Dan Laor, Visiting Professor of Israel Studies at the Divinity School, will give a public lecture, "Rival Memories: The Interminable Szenesz-Kasztner Controvery" on Monday, May 12, at 4:30pm in Swift Lecture Hall.
The University Ca' Foscari, Venice will confer its highest honor on Arnold I. Davidson, naming him an honorary member of the faculty (Membro Onorario del Corpo Accademico). He will be the first American to receive this honor.
We are pleased to announce the 2014 Senior Ministry Thesis Presentations, in-depth explorations of a question or issue in ministry that demonstrates thoughtful, rigorous and relevant dialogue between university, faith community, and society by our third-year Master of Divinity (MDiv) students.
The Divinity Students Association (DSA), in partnership with the Grounds of Being Coffee Shop, has made a gift of $40,000 to the University of Chicago Divinity School for the purpose of enhancing the academic and personal welfare of current – and future – Divinity School students.
A new issue of Criterion, the Divinity School's journal, is now available. This issue includes tributes to Jean Bethke Elshtain (1941-2013), the 2013 Alumnus of the Year Lecture by Michael Kinnamon (MA'76, PhD'80), and a sermon by Reverend Larry Greenfield (DB'66, MA'70, PhD'78). The entire issue (and previous issues as well) is available online.
A new issue of Circa, the Divinity School's newsletter, is now available. News about our faculty and students, an interview with Professor Brook A. Ziporyn, and more. The entire issue (and previous issues as well) is available online.
Loren Lybarger (UChicago Divinity PhD 2002) will deliver his Martin Marty Center for the Advanced Study of Religion Senior Fellows Symposium—"A Disenchanted Exile: Secularism and the Islamic Revival among Palestinian Immigrants in Chicago."
Volume 94 of The Journal of Religion, edited by Divinity School faculty and published by the University of Chicago Press, is now available.
Watch now: A Dean's Forum on Making Sense of Tantric Buddhism: History, Semiology, and Transgression in the Indian Traditions by Christian K. Wedemeyer, Associate Professor of the History of Religions.
Scholarship on secularism in the Middle East and South Asia has been radically transformed in the last decade, and continues to be one of the most innovative and creative, as well as challenging, areas of inquiry.