Dean’s Office

Malcolm Guite, Artist-in-Residence

Saturday, July 19, 2014

The poet and musician will start in Sept. as the school's first artist-in-residence.

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Beginning this September, Duke Divinity School will host Rev. Dr. Malcolm Guite for a month-long artist residency.

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Dean’s Songwriter Series Concert with Malcolm Guite

Monday, September 15, 2014 - 7:30pm
Alumni Memorial Common Room, 152 Langford Building
zkoons@div.duke.edu

The Dean’s Songwriter Series will feature a concert with poet and singer-songwriter Malcolm Guite. The free concert is being sponsored by the Dean's Office and the Duke Initiatives on Theology and the Arts. Doors will open at 7 p.m. with the concert starting half an hour later.

Guite, known to many as the “Rockin’ Rev,” serves as Bye-Fellow and chaplain at Girton College at the University of Cambridge, while supervising in English and theology.

He is also the front man for the rhythm and blues band Mystery Train. His albums include "The Green Man" and "Dancing through the Fire." Guite has published four collections of poetry: Saying the Names (2002), The Magic Apple Tree (2004), Sounding the Seasons: Poetry for the Christian Year (2012), and most recently, The Singing Bowl (2013).

His theological works include What Do Christians Believe? and Faith, Hope and Poetry: Theology and the Poetic Imagination. His essay on literature and incarnation is included in Beholding the Glory: Incarnation Through the Arts.

Guite is a devout reader and scholar of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkein, and British poets, and finds inspiration in the works of The Band, Neil Young, Van Morrison, Gram Parsons, Steve Earle, and Bob Dylan.

Dean's Songwriter Series Features Christian Music Pioneer Talbot

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 7:30pm
Alumni Memorial Common Room, 152 Langford Building
zkoons@div.duke.edu

The Duke Divinity School Office of the Dean will present John Michael Talbot, American Catholic singer-songwriter, as the featured performer in the next installment of the Dean's Songwriter Series.

Talbot is a Christian music pioneer, best selling author, evangelist, and host of the hit inspirational TV series "All Things are Possible" being aired on The Church Channel. The doors will open at 7 p.m. for the free concert that is co-sponsored by Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts. The concert is open to the public.

There also will be an brown bag lunch session with Talbot open to Divinity School students, faculty, and staff with a question and answer session led by Divinity School Dean Richard Hays earlier that day at 12:25 p.m. in Room 0012 of the Westbrook Building.

More information about Talbot

Visit by Documentary Filmmakers

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Rudy and Shirley Nelson present "Precarious Peace: God and Guatemala."

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On April 8-9, Duke Divinity School will host documentary filmmakers Rudy and Shirley Nelson. On April 8 at 8 p.m. they will present a showing of their film, "Precarious Peace: God and Guatemala." The film explores questions on what it takes to end a war and ensure peace.

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Clark Lecture 2: ‘Apocryphal Fragments and Our Images of Early Christianity’ with Tobias Nicklas

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 8:30am to 9:45am
0016 Westbrook Building
Duke Divinity School at events@div.duke.edu

Duke Divinity School will host the second and final lecture of the 2014 Kenneth W. Clark Lecture Series featuring Tobias Nicklas speaking on “Apocryphal Fragments and Our Images of Early Christianity.”

Nicklas is the professor of exegesis and hermeneutics of the New Testament at the University of Regensburg in Germany and honorary research associate of the universities of Pretoria and Bloemfontein, both in South Africa. He previously was professor of New Testament at Radboud University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands.

The professor is an editor and co-editor in several international projects including Novum Testamentum Patristicum (a series of commentaries on ancient interpretations of the New Testament), the Commentaries on Apocryphal Literature, and the series Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament. He also serves on the editorial board of the journal New Testament Studies.

Nicklas has authored and edited many books, including Gospel Fragments (Oxford, 2009) and Das Petrusevangelium und die Petrusapokalypse (Berlin 2004). His book Jewish or Christian? Second-Century Perspectives on the “Parting of the Ways” (Tübingen: Mohr) will be published this summer. Together with Thomas J. Kraus, he has co-edited several books developing a new perspective on New Testament textual history. His Clark lectures will focus on subjects covered in these books.

More about 2014 Kenneth Clark Lectures

Clark Lecture 1: ‘New Testament Manuscripts: Every Fragment Tells a Story’ with Tobias Nicklas

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 12:20pm to 1:30pm
0016 Westbrook Building
Duke Divinity School at events@div.duke.edu

Duke Divinity School will host the 2014 Kenneth W. Clark Lecture Series featuring Tobias Nicklas, professor of exegesis and hermeneutics of the New Testament at the University of Regensburg in Germany, lecturing on ancient Christian manuscripts and how they can be connected to different aspects of Christian history.

This first lecture in this year’s lecture series will be on “New Testament Manuscripts: Every Fragment Tells a Story.”

His second and final lecture, "Apocryphal Fragments and Our Images of Early Christianity," will be April 9 from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Both lectures will be in 0016 Westbrook Building of the Divinity School.

Nicklas is also an honorary research associate of the universities of Pretoria and Bloemfontein, both in South Africa. He previously was professor of New Testament at Radboud University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands.

The professor is an editor and co-editor in several international projects including Novum Testamentum Patristicum (a series of commentaries on ancient interpretations of the New Testament), the Commentaries on Apocryphal Literature, and the series Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament. He also serves on the editorial board of the journal New Testament Studies.

Nicklas has authored and edited many books, including Gospel Fragments (Oxford, 2009) and Das Petrusevangelium und die Petrusapokalypse (Berlin 2004). His book Jewish or Christian? Second-Century Perspectives on the “Parting of the Ways” (Tübingen: Mohr) will be published this summer. Together with Thomas J. Kraus, he has co-edited several books developing a new perspective on New Testament textual history. His Clark lectures will focus on subjects covered in these books.

More information about the 2014 Kenneth Clark Lectures

Funeral Service for Professor Allen Verhey

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 4:00pm
Duke Chapel
Cathy Germanowski (cgermanowski@div.duke.edu)

There will be a funeral service for Allen Verhey, Robert Earl Cushman Professor of Christian Theology at Duke Divinity School, who died Feb. 26 at his home in Durham, N.C. The service at Duke Chapel is open to the public. The service was originally scheduled for March 3, but was postponed due to inclement weather.

Visitation for Professor Allen Verhey

Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
First Presbyterian Church in Durham, N.C.
Cathy Germanowski (cgermanowski@div.duke.edu)

Friends will be received by the family at a visitation for Duke Divinity School Professor Allen Verhey at First Presbyterian Church, 305 E. Main St. in Durham, N.C. The visitation is open to the public.

Verhey, the Robert Earl Cushman Professor of Christian Theology, died Feb. 26 at his home in Durham.

--POSTPONED until March 4-- Funeral Service for Professor Allen Verhey

Monday, March 3, 2014 - 4:00pm
Duke Chapel
Cathy Germanowski (cgermanowski@div.duke.edu)

The funeral service for Allen Verhey, Robert Earl Cushman Professor of Christian Theology at Duke Divinity School, has been postponed until Tuesday, March 4. Verhey died Feb. 26 at his home in Durham, N.C. The service at Duke Chapel will be open to the public.

Carrie Newcomer Concert

Friday, February 21, 2014

Dean's Songwriters Series continues with visit from singer-songwriter on Feb. 26.

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