YDS Videos

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 5:30pm
Our Divided Political Heart and the Election of 2012

Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne delivered the annual Sorensen Lecture at Yale Divinity School on Nov. 27 on the topic “Our Divided Political Heart and the Election of 2012.” 

Dionne, a practicing Roman Catholic, is one of the most prominent commentators on the American political scene today and writes and speaks frequently on the subject of faith, values, and politics.

The topic of his Nov. 27 talk was a spin-off from the title of his most recent book, Our Divided Political Heart: The Battle for the American Idea in an Age of Discontent (2012).  In that book, Dionne challenges the concept of radical individualism as the guiding principle for American life and argues, rather, that the true American tradition embraces a balance between love of individualism and devotion to community.  And, in response to popular diatribes against “big government,” he suggests that Americans have historically viewed the federal government as an active and constructive partner with the rest of society in promoting prosperity, opportunity, and American greatness.


E.J. Dionne, ...

Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 4:00pm
Faith Across Oceans: Leading international journalists talk about the religion beat

Panelists are Rachael Kohn, producer and presenter of "The Spirit of Things" on ABC Radio National in Australia, and Pedro Brieger, an Argentinian journalist and sociologist whose books include "Holy War or Political Struggle?" and "What is Al Qaeda?"  

Also participating on the panel is David Briggs, a YDS alum and former chief religion writer for the Associated Press, and Nayan Chanda, editor of YaleGlobal Online and former editor of the Far Eastern Economic Review and  Asian Wall Street Journal Weekly.

Moderating the discussion is Sallama Shaker, visiting professor of Middle East & Islamic studies at Yale.


Moderator: Sallama Shaker, visiting professor of Middle...

Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 10:00am
Memorial Service in memory of Professor Emeritus Abraham Malherbe

Abraham Malherbe, the Buckingham Professor Emeritus of New Testament Criticism and Interpretation at Yale Divinity School, died suddenly and unexpectedly on Friday, Sept. 28 from an apparent heart attack.  He was 82 years old and taught at YDS from 1970 until his retirement in 1994.  He was named the Buckingham Professor in 1981.

Malherbe was a prolific author and made major contributions in several areas. He is best known for his work in Hellenistic moral philosophy and early Christianity, especially the Pauline tradition. He made contributions both to Hellenistic moral philosophy and to the ways in which early Christians were influenced by it. His work on The Cynic Epistles: A Study Edition (1977) and Moral Exhortation: A Graeco-Roman Sourcebook (1986) made a number of important texts available to the wider range of scholars. His "Hellenistic Moralists and the New Testament" (ANRW) may hold the distinction for being the most cited forthcoming article in the history of New Testament studies. Both before and after its appearance, this article provided a framework for scholars to think about how to appropriate Hellenistic moral philosophy. Malherbe did this in detail in several of his own books, especially, Paul and the Thessalonians: The Philosophical Tradition of Pastoral Care (1987), Paul and the Popular Philosophers (1989), and his Anchor Bible Commentary, The Letters to the Thessalonians (2000). He was working on a commentary on the Pastorals for Hermeneia when he died.

Friday, October 26, 2012 - 10:30am
Old Texts, New Works: The Repertory Preacher and the Company of Grace

Convocation and Reunions 2012

Beecher Lecture Series

The Word in the Repertory Church
Lecture III: Old Texts, New Works: The Repertory Preacher and the Company of Grace


Anna Carter Florence, Peter Marshall Associate Professor of...

Friday, October 26, 2012 - 8:30am
The Last Great Frontier in a Post-9/11 World: Lessons of World Christianity

A faculty presentation as part of Yale Divinity School Convocations and Reunions 2012.

 


Lamin Sanneh, D. Willis James professor of World...

Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 3:15pm
State of the School Address, 2012

Yale Divinity School Dean Gregory Sterling addresses the Alumni Board during Convocation and Reunions 2012.

 


Gregory Sterling, Dean of Yale Divinity School

Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 2:00pm
The Biblical Psalms in Christian Worship

The Kavanagh Lecture, presented by the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, is named for the late Professor Emeritus of Liturgics Aidan J. Kavanagh O.S.B., and given in conjunction with Convocation Week at Yale Divinity School.

This year's speaker is John D. Witvliet, the director of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and professor of worship, theology, and congregational and ministry studies at Calvin College.

Lecture: The Biblical Psalms in Christian Worship:  Overlapping Scripts in the Unfolding Drama of Liturgical Performance."

The talk describes a sampling of the multiple ways that the biblical Psalms function within the script of Christian worship in the West, exploring how rubrics, formal and informal liturgical gestures, and musical motifs frame the reception of the biblical text.  It draws on examples across the spectrum of denominational traditions, and asks how recent biblical scholarship might inform and challenge emerging work on the Psalms in liturgy, preaching, pastoral care, education, and Christian witness.

John Witvliet is director of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and serves as professor of music and worship at Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary, respectively. He also teaches in the religion department at Calvin College. His areas of interest include the history of Christian worship, worship practices in various denominations, biblical and systematic theology of worship, the role of music and the arts in worship, and consulting with churches on worship renewal.

A graduate of Calvin College, Dr. Witvliet holds graduate degrees in theology from Calvin Theology Seminary, in choral music from the University of Illinois, and the Ph.D. in liturgical studies and theology from the University of Notre Dame.

Witvliet is the author of numerous books about Christian worship.


John Witvliet, director of the Calvin Institute of...

Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 12:00pm
What Should YDS be Preparing Students For?

Convocation and Reunions 2012

Panel Discussion

 


Introduction by Gregory Sterling, The Reverend Henry L. Slack Dean, and The...

Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 10:30am
"It Could Have Gone Differently": Repertory Readings of Texts of Terror

Convocation and Reunions 2012

Beecher Lecture

The Word in the Repertory Church

Lecture II: "It Could Have Gone Differently": Repertory Readings of Texts of Terror

Speaker: Anna Carter Florence, Peter Marshall Associate Professor of Preaching, Columbia Theological Seminary


Anna Carter Florence, Peter Marshall Associate Professor of...

Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 9:30am
Religion in the Public Square

A panel discussion on religion, theology, politics, rights and more at Yale Divinity School.

Hosted as part of Convocation & Reunions 2012.

Presenters include:

Rev. Dr. Dwight Andrews
Rev. Bob Brashear
Prof. Emerita Margaret Farley
Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune
Rev. Lee Hardgrove
Ms. Paige Lindsey Smith
Dr. Kim White

Rev. Chris Glaser, Moderator.


Rev. Chris Glaser, Moderator.

Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 8:30am
Why Christians Should Support the Occupy Movement

Kathryn Tanner, Professor of Systematic Theology at Yale Divinity School, discusses the theological and moral issues surrounding the modern Occupy Movement. This presentation is part of the YDS Convocation and Reunions 2012.


Kathryn Tanner, Professor of Systematic Theology at Yale...

Prophetic Witness and Public Leadership: Challenges and Opportunities

Convocation and Reunions 2012

Presenter: Carolyn Sharp '94 M.A.R., Acting Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Hebrew Scriptures.


Carolyn Sharp '94 M.A.R., Acting Associate Dean for...

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 4:30pm
The Word in the Repertory Church

Convocation and Reunions 2012

Beecher Lecture Series:  The Word in the Repertory Church

Lecture I: The Script in the Scripture, the Word in Rehearsal: Proclamation in the Repertory Church


Anna Carter Florence, Peter Marshall Associate Prof of...

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 1:30pm
Canterbury Jazz Mass

Cheney Lecture Event - Marquand Chapel

Canterbury Jazz Mass by William Z. Cleary and Andrew K. Barnett

Ecumenical Eucharist featuring Theodicy Jazz Collective performing the American debut of the "Canterbury Jazz Mass"by William Z. Cleary and Andrew K. Barnett '12 M.Div., with commentary by Professor Thomas Troeger.  The performance and preaching is supported by the Francis Cheney Lectureship of the Berkeley Divinity School.


