The PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING of RELIGION
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.
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Lecture by Matthias Lehmann
Sightings reports and comments on the role of religion in current events; contributors are from our faculty, the academy – and the world.
The Achievement of David Tracy
David Tracy's most recent work formulates a future for theologymore info
“Loving Justice” and the Refugees at Our Border
Does religion offer an alternative to the economic notions of justice that dominate how we think....more info
What to the Immigrant is Veterans Day?
John Sianghio reflects on the complicated nature of American identity for immigrants todaymore info
MARTY CENTER CONFERENCES & EVENTS
Religions in the AmericasA lecture seres
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
SEMINARS & FELLOWSHIPS
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.
Our annual yearlong Marty Center seminar puts together junior and senior scholars for a unique interdisciplinary experience.
The Brauer Seminar encourages interdisciplinary research and teaching, with a new topic (and instructors) annually.