Theology and the Arts

"Theology and the Arts: Conversations and Film” with Hollywood Screenwriter, Director and Producer Randall Wallace

Monday, February 6, 2012 - 7:00pm
0014 Westbrook Building, Duke Divinity School
Carol Rush at crush@div.duke.edu or (919) 660-3456

Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts at Duke Divinity School will present "Theology and the Arts: Conversations and Film with Randall Wallace,” T’71, an acclaimed screenwriter, director, producer, and songwriter. He will share film clips, as well as discuss faith and storytelling at the free public discussion.

Wallace came to prominence by writing the screenplay for the 1995 film Braveheart, which earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay and a Writers Guild of America award for Best Screenplay Adapted Directly for the Screen. His other films include The Man in the Iron Mask, Pearl Harbor, We Were Soldiers, and Secretariat.

The Duke alumnus, who also studied for a year in the M.Div. program at the Divinity School, has served as a member of the Divinity School Board of Visitors.

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"Performing Transcendence: Thoughts on Musical Blackness, the Holy Spirit, and Jazz Improvisation" with Melvin L. Butler

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
York Reading Room, Duke Divinity Library
emoyer@div.duke.edu or carole.baker@duke.edu

The Office of Black Church Studies and Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts at Duke Divinity School will sponsor a public lecture, "Performing Transcendence: Thoughts on Musical Blackness, the Holy Spirit, and Jazz Improvisation," by Melvin L.Butler, assistant professor of music at the University of Chicago.

A reception will follow the lecture.

"The Spirit of David: Negotiating Faith and Masculinity in Black Gospel Performance" with Melvin L. Butler

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 12:20pm to 1:20pm
Alumni Memorial Common Room
emoyer@div.duke.edu or carole.baker@duke.edu

The Office of Black Church Studies and the Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts will sponsor a public lecture, "The Spirit of David: Negotiating Faith and Masculinity in Black Gospel Performance," by Melvin L. Butler, assistant professor of music at the University of Chicago.

Lunch will not provided.

Cambridge Holy Week Program Announced

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Duke Divinity School members are invited to celebrate Easter in Cambridge, England, with a full program of concerts and services during Holy Week, as part of the Duke-Cambridge Collaboration. 

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Duke Divinity School members are invited to celebrate Easter in Cambridge England with a full program of concerts and services during Holy Week, as part of the Duke-Cambridge Collaboration. 

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A Beginner's Guide to Messiaen

Ideas to spark your photographic imagination
Thursday, October 27, 2011

If you are tempted to enter DITA's Illuminating Messiaen photo competition but are unsure how or where to begin, look no further than DITA's Messiaen 101.

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Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts has released Messiaen 101 (pdf), a beginner's guide to Messiaen, to help support the photography competition and exhibition the group is sponsoring.

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Photography Contest and Exhibition

Promoting engagement between theology, music and the visual arts
Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Photos are now being accepted for a Messiaen-inspired contest with a grand prize of a round trip to Cambridge, England.

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The "theme" of the contest is Olivier Messiaen's work for two pianos, Visions de l'AmenDuke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts invites students, faculty, staff and alumni of Duke Divinity School, and their immediate families, to submit digital photographs as an artistic response to the music of Olivier Messiaen’s spectacular work for two pianos, Visions de l’Amen.

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New Creation Arts Group Interest Meeting

Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 12:30pm to 1:15pm
030 Westbrook
laura.tardie@duke.edu

The New Creation Arts Group at Duke Divinity School will hold an informational meeting. Students, faculty and staff who appreciate or create art in all forms including film, digital, visual, musical, creative writing and graphic design are invited to attend and bring their lunch. Free dessert and drinks will be provided.

Makoto Fujimura visits Duke

Monday, April 11, 2011

Duke Divinity School and the Department of Art, Art History and Visual Studies hosted visual artist Makoto Fujimura for a two-day residency at Duke University.

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This past spring, Duke Divinity School and the Department of Art, Art History and Visual Studies (DAAV) hosted visual artist Makoto Fujimura for a two-day residency March 31 to April 1, 2011.

New Library Resource Supports Theology and the Arts

Friday, July 1, 2011

Guide offers research assistance, subject guides, and online resources.

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The Duke Divinity School library has launched a new resource supporting Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts, which promotes an engagement of Christian theology and the arts through an integrated program of teaching, research and arts.

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