Reflections

A Magazine of Theological and Ethical Inquiry from Yale Divinity School

Spring 2016 | All Together Now: Pluralism and Faith

“This issue of Reflections is a step for us to think about issues we need to address. The contributors are diverse: Buddhists, Christians, Jews, Hindus, and Muslims. We all share at least two convictions: We are loyal to our own religion and, at the same time, we are committed to live in peace with one another. This is not simply an academic exercise. The lives and well-being of millions of people are at stake. I invite you to read these articles with the same level of seriousness out of which the authors have written them.”

From the Dean’s Desk - Spring 2016

Ten years out from the barrage of best-selling “new atheist” manifestos, something different is happening in the gathering wave of those who check “none” when asked for their religious...

Being the only full-time Jewish faculty member at an explicitly Christian divinity school can be a remarkable pedagogical opportunity – and at times an exercise in existential frustration. I...

In the fall of 2000 when the Second Intifada broke out, I lived in Jerusalem. I was a visiting professor at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Hebrew University. On Rosh Hashanah I...