Yale Divinity School Professor John Collins discusses the Bible’s relevance for today, his experience editing the Dead Sea Scrolls, and why he challenges the faith of his students.
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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.
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
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.
Paul Freedman, Chester D. Tripp Professor of History, explores and dispels modern misconceptions regarding historical European tensions in the Middle East, providing illumination of major events from the Crusades to a more modern era.
The Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor, Harry R. Butman Professor in Religion and Philosophy at Peidmont College, preached the sermon at The University Church’s 250th Anniversary Worship Service at Battell Chapel.
Dr. Peter Davies, publisher of “Alien Rights: A Critical Examination of Contemporary English in Anglican Liturgies”, addresses the topic in this presentation and netcast.
The exiled Namgyal monks from His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s private monastery in Dharamsala, India, are bringing their artistic and musical talents to Yale’s Peabody Museum of Natural History during the last week of September.
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)
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)