Faculty and Research

Dean David Hempton and his wife, Louanne

Keeping Home Close after You Leave It

December 4, 2019
For Dean David Hempton and his wife, Louanne, the short film Remains by Northern Ireland artist Willie Doherty spoke to a reality they are all too familiar with. Part of the Harvard Art Museums exhibit Crossing Lines, Constructing Homes, the film gives the audience a look back to The Troubles.
Jon Levenson

A Tale of Two Soloveitchiks

December 4, 2019
Professor Jon Levenson examines—and critiques—an Orthodox rabbi who was fascinated with Jesus and wrote commentaries on the gospels.
Stephanie Paulsell discussing her recent publication, Religion Around Virginia Woolf

Video: Religion Around Virginia Woolf Author Discussion

December 2, 2019

Stephanie Paulsell, HDS Susan Shallcross Swartz Professor of the Practice of Christian Studies and Interim Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church, discusses her recent publication about Virginia Woolf.

Professor Mayra Rivera. Photo: Courtesy Mayra Rivera

Theologians and Women of Color You Should Be Reading

November 18, 2019
HDS Professor of Religion and Latinx Studies Mayra Rivera and former Women's Studies in Religion Program Research Associate Katie Cannon are "theologians and women of color you should be reading," according to The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology.
Professor Frank Clooney

Three Monastics, Two Popes, and This Priest: Life at Harvard

November 13, 2019

"So there it is: three monastics, two popes, one priest, all in two days, grounded in the HDS and Harvard realities of today. Such events are outside the rightfully ordinary mainstream of Catholic community and ministry, to be sure, but it is good that they occur, and good for me as priest to be witness to them, part of this great and unpredictable flow of academic and spiritual energies," writes Professor Frank Clooney.

 

Professor Carrasco

Picturing a 'New Human Family'

November 7, 2019

The destruction of one of the world’s great civilizations. The slaughter of thousands of indigenous people—and the enslavement of thousands more. These atrocities were the consequence of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire in 1519. Yet Davíd Carrasco notes that the arrival of Europeans on the North American mainland also resulted in alliances, intermarriage, new forms of religion and culture, and the birth of what he calls a “new human family.”... Read more about Picturing a 'New Human Family'

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