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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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 University of Pennsylvania provost and noted public opinion scholar will take office July 1.

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Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 5:00pm
Duke Chapel will present "A German Christmas: Music for Advent & Christmas" featuring a performance highlighting musical and personal themes of Bach's life Continue Reading  >

Dean Elaine Heath has announced the appointment of Jerusha Neal as the assistant professor of homiletics at Duke Divinity School effective July 1, 2017.

Audio from the 2016 Convocation & Pastors’ School: Who Needs Theology? Inside and Outside the Church is now online on iTunes U.

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