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  Harvard Divinity School - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Harvard Divinity School is one of the constituent schools of Harvard University, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the United States.
The School's purpose is to train graduate students--either in the academic study of religion, or in the practice of a religious ministry.
Harvard Divinity School is one of four university-based, non-denominational divinity schools in the United States (the other three being at the University of Chicago, Vanderbilt University, and Yale University).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Harvard_Divinity_School   (584 words)

 Divinity Hall, Harvard Divinity School - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Divinity Hall (1826) is the oldest building in the Harvard Divinity School at Harvard University.
The Hall was designed by Solomon Willard and Thomas Sumner, and dedicated on August 29, 1826, with William Ellery Channing giving the dedicatory speech, "The Christian Ministry." It was the first Harvard building constructed outside Harvard Yard.
As George Huntston Williams wrote in his 1954 history of the Divinity School, theological students needed to be isolated from undergraduates lest they drink up "more of the spirit of the University than of the spirit of their profession."
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Divinity_Hall,_Harvard_Divinity_School   (217 words)

 Rethinking the Divinity School
Harvard has unusual strength in world religions, "a strength that most divinity schools, with the exception of Chicago, probably can't match," says Graham.
The Divinity School has been without a permanent dean for the past four years, and faculty and students express some sentiment that a sense of stability would be encouraged should the Grahams take up residence in the deanery on Francis Avenue, close by the school.
Professorial turnover at the school "is possibly going to be not massive, but notable, in the next five to 10 years because of the age of the faculty," says Graham.
www.harvard-magazine.com /on-line/1102210.html   (1510 words)

 Fighting Sheikh Zayed's Funding of Islamic Studies at Harvard Divinity School: A Case Study - Jonathan Jaffit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Harvard Divinity School faculty, including many Jewish academics, were often unhelpful to Fish, closing their eyes to the tainted character of the funds.
Harvard, one of the world's most prestigious universities, found itself in a pivotal position in the fight to influence public opinion on campus toward the state of Israel.
Harvard remains strongly committed to advancing the understanding of Islam, and the Divinity School is actively pursuing two faculty appointments, one senior, and one junior, in this important field.
www.jcpa.org /phas/phas-jaffit-05.htm   (3057 words)

 Speech:Convocation of the Divinity School of Harvard University, 9/18/02
In my mind, I have come to divide the challenges facing the Divinity School into two categories: those that the School has in common with the other professional schools at Harvard; and those that may be common to divinity schools or to the enterprise of theological and religious studies, but not to other professional schools.
Other schools at Harvard have used the position of professor of practice to draw remarkable individuals who do not fit the standard academic profile, but whose active engagement in the profession adds an important and vital dimension to professional training.
For Harvard to take adequate account of the intellectual complexity of professional and scholarly study in religion, the Divinity School cannot be isolated from the larger University.
www.president.harvard.edu /speeches/2002/convocation.html   (2575 words)

 Harvard Gazette: Divinity School's acting dean named to post
This committee administers doctoral studies for both the Divinity School and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and oversees the undergraduate concentration in the Study of Religion.
Graham also served as director of the Harvard Center for Middle Eastern Studies from 1990 to 1996, and as chair of the Council on Graduate Studies in Religion for the United States and Canada.
The search involved broad consultation with faculty, students, and alumni of the School, and with individuals outside Harvard, including members of the clergy, deans of divinity schools, academics involved in the study of religion, and others with interest and experience in this diverse area of inquiry.
www.hno.harvard.edu /gazette/2002/08.22/01-graham.html   (988 words)

 Christian Century: New assignment: from Harvard to Catholic Charities - J. Bryan Hehir
Bryan Hehir made that clear when he accepted the helm of Harvard Divinity School in 1998, declining to take the title (he is officially chair of the school's executive body) or to live in Jewett House, the school's stately deanery on Francis Avenue (he lives at a Catholic parish in Harvard Square).
He surrenders his Harvard faculty appointment--he is professor of the practice in religion and society--on December 31 to become president of Catholic Charities USA in Alexandria, Virginia, one of the nation's largest church-based providers of social service.
Harvard officials had been hoping to have a new permanent dean in place by September 2002, but university insiders now say that may be too ambitious.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1058/is_35_118/ai_82012201   (1536 words)

 Inside the Twisted Steeple   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
After all, Harvard’s motto is “Veritas,” not “Deus.” Yet that influence has apparently been so extensive as to transform a school dedicated to the training of Unitarian ministers into the premier institution for the study of Eastern religions, revisionist Christianity, and purely sociological studies of religion.
At Yale Divinity School, for example, future ministers and theologians take classes such as “Film as Theological Text: Issues in Race, Gender, and Sexuality.” Union Theological Seminary’s combined program with Columbia University was once among the premier Ph.D. programs in religion and its faculty was renowned for its scholarship.
Yet, as divinity schools succumb to secularist and postmodern trends in contemporary education, respect for those institutions as the great centers of religious life and leadership dwindles and fades.
www.dartreview.com /issues/5.27.98/steeple.html   (774 words)

