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The Necessity of Beauty


“When sermons use the enduring beauty of excellent art, we are doing something far greater than prettifying our preaching. We are meeting an essential need of the soul.” So writes YDS emeritus professor Tom Troeger in the new issue of Reflections, the YDS journal of theological inquiry.

A communion of subjects


An interdisciplinary course takes students to the intersection of law, environment, and religion in pursuit of solutions to the challenges of contemporary environmental law and policy.

Nicholas Lewis ’13 M.Div. Appointed YDS Associate Dean of Student Affairs


Nicholas Lewis ’13 M. Div. has been appointed the new Associate Dean of Student Affairs at Yale Divinity School. Lewis, who had been serving as Assistant Dean of the College and Community Life Chaplain at Bard College, assumes his new responsibilities on August 3.

Prize-winning theology and race scholar Willie Jennings joining YDS faculty


Willie Jennings, one of the country’s most distinguished scholars in the areas of theology and race, is joining the YDS faculty as Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Africana Studies.

The Power of Faith, Story, and El Salvadoran Women


YDS offers travel seminars to provide students the opportunity to add an experiential dimension to coursework. The following is an account of a seminar in El Salvador last spring as part of a course in Latin American liberation theology.

Michael Curry ’78 M.Div. Elected Presiding Bishop of Episcopal Church


Michael Curry ’78 M.Div. is the new Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church. The first person of color elected to the office, Curry was the first-ballot choice of the House of Bishops at the Episcopal Church’s General Convention on June 27.