Thomas Troeger

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 4:00pm
Installation of Gregory E. Sterling as Dean of Yale Divinity School

Gregory E. Sterling took office at YDS on August 1st. A New Testament scholar, Sterling came to YDS after more than two decades at Notre Dame, where he served as dean of the Graduate School and professor of theology.

Gregory E. Sterling was officially installed as Dean of Yale Divinity School on October 23, 2012 in Marquand Chapel in services preceeding the start of Convocation and Reunions 2012.

 


Emilie M. Townes, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of African...

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 5:30pm
Wrestling with God and Evil

Dr. Judith Plaskow, Professor in the Religious Studies Department at Manhattan College, delivers the annual Ensign Lecture entitled, "Wrestling with God and Evil."

In the lecture, Dr. Plaskow shares a section of a book on God and feminism that she is currently working on with fellow Yale graduate student Carol P. Christ. The lecture traces the development of her understanding of the relationship between God and evil from her adolescence to the present, with special attention to the impact of feminism on her concept of God.

Judith Plaskow is professor emerita of religious studies at Manhattan College and Sally Priesand Visiting Professor of Jewish Women's Studies at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York City. She is a Jewish feminist theologian who has been teaching, writing and speaking about Jewish feminism and feminist studies in religion for over forty years. With Carol P. Christ, she is co-editor of Womanspirit Rising: A Feminist Reader in Religion and Weaving the Visions: New Patterns in Feminist Spirituality, anthologies of feminist theology used in many women's studies and religious studies courses. With Elisabeth Schussler-Fiorenza, she co-founded the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, co-edited it for its first decade, and is currently co-editor with Melanie Johnson-DuBaufre. She is author of Standing Again at Sinai: Judaism from a Feminist Perspective and The Coming of Lilith: Essays on Feminism, Judaism, and Sexual Ethics 1972-2003. She is also a past president of the American Academy of Religion. She and Carol Christ are currently at work on a book tentatively entitled Goddess and God After Feminism.


Dr. Judith Plaskow, Professor in the Religious Studies...

Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 4:30pm
The Responsible Company: Lessons From Patagonia

Authors Yvon Chouinard and Vincent Stanley are featured during a conversation on environmentally responsible business practices from their book, The Responsible Company: What We’ve Learned from Patagonia’s First 40 Years.

In their book, Chouinard and Stanley draw on their 40 years' experience at Patagonia, Inc. and efforts by other companies to provide advice on how to create responsible, green business practices during difficult economic times.  The motto of Patagonia, a manufacturer of outdoor clothing and gear, is, "Build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis."


Robert Massie

Yvon Chouinard

...

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 4:00pm
Opening of School Convocation 2012

Interim Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Hebrew Scriptures, Carolyn Sharp's address at Opening Convocation 2012.

 


Interim Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Hebrew...

Monday, May 21, 2012 - 12:30pm
Commencement 2012 - Diploma Ceremony

The conferring of diplomas of M.Div., M.A.R., and S.T.M.

Due to inclement weather, the degree ceremony was moved indoors to Marquand Chapel. The ceremony was divided into two parts, one for M.Div. and one for M.A.R. and S.T.M.


Dean Harold Attridge

Dale Peterson, ...

Monday, May 21, 2012 - 8:00am
Commencement Communion Sermon 2012

Professor Jeremy Hultin delivers the sermon at the morning communion service for commencement.


Prof. Jeremy Hultin

Sunday, May 20, 2012 - 7:00pm
Commencement 2012 - Sunday Worship

Worship service for the YDS, ISM, and BDS graduating class of 2012.

 


Preacher: Carolyn Sharp

Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 6:30pm
The Corporal Works of Mercy and the 21st-century Struggle Against Poverty

Dr. Paul Farmer addresses concepts of holistic health, Liberation Theology, and his work on infectious disease as a vehicle for social change.


Dr. Paul Farmer

Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 4:00pm
Seize the Day: Vocation, Calling, and Work

A panel discussion of the Spring 2012 issue of Reflections magazine.


Moderator: Ray Waddle

Panelists: Stephen H....

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 5:30pm
Squaring the Ethical Circle: Zora Neale Hurston as a Doer of Justice

From October 11, 1952 to May 3, 1953 Zora Neale Hurston wrote twenty stories for the Pittsburgh Courier Newspaper detailing a landmark case in interracial relations. Using her distinct voice and powerful prose, Hurston’s account of the trial of Ruby Jackson McCollum is a cautionary tale about injustice in one of this country’s most famous murder cases. This lecture places in dramatic relief not only the trial itself, a trial that shook the foundations of racial segregation, but Hurston’s fight to save McCollum from the electric chair, offers resources for 21st century ethicists wrestling with new possibilities for human existence in the midst of the existing social order.


Katie G. Cannon, Annie Scales Rogers Professor of...

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 4:00pm
Human Flourishing

Miroslav Volf gives his address as part of the "Youth Ministry: Now" series. Berkeley Divinity School's Wesley-Royce Leadership Colloquium has collaborated with eight exemplary youth ministry leaders in the U.S. and Puerto Rico this spring to offer students project-based learning on best practices in youth ministry.

The program consists of four luncheons, lectures, and networking time for pastors and youth ministry leaders with speakers who  explore the theological underpinnings of youth ministry and emerging trends for addressing the deepest needs of adolescents.


Miroslav Volf

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 4:00pm
Beyond Soup Kitchens and Sardines: Youth Ministry as Practical Theology

Rodger Nishioka gives his address as part of the "You Ministry: Now" series. Berkeley Divinity School's Wesley-Royce Leadership Colloquium has collaborated with eight exemplary youth ministry leaders in the U.S. and Puerto Rico this spring to offer students project-based learning on best practices in youth ministry.

The program consists of four luncheons, lectures, and networking time for pastors and youth ministry leaders with speakers who  explore the theological underpinnings of youth ministry and emerging trends for addressing the deepest needs of adolescents.


Rodger Nishioka

Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 7:30am
Freedom Matters

Margaret Farley delivers the final Nathaniel W. Taylor Lecture on the topic "Freedom Matters."

Addressing questions of the meaning and possibility of human freedom of choice, Farley's lectures speak to problems raised by scientists, philosophers, and theologians. The central element is a descriptive analysis of the experience of free choice—not the question of whether there can be free choice, but on the structure of what we choose when we choose, raising the further question of whether every choice is ultimately a choice of what and how to love.

The Nathaniel W. Taylor Lectureship in Theology was created in 1902 by a gift from Rebecca Taylor Hatch of Brooklyn, New York, in memory of her father, who was Dwight Professor of Didactic Theology from 1822 to 1858.


Margaret Farley, the Gilbert L. Stark Professor...

Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 5:30pm
Desires, Loves, and Reasons

Margaret Farley delivers the second Nathaniel W. Taylor Lecture on the topic "Desires, Loves, and Reasons."

Addressing questions of the meaning and possibility of human freedom of choice, Farley's lectures speak to problems raised by scientists, philosophers, and theologians. The central element is a descriptive analysis of the experience of free choice—not the question of whether there can be free choice, but on the structure of what we choose when we choose, raising the further question of whether every choice is ultimately a choice of what and how to love.

The Nathaniel W. Taylor Lectureship in Theology was created in 1902 by a gift from Rebecca Taylor Hatch of Brooklyn, New York, in memory of her father, who was Dwight Professor of Didactic Theology from 1822 to 1858.


Margaret Farley, the Gilbert L. Stark Professor...

Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 5:30pm
Embodiment, Choice, and Action

Margaret Farley delivers the Nathaniel W. Taylor Lectures  on the topic “Freedom, Obligation, and Love.”

Addressing questions of the meaning and possibility of human freedom of choice, Farley’s lectures  speak to problems raised by scientists, philosophers, and theologians. The central element is a descriptive analysis of the experience of free choice—not the question of whether there can be free choice, but on the structure of what we choose when we choose, raising the further question of whether every choice is ultimately a choice of what and how to love.

 

The Nathaniel W. Taylor Lectureship in Theology was created in 1902 by a gift from Rebecca Taylor Hatch of Brooklyn, New York, in memory of her father, who was Dwight Professor of Didactic Theology from 1822 to 1858.


Margaret Farley, the Gilbert L. Stark Professor...

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 4:30pm
Youth's Questions, Faith's Stories, Christ's Claims

Roland Martinson, academic dean and professor of children, youth and family ministry at Luther Seminary, gives his address as part of the "You Ministry: Now" series. Berkeley Divinity School's Wesley-Royce Leadership Colloquium has collaborated with eight exemplary youth ministry leaders in the U.S. and Puerto Rico this spring to offer students project-based learning on best practices in youth ministry.


Roland Martinson, academic dean and professor of children,...

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 5:54pm
Parks-King Lecture, "African American Poetry as the Sacred Word"

The annual lecture is intended to bring the contributions of African American scholars, social theorists, pastors, and social activists to YDS and to the wider New Haven community. Alexander was selected to compose and read an original poem at the inauguration of President Barack Obama, becoming just the fourth poet in modern American history to read at a presidential swearing-in ceremony


Prof. Elizabeth Alexander, Thomas E....

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 4:30pm
"Youth ministry: Now" First Workshop

Relationships Unfiltered a re-imagination of relationship ministry with young people

"Youth ministry: now" is offered in partnership with Berkeley Divinity School and the Yale Center for Faith and Culture’s Adolescent Faith and Flourishing Project. This colloquium is offered without cost though the generous support of the Wesley-Royce Leadership Grant and the Youth Ministry Initiative. The program consists of four luncheons, lectures, and networking time for pastors and youth ministry leaders with speakers who  explore the theological underpinnings of youth ministry and emerging trends for addressing the deepest needs of adolescents.


Andrew Root, Associate Professor and Carrie Olson Baalson...

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 12:00pm
Youth Ministry and Discerning God’s Action

Almost every youth worker was been confronted by the question, “What does God want me/us to do?” Whether around big changes to the ministry itself or around individual young people trying to discern the direction of their lives, we seek to follow God’s leading or God’s will. But how do we go about such processes of discernment? How do we know when it is God leading us and not just our conscience or something else? This presentation will explore a process of discerning with young people that focus on the action and direction of God in their lives.

Relationships Unfiltered a re-imagination of relationship ministry with young people

“Youth ministry: now” is offered in partnership with Berkeley Divinity School and the Yale Center for Faith and Culture’s Adolescent Faith and Flourishing Project. This colloquium is offered without cost though the generous support of the Wesley-Royce Leadership Grant and the Youth Ministry Initiative. The program consists of four luncheons, lectures, and networking time for pastors and youth ministry leaders with speakers who  explore the theological underpinnings of youth ministry and emerging trends for addressing the deepest needs of adolescents.


Andrew Root, Associate Professor and Carrie Olson Baalson...

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 5:30pm
Orthodoxy: An Unlimited Expression

His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios

Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 4:00pm
Same-Sex Marriage and the Catholic Church: Voices from Law, Religion, and the Pews, Afternoon Plenary

Participants examine the intersection of individual rights, sexual ethics, pastoral needs in campus ministries and parish life, scripture, and the role of the laity in ‘living fraternally and cooperating with others’ as directed by Vatican II.


Rev. Walter Cuenin, Brandeis University, is the Catholic...

Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 2:00pm
Same-Sex Marriage and the Catholic Church: Voices from Law, Religion, and the Pews , Afternoon Keynote

Participants examine the intersection of individual rights, sexual ethics, pastoral needs in campus ministries and parish life, scripture, and the role of the laity in ‘living fraternally and cooperating with others’ as directed by Vatican II.


Patricia Beattie Jung, Professor of Christian Ethics and...

Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 10:30am
Same-Sex Marriage and the Catholic Church: Voices from Law, Religion, and the Pews , Morning Plenary

Participants examine the intersection of individual rights, sexual ethics, pastoral needs in campus ministries and parish life, scripture, and the role of the laity in ‘living fraternally and cooperating with others’ as directed by Vatican II.


Joette Katz, former Associate Justice of the Connecticut...

Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 9:00am
Same-Sex Marriage and the Catholic Church: Voices from Law, Religion, and the Pews

Participants examine the intersection of individual rights, sexual ethics, pastoral needs in campus ministries and parish life, scripture, and the role of the laity in ‘living fraternally and cooperating with others’ as directed by Vatican II.


Michael John Perry, Professor of Law, ...

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 3:30pm
The Worst of Times, The Best of Times

The Pitt Lecture, sponsored by Berkeley Divinity School, is in memory of Lewis Wetherbee Pitt and features a speaker significant in world Christianity.


Tony Jarvis is director of the Educational Leadership in...

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 10:30am
Invasion of the Dead: Preaching Mark

The Lyman Beecher Lectureship was founded in 1871 by a gift from Henry W. Sage of Brooklyn, NY, as a memorial to the great divine whose name it bears, to sponsor an annual series of lectures on a topic appropriate to the work of the ministry.

Invasion of the Dead:  Preaching Resurrection through the lens of Apocalyptic Eschatology


Brian K. Blount is a Presbyterian minister, New Testament...

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 9:00am
Convocation Morning Worship Sermon with Otis Moss III

Morning worship at Convocation and Reunions 2011.


Otis Moss ’95 M.Div, pastor of Trinity United Church of...

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 8:00am
Allah: A Christian Response

A special presentation as part of Convocation and Reunions 2011.


Miroslav Volf, Henry B. Wright Professor of Theology and...

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 2:00pm
The Failure of Language: Liturgy in a Time of Excess

The Kavanagh Lecture, presented by the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, is named for the late Professor Emeritus of Liturgics Aidan J. Kavanagh O.S.B., and given in conjunction with Convocation Week at Yale Divinity School.


Don Saliers ’62 B.D., ’67 Ph.D. retired from the Candler...

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 10:30am
Apocalyptic Vulnerability: Preaching Paul

The Lyman Beecher Lectureship was founded in 1871 by a gift from Henry W. Sage of Brooklyn, NY, as a memorial to the great divine whose name it bears, to sponsor an annual series of lectures on a topic appropriate to the work of the ministry.

Invasion of the Dead:  Preaching Resurrection through the lens of Apocalyptic Eschatology


Brian K. Blount is a Presbyterian minister, New Testament...

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 8:00am
Climate Change and the Future of Christianity

A special presentation as part of Convocation and Reunions 2011.


Willis Jenkins, Margaret Farley Assistant Professor of...

Monday, October 10, 2011 - 4:00pm
Dawn of the Dead: Preaching Revelation, First Beecher Lecture

The Lyman Beecher Lectureship was founded in 1871 by a gift from Henry W. Sage of Brooklyn, NY, as a memorial to the great divine whose name it bears, to sponsor an annual series of lectures on a topic appropriate to the work of the ministry.

Invasion of the Dead:  Preaching Resurrection through the lens of Apocalyptic Eschatology


Brian K. Blount is a Presbyterian minister, New Testament...

Monday, October 10, 2011 - 2:30pm
The Life and Work of Brevard S. Childs

A special presentation as part of Convocation and Reunions 2011.


