Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts (DITA) promotes a vibrant engagement between Christian theology and the arts at Duke Divinity School and beyond.
Through DITA, we aim to demonstrate:
- what theology can contribute to the arts
- what the arts can contribute to theology
with a view to
- contributing towards transformative leadership in the Church, academy and society
- enriching theological education in the Church, academy and society
Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts pursues its aims through an integrated program of teaching, research and artistic engagement. DITA is directed by Jeremy Begbie, Thomas A. Langford Research Professor of Theology, and incorporates his earlier highly successful project Theology Through the Arts.
DITA Launches Major Research Project
"Theology, Modernity, and the Arts" will explore the role of theological dynamics in modern art.
Malcolm Guite Concludes Stay as Artist-in-Residence
Guite's month-long stay concluded with a lecture on Samuel T. Coleridge's "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner."
Matthew Milliner on “Visual Ecumenism”
Art history professor will lecture Nov. 13 on how visual arts have fostered unity within the church.
Fall 2014 Classes in Theology and the Arts
Theology and Arts classes this fall will concentrate on literature and the image.
Malcolm Guite, Artist-in-Residence
The poet and musician will start in Sept. as the school's first artist-in-residence.
'Sounding the Passion' Opens New Doors for Theology and the Arts
Two-year theology and arts collaboration between Duke and Cambridge ends with promise of more to come.
"Sounding the Passion" in Photos
Photos from the "Sounding the Passion" events are available on Flickr.
North Carolina Arts Journal on DITA Event
CVNC Online Arts Journal covers the U.S. premiere of James MacMillan's St. Luke Passion.
Visit by Documentary Filmmakers
Rudy and Shirley Nelson present "Precarious Peace: God and Guatemala."