DITA Director

Jeremy BegbieJeremy Begbie is the inaugural holder of the Thomas A. Langford Research Professorship in Theology.

He teaches systematic theology, and he specializes in the interface between theology and the arts. His particular research interest is the interplay between music and theology.

Professor Begbie spends one semester each year (currently spring) at Duke Divinity School and the other semester at Cambridge.

He is also Senior Member at Wolfson College, Cambridge, and an Affiliated Lecturer in the Faculty of Music at the University of Cambridge. Previously he has been Associate Principal at Ridley Hall, Cambridge, and Honorary Professor at the University of St Andrews where he directed the research project, Theology Through the Arts at the Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts.

He is author of a number of books, including Voicing Creation’s Praise: Towards a Theology of the Arts (T & T Clark); Theology, Music and Time (CUP), and most recently, Resounding Truth: Christian Wisdom in the World of Music (Baker/SPCK) which won the Christianity Today 2008 Book Award in the Theology/Ethics Category. He has taught widely in the UK and North America, and delivered multimedia performance-lectures across the world, from Israel to Australia and Hong Kong.

Recent Publications and Interviews

Selected Forthcoming Publications

  • Music Modernity, and God: Essays in Listening (Oxford: Oxford University Press, in press, December 2013)
  • “Negotiating Musical Transcendence” in Music and Transcendence (Farnham: Ashgate, forthcoming). Manuscript submitted October 2013.
  • “Modelling Harmony: Music in Peace-Building” in Mediating Peace: Reconciliation through Art, Music & Film (London: Routledge, forthcoming). Manuscript submitted May 2013.

Forthcoming Speaking Engagements

2013

  • November 15-16, invited guest, IMAGE colloquy, Seattle, WA
  • November 18-19, Guest Lecturer, George Fox University, Newberg, OR
  • November 21-22, Staley Lecturer, Cedarville University, OH

2014

2015

  • January 29, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
  • February 6-7, Diocese of West Texas
  • May 1-3, Pastors and Ministers to Artists Retreat, Laity Lodge, Texas
  • October 6, Bishops' Ministry Programme, UK