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.

The Center of a World-Class University

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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Immerse yourself in thoughtful theological inquiry grounded in Scripture, tradition, experience, and reason. Learn more about our school and programs.
Faculty Spotlight
Book Spotlight
Cover of the book titled Mentoring for Ministry: The Grace of Growing Pastors
Duke Divinity School Dean Elaine A. Heath and Professor William H. Willimon have each written essays for a new book edited by three alumni on the art of mentoring pastors to form leaders in Christian ministry. Continue Reading  >


Worshiper raises a hand up during service in Goodson Chapel

The grant will help identify future leaders and support them through a variety of formational opportunities.

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Monday, August 7, 2017 - 1:00pm to Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 12:30pm
The Convocation on the Rural Church is an annual opportunity for pastors from the North Carolina and Western North Carolina Conferences of the United Methodist Church to join with Duke Divinity... Continue Reading  >

The program, part of the Clergy Health Initiative, has led to improvements in health markers that have lasted over 24 months.

Graduate Student Training Enhancement Grants aim to help students extend their training beyond their core discipline.

The Academy of Parish Clergy has named Professor Stephen Chapman's latest book the 2016 Reference Book of the Year.

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