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


Elaine Heath and President Brodhead

President Richard Brodhead and the Duke community officially welcomed Elaine Heath as the new dean of the Divinity School during the school's opening convocation.

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Thursday, October 20, 2016 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm
The event will address how Christians should respond to increasing Islamophobia in the U.S. Continue Reading  >

The Gayle C. Felton Reconciliation Endowment honors the former Divinity School professor and her commitment to social justice.

Apply by Oct. 31 to participate in the Pastores Caminantes 2016-2017 program.

The event was a day of reflection on preaching and included lectures, prayer, and a panel discussion.

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