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Marianne Williamson at HDS

On February 19, U.S. presidential candidate, spiritual lecturer, and number one New York Times bestselling author Marianne Williamson spoke at HDS on the topic "Reparations for Slavery: The Role of Repentance in Politics."

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Gary Mason

The Role of Reconciliation, Memory, and Theology in Shaping the Public Stage

February 27, 2 pm, Andover Hall

The Rev. Dr. Gary Mason and HDS Dean David N. Hempton will explore what reconciliation looks like in a contested space and the power of memory and story in keeping the pain of the past alive.

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Ministry of Ideas

The Myth of Modernity

Many think modernity is about the rise of science, the spread of democracy and capitalism, or the decline of religion or superstition. But those stories ignore the bigger picture about colonialism and race.

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Where the Present Meets the Past

Students in the HDS course “Historical Jesus” traveled to Israel on a journey exploring Jesus Christ as a man beyond—and before—the writings of the New Testament.

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Comics as Midrash

Hillary Chute and Emmy Waldman write in the latest Bulletin that that superhero comic book and the graphic novel were both Jewish inventions.

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HDS Live Stream

February 19, 2019

The next live streaming event at HDS will be "Faith and Faustian Bargains: Compromise, Complicity, and Courage in Leadership," on Feb. 27 at 5:30 pm (EST). Visiting HDS scholar and Harvard Kennedy School Professor Cornell William Brooks will speak on race, religion, and politics. The event will also feature remarks from HDS Professor Todne Thomas.

You can watch all HDS videos, including Marianne Williamson's latest talk, on the HDS YouTube channel.

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Pope Francis' Sinful and Prophetic Church

February 14, 2019
Being holy is never a private thing; it is also a matter of being a good neighbor, messenger of peace, a healer and servant, a builder of community, particularly across religious borders, writes Professor Frank Clooney.
Kera Street

Digital Christianity

February 13, 2019
Kera Street, MTS ’10, PhD candidate in the study of religion, and former DivEx participant now explores digital media, religion, and where and how they intersect.
HDS Film Fest

Film Festival Explores Religious Experiences, Tragedy, and Ministry

February 13, 2019

On February 7, HDS kicked off its second annual film festival with a screening of the critically-acclaimed documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (2018). The film’s executive producer, Geralyn Dreyfous, appeared via Skype following the screening for a discussion with the audience about the film and its star, television legend and Protestant minister Fred Rodgers.... Read more about Film Festival Explores Religious Experiences, Tragedy, and Ministry

Jon Levenson

What It Means to Read the Bible as Nothing More Than Great Literature

February 11, 2019
The proposition that “the Bible needs to be read as great literature,” then, is in large part a product of modern secularity, with its skepticism of religious claims and authorities and its high evaluation of the supposedly independent judgment of the objective and self-governing individual, writes Professor Jon Levenson.
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