Reflections

A Magazine of Theological and Ethical Inquiry from Yale Divinity School

Fall 2016 | Spirit and Politics: Finding Our Way

“We must also offer a model of how to think through the issues that divide us. We will never make progress if we simply champion one candidate or one ideology over another. We must find a way to debate crucial issues candidly without polarization. Churches should be venues for such ethical debates that move us forward.”

From the Dean’s Desk - Fall 2016

Teresa Berger is Professor of Liturgical Studies and Thomas E. Golden Jr. Professor of Catholic Theology at YDS. A native of Germany, she holds doctorates in both liturgical studies and...

What do the Hebrew prophets have to say to us in these days of noisy and fascinatingly unpredictable politics? The 8th-century BCE religious geniuses whom we know as Amos, Hosea, Micah, and...

Political elections are about our imagination. They are less about our real life in the world and much more about our perception of our life in the world. In a democracy, they provide...