Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts (DITA) promotes a vibrant engagement of 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.
Daniel Train Named Postdoctoral Associate
DITA has announced the appointment of Daniel Train as its first postdoctoral associate.
Theology and Music: Wrap Session
The last week of this semester's Theology and Music class at Duke Divinity School culminated in student performances.
Professor Roger Lundin Named DITA Visiting Scholar
Lundin will be at Duke Divinity School during the 2014 spring semester.
Photo Submissions Needed for Mosaic
The Divinity School seeks images of Christian life for collaborative art project, part of the 2013 Convocation & Pastors' School.
The Dean's Songwriters Series launched March 20 with American folk singers and songwriters Pierce Pettis and Grace Pettis.
On March 5, DITA welcomed James K. A. Smith to give the 2013 lecture in the Distinguished Lectures In Theology and the Arts series.
Duke Chapel to Host U.S. Premiere of New St. Luke Passion
On Palm Sunday 2014, Duke Chapel will host the U.S. premiere of a new St. Luke Passion by Scottish composer James MacMillan.
"Engaging Eliot" Events Celebrate Art and Faith
A visual and musical celebration of T. S. Eliot's Four Quartets featured art, music, and lectures.
Documentary on Duke in Cambridge
Interviews with James MacMillan, Ellen Davis, and Jeremy Begbie among others feature in this three-part documentary on "Duke in Cambridge"—Holy Week 2012.