Research Projects

Students in Rockefeller Hall classroom

The research and writing of Harvard Divinity School faculty members covers an array of specialized fields of study, interdisciplinary exploration, and collaborative investigation and conversation with colleagues and students. Recent projects include:

  • Religion and Public Life partners with citizens, artists, and professionals in all fields to advance the public understanding of religion in the service of cultivating a just world at peace.(Diane Moore)
  • An investigation of Nigerian evangelicalism and the regional, global, and political role played by Nigerian evangelicals in Israel, Europe, and parts of the United States (Jacob Olupona)
  • A multidisciplinary symposium to discuss the topic "How Bodies Matter: Religion, Archaeology, and Physical Anthropology in the Ancient Mediterranean World" (Laura Nasrallah); and research that explores the connections between theological and philosophical metaphors of body and flesh (Mayra Rivera)
  • New writing on "the divine double" that examines this tradition from antiquity, in which each individual has a divine double, counterpart, or twin, as a resource for contemporary philosophical and theological retrieval (Charles Stang)