Published on Sep 2, 2015
On August 31, legendary professor Harvey Cox delivered the 2015 Convocation address. Titled “The Babylonian Captivity of Theology,” Cox encouraged his fellow faculty members and Harvard Divinity School graduate students to be troublemakers. If theology is doing its job applying the teachings of the prophets, Cox argued, it will inevitably vex the guardians of the status quo. “It is part of theology’s job description,” he contended.
03:17 Welcome by Dean David N. Hempton
07:33 Reading by Scott P. Rice, Doctoral candidate
14:06 Introduction of Professor Cox by Davíd Carrasco, Neil L. Rudenstine Professor of the Study of Latin America
27:00 “The Babylonian Captivity of Theology” by Harvey Cox, Hollis Research Professor of Divinity
01:01:03 Honoring Professor Cox and Closing Words by Dean David N. Hempton
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