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.

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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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Faculty Spotlight
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Professor Will Willimon has written a book to help pastors of white, mainline Protestant churches preach effectively in situations of racial violence and unease. Continue Reading  >


Bishop Monroe

Throughout February, the Divinity School will feature the Sankofa Black Alumni Preaching Series to celebrate the distinct contributions of the school’s alumni of African descent.

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Friday, March 3, 2017 - 9:00am to Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 1:00pm
Over two days, a group of scholars, practitioners, people who live with mental illness, and others will engage in discussion about psychiatric medications in the context of Christian faith and... Continue Reading  >

Students attended a week-long conference in Uganda to lament and share hope with pastors and peace workers in the region.

Churches located across the U.S. partnered with Duke Divinity School to limit clergy debt.

The event sought to equip religious leaders and places of worship in the ministry of providing sanctuary to immigrants and vulnerable populations.

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