Faculty Book

Michael D. Jackson

'New Beginnings Are Born of Brokenness': A Conversation With Prof. Michael D. Jackson

August 25, 2020

HDS Distinguished Visiting Professor of World Religions Michael D. Jackson is an anthropologist with extensive fieldwork experience in West Africa and Aboriginal Australia. He is the author of 40 works of anthropology, poetry, fiction, and memoir, and his academic work has been strongly influenced by critical theory, American pragmatism, and existential-phenomenological thought.... Read more about 'New Beginnings Are Born of Brokenness': A Conversation With Prof. Michael D. Jackson

K. Healon Gaston

Scholar Creates ‘More Light and Less Heat’ around Judeo-Christian Political Discourse

February 4, 2020

K. Healan Gaston is Lecturer on American Religious History and Ethics at Harvard Divinity School for 2019–20. Gaston is a specialist in the history of religious thought, ethics, and theology, and she teaches courses on religion’s roles in the intellectual, cultural, and political history of the United States.

HDS student Emily Farnsworth spoke with Gaston about her new book ...

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Ronald Thiemann

Yeager Reviews Thiemann's The Humble Sublime

August 20, 2019
Georgetown University Professor Diane Yeager reviews the late Bussey Professor of Theology and former dean of Harvard Divinity School Ronald F. Thiemann's The Humble Sublime.
Worshiper in African American church

Excavating the Spiritual Genius of Black People

December 4, 2018

“Mouths don’t empty themselves unless ears are sympathetic and knowing,” wrote the twentieth-century anthropologist and novelist Zora Neale Hurston in Mules and Men, her collection of African American oral histories, sermons, songs, and folk tales. Hurston’s words could have been a mantra for sociocultural anthropologist Todne Thomas, who embedded herself in Afro-Caribbean and Afro-American religious communities in the American South as research for her forthcoming book.... Read more about Excavating the Spiritual Genius of Black People

Jonathan Walton

‘Lens of Love’ Focuses on Justice

October 1, 2018
Jonathan Walton, Professor of Religion and Society and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church, offers a fresh perspective on the Bible’s overarching message of justice in his new book A Lens of Love: Reading the Bible in its World for Our World

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