Divinity Library

Using Religion in NC Digital Collection for Student Research Workshop

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 2:00pm
Baker Methodist Reading Room, Divinity School Library
elizabeth.debold@duke.edu

Duke Divinity School Library will hold a hands-on workshop introducing and showing the uses of the Religion in North Carolina Digital Collection, a new archive of documents from North Carolina’s religious history, as a primary source for student research. The collection can help divinity students prepare for class assignments and parish ministry.

Refreshments will be served.  


Divinity School Library Study Break

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 12:00pm
Divinity School Library
smurrain@duke.edu

The Duke Divinity School Library staff will host a finals week study break for Divinity School students in the Baker Methodist Reading Room. There will be free cookies, desserts, and drinks.

Community Crochet and Prayer Shawl Ministry Meeting

Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Divinity School Library
smurrain@duke.edu

The Duke Divinity School Library will host a community crochet and knitting group for Divinity School students, staff, and faculty interested in starting a prayer shawl ministry.

Betty Silvia of the Off the Hook Crochet Guild will  discuss community engagement and resources, as well as give a crochet refresher lesson. To practice stitches, attendees need about one ounce of yarn and crochet hook sizes H, I, or J. Shawls can require as many as four skeins of yarn each.

The guild is an organization in the Triangle area for people of all ages and skill levels devoted to sharing knowledge and having a passion for crochet.

Screening of "Within Reach: Journey to Find Sustainable Community" with a Post Film Discussion by Professor Norman Wirzba

Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 6:00pm
Duke Divinity School Library
smurrain@div.duke.edu or (919) 660-3549

Duke Divinity Library will hold a screening of the documentary, "Within Reach: Journey to Find Sustainable Community," followed by a film discussion with Norman Wirzba, professor of theology and ecology at Duke Divinity School.

The film documents a couple’s journey across the United States on bicycles in search of a new home in sustainable community. Ryan Mlynarczyk and Mandy Creighton set out from the San Francisco Bay Area in 2008  after giving up their house, corporate jobs, and cars  in search for community, which they felt was the secret ingredient to a sustainable life.

Along the way, they explored ecovillages, co-housing communities, co-op houses, communes, transition towns, and their own principles and commitment. In the end, the couple  discover that community is everywhere and people can create sustainable community wherever they may be.

Book Signing for Professor Kate Bowler’s New Book "Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel"

Friday, October 4, 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:15pm
Duke Divinity School Library, Baker Methodist Reading Room
Shanee Murrain (smurrain@div.duke.edu)

Duke Divinity Library will hold a book signing for Professor Kate Bowler’s first book, "Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel." The book is the first comprehensive history of the rise of the American prosperity gospel, which began as diverse metaphysical, pentecostal, and self-help conceptions about the power of the mind and became one of the most influential popular religious movements of the last century.

Published in June by Oxford University Press, the book has attracted significant national and international media attention. Bowler is on the faculty of Duke Divinity School, where she is assistant professor of the history of Christianity in the United States.

See media reviews and more information on book

"Library Research for Sermon Writing/Online Bible Studies" Information Session

Monday, September 30, 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:15pm
Baker Methodist Research Room, Divinity School Library
smurrain@div.duke.edu or (919) 660-3549

Duke Divinity School Library will hold an information session to support students and ministers engaged in the sermon writing process and those interested in providing online Bible studies for a variety of groups. The session will explore several online tools to host online Bible studies, both free and subscription-based, including Ministry Matters.

"Finding and Using Images for Research" Information Session

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:15pm
Baker Methodist Research Room, Divinity School Library
smurrain@div.duke.edu or (919) 660-3549

Duke Divinity School Library will hold an information session on finding and using images for research. The session will exam copyright issues for text and images, as well as review strategies for finding sources for education and faith-friendly images.

"Introduction to Accordance for Mac" Information Session

Monday, September 23, 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:15pm
Baker Methodist Research Room, Divinity School Library
smurrain@div.duke.edu or (919) 660-3549

Duke Divinity School Library will hold an information session introducing participants to Accordance bible software for Mac personal computers.

Library Resources for Biblical Exegesis Information Session

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:15pm
Baker Methodist Research Room, Divinity School Library
smurrain@div.duke.edu or (919) 660-3549

Duke Divinity School Library will hold an information session on BibleWorks, a popular bible software program that is installed on all of the library's computers. This session will give useful tips and tricks on how to get started using the program.

Library "Catalog Searching 101" Information Session

Monday, September 16, 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:15pm
Baker Methodist Research Room, Divinity School Library
smurrain@div.duke.edu or (919) 660-3549

Duke Divinity School Library will hold an information session on "Catalog Searching 101" in which students will be guided through the best practices  for navigating the Duke Libraries and the Triangle Research Network Libraries (TRLN) collections, as well as conducting subject-specific/course-specific research using the library catalog. 

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