Robert Wilson, Hoober Professor of Religious Studies and...

Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 5:30pm
What if the Arians had won? A Reformation historian reconsiders the medieval Western Church

MacCulloch considers the cultural and religious unity of the medieval Western Church, a wholly exceptional phenomenon in Christian history, and draws on his experience of writing and filming an overview history of Christianity to consider how easily matters might have been different in the Christian West. He identifies Martin of Tours as a key figure, but also speculates on what Western Christianity would have been like in the perfectly plausible event of an Arian outcome to its emergence from the disappearance of the Western Roman Empire.


Diarmaid MacCulloch is Professor of the History...

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 4:30pm
Opening Convocation Fall 2011

Opening convocation ceremonies of Fall 2011.


Kathryn Tanner, Professor of Systematic Theology

Monday, May 23, 2011 - 5:00pm
Commencement 2011 Commencement Exercises

Commencement 2011

Graduation Degree Ceremony


Invocation
Teresa Berger, Institue of Sacred...

Sunday, May 22, 2011 - 4:00pm
Commencement 2011 Commencement Worship

Commencement 2011

Commencement Worship


Preacher:  Emilie M. Townes, Andrew W. Mellon...

Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 2:30pm
Church Changes and Theological Education, Response to Keynote Address

Response to the Keynote Address by James R. Nieman, Professor of Practical Theology, Hartford Seminary


Sharon E. Watkins, General Minister and President of the...

Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 2:00pm
Church Changes and Theological Education, Keynote Address

Church Changes and Theological Education: Implications for Long-Range Planning


James R. Nieman, Professor of Practical Theology, Hartford...

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 3:30pm
Church Changes and Theological Education, Response to Keynote Address

Response to: Keynote Address by James R. Nieman, Professor of Practical Theology, Hartford Seminary


Emilie M. Townes, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Yale...

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 5:30pm
The Disorders of Love: A Meditation on the Theological Fanon

Sorensen Lecture 2011


...

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 5:30pm
Acts of Faith: Interfaith Leadership in a Time of Global Religious Crisis

 Ensign Lecture 2011


Eboo Patel, IFYC Founder and President

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 - 9:00am
Mobilizing Faith, Fighting Poverty Launch Event

Panel discussion at the National Press Club around the Reflections Issue "No More Excuses: Confronting Poverty".


Sen. Chris Coons, Linda LeSourd Lader, Arthur B. Keys Jr., Katherine...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 4:00pm
Words of Spirit and Life, Third Beecher Lecture

The role of the Holy Spirit as the empowerment of all genuine preaching and hearing of the Gospel


Mary Catherine Hilkert of Notre Dame, a specialist in...

Galilee, Jesus, and Christology, Third Shaffer Lecture

In light of the special significance of the relationship of Jesus to Galilee prompted by intense archeological investigation and renewed debate about the Historical Jesus, Freyne presented a summary of the relevant new archaeological data from Galilee.


Sean Freyne, professor emeritus at Trinity College, Dublin...

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 4:00pm
Words of Spirit and Life, Second Beecher Lecture

The role of the Holy Spirit as the empowerment of all genuine preaching and hearing of the Gospel


Mary Catherine Hilkert of Notre Dame, a specialist in...

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 10:30am
Galilee, Jesus, and Christology, Second Shaffer Lecture

In light of the special significance of the relationship of Jesus to Galilee prompted by intense archeological investigation and renewed debate about the Historical Jesus, Freyne presented a summary of the relevant new archaeological data from Galilee.


Sean Freyne, professor emeritus at Trinity College, Dublin

Monday, October 11, 2010 - 5:27pm
Home from the Journey: Gathering and Remembering.

Convocation and Reunions 2010, Women's Reunion
Opening Ceremony and Discussion


Talitha Arnold
Harold Attridge ...

Monday, October 11, 2010 - 4:00pm
Words of Spirit and Life, First Beecher Lecture

The role of the Holy Spirit as the empowerment of all genuine preaching and hearing of the Gospel


Mary Catherine Hilkert of Notre Dame, a specialist in...

Monday, October 11, 2010 - 10:30am
Galilee, Jesus, and Christology, First Shaffer Lecture

In light of the special significance of the relationship of Jesus to Galilee prompted by intense archeological investigation and renewed debate about the Historical Jesus, Freyne presented a summary of the relevant new archaeological data from Galilee.


Sean Freyne, professor emeritus at Trinity College, Dublin...

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - 7:00pm
United Nations Forum on Faith and Poverty

Launch of fall 2010 issue of Reflections magazine and forum on faith and poverty at the Church Center for the UN


Moderated by: Harry Attridge, Reverend Henry L.Slack Dean...

Friday, October 23, 2009 - 6:29pm
What Can Theology Contribute to the Theology and Science Discourse?

Convocation 2009
Taylor Lecture

The Theology and Science Discourse on Anthropology
I. What Can Theology Contribute to the Theology and Science Discourse?



October 13, 2009


Prof. Michael Welker

Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 6:33pm
Spiritual Realism in the Theology and Science Discourse

Convocation 2009
Taylor Lecture

The Theology and Science Discourse on Anthropology

III. The human Being in His/Her Relation to the Sustaining, Saving, and Ennobling God: Spiritual Realism in the Theology and Science Discourse

October 15, 2009


Prof. Michael Welker

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 - 6:35pm
God of Wonder, Grace and Surprises

Convocation 2009
Pitt Lecture

October 14, 2009


Rt. Rev. Trevor Mwamba

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 - 6:32pm
Flesh - Body - Heart - Soul - Spirit: Exploring the Depth of the Human Person

Convocation 2009
Taylor Lecture

The Theology and Science Discourse on Anthropology
II. Flesh - Body - Heart - Soul - Spirit: Exploring the Depth of the Human Person



October 14, 2009


Prof. Michael Welker

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 - 4:00pm
Recovering the Voice(s) of Orality, Third Beecher Lecture
Convocation 2009: Lyman Beecher Lectures

Eugene L. Lowry

Tuesday, October 13, 2009 - 4:00pm
Encountering the Aristotle Blues: a jazz homiletic of narrative address and piano improvisation, Second Beecher Lecture
Yale Divinity School Convocation 2009, Lyman Beecher Lectures:


Keeping Time with the Word: The Sound of the Sermon


Eugene L. Lowry

Monday, October 12, 2009 - 4:00pm
Time After Time: the three levels of narrativity. First Beecher Lecture
Yale Divinity School Convocation 2009, Lyman Beecher Lectures:

Keeping Time with the Word: The Sound of the Sermon


Eugene L. Lowry

Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 4:30pm
This Odd and Wondrous Calling: The Public and Private Lives of Two Ministers

Martin Copenhaver and Lillian Daniel

Sunday, May 24, 2009 - 6:40pm
Commencement 2009 Sunday Worship and Awards Ceremony
Friday, April 3, 2009 - 5:30pm
The Most Important Number on Earth

Yale University Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, Yale University Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale and Yale Divinity School Present:

The Arthur W. Galston Memorial Lecture


Bill McKibben

Monday, March 30, 2009 - 12:00pm
Ethical Issues in the Borderlands

Ethical Issues in the Borderlands


Rev. John Fife, Pastor Emeritus, Southside...

Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 10:30am
Antinomianism and the Forgiveness of Sins: Perspectives on Neglected Themes in the Gospels and the New Testament, Third Shaffer Lecture

From Impulse Not From Rules: the Life, Character, and Teachings of Jesus in the Light of the Prophecy, Poetry and Art of William Blake


Christopher Rowland, Dean Ireland Professor of the Exegesis...

