The semester at Yale Divinity School is over and summer is almost here. As we enter the lazy days of summer, don’t forget to check out our newest offerings. You can access them at home, on your laptop, iPad or phone, at the beach, or at church. And they’re available for free! We have resources on storytelling and youth, faith practices for the summer, and a new YDS introductory course. Some are highlighted below. For our full suite of offerings, visit our website. Enjoy!
|From the YMI Director: Rest Amidst the BusyAs I write this article and gaze out my office window, it feels like spring has finally sprung and left winter behind. It’s a beautifully sunny day in the 70s, the breeze is dancing with the tree limbs outside, and the little green sprouts are emerging from the ground.
See YMI Director Jill Old’s message on Rest Amidst the Busy.
Learning Beyond the Walls – New YDS Introductory Course
Want to see what it’s like to be a YDS student in the lecture hall? You can view our latest recorded YDS introductory course – Introduction to Christian Ethics with Professor Jennifer Herdt – at no cost!
This course is an introduction to Christian moral norms, ideals, and practices, and to some classical and contemporary disputes over their substance and application. Drawing upon a variety of historical and contemporary sources, we explore what difference Christian commitments make for assessing the ends that human beings pursue, the actions we permit and prohibit, and the traits of character we praise, tolerate, and admonish. We consider the ways in which Christian moral thinking is shaped by the Hebrew Bible and New Testament before considering interlocking questions concerning the ethics of the use of force, the economy, property, prison abolition, immigration, families, disabilities, environmental justice, and food.
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