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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Immerse yourself in thoughtful theological inquiry grounded in Scripture, tradition, experience, and reason. Learn more about our school and programs.
Faculty Spotlight
Book Spotlight
Image of Lin Zhao on cover of Professor Xi Lian's biography
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  >


Goatley preaching at his church

The Rev. Dr. David Emmanuel Goatley will serve as a research professor of theology and Black Church Studies.

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018 (All day)
The Office of Black Church Studies at Duke Divinity School will hold its worship service, lecture, book signing and a community lunch as part of the 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture Series.... Continue Reading  >

Pak will oversee the school’s academic programs and collaborate with key administrators to support the formation of students to work in and with Christian communities.

He will alsoassume the role of faculty advisor to staff and students participating in the Thriving Rural Communities Initiative and faculty advisor to the Course of Study School.

The task force will identify concerns related to academics and student affairs and work with the dean to propose next steps.

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