Theology and the Arts

"The Word Made Fresh" Highlights Christian Imagination

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The February event engaged audiences through poetry, music, and Scripture.

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Malcolm Guite on Midsummer Night's DreamFrom February 16-18, Duke Divinity School and Blacknall Memorial Presbyterian Church in Durham hosted “The Word Made Fresh,” a series of lectures, concerts, and workshops that focused on theology and the arts through the lens of poetry, music, and Scripture.

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Carrie Newcomer Concert

Friday, February 21, 2014

Dean's Songwriters Series continues with visit from singer-songwriter on Feb. 26.

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‘Paul through Ancient and Modern Eyes’ Mini-Conference (Part 1)

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:45pm
0012 Westbrook Building
Becka Breibart-White, becka.breibart-white@div.duke.edu

Duke Divinity School will host a two-day mini-conference on “Paul through Ancient and Modern Eyes” to celebrate and discuss the work of scholars Patout Burns and Robin Jensen on Paul in early Christianity.

The first day of the free conference will involve a presentation by Jensen, professor of the history of Christian art and worship at Vanderbilt University, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

The presentation will include a response from Susan Eastman, associate professor of the practice of Bible and Christian formation, and director of the Doctor of Theology program at Duke Divinity School. It will conclude with a question and answer session.

The second day of the March 27-28 event will involve a presentation by Burns, professor of Christian thought at Washington University in St. Louis, and other events.

Divinity School faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the mini-conference. No registration is required.

More information on the second day’s events

Film Series: "Resurrection in Pop Culture"

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

DITA Image & Word film series continues this spring.

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Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts (DITA) will continue its Image & Word film series this semester with an exploration of the resurrection through two films, The Matrix and The Usual Suspects.

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Image & Word Film Series: Resurrection in Pop Culture (Part 2)

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 6:15pm
910 Constitution Drive, No. 606, Durham, NC
anoel@div.duke.edu

Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts at Duke Divinity School will end its Image & Word film series, "Resurrection in Pop Culture," for the academic year with a showing of Bryan Singer's The Usual Suspects.

The viewing includes a mini-lecture by Naaman Wood, a Duke Divinity School Th.M. student, and informal student discussion. Light dinner and beverages will be provided. Attendees also may bring refreshments. 

The series seeks to practice the art of discerning the theological contours of a film—in its philosophical, historical, and technical components—and to deepen imaginative and pastoral acumen as viewers.

Registration welcome but not required. Register by contacting Amber Noel.

Image & Word Film Series: Resurrection in Pop Culture (Part 1)

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 6:15pm
910 Constitution Drive, No. 606, Durham NC
anoel@div.duke.edu

Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts at Duke Divinity School is continuing its Image & Word film series, "Resurrection in Pop Culture," in spring 2014. The series resumes Feb. 20 with The Wachowski Brothers' The Matrix and ends March 19 with Bryan Singer's The Usual Suspects.

Viewings include a mini-lecture by Naaman Wood, a Duke Divinity School Th.M. student, and informal student discussion. Light dinner and beverages will be provided. Attendees also may bring refreshments. 

The series seeks to practice the art of discerning the theological contours of a film—in its philosophical, historical, and technical components—and to deepen imaginative and pastoral acumen as viewers.

Registration welcome but not required. Register by contacting Amber Noel.

Visit to "Masculinities" Exhibit at Nasher Museum

Friday, January 31, 2014 - 2:30pm
Meet in the Student Lounge, Gray Building
Sarah Wilcox (sarah.wilcox@duke.edu)

Two Duke Divinity School student groups, New Creation Arts and the Divinity Women's Center, will co-sponsor a trip by bus for students, faculty, and staff to the "Masculinities: Mainstream to Margins" exhibit at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.

The exhibit explores the definition of what it takes to be a "real man." Spanning over 500 years, the works on view complicate people's ideas about gender, biological sex, and the inadequate binary of feminine and masculine. Through time and around the world, the definition of a real man has varied dramatically.

The group will hold a discussion after viewing the exhibit. Snacks will be served.

The Word Made Fresh

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Monday, January 27, 2014
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The Word Made Fresh

Feb. 16-18 event features artists engaged in exploration of the arts, discipleship, and Christian imagination.

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Roger Lundin to Give Lecture

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Lundin will speak Feb. 6 on "Christ and the Poets."

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Professor Roger Lundin, visiting scholar with Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts (DITA), will deliver a lecture at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 6 on “A Good Man is Hard to Find: Christ and the Poets." The presentation will explore the late nineteenth-century literary-theological crisis and potential responses.

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Theology and Literature Lecture by DITA Visiting Scholar Roger Lundin

Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
0012 Westbrook Building
anoel@div.duke.edu

Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts at Duke Divinity School will present a public lecture by Roger Lundin, Arthur F. Holmes Professor of Faith and Learning at Wheaton College, Wheaton, Ill., on literature, modernity, and theology as part of DITA’s Distinguished Lectures Series. The lecture will be titled: "A Good Man Is Hard to Find: Christ and the Poets."

This lecture by Lundin, DITA's visiting scholar for the spring semester, will be followed by a brief question and answer session. Afterward, there will be a public reception at 6:45 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Common Room in Langford Building. Light refreshments will be provided.

More on Lundin's appointment

See DITA's website

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