term on July 1, 2007.

Science and Religion Drive Divinity Professor

Science and Religion Drive Divinity Professor

May 18, 2007

Philip Clayton has spent the past year encouraging the exploration of the delicate balance between the study of science and the study of religion, an interest motivated in part by his own uncertainties of faith.

Q&A with Kimberley Patton

Q&A with Kimberley Patton

March 25, 2007

In her recently published book The Sea Can Wash Away All Evils: Modern Marine Pollution and the Ancient Cathartic Ocean (Columbia University Press), Kimberley C. Patton, who is Professor of the Comparative and Historical Study of Religion at HDS, examines our modern environmental crisis in light of mankind's ancient faith in the ocean's spiritual, regenerative qualities.

Video: Religious Perspectives on Stem Cell Research

Video: Religious Perspectives on Stem Cell Research

March 14, 2007

On March 14, 2007, Philip Clayton, Visiting Professor of Science and Religion at Harvard Divinity School, moderated a panel discussion featuring Eric Cohen, director of the Bioethics and American Democracy program at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C.; Omar Sultan Haque, a Muslim theologian at Harvard Medical School; John Davis, Professor of Systematic Theology and Christian Ethics, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; and the Rev. Dr. Llewellyn Smith, Andover Newton Theological School. Scientific input and clarification was provided by Harvard Stem Cell Institute faculty members William Lensch, PhD, Children's Hospital Boston, and Jerome Ritz, MD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.