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
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Lian, professor of World Christianity at Duke Divinity School, has written a new book that tells the astonishing story of the only Chinese citizen known to have openly and steadfastly opposed communism under Mao. Continue Reading  >


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Jan Holton will serve as associate professor of the practice of pastoral theology and care at Duke Divinity School starting July 1, 2018.

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Monday, April 16, 2018 - 8:30am to 4:00pm
This year’s Study Day will be led by Christopher Beeley and will explore early Christian spirituality and its relevance in today’s world. Continue Reading  >

Sarah Barton was honored for her mentorship of undergraduate students on the Global Alliance on Disability and Health Innovation team.

Two Th.D. students are part of a project on employing methodological tools from the social sciences to better understand how cultural groups talk about holy figures and navigate ritual engagement with the sacred.

"Who Lynched Willie Earle? Preaching to Confront Racism" has been honored by The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association.

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