A Faithful Witness in a Changing World

We seek to embody faithful Christian witness in a changing world, to nurture academic work that is rigorous, yet compelling and accessible, and to foster interdisciplinary collaboration to address complex issues. Through our Christian faith, we work to build bridges across various divides in the church, the academy, and society.

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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 extensive libraries, lectures by leading thinkers, a thriving arts community, a network of campus organizations, and exciting collegiate athletic events.

Nurturing the Spirit

At Duke Divinity, we take a holistic approach to forming students for leadership. From worship to spiritual and ministerial formation groups to field education, we’re intentional about forming students for prophetic and transformative ministry as we cultivate a life of prayer, study, discipleship, and service.

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Book Spotlight
Image of Emperor Leo VI praying to Christ
This new book by Meredith Riedel examines the political strategies employed by Byzantine Emperor Leo VI in his writings and the role of religion as a carrier of communal identity in Byzantium. Continue Reading  >


Barber speaks to a crowd as part of the Poor People's Campaign

Barber, architect of the Moral Mondays movement in North Carolina and leader of the resurgent Poor People’s Campaign, will receive a grant of $625,000 paid over five years.

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Dr. Rebecca Todd Peters
Friday, November 2, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm
Peters’ scholarship focuses on questions of social ethics as they relate to economics, the environmental crisis, globalization, poverty, and women’s access to reproductive health care. Continue Reading  >

The Center for Faith and Service recognizes seminaries and divinity schools that offer innovative courses, programs, and opportunities for students seeking to engage in social justice and service work. 

A recording of Richard Hays's retirement lecture,  “A Dark Fruition: Waiting in Hope," is now available for viewing. 

Four new faculty join Duke Divinity School, enriching curricular offerings, expanding interdisciplinary research, and leading houses of study.

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