 Harvard Divinity School May Return Gift to President of United Arab Emirates - Campus Watch
The Harvard Divinity School is considering whether to return a $2.5-million donation to the president of the United Arab Emirates after questions were raised about his connection to a controversial Middle Eastern think tank.
Wendy McDowell, a spokeswoman for the divinity school, said that administrators have been aware of the possible ties since December, but that they have not yet been able to determine whether the center has received the president's blessing.
But Rachel Fish, a divinity student who met with Dean William A. Graham in March to share information she found on the center's Web site, said the connection was obvious and that she was distraught that the administration has taken so long to make a decision.
www.campus-watch.org /article/id/690   (771 words)

 Rechecking the Sheikh's Check - Campus Watch
While Harvard depends on the generous donations of its benefactors, nothing is gained from a gift that taints its integrity.
Sheikh Zayed made the donation to the Harvard Divinity School (HDS) in 2000 to support the worthy goal of hiring an Islamic studies professor.
The Zayed Center was closed by the UAE in August, but Harvard has put the donation on hold for the coming year, "in view of the evolving situation," according to a University spokesperson.
www.campus-watch.org /article/id/781   (293 words)

 Harvard University Library Notes
Anticipated since 1961, part of the University's master plan since the 1980s, and a "bricks-and-mortar" reality this fall, the Harvard Divinity School's new—and renewed—Andover–Harvard Theological Library is open for use.
Harvard Divinity School (HDS) students and faculty comprise the primary constituency of the Andover–Harvard Theological Library.
The history of Harvard Divinity School and its library can be traced to Harvard's founding commitment to the education of a "learned ministry" for the New World.
hul.harvard.edu /publications/hul_notes_1304/theological.html   (615 words)

 Speech: Harvard Div School Financial Aid Initiative Kickoff, 10/03
And whose willingness to really take a leadership role in rejuvenating the Divinity School, at what I think can fairly be called a perilous moment in its history, is really a model for his successors in how presidential leadership can make a great difference within an individual academic institution.
And so Peter saw an opportunity, as we approach the 50th anniversary of Nate's ascension to the presidency of Harvard, to honor that great man by making it possible for more of the most outstanding people to get the kind of training that was closest to his heart.
And so this financial aid initiative is on one level a program to help the Divinity School do what it does, and on another level, it touches Harvard's greatest traditions, honors one of its greatest leaders, and does something that is profoundly important to our purpose as a University.
www.president.harvard.edu /speeches/2003/divschool.html   (1138 words)

 Harvard Divinity
As a result of this change, the board now is under ownership of Harvard Divinity, and 100 % of all of the boards proceeds will be donated to Harvard Divinity, for further innovation and research and for supporting many churches and ministries.
Furthermore, the Harvard Divinity School is now considered the very first "American Royal Diplomat Status" divinity school ever, and is now here declared primary ownership of the American Board of Alternative and Complimentary Medicines in Divinity.
All alternative boards who are not associated with church and ministry charters will need to follow the stipulations of the Harvard Divinity Royal Board Staff and Divinity dean of schools, which is accredited with the united states Congress of Diplomat Royalty and all accredited organizations of Harvard University.
www.freewebs.com /riam/boardalternativemedicine.htm   (648 words)

 The Environmental Ethics & Public Policy (EE&PP) Program
From an initial conference sponsored by the Harvard Divinity School at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in the autumn of 1989 (The Harvard Divinity Bulletin, XIX, 3, 1989.) until the end of 1999 environmental ethics constituted an ongoing realm of activity at Harvard Divinity School.
Over the years of its existence, the program served as the principal liaison between university-wide initiatives on the environment of the UCE and the members of the faculty and students at the Divinity School.
The Harvard Seminar on Environmental Values became a platform for the discussion among faculty of new forms of collaboration on environmental matters throughout the university and beyond.
ecoethics.net   (1188 words)

 Harvard Chaplain: Divinity School Founded on Relativism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Then to read in the current issue of HDS publication that the Chaplain actually admits that unbelief is the School’s baseline is humorous confirmation to me that all along we Christian believers of the Word in fallible have been on to the genuine credo of the School.
The School turns out theological liberals aplenty—holding the myths of the New Testaments, the legends of the Old, the myriad questions concerning Jesus, not quite sure of the Early Church’s historic start, and so forth.
Therefore, the professor giving forth that kind of faith certainty will surely be attack the forces of darkness—both within the classroom and faculty chambers, in his or her writings and just being present upon that campus.
magic-city-news.com /printer_3309.shtml   (593 words)

 Harvard University: Museums
The Harvard University Art Museums are widely acclaimed for the quality of their extensive collections, including European and North American painting, prints, and photography (Fogg Museum); ancient, Asian, Islamic, and Indian arts (Sackler Museum); and German Expressionist painting (Busch-Reisinger Museum).
The Harvard Hot Ticket is on sale at each of the museums (except the Semitic Museum which is always free to the public).
The HMNH is a public museum associated with several Harvard scientific research collections.
www.harvard.edu /museums   (385 words)

