Category Archives: Yale Religion

The Quadcast – Digital devotion: Christianity online



Yale Divinity School Professor Teresa Berger discusses how digital media is fostering online faith communities and religious practice. She weighs in on the possibility of God working through Wi-Fi and whether social media should be required for church leaders in the twenty-first century.


Eight Decades of Women at Yale Divinity School



Opening ceremony of the “Eight Decades of Women at YDS” celebration, Oct. 11, 2010.
Speakers include Talitha Arnold ’80 M.Div., Women’s Reunion Chair; Harold Attridge, the Rev. Henry L. Slack Dean of Yale Divinity School and Lillian Claus Professor of New Testament; Margaret Farley ’73 Ph.D., the Gilbert L. Stark Professor Emerita of Christian Ethics; Joan Forsberg’53 B.D., former Associate Dean of Students and Women’s Advocate; Emilie Townes, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of African American Religion and Theology


Rehabilitating Human Sacrifice in a Christian Context



The Liturgy Symposium Series is presented by the Institute of Sacred Music. The series features liturgical scholars and practitioners selected by the chair of the Program on Liturgical Studies, Bryan Spinks. The talk focuses on the role of Christ’s passion in the liturgical imagination at the moment when Christianity first met the peoples of the New World (and vice versa), specifically, the indigenous cultures of central Mexico.


A Politically Engaged Spirituality



In this lecture, William Sloane Coffin, Jr. challenges the church to respond to biblical mandates “like truth-telling, confronting injustice and pursuing peace” while avoiding use of “theological sledgehammers bludgeoning people into rigid orthodoxy.” Coffin, who died a year after delivering this lecture, served as Yale University chaplain from 1958 to 1975. (April 28, 2005)


The Environmental Crisis as Spiritual and Moral Crisis



In this lecture, Mary Evelyn Tucker highlights the spiritual and ethical dimensions of the environmental crisis, arguing that the religious and environmental communities should make common cause in protecting the ecology of planet earth. Tucker is a research scholar and senior lecturer at Yale University, with joint appointments at Yale Divinity School, the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and the Yale Department of Religious Studies. (April 20, 2006)