An opportunity to give: Yale’s annual Day of Service

Day of ServiceOn Saturday, May 15, YDS alumni are invited to join with other Yale graduates to give one day of service to make a difference in their communities -- feeding the hungry, tutoring children, building a Habitat home, and much more.  Last year, at more than 180 sites in 35 states and 13 countries, members of the Yale community -- including YDS alums -- embodied the University's great tradition of service in giving back. >Go to story

Beeley receives award for theological promise

Beeley This year’s list of recipients for the John Templeton Award for Theological Promise includes Christopher Beeley, the Walter H. Gray Associate Professor of Anglican Studies and Patristics at Yale Divinity School.  Beeley was selected for the award based on his recent book, Gregory of Nazianzus on the Trinity and the Knowledge of God: “In Your Light We Shall See Light.”  The award includes a $10,000 prize and an additional stipend of $10,000 for public lectures given at the invitation of an academic institution.  The announcement of this year’s winners called Beeley’s volume a “groundbreaking study” that “shows the spiritual and pastoral import of Gregory’s theology and the theological substance of his spirituality.” >Go to story

Summer Term 2010
In addition to well-known senior YDS faculty who will teach this year at Summer Term at Sterling Divinity Quadrangle, several junior faculty will teach engaging courses during Summer Term. Online registrations are being accepted on the YDS web site until May 15. Courses are offered over three one-week sessions, June 7-11, 14-18, 21-25. >Go to story

On truth, war, and morality
“I spent most of the afternoon of March 21st on the verge of tears, sitting in the sanctuary of the historic Riverside Church in NYC.”  That is the opening sentence of a reflection written by John Helmiere ’10 M.Div. about his participation at the Truth Commission on Conscience in War public hearing at Riverside Church.  There, veterans recounted many first-hand experiences of the horrors of warfare, alongside peace activists and experts who wrestled with questions of war and morality.  Several other Yale Divinity-related persons participated as well. >Go to story

  YDS Admissions site upgraded
AdmissionsYale Divinity School has implemented a more robust, attractive and user-friendly Admissions site on the Internet, featuring a new “Viewbook” section.  Rebuilding the Admissions pages represents another step in the evolution of YDS’s web presence.  In September, the Divinity School launched a new home page, and in October a new version of Notes from the Quad was unveiled.  Other upgrades are on the drawing board. >Go to Admissions

Dean Attridge visits alums in Texas, Washington State, California

First woman bishop is YDS Luccock Visitor

Economy: Pastors Face a Perfect Storm

Commentary by YDS alums named “Book of the Year”
A lectionary commentary edited by David L. Bartlett ’67 B.D., ’72 Ph.D. and Barbara Brown Taylor ’76 M.Div. has been named 2009 Book of the Year by The Association of Theological Booksellers.  Feasting on the Word, Year B was selected based on professional evaluations of sellers of academic religious books.  The publisher is Westminster John Knox Press, which called the book “the most ecumenical and comprehensive of the lectionary commentaries.”  Bartlett is a familiar face to users of the Yale Bible Study series, and Taylor is co-chair of the YDS Board of Advisors.  >Go to story


“Luminous Transportations” at Marquand
Art Installation“Luminous Transportations,” a site-specific installation by artist Jo Yarrington, is on view at Marquand Chapel from April 5 through April 27.  The exhibition is curated by author and architectural historian Judith Dupré, an M.Div. candidate at YDS and the Institute of Sacred Music. The work consists of a ribbon of 80 translucent photographs that wrap around the chapel’s interior.  Fitted into the chapel’s windowpanes, these fragmented glimpses are structured in subtle, episodic cadences that recall musical rhythms, stained glass, and the pages of an illuminated manuscript. >Go to story

Faculty Book Party

On Tuesday, April 20, 4:30pm – 6:00pm, Yale Divinity School will host the annual book party for faculty whose books were published over the past year.  The party will be held in the YDS Common Room, and books will be available for purchase.

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