On November 6, Duke Initiatives in Theology and Arts, along with sponsorship from the Art, Art History, and Visual Studies Department at Duke, will bring art history scholar Anna Kim to Duke Divinity School for an evening lecture.
On Sept. 18, an audience from Duke Divinity School, local churches, and others in the community gathered to hear folk singer-songwriter David Wilcox give an evening performance in the Alumni Memorial Common Room. During the event, Wilcox shared his music and the many stories that accompanied them, and composed interludes in which he addressed topics including social justice, healing, and the nature and aim of theological inquiry.
Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts will co-host a lecture by Anna M. Kim, a Ph.D. candidate in art history at the University of Virginia, on "Sculpture, Iconoclasm and Spiritual Re-formation: Phenomenological and Theological Reflections on Michelangelo's Last Pietà."
Her presentation will be introduced by Thomas Pfau, Duke University professor of English and German and director of Graduate Studies: Carolina-Duke Program in German. It will be followed by an audience question and answer session.
The Duke Art, Art History, and Visual Studies Department is co-sponsoring the event.
Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts will introduce its first informal film study for Divinity School students, “Image and Word,” for the fall semester. The series will include three sessions, each focused on a film that strikes a particular chord within a broad theological theme. At each session the group will watch a classic, foreign, or recent film introduced by a mini-lecture and followed by group discussion.
Alumni Memorial Common Room
The Duke Divinity School Office of the Dean will present David Wilcox, American folk musician and storyteller, as the featured performer in the second installment of the new Dean's Songwriter Series.
An in-house brown bag lunch session, with a question and answer session led by Divinity School Dean Richard Hays, will be held earlier in the day at at 12:25 p.m. in Room 0014 of the Westbrook Building.
The series is intended to deepen the conversation between theology and music at the school and in the wider community by exploring what particular gifts the American acoustic folk tradition might offer to theological imagination.
Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts is collaborating with the Dean's Office in hosting the public event.
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Alumni Memorial Common Room
Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts (DITA) will host Scott Cairns, poet and memoirist, at an evening reading of his work at Duke Divinity School. The reading will be followed by a brief question and answer session, along with a book signing. The public reading is part of DITA's continuing exploration in theology and literature.
Cairns also will be speaking Sept. 27-28 at the school as part of the "Summoned Toward Wholeness" Food and Faith Conference.
401 Clarion Dr. Durham
Dan Train, the new postdoctoral associate for Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts (DITA), and Naaman Wood, a ThM and film studies student, will lead an informal theology and film group throughout the fall semester. The third and final session will feature the 2011 film by Terrence Malick, Tree of Life.
All three sessions will be held in Dr. Train's home and will center around a theological exploration of cinema, time, and resurrection through a classic, foreign or recent film. Screening will be preceded by a brief introduction and followed by group discussion. Light refreshments will be served.
RSVP to Amber Noel encouraged, as space may be limited.
This event is currently limited to the Divinity School community.