Four tapped for 2010 alumni awards
Four YDS graduates will be honored with distinguished alumni awards at Convocation and Reunions 2010, Oct. 11-14. Honorees include Lillian F. Daniel ’93 M.Div., Distinction in Congregational Ministry; Barbara K. Lundblad ’79 M.Div., Distinction in Theological Education; Nancy Jo Kemper ’67 B.D., William Sloane Coffin ’56 Award for Peace and Justice; and Nai-Wang Kwok ’66 B.D., Lux et Veritas. >Go to story
New issue of Reflections: “Money and Morals after the Crash”
The spring 2010 issue of Reflections, YDS’s magazine of theological and ethical inquiry, features a cast of well-known thinkers and writers who have put pen to paper to address difficult questions at the intersection of faith and economics. Among others, this issue, scheduled for release and mailing on May 6, features articles by Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams; theologians Sallie McFague, Hans Küng and Kathryn Tanner; church historians Bruce Gordon of Yale Divinity School and Martin Marty; and economists Benjamin Friedman, Robert Shiller, George Akerlof, and Teresa Ghilarducci. >Go to Reflections (available May 6)
John Hare on morals, chemistry
John Hare, the Noah Porter Professor of Philosophical Theology, recently joined scientists from Harvard, MIT, and Caltech in a live public radio discussion about morality. Central questions in the discussion were whether morality comes as a result of chemical processes in the human brain and whether science can explain how we make moral choices. Among Hare’s books is the volume Why Bother Being Good? In which he gives a non-technical treatment of the questions, 'Can we be morally good?' and 'Why should we be morally good?' >Listen to the program
Sarah Smith Conference
On May 6-7, Yale Divinity School will host a conference entitled “Money and Morals after the Crash,” addressing some of the critical questions facing people of faith as the recession brings issues of the economy front-and-center. Keynote speaker for the event is renowned economist Benjamin Friedman, the William Joseph Maier Professor of Political Economy at Harvard University and author of The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth (Vintage, 2006). Friedman’s talk will explore economics and the role of religious thinking.
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Summer Term 2010 registration deadline approaches
With visits to Yale’s world-class museum collections, Julie Faith Parker’s hands-on “The Bible Through Art and Artifact” course has proven so popular in past Summer Term sessions that this year she is offering two different art and artifact courses during Summer Term 2010, to be held over three one-week sessions, June 7-25, on Sterling Divinity Quadrangle. Denys Turner, the Horace Tracy Pitkin Professor of Historical Theology, is teaching “Sin and the Love of God in Julian of Norwich's A Revelation of Love.” And why might moderns be interested in what the 14th century mystic has to say? Says Turner, “She is an honest theologian.” These courses represent just several of the stimulating Summer Term classes being taught by YDS faculty and guest instructors, ranging from theology, history, Scripture, art &literature, music & liturgy, to contemporary issues. This year, for the first time, registration and payment are both available online, as well as by phone, 203-432-6550. May 15 is the registration deadline.
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