Dean’s Office

‘Paul through Ancient and Modern Eyes’ Mini-Conference (Part 2)

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
0014 Westbrook Building
Becka Breibart-White, becka.breibart-white@div.duke.edu

Duke Divinity School will host the second and final day of a mini-conference on “Paul through Ancient and Modern Eyes” to celebrate and discuss the work of scholars Patout Burns and Robin Jensen on Paul in early Christianity.

The second day of the free conference will begin with a presentation, “Ancient and Modern Readers of Romans,” by Richard Hays, dean and George Washington Ivey Professor of New Testament, and Douglas Campbell, associate professor of New Testament, both of the Divinity School. It will be followed by a response by Burns and a question and answer session.

The March 27-28 conference will conclude with a presentation, “Romans and Church History” with David Fink, assistant professor of religion at Furman University; Robert Wilken, professor of the history of Christianity at the University of Virginia, and Sujin Pak, assistant research professor of the history of Christianity and associate dean for academic programs, and Warren Smith, associate professor of historical theology, both of the Divinity School.

Divinity School faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the conference. No registration is required.

More information on the first day’s events

‘Paul through Ancient and Modern Eyes’ Mini-Conference (Part 1)

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:45pm
0012 Westbrook Building
Becka Breibart-White, becka.breibart-white@div.duke.edu

Duke Divinity School will host a two-day mini-conference on “Paul through Ancient and Modern Eyes” to celebrate and discuss the work of scholars Patout Burns and Robin Jensen on Paul in early Christianity.

The first day of the free conference will involve a presentation by Jensen, professor of the history of Christian art and worship at Vanderbilt University, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

The presentation will include a response from Susan Eastman, associate professor of the practice of Bible and Christian formation, and director of the Doctor of Theology program at Duke Divinity School. It will conclude with a question and answer session.

The second day of the March 27-28 event will involve a presentation by Burns, professor of Christian thought at Washington University in St. Louis, and other events.

Divinity School faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the mini-conference. No registration is required.

More information on the second day’s events

Symposium on 'The Unintended Reformation' with Brad Gregory

Friday, February 28, 2014 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
0012 Westbrook Building
cgermanowski@div.duke.edu or (919) 660-3434

Duke Divinity School will co-sponsor a symposium, “The Unintended Reformation,” led by Brad S. Gregory, Dorothy G. Griffin Professor of Early Modern European History at the University of Notre Dame.

The symposium is about Gregory's book, The Unintended Reformation: How a Religious Revolution Secularized Society and will include conversation with Russ Leo, assistant professor of English at Princeton University.

Gregory welcomes questions in advance of this event by email.

The Duke's Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and the Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies are also sponsoring the event.

Register or more information

Farewell Reception for Organist David Arcus

Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Alumni Memorial Common Room (152 Langford)
stilley@div.duke.edu or (919) 660-3539

Duke Divinity School will hold a farewell reception for David Arcus, who has served as the Divinity School organist for nearly 30 years. Arcus, a Duke University chapel organist and adjunct associate professor of sacred music, resigned from the position at the end of the fall semester.

Arcus has  performed throughout the United States, in Europe, and in Great Britain. He also has won national awards in improvisation and composition, and several of his pieces are published by Concordia, Hinshaw, and Wayne Leupold Editions.

Light refereshements will be served at the reception.

Dean's Songwriter Series Features Singer Carrie Newcomer

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 7:30pm
Alumni Memorial Common Room, 152 Langford Building
zkoons@div.duke.edu

The Duke Divinity School Office of the Dean will present internationally recognized singer/songwriter Carrie Newcomer as the featured performer in the next installment of the Dean’s Songwriter Series.

Doors open at 7 p.m. for the free concert. Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts is collaborating with the Dean's Office in hosting the public event.
 
Newcomer's music explores the intersection of the spiritual and the daily, the sacred and the ordinary. Over the course of her career, she has become a prominent voice for progressive spirituality, social justice, and interfaith dialogue.

The songwriter 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.

See details about Carrie Newcomer

Divinity School Council Meeting

Monday, January 13, 2014 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
0012 Westbrook Building
jnorris@div.duke.edu

The Divinity Council at Duke Divinity School will hold its first meeting of 2014. Presentations to faculty and staff will include updates on the capital campaign and the Association of Theological Schools Self-Study. There also will be reports on admissions and the Master of Arts in Christian Practice curriculum.

Dean Hays to Deliver 'State of the School' Address

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 12:30pm to 1:20pm
0016 Westbrook Building
cwatson@div.duke.edu

Duke Divinity School Dean Richard Hays will be deliver his annual "State of the School" address to students, faculty, and staff. He will speak about the current state of the school, priorities as dean, and his vision for the future.

Free pizza and drinks will be served.

"Gotta Serve Somebody: Bob Dylan in American Religion and Culture" Lecture by Professor Shalom Goldman and Performance by Divinity School Faculty Band

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Goodson Chapel
serena.elliott@duke.edu, (919) 660-3504

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.

2013-2014 David C. and Virginia R. Steinmetz Lecture with Marilyn Ann McCord Adams

Monday, November 18, 2013 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Goodson Chapel, Duke Divinity School
rhymessmith@div.duke.edu

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.

Dean's Songwriter Series Featuring Folk Musician David Wilcox

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 7:30pm
Alumni Memorial Common Room
zkoons@div.duke.edu

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

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