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Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts is committed to establishing courses in theology and the arts at Duke Divinity School

Doctoral Program - Th.D. Concentration in the Arts

One of the possible areas of concentration within Duke’s Th.D. program is theology and the arts, working with Professor Jeremy Begbie and others.

For more information, see the main page on the Doctor of Theology degree.

M.Div./MTS Course – Introduction to Theology and the Arts

Postdoctoral associate Daniel Train teaches this introduction to the ways in which theology can enrich and be enriched by the arts. 

Introduction to Theology and the Arts (pdf)

M.Div./MTS Course – Theology and Music

Jeremy Begbie teaches this course, which aims to examine some of the way Christians have thought theologically about music, and the ways in which music might inform theology.

Theology and Music syllabus (pdf)

M.Div./MTS Course – Beauty, Suffering and the Cross

Postdoctoral associate Daniel Train will be co-teaching this new course with Dr. Ray Barfield. This is a major new inter-disciplinary initiative.

Beauty, Suffering, and the Cross syllabus (pdf) 

M.Div./MTS Course - The Passion Narratives: Exegesis, Theology, and the Arts

This course aims to explore the ways in which the four passion narratives can be engaged through contemporary exegesis, church tradition, and diverse art forms, toward fostering scriptural imagination.

The Passion Narratives syllabus (pdf)

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