HDS in the News

Robin Coste Lewis, poet laureate of Los Angeles

Boarding the Voyage: The Archive as Altar, Research as Ritual--An Evening with Robin Coste Lewis

November 20, 2017

Robin Coste Lewis, National Book Award winner and poet laureate of Los Angeles, will give a talk and reading at the inaugural event in the Poetry, Philosophy, and Religion series at the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard Divinity School. Her lecture, titled "Boarding the Voyage: The Archive as Altar, Research as Ritual," will explore how research and literary efforts toward social change can transform from scholarly engagement into acts of communal devotion. More particularly, it will...

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Professor Eduardo Kohn

Video: Anthropology as Cosmic Diplomacy: Toward an Ecological Ethics for the Anthropocene

November 15, 2017

"Forests think." Eduardo Kohn, author of the book How Forests Think, discusses a kind of thinking, which he calls “sylvan," that is manifested by tropical forests and those that live with them. This mode of thought can provide an ethical orientation in these times of planetary human-driven ecological devastation that some call the “Anthropocene." He presents his work as “cosmic diplomacy."... Read more about Video: Anthropology as Cosmic Diplomacy: Toward an Ecological Ethics for the Anthropocene

Secularization and Religious Innovation

Video: Secularization and Religious Innovation in the North Atlantic World

November 8, 2017

David Hempton—HDS Dean of the Faculty of Divinity, Alonzo L. McDonald Family Professor of Evangelical Theological Studies, and John Lord O'Brian Professor of Divinity—discusses his recent publication, Secularization and Religious Innovation in the North Atlantic World. Heather Curtis (Tufts) and Jon H. Roberts (BU) served as respondents.... Read more about Video: Secularization and Religious Innovation in the North Atlantic World

Professor Mark Jordan

Video: Teaching Bodies: Moral Formation in the Summa of Thomas Aquinas

November 6, 2017

Mark D. Jordan, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Christian Thought (HDS) and Professor of Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality (Faculty of Arts and Sciences), discusses his recent publication, Teaching Bodies: Moral Formation in the Summa of Thomas Aquinas. James Keenan, S.J. (BC) and David Decosimo (BU) serve as respondents.... Read more about Video: Teaching Bodies: Moral Formation in the Summa of Thomas Aquinas

Hidden Sacred Spaces

Boston’s Hidden Sacred Spaces

August 29, 2017

Beginning on April 24 and running through November 3rd, the Center will host an exhibit of photographs showcasing the hidden sacred spaces of the Boston area.  On May 9th, from 9:30AM-11:00AM, the Center will host a reception featuring the organizers briefly speaking about this project.... Read more about Boston’s Hidden Sacred Spaces

Professor Francis X. Clooney, S.J.

Books on Repeat

May 22, 2017

As the year is winding down, and summer beckons, some Harvard faculty generously shared some books that they have read and re-read.  Frank Clooney, our Director, contributed to this piece in the Harvard Gazette with a brief reflection on the Bible.  You can read the piece in its entirety here.

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