Annual Lectures

Kenneth W. Clark Lectures

Established in 1984, the Kenneth Willis Clark Lectureship Fund honors the life and work of Reverend Professor Kenneth Willis Clark, a Divinity School faculty member for 36 years. Each year this fund enables the Divinity School to offer a distinguished program with special emphasis on New Testament studies and textual criticism.

These are free public lectures. No pre-registration is necessary.

2014 Lectures

Guest Speaker: Tobias Nicklas

Audio from the lectures is available on iTunes U.

Tobias Nicklas is professor of exegesis and hermeneutics of the New Testament at the University of Regensburg, Germany and honorary research associate of the Universities of Pretoria and Bloemfontein, both South Africa. He previously was professor of New Testament at Radboud University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands. He is involved as editor and co-editor in several international projects including Novum Testamentum Patristicum (a series of commentaries on ancient interpretations of the New Testament), the Commentaries on Apocryphal Literature, and the series Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament; and he serves on the editorial board of the journal New Testament Studies. He has authored and edited many books, including Gospel Fragments (Oxford, 2009) and Das Petrusevangelium und die Petrusapokalypse (Berlin 2004). His book Jewish of Christian? Second-Century Perspectives on the 'Parting of the Ways' (Tübingen: Mohr) will appear this summer. Together with Thomas J. Kraus, he has co-edited several books developing a new perspective on New Testament textual history. His 2014 lectures will cover focus on subjects covered in these books.


Lecture 1
“New Testament Manuscripts: Every Fragment Tells A Story”
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
 12:20 – 1:30 p.m.
0016 Westbrook, Duke Divinity School

Lecture 2
“Apocryphal Fragments and Our Images of Early Christianity”
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
 8:30 – 9:45 a.m.
0016 Westbrook, Duke Divinity School

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The James A. Gray Lectures

These annual lectures, established in 1950 as part of a bequest made in 1947 by James A. Gray of Winston-Salem, N.C., are delivered during the Divinity School Convocation & Pastors’ School.

The Franklin S. Hickman Lectures

This lectureship was established in 1966 as part of a bequest by Mrs. Franklin S. Hickman in memory of her late husband, Dr. Franklin Simpson Hickman, professor of psychology of religion, Duke Divinity School, and dean of the Chapel, Duke University. This lectureship enables the Divinity School to bring practicing ministers of extraordinary qualities to lecture and preach, often in conjunction with Convocation & Pastors’ School, and to participate in Divinity School classes, worship, and informal sessions with students and faculty.