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.

Answer God’s Call to Serve

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 book titled Undomesticated Dissent: Democracy and the Public Virtue of Religious Nonconformity
Curtis Freeman's new book argues that religious dissent was crucial to the establishing of democracy in America and remains essential for its flourishing. Continue Reading  >


Wagner teaches a class

Duke’s doctoral programs in religion and theology have received a two-year $30,000 grant to promote pedagogical formation. 

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John W. Kinney
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 11:25am to Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 12:30pm
Join the Office of Black Church Studies for prayer, networking, and celebration of Divinity School alumni and the work of the Office of Black Church Studies. Continue Reading  >

To celebrate​ Opening Convocation, Duke Initiatives in Theology & the Arts hosted fine art, lectures with renown historians and theologians, and a musical performance that featured over thirty musicians from top orchestras in the nation.

The event will feature lectures and workshops from pastors, scholars, activists, and organizers. 

The Duke Endowment funds internships in rural church settings that provide hands-on experience in ministry for Duke Divinity students and support for the communities they serve.

Support our mission to engage in spiritually disciplined and academically rigorous education.