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In Memoriam: E. William Muehl, YDS professor of homiletics for four decades


Ernest William Muehl, Stephen Merrell Clement Professor Emeritus of Christian Methods, died on May 8, 2014 in Tucson, AZ.

Michal Beth Dinkler: the dance of interpretation and meaning


The art of ballet and the art of biblical interpretation – not your everyday dance partners. Yet they share certain aspirations and challenges. Each requires discipline and stamina.

103 diplomas granted in 188th YDS Commencement


On a breezy weekend that sent graduation caps flying, Yale Divinity School held its 188th Commencement Exercises. Yale University granted 103 diplomas to Yale Divinity School candidates: 50 Master of Arts in Religion, 47 Master of Divinity, and 6 Master of Sacred Theology.

Andrew McGowan: committing to big-spirited conversation


In a prickly era of partisanship, newly appointed Berkeley Divinity School Dean Andrew McGowan speaks up for an unpopular virtue—uncomfortable conversations. "Uncomfortable conversations are invaluable now—the virtue of staying in the room with people who disagree with you," he says.

Papers of prominent Chinese evangelist donated to YDS Library archives


The personal papers of Chinese evangelist John Sung have been donated to the archival collection of the Yale Divinity Library. Sung (1901-1944) was a significant figure of the revival movement in China in the 1920s and 1930s. The YDS library holds the largest North American collection of archival and published documents about the missionary movement and the development of Christianity in China.