Theology and the Arts

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.

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Dean's Songwriter Series Features Singer Carrie Newcomer

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 7:30pm
Alumni Memorial Common Room, 152 Langford Building
zkoons@div.duke.edu

The Duke Divinity School Office of the Dean will present internationally recognized singer/songwriter Carrie Newcomer as the featured performer in the next installment of the Dean’s Songwriter Series.

Doors open at 7 p.m. for the free concert. Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts is collaborating with the Dean's Office in hosting the public event.
 
Newcomer's music explores the intersection of the spiritual and the daily, the sacred and the ordinary. Over the course of her career, she has become a prominent voice for progressive spirituality, social justice, and interfaith dialogue.

The songwriter 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.

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"The Word Made Fresh" Final Performance

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:45pm
Duke Divinity School, Goodson Chapel
anoel@div.duke.edu

Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts (DITA) at Duke Divinity School and Blacknall Memorial Presbyterian Church in Durham, N.C., will co-host a public concert as the conclusion to "The Word Made Fresh," a three-day expoloration of poetry, music, and Christian imagination.

The free concert will feature performances by DITA Director Jeremy Begbie, poet and musician the Rev. Malcolm Guite, and folk singer-songwriter Steve Bell.

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'Music, Modernity, and God'

New book by DITA Director Jeremy Begbie
Thursday, December 12, 2013

A new book by Professor Begbie explores theological issues of the modern age through music.

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The director of Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts (DITA), Jeremy Begbie, has written a new book in the field of theology and the arts. Music, Modernity, and God will be available in the U.S. at the end of the month.

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Three New Courses in Theology & the Arts

Semester focuses on Christianity & literature, arts & the Passion
Friday, December 13, 2013

In the spring 2014 semester, DITA will present three new courses in theology, literature, and the arts.

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In the spring 2014 semester, Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts (DITA) will present three new courses in theology, literature, and the arts.
 

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AEHS Brown-Bag Discussion on "The Vocation of the Priest-Poet" with Malcolm Guite

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 12:20pm to 1:20pm
Duke Divinity School, 0012 Westbrook
stilley@div.duke.edu; anoel@div.duke.edu

The Anglican Episcopal House of Studies at Duke Divinity School will co-sponsor a brown-bag lunch presentation and discussion, "The Vocation of the Priest-Poet," by poet and musician the Rev. Malcolm Guite. This event is only open to Duke University students, staff, and faculty.

The discussion is part of a three-day exploration of poetry, music, and Christian imagination sponsored by Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts (DITA) at the Divinity School and Blacknall Memorial Presbyterian Church in Durham, N.C.

In collaboration with DITA Director Jeremy Begbie, Guite and folk singer-songwriter Steve Bell will present free public lecture/concerts, readings, and theological discussions as part of the "The Word Made Fresh," culminating in a final evening performance.

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"Faith, Hope and Poetry" Lecture with Poet/Musician Malcolm Guite

Monday, February 17, 2014 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Duke Divinity School, 0014 Westbrook
anoel@div.duke.edu

Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts (DITA) at Duke Divinity School and Blacknall Memorial Presbyterian Church will co-host a lecture on "Faith, Hope and Poetry" by poet and musician the Rev. Malcolm Guite. During the lecture, he will draw on his work in theology and the poetic imagination. This event is only open to Duke University students, staff, and faculty.

The lecture is part of the "The Word Made Fresh," a three-day exploration of poetry, music, and Christian imagination. In collaboration with DITA Director Jeremy Begbie, Guite and folk singer-songwriter Steve Bell will present free public lecture/concerts, readings, and theological discussions, culminating in a final evening performance.

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"The Word Made Fresh" Lecture and Performance (Part 2)

Monday, February 17, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Blacknall Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1902 Perry St., Durham, NC
anoel@div.duke.edu

Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts (DITA) at Duke Divinity School and Blacknall Memorial Presbyterian Church will co-host "The Word Made Fresh," a three-day exploration of poetry, music, and Christian imagination with poet and musician the Rev. Malcolm Guite and folk singer-songwriter Steve Bell.

In collaboration with DITA Director Jeremy Begbie, Bell and Guite will present free public lecture/concerts, readings, and theological discussions culminating in a final evening performance during the Feb. 16-18 series of events.

This particular event will be the second and final part of a two-part, lecture/concert presentation, "Music You Never Would Have Known to Listen For." It will be held at Blacknall Memorial on Feb. 17.

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"The Word Made Fresh" Lecture and Performance (Part 1)

Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Blacknall Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1902 Perry St., Durham, NC
anoel@div.duke.edu

Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts (DITA) at Duke Divinity School and Blacknall Memorial Presbyterian Church will co-host "The Word Made Fresh," a three-day exploration of poetry, music, and Christian imagination featuring poet and musician the Rev. Malcolm Guite and folk singer-songwriter Steve Bell.

In collaboration with DITA Director Jeremy Begbie, Bell and Guite will present free public lecture/concerts, readings, and theological discussions culminating in a final evening performance during the Feb. 16-18 series of events.

The opening event will be the first part of a two-part, lecture/concert presentation, "Music You Never Would Have Known to Listen For," which will be held at Blacknall Memorial on Feb. 16.

Register and learn more

DITA Lecture Connects Sculpture and Theology

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Lecture by art historian Anna Kim addressed Michelangelo's last Pietà.

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Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts (DITA) ended the fall semester with a guest lecture by art historian Anna Marazuela Kim on Nov. 6. Kim, a Ph.D.

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