Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Religion and Latinx Studies Mayra Rivera and Drew University Professor Catherine Keller reflect on "the end of the world," "climate apocalypse," and the aftermath of Hurricane María.
HDS Professor Catherine Brekus discusses the Salem Witch Hunt and talks about what leads a close-knit community to turn against each other—and draws some uncomfortable parallels with our own moment, from conspiracy theories to the demonization of opponents, especially women.
"People are not more fervent believers than they used to be, but their identification to religion has certainly shifted, creating a conjunction of religious and political identities that facilitate political mobilization and sometimes radical actions," writes T. J. Dermot Dunphy Visiting Professor of Religion, Violence, and Peacebuilding Jocelyne Cesari.
HDS Professor Todne Thomas and Columbia University Professor Courtney Bender consider the big destructive events or scenes associated with the end times with more subtle infrastructural degradations, moral shifts from government to citizen, deregulation and decentralization.
Ralph Benajah Potter, Jr., Professor of Social Ethics Emeritus at Harvard Divinity School, died February 25, at age 89. Potter passed away at home in the care of his family after a number of years in declining health.... Read more about Ralph Potter, Professor Emeritus, Dies
Harvard Professor Michael Sandel, renowned political philosopher and author of The Tyranny of Merit: What’s Become of the Common Good?, was interviewed by HDS Professor and Interim Pusey Minister at Memorial Church Stephanie Paulsell, during the First Church Homeless Ministries Gala.