Envisioning Inclusion for 200 Years
How should we approach religion? Whose religion should we study? What should we include?
Students, faculty, and staff at Harvard Divinity School have labored over these questions for 200 years. For the School's bicentennial in 2017, Professor Ann Braude organized an audacious project to present its history in context, combining critical thinking about religion with the training of religious leaders at a research university. Faces of Divinity draws on this history to shed light on the path from Harvard Divinity School's Unitarian origins to a multireligious divinity school in the twenty-first century.
Far from a complete record of the School, Faces of Divinity of necessity leaves out important people, programs, and issues. At the same time, it follows students, faculty, and staff across porous and shifting lines between HDS and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, a line often discussed in relation to the exhibit’s themes.