Wednesday, October 15, 2008 - 4:00pm
Preaching from the "Underside" of the Gospels: Jesus, Zealots, and Tax collectors, Third Beecher Lecture

Preaching Against the Grain: Recovering the Voices of Those from the Underside of History


Renita J. Weems, Biblical Scholar/Author/Minister...

Wednesday, October 15, 2008 - 10:30am
Seeing the Christ: Imagining the Life and Teaching of Jesus in Images, Second Shaffer Lecture

From Impulse Not From Rules: the Life, Character, and Teachings of Jesus in the Light of the Prophecy, Poetry and Art of William Blake


Christopher Rowland, Dean Ireland Professor of the Exegesis...

Religion, Media, and Public Life in the 21st Century, Francis X. Cheney Lecture

Sponsored by Berkeley Divinity School


Krista Tippett '94 M.Div., Host of the weekly public radio...

Tuesday, October 14, 2008 - 4:00pm
Preaching from the "Underside" of the Book of Samuel: David, Jonathan, and Justice, Second Lyman Beecher Lecture

Preaching Against the Grain: Recovering the Voices of Those from the Underside of History


Renita J. WeemsBiblical Scholar/Author/Minister...

Tuesday, October 14, 2008 - 10:30am
William Blake on the Life and teaching of Jesus, First Shaffer Lecture

From Impulse Not From Rules: the Life, Character, and Teachings of Jesus in the Light of the Prophecy, Poetry and Art of William Blake


Christopher Rowland, Dean Ireland Professor of the Exegesis...

Monday, October 13, 2008 - 4:00pm
Preaching from the "Underside" of the Book of Jeremiah: Gods, Goddesses, and Matters of Gender, First Beecher Lecture

Preaching Against the Grain: Recovering the Voices of Those from the Underside of History


Renita J. Weems, Biblical Scholar/Author/...

Friday, September 19, 2008 - 1:50pm
The Human Right to Peace

Sarah Smith Memorial Conference 2008: Are We Safe Yet? Vulnerability and Security in an Anxious Age


The Hon. Douglas Roche O.C., Chairman, Middle Powers...

Friday, September 19, 2008 - 10:45am
Are We Safe Yet? Panel 2

Sarah Smith Memorial Conference 2008: Are We Safe Yet? Vulnerability and Security in an Anxious Age


Moderated by: Willis Jenkins, Assistant Professor of...

Friday, September 19, 2008 - 8:45am
Moral Leadership and Nuclear Weapons

Sarah Smith Memorial Conference 2008: Are We Safe Yet? Vulnerability and Security in an Anxious Age”


Sergio Duarte, United Nations High Representative for...

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 7:15pm
What Role, If Any, Does Vulnerability Play in Constructing Security in the Second Nuclear Age?

Sarah Smith Memorial Conference 2008: Are We Safe Yet? Vulnerability and Security in an


Moderated by:
Miroslav Volf, Henry B. Wright...

Thursday, July 31, 2008 - 4:00pm
Loving God and Neighbor in Word and Deed: Summary Statements and News Conference

Loving God and Neighbor in Word and Deed:
Implications for Christians and Muslims


Prof. Dr. H.R.H. Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad bin Talal...

Thursday, July 31, 2008 - 3:00pm
Loving God and Neighbor in Word and Deed: Final Keynote 3

Loving God and Neighbor in Word and Deed:
Implications for Christians and Muslims


H.E. Prof. Seyyed Hossein Nasr

Thursday, July 31, 2008 - 2:00pm
Loving God and Neighbor in Word and Deed: Final Keynote 2

Loving God and Neighbor in Word and Deed:
Implications for Christians and Muslims


Prof. Dr. John DeGioia

Thursday, July 31, 2008 - 1:00pm
Loving God and Neighbor in Word and Deed: Afternoon Keynote 1

Loving God and Neighbor in Word and Deed:
Implications for Christians and Muslims


Prof. Dr. Leith Anderson

Thursday, July 31, 2008 - 12:00pm
Loving God and Neighbor in Word and Deed: Summary Statements

Loving God and Neighbor in Word and Deed:
Implications for Christians and Muslims


Rabbi Douglas Krantz
H.E. Prof. Dr....

Wednesday, July 30, 2008 - 11:00am
Love and World Poverty

Loving God and Neighbor in Word and Deed:
Implications for Christians and Muslims

Panel 5


Rev. Dr. Heidi Hadsell
Amina Zalmia...

Wednesday, July 30, 2008 - 10:00am
Love and Speech

Loving God and Neighbor in Word and Deed:
Implications for Christians and Muslims


Prof. Dr. Mohammad Hashim Kamali
Dalia Mogahed...

Wednesday, July 30, 2008 - 9:00am
Loving God and Neighbor in Word and Deed: Keynotes 3 and 4

Loving God and Neighbor in Word and Deed:
Implications for Christians and Muslims


Shaykh Al-Habib Ali Al-Jifri
Rev. Dr. Robert Schuller...

Tuesday, July 29, 2008 - 12:00pm
Loving Neighbor

Loving God and Neighbor in Word and Deed:
Implications for Christians and Muslims

Panel 3


Dr. Martin Accad
Rev. Dr. Tokunboh Adeyemo
Judge Prince...

Tuesday, July 29, 2008 - 11:00am
Loving God

Loving God and Neighbor in Word and Deed:
Implications for Christians and Muslims

Panel 2


Ayatollah Prof. Dr. Seyyed Mostafa Mohaghegh Damad
...

Tuesday, July 29, 2008 - 10:00am
God is Loving

Loving God and Neighbor in Word and Deed:
Implications for Christians and Muslims

Panel 1


Prof. Dr. David Burrell
Prof. Dr. Alan Godlas...

Tuesday, July 29, 2008 - 9:30am
Loving God and Neighbor in Word and Deed: Keynote

Loving God and Neighbor in Word and Deed:
Implications for Christians and Muslims


Grand Mufti Mustafa Ceric

Tuesday, July 29, 2008 - 9:00am
Loving God and Neighbor in Word and Deed: Welcome

Loving God and Neighbor in Word and Deed:
Implications for Christians and Muslims


Welcome


Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad of Jordan

Monday, July 28, 2008 - 8:00am
Loving God and Neighbor in Word and Deed: Keynote address

Loving God and Neighbor in Word and Deed:
Implications for Christians and Muslims

 

Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) opened the public portion of a groundbreaking Muslim-Christian conference with a strong endorsement of the gathering’s aim to promote interfaith dialogue. Kerry (D-MA) spoke July 28 to about 200 participants in the conference, Loving God and Neighbor in Word and Deed: Implications for Christians and Muslims, about the compelling political benefits of promoting better understanding between the Abrahamic faiths. >Download a text version of Senator Kerry's remarks (pdf).


Sen. John Kerry

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 - 12:30pm
Commencement 2008 Divinity Degree Ceremony

Divinity Degree Ceremony


Invocation:
Teresa Berger, Institute of...

Sunday, May 25, 2008 - 4:00pm
Commencement 2008 Worship Service and Awards Ceremony

Worship Service and Awards Ceremony


Preacher: Emilie Townes, Associate Professor of Hebrew...

Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 3:00pm
How does a global framing of the U.S. immigration debate change the conversation?

The Challenge of Immigration: Framing a New American Conversation

The 2008 Margaret Lindquist Sorensen Lecture
and Conference


George Rupp, '67 B.D., President, International Rescue...

Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 9:45am
Immigration and the Changing American Religious Landscape

The Challenge of Immigration: Framing a New American Conversation

The 2008 Margaret Lindquist Sorensen Lecture and Conference


Louis E. Lugo, Director, Pew forum on Religion and Public...

Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 8:45am
The American religious landscape is being reshaped by immigration. How do religious communities better provide leadership in our neighborhoods, and in the national policy debate?

