Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts (DITA)  will welcome a host of visiting artists and scholars from January to May 2014 for concerts, lectures, readings, workshops, and panels from within the Divinity School, Duke Chapel , the Duke Department of Music , and beyond.
Events will include the culmination of the work of the Duke-Cambridge theology and arts collaboration with the U.S. premiere of a new St. Luke Passion  by James MacMillan , a lecture by Christian Art scholar Robin Jensen, a continuation of the Dean’s Songwriters Series  with folk artist Carrie Newcomer , and three days of performance and poetry with singer-songwriters Steve Bell  and Malcolm Guite .
Events and lectures will bring other guests from the ongoing Duke-Cambridge collaboration including David Ford, Sarah Coakley, Alan Torrance, and Irish poet Micheal O’Siadhail . Professor Roger Lundin  will also be joining the faculty as a visiting scholar in residence.
More details about all DITA events will be released over the coming months.
January-May – New Courses
Visiting Scholar in Residence: Prof. Roger Lundin
Three new courses:*
Introduction to Christian Approaches to Literature - Daniel Train
Theology and the Arts in Late Modernity - Professor Roger Lundin
The Passion and the Arts - Dean Richard Hays and Professor Jeremy Begbie
* Courses will be open for registration with all other Spring 2014 classes. Please see the course schedule  for more information.
Feb 16-18 – “The Word Made Fresh”
Preaching, lectures, workshop, and performances with priest & poet Malcom Guite, folk musician Steve Bell, and DITA director Jeremy Begbie
Duke Divinity School and Blacknall Presbyterian Church (Durham)
Includes both public and Duke-only events
Feb 26 – Dean’s Songwriters Series
Performance with folk musician Carrie Newcomer
Duke Divinity School, time and room TBD
March 27 – Lecture
Lecture on Early Christian Art by Robin Jensen
Duke Divinity School, AMCR, 7:30 PM
April 9-13 – “Sounding the Passion”
Scottish composer James MacMillan and Duke-Cambridge scholars’ visit; U.S. Premier of MacMillan's St. Luke Passion
Apr 9: Evening poetry reading and reception with Micheal O’Siadhail
Apr 10: Public lunchtime panel and public evening lecture by MacMillan (response by Sarah Coakley)
Apr 11: "The Future of Theology" lunchtime session with David Ford, Alan Torrance, and Sarah Coakley; afternoon Composer's Workshop with MacMillan
Apr 13: St. Luke Passion U.S. premiere, Palm Sunday 4 p.m. at Duke Chapel
The “Sounding the Passion” week includes both public and Duke-only events.
Fall Semester 2013
The fall semester continues with one more installment of the Image & Word film series , featuring Terrence Malick’s Tree of Life, on Oct. 24, and a lecture  on iconoclasm and Michelangelo’s last Pietá by Anna Marazuela Kim on Nov. 6.
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