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The Authentic Self


Bishop Martin D. McLee of the New York Conference of the United Methodist Church visited Yale Divinity School on March 31 with a powerful and simple message for students: be your authentic self. The bishop preached in Marquand Chapel, met with student groups, including the YDS's LGBTQIA Coalition and Yale Black Seminarians (YBS), and met with Methodist students during a lunch-time Methodist colloquium.

Christopher Beeley: "theology is the most practical thing we've got"


Even in this tech-driven, future-oriented moment, signals from ancient times get through. It is no surprise to Christopher Beeley that the classics of old still hold an up-to-the-minute relevance.

"Of making many books...": new titles by YDS alumni


Thirty books. 6,873 pages. More footnotes than anyone has time to count. While numbers can't measure the value of the work YDS alumni have published from 2013-2014, they do suggest our alumni have been busy.

Professor Emeritus Rowan Greer, patristics scholar, dies at 79


Rowan Allen Greer III, the Walter H. Gray Professor Emeritus of Anglican Studies at Yale Divinity School, died on March 17, 2014 after a long illness. He was 79 years old.

Serving time among the underserved


A growing number of Yale Divinity School students are seeking to serve prisoner and reentrant communities through supervised internships, activism, and volunteer opportunities.