Vanessa Zoltan and Casper ter Kuile — both chaplains who were trained at the Harvard Divinity School — and the show's producer Ariana Nedelman seek to use religious reading practices to address what they see as a hole left by institutional religion.
HDS Professor Laura Nasrallah knows Harvard University and Princeton University well. Having earned degrees at both (AB ’91 at Princeton, MDiv ‘95, ThD ‘02 at Harvard) the Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity is familiar with the vast resources and archives each institution has to offer.... Read more about Studying the Old by Doing Something New
"The value of a person is inherent by virtue of the fact that the person is created in God’s image and likeness ... whether or not we are considered “productive” by society."—Nougoutna Norbert Litoing, PhD candidate... Read more about Humans of HDS: The Language of Love
History books are filled with accounts of the past, shaped by the perspectives of those who wrote them. A reader’s imagination may conjure events across the miles and millennia based on those accounts, but at best their own life experiences and interests may influence their sense of history. A fuller picture is guided by scholars in classrooms where lessons are shaped by a lifetime devoted to the study. And few historical events are as widely studied—and discussed—as those found in the Bible.... Read more about Where the Present is a Continuation of the Past
"Ever since I was little I did nothing but read, and I always think, what’s the point of acquiring knowledge if you’re not going to share it and exchange it or try to dissect it with the help of others."—MTS candidate Edwin Alanís-García
"Campaign ads that stoke fear about trans people in bathrooms pose a far greater threat to our lives than trans people pose to anyone with whom we share a public accommodation," writes MTS candidate Sam Ames.
Residents at the Center for the Study of World Religions are scholars deeply committed to the study of religion. Below, the CSWR spoke with Mary Balkon, MDiv candidate, on her research in animism, spiritual care, and the non-human world.
This feature is part of an HDS Communications interview series offering students a closer look at selected upcoming courses. Below, HDS student Bo Clay chats with HDS Professor Mark Jordan, who has written extensively in the field of sexual ethics, about his fall 2018 class “Queer Theologies, Queer Religions,” which will “test the boundaries of ‘Christianity’ while exploring the varied forms of queer religion.”... Read more about Shopping Period: 'Queer Theologies, Queer Religions'
“A few months after my daughter was born, we moved to Colombia. My plan was to work part time, to take advantage of having my family around to help out with my daughter. But rather than working for pay, I ended up doing volunteer work. That year in Colombia informed and shaped the experience I would eventually have at HDS.”—Juliana Cohen, MDiv ’19... Read more about Humans of HDS: Revelation and Awakening