The Marty Center for the Public Understanding of Religion builds on a longstanding conviction of the Divinity School that the best and most innovative scholarship in religion arises from sustained dialogue with the world beyond the academy. It contributes to this dialogue by offering scholarly perspectives on the religious questions facing the wider public, while encouraging faculty and students to situate their scholarly questions within a broader cultural frame of reference.
Lecture by Jennifer Graber: Marty Center Series on Religions in the Americas
Lecture by Justin McDaniel: Series on Theravada Buddhism
Sightings reports and comments on the role of religion in current events; contributors are from our faculty, the academy – and the world.
Martin Marty considers the place of hope in the realm of religion today.more info
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The Marty Center's Religions in the Americas lecture series will bring leading scholars in the field to focus on critical topics and key debates, using a variety of methodological approachesLEARN MORE
Seminar and fellowship programs are oriented towards the intersection of religion and public life, and encourage faculty and students to put their scholarly questions into a broader cultural frame.
The Brauer Seminar encourages interdisciplinary research and teaching, with a new topic (and instructors) annually.
Our annual yearlong Marty Center seminar puts together junior and senior scholars for a unique interdisciplinary experience.