Living Lovingly in a Culture of Fear

On Wednesday, June 7, 2006, Margaret R. Miles offered the keynote address for Alumni Day at HDS. Miles became Harvard Divinity School's first tenured woman faculty member in 1985, and taught on the faculty until 1996. She served as dean of the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, from 1996 until her retirement in 2002. Her books include The Word Made Flesh: A History of Christian Thought (2004), Plotinus on Body and Beauty (1999), Seeing and Believing: Religion and Values in the Movies (1996), and Carnal Knowing: Female Nakedness and Religious Meaning in the Christian West (1988).

William A. Graham, Dean of the Faculty of Divinity, John Lord O'Brian Professor of Divinity, and Murray A. Albertson Professor of Middle Eastern Studies, introduced the speaker.