Faculty News and Research

Jacob Olupona

HDS's Olupona Launches Institute of Advanced Studies in Nigeria

July 17, 2017

Professor Jacob Olupona is spearheading the Institute of Advanced Studies in Nigeria, which will train its fellows to become "excellent university teachers, researchers, scholars, and public policy analysts who will effectively engage discussions on the challenges confronting our contemporary society in a globalized world."

Professor Stephanie Paulsell

On Pilgrimage

July 17, 2017

Stephanie Paulsell is the Susan Shallcross Swartz Professor of the Practice of Christian Studies. On July 2, she delivered the sermon during Sunday Services at Memorial Church. Below are her remarks. Read more about On Pilgrimage

Jon Levenson

The American Mind Closes (Again)

July 10, 2017

In an essay, Professor Jon D. Levenson reexamines Allan Bloom's The Closing of the American Mind, and asks the question: Why has modern academic culture proven so vulnerable to the forces now transforming it so fundamentally? 

David Carrasco

Understanding Aztec Discoveries in Mexico City

July 7, 2017

Professor Davíd Carrasco explains the spiritual meaning of items recently found in Mexico City, once home to the Aztec empire's holiest shrines, and believed buried there 500 yearrs ago.

Withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord: A Perilous Opportunity

Withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord: A Perilous Opportunity

June 13, 2017

On Thursday, June 1, President Donald Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. In December 2015, nearly every country in the world agreed to the first global pact aimed at reducing emissions of planet-warming greenhouse gases. Dan McKanan, Ralph Waldo Emerson Unitarian Universalist Association Senior Lecturer in Divinity, wrote a commentary following Trump's controversial announcement.