Reflections

A Magazine of Theological and Ethical Inquiry from Yale Divinity School

Fall 2017 | Reformation: Writing the Next Chapter

“As we remember the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, we do so through a new set of lenses…We need to own our present. The church today needs to hear voices that were not heard in earlier generations.”

From the Dean’s Desk - Fall 2017

I would be guilty of unspeakable ingratitude were I to write here about the Reformation without first a word of thankful remembrance. As I got ready to attend Yale Divinity School back in 1957...

I didn’t grow up in the church. In high school I believed Christianity was a religion for people who wouldn’t think for themselves – who were misinformed about the age of the earth or used a...

Grasping the multipronged origins of the Protestant Reformation – its principles of resistance, its spiritual and political undercurrents – is a matter of urgency for the longevity of...