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.

Pope Francis in Abu Dhabi

Pope Francis' Sinful and Prophetic Church

February 14, 2019
Being holy is never a private thing; it is also a matter of being a good neighbor, messenger of peace, a healer and servant, a builder of community, particularly across religious borders, writes Professor Frank Clooney.
Brekus course AHTL exhibit. Photos by Olivia Falcigno

Slavery Alongside Christianity

January 7, 2019

A student exhibition at Andover-Harvard Theological Library probes the ties and tensions between Christianity and slavery during American bondage.


Video: Christian Slavery in the Protestant Atlantic

October 22, 2018

Katharine Gerbner, McKnight Land-Grant Professor and Assistant Professor of History at the University of Minnesota, discusses how religion was fundamental to the development of both slavery and race in the Protestant Atlantic world.

Robert Jones, founder of PRRI. Photo by Jonathan Beasley/HDS

Worry in White, Christian America

February 26, 2018

Robert Jones, the founder and CEO of Public Religion Research Institute, characterized white, Christian America as representing centuries of cultural, political, and economic domination. Over the last couple of decades, however, demographics and culture have shifted dramatically, he said during a conversation at HDS with journalist and political analyst E.J. Dionne.


Video: The End of White Christian America: A Conversation with E.J. Dionne and Robert P. Jones

February 21, 2018

America is no longer a majority white Christian nation. Journalist, author, commentator, and Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne and Dr. Robert P. Jones, author of The End of White Christian America, discuss this seismic change, its impact on the politics and social values of the United States, and its implications for the future.... Read more about Video: The End of White Christian America: A Conversation with E.J. Dionne and Robert P. Jones