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
Book Spotlight
Cover image of "Worshiping with the Anaheim Vineyard: The Emergence of Contemporary Worship"
Professor Lester Ruth has co-authored a book about the Anaheim Vineyard Christian Fellowship and its influence on the entire Vineyard movement, which contributed to the renewal of worship in thousands of churches. Continue Reading  >


Mark Chaves headshot

The grant will fund the fourth wave of the National Congregations Study, led by Professor Mark Chaves.

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Student being hooded at 2016 Baccalaureate
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 6:30pm
Duke Divinity School will celebrate its 91st Baccalaureate Service with Professor  J. Kameron Carter preaching. Continue Reading  >

Professor Grant Wacker is among acclaimed religious historians selected to write on the history of American evangelism.

The new certificate aims to help students appreciate and articulate the mutual enrichment of theology and arts and to create opportunities for relating the arts to local churches and communities.

Joelle Hathaway was among 19 graduate students from five schools at Duke who received Graduate Student Training Enhancement Grants last spring for training beyond their core disciplines. Read an update on the Interdisciplinary Studies blog.

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