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Harvard Divinity School: The First 100 Years
Harvard Divinity School: The First 100 Years tells the story of the first half of the school’s bicentennial history, from the foundational events before the School’s founding, through its renaissance at the end of the 1800s, and on into the early twentieth century.
As you explore the exhibit, consider the remarkable second generation of HDS students, whom Ralph Waldo Emerson famously addressed in 1838, and their influence on the future of the school. Consider the various 19th century precursors to the study of world religions as exemplified in the curriculum of that time. Finally, reflect upon the meaning of “undenominational” to the HDS student body of the late 19th century. To what extent did “undenominational” mean “diverse”?