Theology and the Arts

Poetry Reading by Micheal O’Siadhail

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Alumni Memorial Common Room, Duke Divinity School
Duke Divinity School at events@div.duke.edu

Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts at Duke Divinity School will host Irish poet Micheal O’Siadhail for a free reading of his work. Advance registration is encouraged.

The poetry reading is part of “Sounding the Passion: Encounters in Poetry, Theology, and Music,” a series of April 9-13 events culminating in the U.S. premiere on Palm Sunday (April 13) of the newly commissioned St. Luke Passion by internationally recognized Scottish composer James MacMillan.

The Divinity School, Duke Chapel, and the Duke University Music Department are sponsoring the series of events that includes lectures, panels, theological discussions, the poetry reading, and a student workshop with MacMillan.

Learn more and register

"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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