The Jerald Brauer Seminar
Established by friends of the Divinity School to encourage interdisciplinary teaching and research, the Brauer Seminar is cotaught periodically by two Divinity School faculty members. The topic changes according to the interest of the instructors. Up to ten students may participate with the consent of the instructors, and each student receives a stipend of $1,000 to support participation. A seminar budget supports the honorarium and travel expenses for the Brauer Fellow, a visiting scholar who represents a disciplinary perspective on the seminar topic that complements those of the instructors.
Brauer Seminars (1993–present)
Faculty: Wendy Doniger (History of Religions) and Jeffrey Stackert (Hebrew Bible)
Fellow: Stephen Mitchell
Seminar: The Case for Humanism
Faculty: Willemien Otten (Theology and the History of Christianity) and William Schweiker (Theological Ethics)
Seminar: The Buddha in Barcelona: Medieval Cosmopolitanism and the Transmission of Culture
Faculty: Matthew Kapstein (Philosophy of Religions and the History of Religions) and James T. Robinson (History of Judaism)
Fellow: Charles Burnett, Warburg Institute, London
Seminar: "Religion and Violence in American Culture"
Faculty: W. Clark Gilpin and Martin E. Marty (History of Christianity)
Fellow: Harry Stout (Yale University)
Seminar: "The Religious Quest for the Human: Jewish and Christian Reflections"
Faculty: Paul Mendes-Flohr (Modern Jewish Thought) and William Schweiker (Theological Ethics)
Seminar: "The Western Legal Traditions and Religious Diversity"
Faculty: Hans G. Kippenberg (History of Religions) and Winnifred Fallers Sullivan (Anthropology and Sociology of Religion)
Fellow: Martha Minow (Harvard Law School)
Seminar: "Biblical Theology"
Faculty: Tikva Frymer-Kensky (Hebrew Bible and the History of Judaism) and David Tracy (Theology and Philosophy of Religions)
Fellow: Stephen Geller (Jewish Theological Seminary, New York)
Seminar: "Religion and Slavery: Theological and Historical Perspectives"
Faculty: Dwight N. Hopkins (Theology) and Catherine Brekus (History of Christianity)
Fellow: Willie Coleman (BT Forum)
Seminar: "Sociology and the Study of Biblical Texts"
Faculty: John J. Collins (Hebrew Bible) and Martin Riesebrodt (Sociology of Religion)
Fellow: Rainer Albertz (Theology, University of Münster).
Seminar: "Strategies of Goodness: The New Testament and Ethics"
Faculty: William Schweiker (Theological Ethics) and Adela Yarbro Collins (New Testament)
Fellows: Wayne Meeks (New Testament, Yale University) and Lisa Cahill (Ethics, Boston College)
Seminar: "Jewish and Christian Mysticism: Comparative Studies"
Faculty: Bernard McGinn (History of Christianity) and Michael Fishbane (History of Judaism)
Fellow: Louis Dupres (Philosophy, Yale University)
Seminar: "Toward a Contemporary Jewish Theology"
Faculty: Michael Fishbane (History of Judaism) and Tikva Frymer-Kensky (Biblical Studies)
Fellow: A consultation of six international scholars
Seminar: "Toward a History of Myth"
Faculty: Wendy Doniger (History of Religions) and Bruce Lincoln (History of Religions)
Fellow: Cristiano Grottanelli (History, University of Pisa)
Seminar: "Religion and Families in America: Past and Present"
Faculty: Don S. Browning (Ethics and the Social Sciences) and Martin E. Marty (History of Christianity)
Fellows: William Galston (Political Science, University of Maryland; Deputy Advisor on Domestic Policy, The White House) and John Witte (School of Law, Emory University)
Seminar: "Experimental Lives in the American Renaissance"
Faculty: David Tracy (Theology) and W. Clark Gilpin (History of Christianity)
Fellow: David S. Reynolds (English and American Studies, City University of New York)
Seminar: "Religion, Literature and Politics at Mid-Century"
Faculty: Martin E. Marty (History of Christianity) and Mark L. Krupnick (Religion and Literature)
Fellow: David Hollinger (History, University of California at Berkeley)