Faculty News and Research

Does the New Testament Support Christian Zionism?

Does the New Testament Support Christian Zionism?

July 21, 2020

"Seeking a basis for reconciliation between Jews and Christians has been a much-pursued enterprise over the past few centuries. For the most part, the quest has been founded upon a mutual willingness to dilute religious conviction or bracket it altogether," writes Professor Jon D. Levenson.

Professor Frank Clooney

Yearning for God in a World of Troubles

July 21, 2020
"The larger the problems are around us, the deeper we must go if we are to be spiritually alive, able to manifest God’s healing power in a world that seems anything but holy," writes Professor Francis X. Clooney, S.J.
Visiting Professor E.J. Dionne

A Big Election Amid Pandemic in a Riven Land

July 20, 2020
“I am very, very, very worried about November,” said E.J. Dionne, Visiting Professor in Religion and Political Culture at Harvard Divinity School. “I don’t think we’re doing enough to get ready for Election Day.”
José Vivar y Valderrama, Baptism Scene

Theorizing Bodies in Religious Studies

July 1, 2020
"Decolonial scholarship on the body entails not just adding a new category of analysis; it requires a shift in approach," writes Professor Mayra Rivera.
Emancipation Day 1900

Juneteenth in a Time of Reckoning

June 19, 2020
Harvard students and faculty members, including HDS Professor Todne Thomas, reflect on what Juneteenth means to them, amid the national reckoning with racism sparked by the police killing of George Floyd.