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Professor Giovanni Bazzana poses with students during a trip to Israel as part of his course "Historical Jesus." Photo contributed.

Where the Present is a Continuation of the Past

October 30, 2018

History books are filled with accounts of the past, shaped by the perspectives of those who wrote them. A reader’s imagination may conjure events across the miles and millennia based on those accounts, but at best their own life experiences and interests may influence their sense of history. A fuller picture is guided by scholars in classrooms where lessons are shaped by a lifetime devoted to the study. And few historical events are as widely studied—and discussed—as those found in the Bible.... Read more about Where the Present is a Continuation of the Past

Mark Jordan

Shopping Period: 'Queer Theologies, Queer Religions'

August 22, 2018

This feature is part of an HDS Communications interview series offering students a closer look at selected upcoming courses. Below, HDS student Bo Clay chats with HDS Professor Mark Jordan, who has written extensively in the field of sexual ethics, about his fall 2018 class “Queer Theologies, Queer Religions,” which will “test the boundaries of ‘Christianity’ while exploring the varied forms of queer religion.”... Read more about Shopping Period: 'Queer Theologies, Queer Religions'

Giovanni Bazzana, Professor of New Testament

Shopping Period: Apocalyptic Literature and the Contemporary World

August 30, 2017

This feature is part of an HDS Communications interview series offering students a closer look at selected upcoming courses. Below, we chat with Professor of New Testament Giovanni Bazzana about his fall 2017 class “Apocalyptic Literature from the Second Temple period to Byzantium and Early Islam,” which will introduce students to the crucial role played by apocalyptic literature in shaping religious thoughts and practices. ... Read more about Shopping Period: Apocalyptic Literature and the Contemporary World

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