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 Lecture Connects Sculpture and Theology
Lecture by art historian Anna Kim addressed Michelangelo's last Pietà.
DITA Spring Preview
Spring 2014 will welcome a host of artists and scholars for concerts, lectures, readings, and more.
Cairns Poetry Reading
A recording from essayist and poet Scott Cairns's Sept. 26 reading is now online.
Anna Kim on Michelangelo’s Last Pietà
On Nov. 6, DITA will bring the art history scholar to the school for an evening lecture.
David Wilcox Draws a Crowd
Wilcox, a folk singer-songwriter, peformed on Sept. 18 as part of the Dean's Songerwriter Series.
Concert with Folk Musician David Wilcox
Dean’s Songwriter Series presents second theology and music event on Sept. 18.
“Image & Word” Film Series
Informal study to focus on cinema, time, and resurrection begins this fall.
New Courses for Fall 2013
The Divinity School offers new seminars in “(Theological) Aesthetics” and the work of Flannery O’Connor.
Poet Scott Cairns Visits in September
Cairns will give an evening reading and book signing on Sept. 26.