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"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
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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
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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
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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.

"A 'Muscular' Jesus? Masculinity and Self-Control in the Lukan Passion Narrative" Lecture with Faculty Candidate Brittany Wilson

Friday, January 18, 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:25pm
0016 Westbrook
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Duke Divinity School will hold a public lecture, "A 'Muscular' Jesus? Masculinity and Self-Control in the Lukan Passion Narrative" with New Testament candidate Brittany Wilson, visiting assistant professor of New Testament at the school.

The lecture will focus on Jesus' crucifixion in the Gospel of Luke to determine whether Jesus fits the Greco-Roman profile of a "manly man." According to Luke, Jesus' death does not conform to elite constructions of a "manly," self-controlled martyrdom. Jesus instead emerges as God's "suffering servant," who redefines the parameters of power and masculinity on the cross.

"'The Rulers of This Age' and Paul's Political Theology" Lecture with Faculty Candidate Robert Moses

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:25pm
0016 Westbrook
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Duke Divinity School will hold a public lecture, "'The Rulers of This Age' and Paul's Political Theology," by New Testament faculty candidate Robert Moses, who received his doctorate in New Testament at Duke University in 2012 and is an admissions recruiter with the Office of Admissions at the school. 

In I Corinthians 2:6-8 of the Bible, Paul asserts that "the rulers of this age" crucified Christ. This lecture will focus on the identity of the rulers and Paul's refusal to explicitly identify Rome as the executioner of Christ throughout his letters, which has serious political implications.

Kenneth Clark Lecture Series, "Of Bridegrooms and Virgins: Jesus and Jewish Women" with Amy-Jill Levine

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 12:20pm to 1:30pm
0016 Westbrook
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Duke Divinity School will sponsor the second and final lecture in the 2013 Kenneth W. Clark Lecture Series featuring Amy-Jill Levine speaking on "Of Bridegrooms and Virgins: Jesus and Jewish Women."

Levine is the University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies, and professor of Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University Divinity School and College of Arts and Science. She is also an affiliated professor with the Centre for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations in  Cambridge, U.K.

The professor holds a B.A. from Smith College, and the M.A. and Ph.D. from Duke University. Levine also has honorary doctorates from the University of Richmond, the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, the University of South Carolina-Upstate, Drury University, and Christian Theological Seminary.

Her recent books include The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus and The Meaning of the Bible: What the Jewish Scriptures and the Christian Old Testament Can Teach Us (co-authored with Douglas Knight). With Marc Brettler, she edited the Jewish Annotated New Testament (Oxford).

A self-described Yankee Jewish feminist, Levine is a member of Congregation Sherith Israel, an Orthodox Synagogue in Nashville, Tenn.

More information about the 2013 Kenneth Clark Lectures

Kenneth Clark Lecture Series, “’I didn't mean to sound anti-Jewish': Historical Ignorance, Cultural Stereotype, and New Testament Interpretation” with Amy-Jill Levine

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 10:00am to 11:15am
0016 Westbrook
Duke Divinity School at events@div.duke.edu

Duke Divinity School will sponsor the 2013 Kenneth W. Clark Lecture Series featuring Amy-Jill Levine, University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies, and professor of Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University Divinity School and College of Arts and Science. She is also an affiliated professor with the Centre for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations in  Cambridge, U.K.

Levine will present two lectures. The first lecture, “’I didn't mean to sound anti-Jewish': Historical Ignorance, Cultural Stereotype, and New Testament Interpretation,” will be held Feb. 20 from 10 to 11:15 a.m. The second and final lecture, "Of Bridegrooms and Virgins: Jesus and Jewish Women," will be Feb. 21 from 12:20 to 1:30 p.m. Both lectures will be in 0016 Westbrook Building of the Divinity School.

The professor holds a B.A. from Smith College, and the M.A. and Ph.D. from Duke University. Levine also has honorary doctorates from the University of Richmond, the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, the University of South Carolina-Upstate, Drury University, and Christian Theological Seminary.

Her recent books include The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus and The Meaning of the Bible: What the Jewish Scriptures and the Christian Old Testament Can Teach Us (co-authored with Douglas Knight). With Marc Brettler, she edited the Jewish Annotated New Testament (Oxford).

A self-described Yankee Jewish feminist, Levine is a member of Congregation Sherith Israel, an Orthodox Synagogue in Nashville, Tenn.

More information about the 2013 Kenneth Clark Lectures

"The Child in the Temple: Luke 2:41-52 and Children's Religious Life in the Roman Empire" Lecture with Faculty Candidate Sharon Betsworth

Friday, January 11, 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:25pm
0016 Westbrook
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Duke Divinity School will hold a public lecture, "The Child in the Temple: Luke 2:41-52 and Children's Religious Life in the Roman Empire" by New Testament faculty candidate Sharon Betsworth, director of the Wimberly School of Religion and associate professor of New Testament, Replogle Endowed Chair, at Oklahoma City University.

The lecture will examine a perspective often missing from discussions about this Biblical passage: the role of children in Roman and Greek religious life in the Roman Empire. 

 

"Translating for Jesus: Philip and Andrew in John 12:20-22" Lecture with Faculty Candidate Clayton Croy

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 12:30pm to 1:25pm
0016 Westbrook
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Duke Divinity School will hold a public lecture, "Translating for Jesus: Philip and Andrew in John 12:20-22" by New Testament faculty candidate Clayton Croy, professor of New Testament at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio.

The lecture will focus on biblical verses John12:20-22 in which apostles Philip and Andrew broker a meeting between Jesus and the Greeks visiting Jerusalem for a festival. Some evidence suggests that these two disciples may a have been functioning as translators as well as intermediaries.

Faculty and Staff Farewell Reception for Professor Emmanuel Katongole

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 4:00pm
Alumni Memorial Common Room
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Duke Divinity School will hold a faculty and staff farewell reception for Emmanuel Katongole, associate professor of theology and world Christianity at the school, who will be leaving to take a position at the University of Notre Dame.

Register to Sharon Smith by Nov. 9.

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