Harvard Divinity School
A Harvard Divinity School student discussed the state of American health care Wednesday and addressed the question of why American health outcomes pale in comparison to those of residents of other countries.
Reza Aslan HDS '99 talks at the Harvard Divinity School about his experiences as a religious scholar and his Fox News interview, during which he was asked whether a Muslim could write an unbiased account of Jesus Christ.
Reza Aslan, whose interview on Fox News about his book “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth” attracted national attention, told a packed auditorium Thursday afternoon that controversies like his treatment during the Fox interview provoke positive discussions about religious biases in the media.
Experts on the intersection of religion and politics gathered in Andover Hall at the Divinity School to share their perspectives and experiences related to the use of religion to justify terror.
Kholoud Al-Faqih, the first female judge in a Palestinian Shari’a court, spoke of struggle and success as a part of the Harvard Divinity School’s “Women’s Rights in a Man’s World” panel on Wednesday.
Harvard Divinity School professors reacted with surprise—and in some cases, comprehension—to Pope Benedict XVI’s historic announcement Monday that he will resign as head of the Roman Catholic Church at the end of this month.
The Harvard Divinity School announced a $10 million gift from James R. Swartz ’64 and former Divinity School artist-in-residence Susan Shallcross Swartz last Wednesday. The donation—one of the largest in the school’s history—will fund the creation of the Susan Shallcross Swartz Endowment for Christian Studies, supporting new professorships, fellowships, and programming at the Divinity School.
Kaia Stern, a lecturer at Harvard Divinity School, called the Harvard Interfaith Prison Education program an invaluable step towards fixing a prison system in “crisis” at the program’s official kick-off event Thursday evening.
The Harvard Theological Review continues to hold off on publishing the long-awaited article on the so-called “Gospel of Jesus’s Wife,” a scrap of papyrus that if authenticated would provide evidence that some early Christians believed Jesus was married.
Janet Gyatso, Harvard Dvinity School faculty member, speaks animatedly about the body during the 'Science, Religion, and the Body' Panel Discussion on Thursday. This was the last in a series of discussions about the body led by Gyatso, Ahmed Ragab, Karen King, and Mayra Rivera.
Toni Morrison, recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature, gives a talk as part of the Harvard Divinity School's Ingersoll Lecture on Immortality, Thursday afternoon. Morrison explored the role of goodness and altruism in literature.
Former Divinity School Dean Ronald F. Thiemann, a noted scholar whose research focused on the application of theology and religion to other disciplines, died late last week. He was 66.