About Duke Divinity School

As the spiritual center of a great research university, Duke Divinity School is the embodiment of Duke University’s motto: Eruditio et Religio—Knowledge and Faith. Founded in 1926, the Divinity School attracts students from across the nation and around the world. With many diverse theological perspectives represented here, students find common ground through immersion in Scripture and the church’s tradition for addressing the challenges of faith in contemporary contexts.

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Duke Divinity School gives you access to all that Duke University offers—from a wide variety of courses at Duke and inter-institutional registration to world-class libraries, lectures by leading thinkers, a thriving arts community, a network of campus organizations, and exciting collegiate athletic events.

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Faculty Spotlight
Book Spotlight
Preaching the Luminous Word: Biblical Sermons and Homiletical Essays
The collection by the noted preacher and scholar Ellen Davis invites theological engagement with texts from all parts of the Christian Bible to engage preachers, teachers, seminarians, church leaders, and serious lay readers with its accessibility, theology, and rhetoric. Continue Reading  >


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The project will be co-led by Professor Norman Wirzba and will explore humanity’s place in an Anthropocene world.

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Latino community members worship during the Hispanic Preaching Festival at Duke Divinity School.
Saturday, January 28, 2017 -
8:30am to 4:00pm
The Divinity School is sponsoring a conference to practically equip religious leaders in the ministry of providing sanctuary to immigrants and vulnerable populations. Continue Reading  >

A report from the Clergy Health Initiative presents practical tips from clergy who have succeeded in cultivating positive mental health.

Will Willimon, a retired United Methodist Church bishop and a professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry at Duke Divinity School, will be the keynote speaker.

An essay and interview by Professor Kate Bowler are lauded by The New York Times and Christianity Today.

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