 MUSE E-130 | Faculty/Staff/Guest Lecturers
She is a member of the Harvard Academic Computing Committee, the Harvard University Technology Architecture Group and sits on several Harvard-wide technology working groups.
Schooling for her continued in neighboring Bristol, causing her to commute to a whole other county.
Late in 2000, she began temping again at the Harvard Divinity School in the department of Information Technology and Media Services (uh, yeah, there were lay-offs and stuff that led up to this, but it's painful, we won't talk about it), helping check code on their new web design.
courses.dce.harvard.edu /~musee130/speakers2003.html   (942 words)

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I base this claim on email exchanges I have had with leaders at Harvard University who have all refused to entertain a request that their respective school or center promote serious discussion of this question by holding a symposium on it.
In your email you note that the School's choice of topics for a conference depend upon the "willingness by Divinity School faculty to take on the tasks necessary to bring a conference to a fruitful conclusion." Yes, that is perfectly understandable.
For one of the preeminent Schools of Divinity in the world to avoid tackling this profoundly moral question would be equivalent to a school of divinity not addressing the question of slavery during the ante-bellum years of our nation's history -- deplorable.
www.newdemocracyworld.org /Divinity-School.htm   (1222 words)

 Loughran on the Divinity School   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
William Loughran: It varies from school to school, but I would say, far and away, the vast majority of the students in divinity schools in this country and in the western world, are preparing for some form of ministerial work.
But I will hasten to add this proviso: This might be different if a candidate for admission to a divinity school is interested in the ministry, and there is an identified need within his community or even within that divinity school, for that.
As for admissions, at the more prestigitous schools, Harvard Divinity School, Yale, Chicago and the like, they’re going to be on a par with their religious graduate programs.
www.dartreview.com /issues/5.27.98/loughran.html   (936 words)

 Harvard University History Department   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Based on the long-standing relationship between the Divinity School and the American Unitarian movement, the Manuscripts and Archives Department serves as the archives for the Unitarian Universalist Association, the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, and their predecessor agencies.
The papers of tenured Harvard Divinity School faculty members are included in the collections, as well as many of the informal publications and audiovisual records of the Harvard Divinity School.
The bulk of the official records of the Harvard Divinity School may be found at the Harvard University Archives.
www.fas.harvard.edu /~history/LRpage.cgi?path=pri/arc_andover   (529 words)

 Divinity School Address   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The sentiment of virtue is a reverence and delight in the presence of certain divine laws.
The doctrine of the divine nature being forgotten, a sickness infects and dwarfs the constitution.
And because the indwelling Supreme Spirit cannot wholly be got rid of, the doctrine of it suffers this perversion, that the divine nature is attributed to one or two persons, and denied to all the rest, and denied with fury.
www.emersoncentral.com /divaddr.htm   (6407 words)

 The Jewish Journal Of Greater Los Angeles
Most shocking, however, was what Jacobs explained next: Harvard Divinity School itself was complicit in the problem by accepting money from a purveyor of hatred in the Middle East.
Harvard Divinity School — my school — had accepted a $2.5 million endowment from Sheikh Zayed, ruler of the United Arab Emirates.
Harvard responded cautiously, announcing that the university was pleased that Zayed had taken action and that Harvard will delay for a year making a final decision regarding whether to accept the money.
www.jewishjournal.com /home/preview.php?id=11143   (931 words)

 JSTOR: Harvard Divinity School
The origins of Harvard Divinity School and the study of theology at Harvard can be traced back to the very beginning of Harvard College.
From 1636, when it was established by vote of the General Court of Massachusetts Bay Colony, Harvard has had a commitment to educating religious leaders.
Today, the concerns of the founders of Harvard remain at the center of the School.
www.jstor.org /journals/hds.html   (224 words)

 Harvard Divinity School Presents Annual Alumni Awards
The outgoing Dean of Students at Harvard College and the director of an advocacy and intervention program for women prisoners in New York received alumni awards from the Divinity School on June 9.
She is a minister in the United Church of Christ and works primarily at the Riker's Island jail with single mothers who are being held for drug-related crimes.
Her interest in advocacy work in courts and prisons on behalf of women and their children began during her field education training at the Divinity School, when she was a chaplain at Boston City Hospital and first worked with incarcerated women.
www.news.harvard.edu /gazette/1999/06.10/divinity.html   (333 words)

 Centenary Notes
Some of the lecturers invited by Harvard in the century from 1896 to 1995 were philosophers, including William James, Josiah Royce, and Alfred North Whitehead; among the religious leaders were Harry Emerson Fosdick, Rabbi Louis Finkelstein, Fr.
Another way of viewing this series on immortality, one index of the changing reputation of religion and higher education at Harvard during the past century, is to consider how the lectureship met the requirement that each lecture be published for distribution.
Gradually the responsibility for this endowed lectureship shifted from the office of the president to one of the university’s professional schools, the change being formalized in 1979 when the Harvard Corporation transferred the Ingersoll Endowment to the Divinity School.
www.harvardsquarelibrary.org /immortality/index.htm   (879 words)

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