Faculty News and Research

The Power of Dreams

The Power of Dreams

April 12, 2013

HDS professor Kimberley Patton says the modern West tends to dismiss significance of dreams, perhaps missing a lesson from the ancients.

On Spirituality at Harvard

On Spirituality at Harvard

April 5, 2013

Drew Faust, Dean Hempton discuss the role of religious studies and values at Leadership Day talk.

C. Conrad Wright, Renowned Scholar of American Unitarianism, Dies

C. Conrad Wright, Renowned Scholar of American Unitarianism, Dies

February 19, 2011

C. Conrad Wright, Professor of American Church History Emeritus at Harvard Divinity School, died peacefully at home in his sleep on February 17, 2011, at the age of 94.

Wright was a prominent scholar of American Unitarianism, and he had a significant relationship with and effect on HDS during his 33-year career.

Born on February 9, 1917, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Wright was the son of C.H.C. Wright, a professor of French at Harvard, and his wife, Elizabeth Woodman Wright. He attended Browne and Nichols School, graduated from Harvard College in 1937, and went on...

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Two Scholars of American Religious History Appointed to HDS Faculty

Two Scholars of American Religious History Appointed to HDS Faculty

May 20, 2009

Renowned scholars of American religious history R. Marie Griffith and Leigh Eric Schmidt have been appointed to the HDS faculty, effective July 1, 2009. Griffith will be the John A. Bartlett Professor of New England Church History, and Schmidt will be the Charles Warren Professor of the History of Religion in America.

"Leigh Schmidt and Marie Griffith are, in their own ways and areas of interest, two of the very best mid-career historians of American religion active in the academy today," said Dean William A. Graham. "They join a very strong set of colleagues in this and...

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