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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

Mary Balkon

Mary Balkon: Spirituality and the Non-Human World

October 16, 2018
Residents at the Center for the Study of World Religions are scholars deeply committed to the study of religion. Below, the CSWR spoke with Mary Balkon, MDiv candidate, on her research in animism, spiritual care, and the non-human world.
Lindsey Franklin and Denson Staples

The Afterlife of Ideas

May 24, 2018

MDiv candidates Lindsey Franklin and Denson Staples were selected by their student colleagues, faculty, and staff as the class speakers for HDS Commencement 2018. The following remarks were delivered by Franklin and Staples at the Diploma Awarding Ceremony on May 24.... Read more about The Afterlife of Ideas

Haley Curtin

Building a Life of Service

May 7, 2018
After studying religion at Harvard, new grad Haley Curtin plans to "effect bigger change" in the world outside of Cambridge.

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