Derek van Bever

Ministry of Management Education

December 5, 2018

As the director of Harvard Business School’s Forum for Growth and Innovation and senior lecturer of business administration, Derek van Bever, MBA ’88, MDiv ’11, makes management education his ministry. In so doing, he draws on his HDS experience and challenges future business leaders to evaluate their actions—and the actions of the organizations they lead—through a rigorous ethical framework.... Read more about Ministry of Management Education

"Der Krieg" by Otto Dix

World War I: "Psychic Shock"

November 10, 2018

November 11, 2018, marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, a conflict that claimed the lives of nearly nine million soldiers and civilians, with more than three times that number wounded, taken prisoner, or gone missing. One century later, national boundaries redrawn by the war are still points of conflict and tension, particularly in the Middle East. But what of its impact on religion?... Read more about World War I: "Psychic Shock"

Charles Stang, HDS professor and CSWR director

Stang Discusses the CSWR’s ‘Peculiar Alchemy’

January 16, 2018

On July 1, Professor of Early Christian Thought Charles Stang became the seventh director of Harvard Divinity School’s Center for the Study of World Religions, succeeding Parkman Professor of Divinity Francis X. Clooney, S.J. A scholar of asceticism, monasticism, and mysticism in Eastern Christianity, Stang recently discussed his vision for the CSWR, which in 2018 will celebrate the 60th anniversary of its founding.
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David Hysong

Idealism in Action

December 7, 2017

David Hysong, MDiv ’15, finished his master’s degree in intellectual history in 2011 and found himself with a year’s lag time before he planned to enter the U.S. Navy. He was young, good looking, and smart. Most people in his position would probably have kicked back, gotten a job to pay the bills, and had some fun. But David Hysong is not “most people.”

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Cornel West

Shining a Light on America’s ‘Spiritual Blackout’

December 4, 2017

Cornel West's  course, “American Democracy,” co-taught with Harvard Law School professor Roberto Unger, addressed the rise of inequality and nationalism in the United States through the lenses of class, race, and identity, and suggested ways to work for institutional change. In this interview, he shares his thoughts about the “escalating spiritual  blackout” in  American politics, what can be done to counteract it, and the role that Harvard Divinity School can play.
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