The Challenge of Immigration: Framing a New American Conversation

The 2008 Margaret Lindquist Sorensen Lecture and Conference

Church Leaders Roundtable conversation:


Harlon Dalton, Yale Law School, Moderator
...

Saturday, April 5, 2008 - 1:30pm
Middle Passage Conversations 2008: Conversation Seven

"Is freedom always conditional?"


Moderator: Emilie M. Townes, Yale Divinity School

...

Middle Passage Conversations 2008: Conversation Eight

"What are the sounds of freedom that fuel your work?"


Moderator: Andre C. Willis, Yale Divinity School

...

Saturday, April 5, 2008 - 10:30am
Middle Passage Conversations 2008: Conversation Six

"How does history and memory shape us as a diasporic people? Como a história e a memória nos formam como as pessoas de diáspora?"


Moderator: Yolanda Y. Smith, Yale Divinity School

...

Saturday, April 5, 2008 - 8:30am
Middle Passage Conversations 2008: Conversation Five

"What are effective strategies for eradicating the misogyny, heterosexism, and homophobia in Black communities in the African diaspora?"


Moderator: M Shawn Copeland, Boston College

Panelists...

Friday, April 4, 2008 - 3:30pm
Middle Passage Conversations 2008: Conversation Four

"How does the shape of a vowel, the placement of space and words on the page, signal the spiritual in your work or in the work of those whom you admire?"


Moderator: Hazel Carby, Yale University

Panelists:...

Friday, April 4, 2008 - 1:30pm
Middle Passage Conversations 2008: Conversation Three

"What do we gain and lose in the shift from commemorating Martin Luther King Jr's assassination to celebrating the anniversary of his birth, as we will do this year, 40 years after his death?"


Moderator: Joan M. Martin, Episcopal Divinity School

...

Friday, April 4, 2008 - 10:30am
Middle Passage Conversations 2008: Conversation Two

Conversation Two

"When will we be able to stop pleading our case that we are human?"


Moderator: Dwight N. Hopkins, University Of Chicago...

Friday, April 4, 2008 - 8:30am
Middle Passage Conversations: Conversation One

Conversation One

"What makes a body Black in the USA today?"


Moderator: Emilie M. Townes, Yale Divinity School

...

Sunday, March 2, 2008 - 1:00pm
Religious Environmentalism Next Steps: Ways Forward

Renewing Hope: Pathways of Religious Environmentalism


Chair: Barbara Rossing, Lutheran School of Theology at...

Saturday, March 1, 2008 - 3:00pm
Environmental Theory and Practice: Ideas in Action

Renewing Hope: Pathways of Religious Environmentalism


Chair: Heidi Hadsell, Hartford Seminary

...

Friday, February 29, 2008 - 1:00pm
Reflections on the Past 20 Years of Religious Environmentalism: Where are We Now?

Renewing Hope: Pathways of Religious Environmentalism


Opening Comments

Mary Eveylyn Tucker,...

Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 6:30pm
A New Climate for Theology: God, the World, and Global Warming

Renewing Hope: Pathways of Religious Environmentalism


Sallie McFague, Vancouver School of Theology

Sunday, January 27, 2008 - 5:15pm
Free Spirits, Harassed Beguines, and Arrogant Clerics: A New Look at Religious Communities in the Early Fourteenth-Century Low Countries

2008 Roland Bainton Lecture


John Van Engen, Andrew V. Tackes Professor of...

Friday, October 12, 2007 - 5:00pm
Getting Down to Business: Shaping the New Moral Agenda

Voices & Votes II 2007: Panel III


Moderated by Evan Baehr

Panelists:...

Friday, October 12, 2007 - 3:30pm
Religious People, Secular Nation: Toward a New Wall of Separation?

Voices & Votes II 2007 Panel II


Moderated by Chris Meserole

...

Friday, October 12, 2007 - 2:00pm
Rethinking Theological Foundations for Political Engagement

Voices & Votes II 2007: Panel I


Moderated by Michael Peppard

...

Thursday, October 11, 2007 - 4:00pm
Convocation 2007

The Preacher's Divine Comedy
III. The Preacher in Paradise


Peter S. Hawkins
Professor of Religion at Boston...

Convocation 2007

Theology and Anthropology from a Womanist Perspective
II. Structural Poverty in an HIV-Positive World, a Theology of Embodiment: What the Mind Forgets the Body Remembers


Linda E. Thomas, Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago

Convocation 2007

Theology and Anthropology from a Womanist Perspective
III. Anthropology, Mission and the African Woman: A Womanist Theological Approach


Linda E. Thomas, Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago

Wednesday, October 10, 2007 - 4:00pm
Convocation 2007

Theology and Anthropology from a Womanist Perspective
I. The Aesthetic Dimensions of Religion in South Africa


Linda E. Thomas
Lutheran School of Theology in...

Wednesday, October 10, 2007 - 1:30pm
Convocation 2007

Sin and Salvation


Jane Williams
St. Paul's Theological Centre

Tuesday, October 9, 2007 - 4:00pm
Convocation 2007

The Preacher's Divine Comedy
II. The Preacher in Purgatory


Peter S. Hawkins, Professor of Religion at Boston...

Monday, October 8, 2007 - 4:00pm
Convocation 2007

The Preacher's Divine Comedy
I. The Preacher in Hell


Peter S. Hawkins, Professor of Religion at Boston...

Thursday, September 27, 2007 - 10:47pm
Commencement 2007

Worship Service and Awards Ceremony


Preacher: Margaret Farley, Gilbert L. Stark Professor of...

Monday, May 28, 2007 - 12:30pm
Commencement 2007

Divinity Degree Ceremony


Invocation:
Margot Fassler, Professor,...

Friday, May 4, 2007 - 10:30am
Faith and Citizenship in the United States

Yale Divinity School and
Yale Divinity School's Center for Faith & Culture
Presents:

Faith & Citizenship

A Public Conversation


Moderated by: ...

Friday, May 4, 2007 - 8:30am
Faith and Citizenship in Global Perspective

Yale Divinity School and
Yale Divinity School's Center for Faith & Culture
Presents:

Faith & Citizenship

A Public Conversation


Moderated by: ...

Thursday, May 3, 2007 - 5:00pm
Faith & Citizenship Keynote Address

Yale Divinity School and
Yale Divinity School's Center for Faith & Culture
Presents:

Faith & Citizenship

A Public Conversation


E.J. Dionne, Washington Post columnist and Senior...

Tuesday, May 1, 2007 - 4:00pm
Immediate Grace: The Urgent Faith of Henri Nouwen

Spirituality in the World Today:

The Influence of Henri J.M. Nouwen


Robert Massie, Former President, Coalition for ...

Friday, March 2, 2007 - 1:00pm
Spirituality of Peacemaking and Pastoral Care

Spirituality in the World Today:

The Influence of Henri J.M. Nouwen


Moderator: Dale Peterson, Associate Dean...

Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 5:15pm
2006 Parks-King Lecture

Bishop Vashti McKenzie, African Methodist Episcopal Church...

Wednesday, October 11, 2006 - 4:00pm
Convocation 2006

Preaching from Memory to Hope
III: Preaching in the Future Perfect Tense: Eschatology and Proclamation


Thomas G. Long, Bandy Professor of Preaching at Candler...

Wednesday, October 11, 2006 - 1:30pm
Convocation 2006

Frances Cheney Lecture

Toward a Sacramental Poetics


Regina Schwartz, Professor of religion and literature at...

Wednesday, October 11, 2006 - 10:30am
The Jewish Jesus on Jewish Divorce, Convocation 2006

On the Danger of Making Jesus a Christian: The Test Case of Law and Morality


John P. Meier, William K. Warren Foundation Chair of...

