David N. Hempton, HDS Dean, Alonzo L. McDonald Family Professor of Evangelical Theological Studies, and John Lord O'Brian Professor of Divinity, delivered the following remarks at Morning Prayers in Harvard's Memorial Church on September 4, 2019.... Read more about Lessons in Anniversaries
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"
HDS Dean David N. Hempton will be part of a delegation traveling from Harvard to Mexico for the inaugural Eduardo Matos Moctezuma Lecture on October 3. In an effort to renew its commitment to collaborations with Mexico on research and education, Harvard University has established the Eduardo Matos Moctezuma Lecture Series. This series celebrates the excellence of Mexican archaeology, represented by the figure of Professor Matos Moctezuma. In addition to honoring Mexico’s preeminent archaeologist, the series seeks to convene world-renowned experts on pre-Hispanic Mexico.
This summer, thanks to several generous gifts in support of Dean David N. Hempton’s campaign initiatives, HDS continued its ongoing effort to provide students with financial support so that they can serve communities locally and abroad through organizations unable to offer paid summer experiences.... Read more about A Summer Between Two Homelands
Harvard Divinity School Dean David N. Hempton discussed the role of HDS at Harvard, as well as the role of religion and ethics at other Harvard Schools with Harvard Graduate School of Education Dean James Ryan, Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow, and Harvard Business School Dean Nitin Nohria. The panel was part of HDS's bicentennial celebration.... Read more about Video: Religion Matters: HDS at Harvard University