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"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
rhymessmith@div.duke.edu

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
rhymessmith@div.duke.edu

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
Duke Divinity School at events@div.duke.edu

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
rhymessmith@div.duke.edu

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
rhymessmith@div.duke.edu

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
ssmith@div.duke.edu

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.

Faculty and Staff Welcome Reception for New Professor and Duke Chapel Dean Luke Powery

Friday, October 12, 2012 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Alumni Memorial Common Room
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The Dean's Office of Duke Divinity School will host a reception for faculty and staff to welcome Luke Powery, the new dean of Duke Chapel and associate professor of the practice of homiletics at the school.

There will be refreshments.

Register to attend by Wed., Oct 10.

Farewell Events Set for Jo Bailey and Sam Wells

Friday, April 13, 2012

The Divinity School and Duke Chapel to celebrate couple’s contributions.

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Duke Divinity School and Duke Chapel will hold separate farewell celebrations for Professors Jo Bailey and Sam Wells, also dean of Duke Chapel, in appreciation for their many contributions to the Divinity School, Duke, and Durham communities.

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Duke Divinity School Farewell Celebration for Jo Bailey and Sam Wells

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Alumni Memorial Common Room
(919) 660-3434 or maandrus@div.duke.edu

Duke Divinity School faculty, staff, and students are invited to a farewell reception for Professors Jo Bailey and Sam Wells in appreciation for the many contributions they have made to the life of the Divinity School community.

Dean Richard Hays and Dr. Judith C. Hays will host the reception for the couple, who will return to England after being at Duke since 2005 for Sam Wells to become the vicar of St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London.

Jo Bailey Wells, associate professor of the practice of Christian ministry and bible and also director of Anglican Studies at the Divinity School, founded the Anglican Episcopal House of Studies. She will continue in priestly ministry and seek a new post in London. Sam Wells is the dean of Duke Chapel and a research professor of Christian ethics at the Divinity School.

Duke Chapel also will hold a public sendoff celebration for the Wells’ family May 6 from noon to 2 p.m. at the chapel. That event will begin immediately after the regular Sunday worship service. It will feature food, beverages, and a program in the chapel nave.

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