About Duke Divinity School

As the spiritual center of a great research university, Duke Divinity School is the embodiment of Duke University’s motto: Eruditio et Religio—Knowledge and Faith. Founded in 1926, the Divinity School attracts students from across the nation and around the world. With many diverse theological perspectives represented here, students find common ground through immersion in Scripture and the church’s tradition for addressing the challenges of faith in contemporary contexts.

The Center of a World-Class University

Duke Divinity School gives you access to all that Duke University offers—from a wide variety of courses at Duke and inter-institutional registration to world-class libraries, lectures by leading thinkers, a thriving arts community, a network of campus organizations, and exciting collegiate athletic events.

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Immerse yourself in thoughtful theological inquiry grounded in Scripture, tradition, experience, and reason. Learn more about our school and programs.
Faculty Spotlight
Book Spotlight
Preaching the Luminous Word: Biblical Sermons and Homiletical Essays
The collection by the noted preacher and scholar was produced to invite serious theological engagement with texts from all parts of the Christian Bible and to engage preachers, teachers, seminarians, church leaders, and serious lay readers with its accessibility, theology, and rhetoric. Continue Reading  >


Representatives from the Divinity School and the foundation pose in front of Duke Chapel

The new partnership will ensure that Duke Divinity School students are eligible to apply for theological grants.

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John Perkins headshot in front of green foliage
Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 10:00am
Duke Chapel will sponsor a talk by John M. Perkins on how he has sustained his work as a Christian community organizer for more than 50 years. Continue Reading  >

The banner hangs over a side altar in Goodson Chapel that will be used for services of anointing and prayers for healing. 

The Gayle C. Felton Reconciliation Endowment honors the former Divinity School professor and her commitment to social justice.

Apply by Oct. 31 to participate in the Pastores Caminantes 2016-2017 program.

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