"Gotta Serve Somebody: Bob Dylan in American Religion and Culture" Lecture by Professor Shalom Goldman and Performance by Divinity School Faculty Band
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The Divinity School Faculty Band will perform at a multi-media event, “Gotta Serve Somebody: Bob Dylan in American Religion and Culture,” featuring a lecture by Duke religion professor Shalom Goldman, folksinger Lisa Deaton, and film clips.
Goldman will offer insights situating Bob Dylan on the cultural and religious landscape of American life as part of the professor's continuing series on American rock legends and religion.
Divinity faculty band members performing at this event will include Dean Richard Hays and professors Kate Bowler, Thea Portier-Young, Joel Marcus, and David Arcus, in addition to Tyler Smoot and Lori Baron.
The event is being sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies, the Divinity School, and Department of Religion, all at Duke.
Goodson Chapel, Duke Divinity School
Duke Divinity School will hold the 2013-2014 David C. and Virginia R. Steinmetz Lecture featuring Dr. Marilyn Ann McCord Adams, who specializes in medieval and philosophical theology. She will lecture on "Perfect Productive Power: A Unifying Theme in Scotus' Philosophical Theology."
Adams has taught at a number of schools including the University of California, Los Angeles, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Yale Divinity School, and Oxford University, where she was Regius Professor of Divinity and residentiary canon at Christ Church cathedral.
Her medieval books include "William Ockham: What Sort of Human Nature?," "The Metaphysics and Systematics of Christology;" and "Some Late Medieval Theories of the Eucharist: Thomas Aquinas, Giles of Rome, Duns Scotus, and William Ockham." She has also written two books on God and evil: "Horrendous Evils and the Goodness of God," and "Christ and Horrors: the Coherence of Christology."
In addition, Adams has published a book of sermons, "Wrestling for Blessing," and a book of prayers, "Opening to God: Childlike Prayers for Adults." She is currently working on a book on medieval theories of the soul.
Alumni Memorial Common Room
The Duke Divinity School Office of the Dean will present David Wilcox, American folk musician and storyteller, as the featured performer in the second installment of the new Dean's Songwriter Series.
An in-house brown bag lunch session, with a question and answer session led by Divinity School Dean Richard Hays, will be held earlier in the day at at 12:25 p.m. in Room 0014 of the Westbrook Building.
The series is intended to deepen the conversation between theology and music at the school and in the wider community by exploring what particular gifts the American acoustic folk tradition might offer to theological imagination.
Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts is collaborating with the Dean's Office in hosting the public event.
More information about David Wilcox
The Army Ground Forces Band will present a brass chamber concert at Duke Chapel with performances of classical, jazz and contemporary chamber works for both large and small brass ensembles. Musical selections will include "Vienna Philharmonic Fanfare" (Strauss), "The Girl with the Flaxen Hair" (Debussy), "Symphony for Brass" (Ewazen), "Irish Tune from County Derry" (Grainger), "Forte Sonata - Double Brass Quintet" (Gabrielli), "Feierlicher Einzug" (Strauss), and "Light Cavalry Overture for Brass" (Suppe).
"'And in the Convent were those Women': Womanist Community & Womanist Ecclesiology" Lecture by Faculty Candidate Malinda Berry
Duke Divinity School will hold a public lecture, "'And in the Convent were those Women': Womanist Community & Womanist Ecclesiology" by faculty candidate Malinda Berry, instructor in theological studies and director of the M.A. Program at Bethany Theological Seminary in Richmond, Ind.
This lecture will focus on how black women shape their paticipation in mixed-race and mixed-gender communal spaces such as the church.
Duke Divinity School will hold a public lecture by the Office of Black Church Studies candidate for director, Valerie Cooper, associate professor of religious studies at the University of Virginia.
This lecture will examine Maria Stewart's biblical hermeneutics and the theological work in her political speeches. Stewart, who many believe to have been the first American woman of any race to give a political speech to an audience that contained both men and women, may have had one of the most unrecognized and under-appreciated African American theological voices of the 19th century.
"Crucified: Black Women, the Black Church, and the Moral Problem Incarnate” Lecture with OBCS Director Candidate Eboni Marshall-Turman of Hood Theological Seminary
Duke Divinity School will hold a public lecture, "Crucified: Black Women, the Black Church, and the Moral Problem Incarnate,” by Eboni Marshall-Turman, visiting professor at Hood Theological Seminary in Salisbury, N.C. She is a candidate for the director of the Office of the Black Chuch Studies at the school.
The lecture will offer a womanist theolethical analysis of gender oppression in black churches. In the analysis, Marshall-Turman will argue that this moral dilemma threatens the fragmentation of the black body of Christ. It also will acknowledge the historical and present significance of the Black Church in the life of the black community, both male and female. The analysis calls for resisting the compulsion to declare Afro-ecciesial expiration, and instead points toward redemptive possibilites for the Black Church by posing the critical and ethical interrogative, "What shall we do with this broken body?"
The Dean's Office at Duke Divinity School will host a brown-bag lunch concert with legendary songwriter Pierce Pettis and his daughter, acclaimed musician Grace Pettis.
Pierce Pettis is a folk artist who has released nine albums. Both he and his daughter have won the New Folk Award at the Kerrville Folk Festival. The pair will will play a short collection of songs interspersed with conversation and interview questions from Dean Richard B. Hays.
The free concert is open to the Divinity School community. Registration is not required.
152 Langford Building and Goodson Chapel
Duke Divinity School will host the 2013 United Methodist Ministry Study Commission for United Methodist colleagues with Bishop Grant Hagiya as the guest host. The meeting agenda and itinerary will be announced later.
Alumni Memorial Common Room
The first concert in the Dean's Songwriter Series at Duke Divinity School will feature legendary singer-songwriter Pierce Pettis and his daughter, acclaimed musician Grace Pettis. The free concert is open to the community.
The aim of the series sponsored by Divinity School Dean Richard Hays is to invite songwriters whose work expresses Christian faith to perform at the school, engage in conversation about their craft of songwriting, and reflect on the themes articulated in the poetry of their lyrics.
Pierce Pettis, who has released nine albums, and his daughter Grace typify the American folk tradition. Both he and his daughter have won the New Folk Award at the Kerrville Folk Festival.
The elder Pettis is known for his thoughtful, poetic lyrics, as well as his earnest, warm voice. He was a member of the “Fast Folk” movement in New York in the mid-1980’s, and has been writing and releasing solo albums ever since. His latest is titled “That Kind of Love” (2009). His daughter has released two albums and has received numerous accolades in her career, including being awarded Best Song honors on NPR’s Mountain Stage NewSong Contest for “Nine to Five Girl.” Her second album, “Two Birds,” was released last September (2012).