The Jewish Jesus and the Sabbath, Convocation 2006

On the Danger of Making Jesus a Christian: The Test Case of Law and Morality


John P. Meier, William K. Warren Foundation Chair of...

The Jewish Jesus and Purity Laws, Convocation 2006

On the Danger of Making Jesus a Christian: The Test Case of Law and Morality


John P. Meier, William K. Warren Foundation Chair of...

Tuesday, October 10, 2006 - 4:00pm
Convocation 2006

Preaching from Memory to Hope
II: No News is Bad News: The Presence of the Word in Preaching


Thomas G. Long
Bandy Professor of Preaching at Candler School of...

Monday, October 9, 2006 - 4:00pm
Convocation 2006

Preaching from Memory to Hope
I: A Likely Story: The Perils and Power of Narrative in Preaching


Thomas G. Long
Bandy Professor of Preaching at Candler School of...

Friday, September 22, 2006 - 5:43pm
Crumbs from the Table? Closing remarks

Yale Divinity School and
Yale Divinity School's Center for Faith & Culture
Presents:

"Crumbs from the Table?" Third Annual Sarah Smith Conference


Ambassador Tony P. Hall
U.S. Mission to the U.N. Agencies for Food and...

Friday, September 22, 2006 - 11:30am
“Beyond Crumbs?” Christian Approaches to Development: The Case of Microfinance

Yale Divinity School and
Yale Divinity School's Center for Faith & Culture
Present:

Third Annual Sarah Smith Conference


Theodore Malloch
Moderator, Chairman and Chief Executive...

Friday, September 22, 2006 - 8:30am
Crumbs from the Table? Presentation Two

Yale Divinity School and
Yale Divinity School's Center for Faith & Culture
Presents:

Third Annual Sarah Smith Conference


Collin R. Timms
Chairman, The Guardian Bank and Trustee, The Bridge...

Thursday, September 21, 2006 - 7:30pm
Crumbs from the Table? First Presentation

Yale Divinity School and Yale Divinity School's Center for Faith & Culture Present:


Vinay Samuel

Executive Director, The Oxford Center for Mission Studies...

Tuesday, September 5, 2006 - 4:00pm
Opening Convocation 2006

Opening of school convocation.


Lenora Tubbs Tisdale
Professor of Homiletics

Monday, May 22, 2006 - 12:30pm
Commencement 2006

Divinity Degree Ceremony


Invocation:
Margo Fassler,
Professor, Institute of...

Sunday, May 21, 2006 - 4:00pm
Commencement 2006

Worship Service and Awards Ceremony


Preacher: Emilie Townes,
Andrew W. Mellon Professor of African...

Wednesday, April 26, 2006 - 4:20pm
Truth and Fiction in The Da Vinci Code or the Enduring Appeal of Conspiracy Theories

Dean Harry Attridge speaks at Boston College


Harold Attridge

Friday, April 21, 2006 - 8:45am
Joint Panel on Faith and the Environment

Yale Divinity School and Yale School for Forestry and Environmental Studies

Joint Panel on Faith and the Environment


Moderator:
...

Friday, March 24, 2006 - 11:30am
Panel 3: Further Assessments Theocracy and Democracy in Islam and Christianity

Yale Divinity School and  Yale Divinity School's Center for Faith & Culture Presents:

Theocracy and Democracy in Islam and Christianity


Convened by:...

Friday, March 24, 2006 - 9:45am
Panel 2: The Islamic Tradition

Yale Divinity School and Yale Divinity School's Center for Faith & Culture Presents:

Theocracy and Democracy in Islam and Christianity


Convened by:...

Friday, March 24, 2006 - 8:30am
Islam, Democracy, and Religious Authority

Yale Divinity School and Yale Divinity School's Center for Faith & Culture Presents:

Theocracy and Democracy in Islam and Christianity


Muhammad Qasim Zaman

Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Brown...

Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 5:30pm
The Constitutional State and Limitation of Belief

Yale Divinity School and Yale Divinity School's Center for Faith & Culture Presents:

Theocracy and Democracy in Islam and Christianity


Oliver O'Donovan

Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology...

Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 1:30pm
Panel 1: The Christian Tradition

Yale Divinity School and Yale Divinity School's Center for Faith & Culture Presents:

Theocracy and Democracy in Islam and Christianity



Convened by:...

Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 5:15pm
Women and Ancient Israelite Household Religion

William Anderton Chisolm Lecture


Susan Ackerman, Professor of Religion and of Women's and Gender Studies and...

Thursday, January 26, 2006 - 12:30pm
How Do We Empower the Poor? Reflections from my Life

Ron Sider
Professor of Theology at Palmer Seminary (Formerly Eastern...

Friday, October 14, 2005 - 10:30am
Taylor Lecture III: The Need for True Statements About God and How to Reconcile This With Divine Mystery

Divine Mystery and Our Knowledge of God
III: The Need for True Statements About God and How to Reconcile This With Divine Mystery


Dr. William P. Alston, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Syracuse...

Thursday, October 13, 2005 - 4:00pm
Convocation 2005

Preaching Morality in America's Civil War
III: The War and American Civil Religion

The Beecher Lectures were based on research Stout conducted in connection with his 2005 book  Upon the Altar of the Nation: A Moral History of the American Civil War (New York: Viking/Penguin).


Dr. Harry S. Stout, Jonathan Edwards Professor of American Religious History...

Wednesday, October 12, 2005 - 1:30pm
Convocation 2005

Where Now for World Anglicanism?


The Most Rev. Dr. Robin Eames,
Primate of Ireland and Chair of the...

Wednesday, October 12, 2005 - 10:30am
II: Why We Should Take Divine Mystery Seriously

Divine Mystery and Our Knowledge of God
II: Why We Should Take Divine Mystery Seriously


Dr. William P. Alston, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Syracuse...

Tuesday, October 11, 2005 - 4:00pm
Convocation 2005

Preaching Morality in America's Civil War
II: The Conduct of the War

The Beecher Lectures were based on research Stout conducted in connection with his 2005 book  Upon the Altar of the Nation: A Moral History of the American Civil War (New York: Vikinhey hg/Penguin).


Dr....

Tuesday, October 11, 2005 - 10:30am
Divine Mystery and Our Knowledge of God

Divine Mystery and Our Knowledge of God
I: The Divine Mystery Thesis


Dr. William P. Alston, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Syracuse...

Monday, October 10, 2005 - 4:00pm
Convocation 2005

Preaching Morality in America's Civil War
I: And the War Came

The Beecher Lectures were based on research Stout conducted in connection with his 2005 book  Upon the Altar of the Nation: A Moral History of the American Civil War (New York: Viking/Penguin).


Dr. Harry S. Stout
Jonathan Edwards Professor of American Religious...

Monday, September 26, 2005 - 5:15pm
Vatican II: Did Anything Happen?

Roland Bainton Lecture


Rev. John W. O'Malley, S.J., Distinguished Professor of Church History at...

Tuesday, August 30, 2005 - 4:00pm
Opening Convocation 2005

Opening of school address.


Emilie M. Townes, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of African American Religion...

Wednesday, May 25, 2005 - 2:36pm
Commencement 2005 - David Bartlett Sermon

Prof. David Bartlett gives the sermon to the graduating class.


Prof. David Bartlett

Monday, May 23, 2005 - 12:30pm
Commencement 2005

Divinity Degree Ceremony

Due to technical difficulties, the video's sound track is lost between time stamps 6:42 to 11:46 and again between 14:05 to 15:53. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Monday, May 23, 2005 - 8:00am
Commencement 2005

Communion Service for Candidates and Guests


Preacher: David Kelsey
Celebrants: Dale Peterson, Yolanda Smith

Sunday, May 22, 2005 - 4:00pm
Commencement 2005

Worship Service


Preacher: David Bartlett

Friday, April 29, 2005 - 11:00am
The Future of Ministry in the ‘Prophetic Tradition'

The Public Witness and Ministry of William Sloane Coffin, Jr.

