Dean’s Office

"Crucified: Black Women, the Black Church, and the Moral Problem Incarnate” Lecture with OBCS Director Candidate Eboni Marshall-Turman of Hood Theological Seminary

Monday, March 18, 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:25pm
0016 Westbrook
rhymessmith@div.duke.edu

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?"

 

 

 

Dean's Songwriter Series Brown-Bag Lunch with Pierce Pettis and Grace Pettis

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 12:20pm to 1:20pm
0012 Westbrook
zkoons@div.duke.edu

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.

United Methodist Ministry Study Commission with Guest Host Bishop Grant Hagiya

Monday, October 28, 2013 - 8:00am to Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 5:00pm
152 Langford Building and Goodson Chapel
rhymessmith@div.duke.edu

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.

Dean's Songwriter Series Features Concert with Pierce Pettis and Grace Pettis

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 7:30pm
Alumni Memorial Common Room
zkoons@div.duke.edu

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).

 

"How to Plan the Best Bible Study You've Ever Been To" Talk and Luncheon for Students with Mark Lanier

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
0015 Westbrook
Zac Koon at zkoons@div.duke.edu

Duke Divinity School will hold a free pizza luncheon for students on "How to Plan the Best Bible Study You've Ever Been To" with Mark Lanier,who teaches a more than 750-member Sunday School class weekly at Champion Forest Baptist Church in Houston, Texas.

Lanier is the founding attorney of Lanier Law Firm in Houston and was described by The New York Times as "one of the top civil trial lawyers in America." He also founded the Lanier Theological Library, one of the nation's largest private theological collections and host of lectures by top theologians and biblical scholars.

"Theology, Disability, and the Friendship House Initiative" Reception and Lecture

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 7:00pm
Goodson Chapel
mfloding@div.duke.edu

Duke Divinity School Dean Richard Hays and the Divinity School will hold a community reception and lecture on "Theology and Disability, and the Friendship House Initiative" featuring Stanley Hauerwas, Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics, at the school.

The dessert reception will begin at 7 p.m. followed by the lecture and discussion at 7:30 p.m.

Parking will be available in the Bryan Center Parking Garage.

For more information, call (919) 660-3440.

"Forming Scriptural Imagination" Panel Discussion with Dean Hays and Professors Davis and Hauerwas

Monday, February 11, 2013 - 12:20pm to 1:20pm
Goodson Chapel
ccomer@div.duke.edu

The Office of the Dean and the Office of Communications at Duke Divinity School will host a public lunchtime panel discussion on the formation of scriptural imagination. 

Divinity School panelists will be: Ellen Davis, Amos Ragan Kearns Distinguished Professor of Bible and Practical Theology; Stanley Hauerwas, Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics; and Richard Hays, dean and George Washington Ivey Professor of New Testament. Greg Jones, senior strategist for Leadership Education at Duke Divinity School and a professor of theology, will moderate.

"The Idols of Chaldea: Daniel in Deutero-Isaiah's Babylon" with Old Testament Faculty Candidate Jennifer Barbour

Monday, January 28, 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:25pm
0016 Westbrook
rhymessmith@div.duke.edu

Duke Divinity School will hold a public lecture, "The Idols of Chaldea: Daniel in Deutero-Isaiah's Babylon" with Old Testament faculty candidate Jennifer Barbour, assistant professor of religion at Amherst College.

The lecture will trace the work of the collector who framed the Aramaic tales of Daniel within a narrative setting offered by the book of Isaiah, and will ask how the monotheism of the later book re-interprets the classic idol-polemic of its closest scriptural source.

Steinmetz Lecture, "Revisiting 'The Demise of Biblical Civilization': History and Theology in America, 1865-1918" with Mark Noll

Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 2:30pm to 3:45pm
Goodson Chapel
rhymessmith@div.duke.edu

Duke Divinity School will sponsor the 2012-2013 David C. and Virginia Steinmetz Lecture featuring Mark A. Noll, Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., lecturing on "Revisiting 'The Demise of Biblical Civilization': History and Theology in America, 1865-1918." 

Noll will explore strains arising in North American Christianity during this time period related to the Protestant emphasis on “scriptura sola,” or appeal to Scripture as the sole source of authority for Christian life and teaching.

"Threshing Floors: Sacred Spaces in the Old Testament" with Faculty Candidate Jaime L. Waters

Friday, January 25, 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:25pm
0016 Westbrook
rhymessmith@div.duke.edu

Duke Divinity School will hold a public lecture, "Threshing Floors: Sacred Spaces in the Old Testament," by Old Testament faculty candidate Jaime L. Waters, a Ph.D. candidate in Near Eastern Studies at The Johns Hopkins University.

The lecture will examine several sacred activities that take place on threshing floors.

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