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Life After Christendom

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Monday, August 25, 2014
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CPS 2014

The 2014 Convocation & Pastors’ School will explore the impact of Resident Aliens with authors Stanley Hauerwas and Will Willimon.

Twenty-five years ago, Stanley Hauerwas, Gilbert T.

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2014 WNCC Elders’ Day Apart

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Hickory, N.C.
Duke Divinity School, (919) 613-5323 or events@div.duke.edu

Duke Divinity School will again host the annual gathering of the Western North Carolina Conference Elders' Retreat to celebrate the connection of elders in this United Methodist Church conference. The theme of the retreat will be "The Lord’s Prayer: the Confession of the New Covenant.” Bishop Larry Goodpaster will preside, and Warren Smith, associate professor of historical theology at the Divinity School, will lead reflections on the Lord’s Prayer. The cost to attend is $20 each or $5 each for The Duke Endowment eligible pastors.

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Duke Divinity School to Continue the Alban Legacy

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Friday, July 11, 2014
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Alban Legacy

Alban at Duke Divinity School will offer resources to help congregations flourish.

Duke Divinity School has assumed oversight of key offerings created by the Alban Institute, which for more than 40 years served American congregations through publishing, education, and consulting. 

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2014 United Methodist Full Connection Seminar

Monday, September 8, 2014 - 12:30pm to Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 3:30pm
Duke Divinity School
Duke Divinity School at events@div.duke.edu

Duke Divinity School will host the United Methodist Full Connection Seminar. This seminar is a theological workshop designed to help United Methodists participating in the ordination process prepare for their board interviews and written examinations.

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2014 Convocation & Pastors' School

Monday, October 13, 2014 - 8:00am to Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 4:30pm
Duke Divinity School
Duke Divinity School at events@div.duke.edu

Duke Divinity School will host the 2014 Convocation & Pastors' School, an intensive two-day conference that offers lectures, worship, and seminars for Christian leaders of all traditions. This annual event is a collaboration with the North Carolina and Western North Carolina conferences of the United Methodist Church. The convocation also includes alumni gatherings.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Life after Christendom: Resident Aliens 25 Years Later.” It will examine the impact that the book, “Resident Aliens: Life in the Christian Colony” by Divinity School professors Stanley Hauerwas and Will Willimon, had on clergy, congregations, and seminaries. Published 25 years ago, the book challenged the Christian church to live as a vital embodiment of the Gospel, operating within today’s society but apart from its eroding values.

Speakers at this year's conference will include: Hauerwas, Gilbert T. Rowe Professor Emeritus of Divinity and Law; Willimon, professor of the practice of Christian ministry; James Davison Hunter, LaBrosse-Levinson Distinguished Professor of Religion, Culture, and Social Theory at the University of Virginia and executive director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture; Bishop Hope Morgan Ward, The United Methodist Church, North Carolina Conference; and Bishop Larry Goodpaster, The United Methodist Church, Western North Carolina Conference.

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Clark Lecture 2: ‘Apocryphal Fragments and Our Images of Early Christianity’ with Tobias Nicklas

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 8:30am to 9:45am
0016 Westbrook Building
Duke Divinity School at events@div.duke.edu

Duke Divinity School will host the second and final lecture of the 2014 Kenneth W. Clark Lecture Series featuring Tobias Nicklas speaking on “Apocryphal Fragments and Our Images of Early Christianity.”

Nicklas is the professor of exegesis and hermeneutics of the New Testament at the University of Regensburg in Germany and honorary research associate of the universities of Pretoria and Bloemfontein, both in South Africa. He previously was professor of New Testament at Radboud University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands.

The professor is an editor and co-editor in several international projects including Novum Testamentum Patristicum (a series of commentaries on ancient interpretations of the New Testament), the Commentaries on Apocryphal Literature, and the series Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament. He also serves on the editorial board of the journal New Testament Studies.

Nicklas has authored and edited many books, including Gospel Fragments (Oxford, 2009) and Das Petrusevangelium und die Petrusapokalypse (Berlin 2004). His book Jewish or Christian? Second-Century Perspectives on the “Parting of the Ways” (Tübingen: Mohr) will be published this summer. Together with Thomas J. Kraus, he has co-edited several books developing a new perspective on New Testament textual history. His Clark lectures will focus on subjects covered in these books.

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Clark Lecture 1: ‘New Testament Manuscripts: Every Fragment Tells a Story’ with Tobias Nicklas

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 12:20pm to 1:30pm
0016 Westbrook Building
Duke Divinity School at events@div.duke.edu

Duke Divinity School will host the 2014 Kenneth W. Clark Lecture Series featuring Tobias Nicklas, professor of exegesis and hermeneutics of the New Testament at the University of Regensburg in Germany, lecturing on ancient Christian manuscripts and how they can be connected to different aspects of Christian history.

This first lecture in this year’s lecture series will be on “New Testament Manuscripts: Every Fragment Tells a Story.”

His second and final lecture, "Apocryphal Fragments and Our Images of Early Christianity," will be April 9 from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Both lectures will be in 0016 Westbrook Building of the Divinity School.

Nicklas is also an honorary research associate of the universities of Pretoria and Bloemfontein, both in South Africa. He previously was professor of New Testament at Radboud University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands.

The professor is an editor and co-editor in several international projects including Novum Testamentum Patristicum (a series of commentaries on ancient interpretations of the New Testament), the Commentaries on Apocryphal Literature, and the series Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament. He also serves on the editorial board of the journal New Testament Studies.

Nicklas has authored and edited many books, including Gospel Fragments (Oxford, 2009) and Das Petrusevangelium und die Petrusapokalypse (Berlin 2004). His book Jewish or Christian? Second-Century Perspectives on the “Parting of the Ways” (Tübingen: Mohr) will be published this summer. Together with Thomas J. Kraus, he has co-edited several books developing a new perspective on New Testament textual history. His Clark lectures will focus on subjects covered in these books.

More information about the 2014 Kenneth Clark Lectures

Study Leave for Ministry Professionals Post-Easter Renewal

Monday, April 6, 2015 - 8:00am to Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 5:00pm
Duke Divinity School
Duke Divinity School at events@div.duke.edu

Duke Divinity School will host an extended session of Study Leave for Ministry Professionals following the Lenten season. Christian institutional leaders and pastors of all traditions who want to spend a week immersed in learning and renewal through self-directed study, worship, and prayer on the Duke University campus may register to attend. Study Leave is offered multiple times annually.

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Study Leave for Ministry Professionals

Monday, March 16, 2015 - 8:00am to Friday, March 20, 2015 - 5:00pm
Duke Divinity School
Duke Divinity School at events@div.duke.edu

Duke Divinity School will host a session of Study Leave for Ministry Professionals. Christian institutional leaders and pastors of all traditions who want to spend a week immersed in learning and renewal through self-directed study, worship, and prayer on the Duke University campus may register to attend. Study Leave is offered multiple times annually.

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Study Leave for Ministry Professionals

Monday, February 16, 2015 - 8:00am to Friday, February 20, 2015 - 5:00pm
Duke Divinity School
Duke Divinity School at events@div.duke.edu

Duke Divinity School will host a session of Study Leave for Ministry Professionals. Christian institutional leaders and pastors of all traditions who want to spend a week immersed in learning and renewal through self-directed study, worship, and prayer on the Duke University campus may register to attend. Study Leave is offered multiple times annually.

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