Panel Discussion II


David Kelsey '58 BD, '60 MA, '64 PhD, moderator
Dwight...

Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 8:00pm
A Politically Engaged Spirituality

William Sloane Coffin, Jr.

Go>Printable Transcript of Bill Coffin's Address


William Sloane Coffin, Jr.

Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 7:00pm
A Celebration of The Public Witness and Ministry of William Sloane Coffin, Jr.

The Public Witness and Ministry of William Sloane Coffin, Jr.


Musical Tribute and Personal Reflections

Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 6:00pm
God and War at Yale

The Public Witness and Ministry of William Sloane Coffin, Jr.


An associated panel sponsored by Historians Against the War, Reclaiming the Prophetic Voice, Yale Alumni for Social Justice, Yale Peace Coalition.

 

Webcast made available through courtesy of Radio Free Maine.  Presentation may be purchased in a variety of video and audio formats by contacting Radio Free Maine at rleisnerrfm@yahoo.com or by writing to: Roger Leisner, Radio Free Maine, P.O. Box 2705, Augusta, Maine  04338.


Panel Members in order of appearance:

Rev....

Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 5:00pm
Faith and Activism: The Legacy of the '60s Generation

The Public Witness and Ministry of William Sloane Coffin, Jr.

Panel Discussion I


Scotty McLennan '70 BA, moderator
Bliss Williams Browne...

Tuesday, March 1, 2005 - 5:30pm
The Transfiguration of Healing: The Care of Survivors of Mass Violence and Torture

Margaret Lindquist Sorensen Lecture


Dr. Richard Mollica Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Harvard Program...

Monday, February 28, 2005 - 5:15pm
A New Method of Religious Enquiry

Loring Sabin Ensign Lecture


Don Cupitt
Department of History and Philosophy of Science
...

Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 6:00pm
Theology Live with Dorothy Bass

Dorothy Bass
Leader of the Valparaiso Project on the Education and...

Tuesday, February 15, 2005 - 5:15pm
Being Fruitful: Reclaiming Virginity-Reclaiming Self

Parks-King Lecture


Dr. John Kinney
Dean and Professor of Theology and Historical Studies...

Friday, February 4, 2005 - 5:15pm
Hanging in the Balance: Sociology and Theology

Yale Divinity School's Center for Faith & Culture Presents: Theology Live


Robert Wuthnow
Gerhard R. Andlinger '52 Professor of Sociology and...

Tuesday, November 30, 2004 - 5:00pm
Theology Live

Yale Divinity School's Center for Faith & Culture Presents:

Theology Live


Stanley Hauerwas
Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological...

Tuesday, November 16, 2004 - 5:15pm
The Vernacular Principle in Christian History

Roland Bainton Lecture


Andrew Walls

Tuesday, November 9, 2004 - 5:15pm
God, Confucius, and Human Rights

Professor Obenchain is a scholar of comparative religion and culture. In this lecture she discusses current interest on the part of Chinese scholars and students in both religion and in the academic study of religion. To illustrate, she reflects on Chinese ways of understanding the Christian contribution to Confucian cultivation and the Confucian contribution to contemporary Christian moral life, especially as regards human rights.


Diane B. Obenchain
Visiting Professor, Fudan University (China)

Tuesday, October 26, 2004 - 5:15pm
Isaiah's Response to Assyrian Triumphalism: The Political Message of Israelite Monotheism

"Isaiah's Response to Assyrian Triumphalism:
The Political Message of Israelite Monotheism"

William Anderton Chisolm Lecture


Baruch Levine
Skirball Professor Emeritus of Bible and Ancient Near...

Thursday, October 14, 2004 - 10:30am
Christ Against the Jews, Convocation 2004

Christ in the Early Christian Tradition
Texts Disputed and Apocryphal


Bart D. Ehrman

Wednesday, October 13, 2004 - 4:00pm
Convocation 2004

Preaching as Prophetic Ministry
III. Global: The Binding Commitment


Otis Moss, Jr.

Wednesday, October 13, 2004 - 1:30pm
Convocation 2004 "How God Makes Theologians"

"How God Makes Theologians"

Cheney Lecture


Mark McIntosh

Wednesday, October 13, 2004 - 10:30am
Christ The Divine Man, Convocation 2004

Christ in the Early Christian Tradition
Texts Disputed and Apocryphal


Bart D. Ehrman

Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 4:00pm
Convocation 2004

Preaching as Prophetic Ministry
II. Social Justice: The Tie that Binds


Otis Moss, Jr.

Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 10:30am
Christ Come in the Flesh, Convocation 2004

Christ in the Early Christian Tradition
Texts Disputed and Apocryphal


Bart D. Ehrman

Monday, October 11, 2004 - 4:00pm
Convocation 2004

Preaching as Prophetic Ministry
I. Personal: The Bold Adventure
Marquand Chapel


Otis Moss, Jr.

Friday, September 17, 2004 - 8:00pm
Control is Good, but Trust is Better

Yale Divinity School's Center for Faith & Culture Presents

A Crisis of Trust?
Trust in a Culture of Suspicion and Spin


Prof. Jürgen Moltmann, Emreitus Professor of Systematic...

Friday, September 17, 2004 - 2:15pm
Intelligent Trust and Intelligent Accountability

Yale Divinity School's Center for Faith & Culture Presents:

A Crisis of Trust?
Trust in a Culture of Suspicion and Spin


Baroness Onora O'Neill, Principal of Newnham College of the...

Friday, September 17, 2004 - 12:00pm
The Spin Zone: Trust in the Media

Yale Divinity School's Center for Faith & Culture Presents:

A Crisis of Trust?
Trust in a Culture of Suspicion and Spin


R. Gustav Niebuhr, Associate Professor of Religion and the...

Friday, September 17, 2004 - 8:30am
Bioethics and the Problem of Informed Consent

Yale Divinity School's Center for Faith & Culture Presents:
A Crisis of Trust
- Workshop

Trust in a Culture of Suspicion and Spin


Baroness Onora O'Neill, Principal of Newnham College of the...

Thursday, September 16, 2004 - 7:00pm
The Great Steak and Kidney Pie Debate

Yale Divinity School's Center for Faith & Culture Presents:

A Crisis of Trust?
Trust in a Culture of Suspicion and Spin


Ambassador Philip Lader, Chairman WPP Group plc adn Senior...

Tuesday, March 30, 2004 - 4:00pm
The Mighty and the Almighty: American Foreign Policy and God

Madeleine Korbel Albright served as the 64th Secretary of State of the United States. She was the first woman Secretary of State and is the highest ranking woman in the history of the US government.

As Secretary, Dr. Albright reinforced America's alliances, advocated democracy and human rights, and promoted American trade and business, labor, and environmental standards abroad.


Madeleine Korbel Albright

Friday, March 26, 2004 - 1:30pm
Mel Gibson's The Passion: A Panel Discussion

On Ash Wednesday (Feb. 25, 2004) Mel Gibson’s much-anticipated film, “The Passion of the Christ” opened in 2,000 theaters across the country ending a year of speculation as to how the movie’s creator, Mel Gibson, painted the final 12 hours of the life of Jesus Christ. On Friday, March 26th, YDS and ISM hosted a scholarly discussion of the film


PANELISTS...

Thursday, March 25, 2004 - 7:00pm
Religion and Journalism

With the release of Mel Gibson's The Passion, media reports on religion have increased along with accusations of media bias towards religion. Yale Divinity School hosted a panel discussion of representatives from print and radio media who are experts on covering "the religion beat".


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