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Harvey Cox

Harvey Cox's Radicalism

January 5, 2017

The Nation magazine examines how Professor Harvey Cox has played a profound role in shaping liberal Christianity in America.

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The Torah and Philosophy

January 5, 2017

Professor Jon Levenson writes on the great rewards and grave dangers that come from a philosophical investigation of the Torah.

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Finding and Losing Wisdom in Tagore's Gitanjali

January 4, 2017

Professor Frank Clooney, director of the Center for the Study of World Religions, discusses finding, losing, and again finding wisdom in Rabindranath Tagore's Gitanjali.

Children in Aleppo

Children First

December 21, 2016

There is a sacredness in tears," wrote Washington Irving, ". . . they speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues." Perhaps the greatest question of our age is whether or not the world's grown-ups will ever notice the tears of the world's children.

Laurie Goodstein

Academics and Journalists Unite Against Fake News

December 13, 2016

On Thursday, Dec. 8, Dean Baquet, the executive editor of the New York Times, lamented the dearth of good religion journalism in an NPR interview with Terry Gross. On the very same day, the Times's religion reporter, Laurie Goodstein, echoed his concerns at the Religious Literacy in Journalism symposium at HDS.

Diane Moore

When Journalism Meets Religion

December 8, 2016

Through the Religious Literacy and the Professions Initiative, Senior Lecturer Diane Moore hopes to enhance understanding of religions to undercut bigotry and prejudice.

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