Theology and the Arts

Anna Kim on Michelangelo’s Last Pietà

DITA and Duke host art history lecture
Friday, October 4, 2013

On Nov. 6, DITA will bring the art history scholar to the school for an evening lecture.

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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.
 

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David Wilcox Draws a Crowd

Dean’s Songwriter Series enjoys energetic second installment
Thursday, October 3, 2013

Wilcox, a folk singer-songwriter, peformed on Sept. 18 as part of the Dean's Songerwriter Series.

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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.
 

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Theology and Arts Lecture: Anna Kim on Michelangelo's Last Pietà

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 5:15pm
0012 Westbrook
anoel@div.duke.edu

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.

More information on Kim's research

“Image & Word” Film Series

Friday, August 9, 2013

Informal study to focus on cinema, time, and resurrection begins this fall.

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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.

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Poet Scott Cairns Visits in September

Friday, August 9, 2013

Cairns will give an evening reading and book signing on Sept. 26.

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Before taking part in the “Summoned Toward Wholeness” conference on food and faith Sept. 27-28, essayist and poet Scott Cairns will give a reading of his work to the Duke Divinity School community on Thursday, Sept. 26.

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New Courses for Fall 2013

Friday, August 9, 2013

The Divinity School offers new seminars in “(Theological) Aesthetics” and the work of Flannery O’Connor.

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The Divinity School will offer two new courses in Fall 2013 representing work in the overlapping fields of theology, philosophy, and the arts.

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Dean's Songwriter Series Featuring Folk Musician David Wilcox

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 7:30pm
Alumni Memorial Common Room
zkoons@div.duke.edu

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.

More information about David Wilcox

Evening Reading with Poet Scott Cairns

Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 7:00pm
Alumni Memorial Common Room
anoel@div.duke.edu

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.

DITA "Image & Word" Fall Film Series with Dan Train, Session 3

Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 6:30pm
401 Clarion Dr. Durham
anoel@div.duke.edu

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.

DITA "Image & Word" Fall Film Series with Dan Train, Session 2

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 6:30pm
401 Clarion Dr. Durham
anoel@div.duke.edu

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 second session will feature the 1961 French film, Last Year at Marienbad.

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.

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