Faculty and Research

Professor Frank Clooney

Lenten Upset, for the Sake of the World

April 10, 2019
"Such is the Christian story this Lent ... through Jewish or Muslim, Hindu or Buddhist eyes, or in other venerable traditions, whichever exposes us, illumines us, then gives us back our true selves," writes Professor Frank Clooney.
Terry Tempest Williams

Terry Tempest Williams on Nature Writing

April 9, 2019
"I was thinking about being here at the Divinity School, one of the things that has inspired me is it's not just what we believe, but how we behave. And I really see a strong moral imperative among our young people," says Terry Tempest Williams, HDS writer-in-residence.
Professor Mark Jordan

Queer Callings: Labels, Identities, Vocations

April 2, 2019
On March 27, 2019, Richard Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Divinity Mark D. Jordan delivered the Lowell Lecture at Boston University School of Theology. The title of Jordan's lecture was "Queer Callings: Labels, Identities, Vocations."
Photo by Bryan Ye-Chung

An Instagram-Worthy Bible Aimed at Millennials

March 18, 2019
“You’d walk into any cathedral or church and the whole idea was to capture the meaning of the Gospel and the Bible visually with stained-glass windows and frescoes, all kinds of paintings and just a lot of visual material,” says Professor Harvey Cox.
Karen King

Untold Stories of Christianity

February 25, 2019

Even for the devout, questions about the earliest history of Christianity can seem lost behind a shroud of history and official church teachings. Professor Karen King traces the power of stories told and untold in the growth of the early church.