Duke Divinity School will host "Precarious Peace: God and Guatemala," a documentary film presentation by Rudy and Shirley Nelson, who produced and directed the film. The film explores questions on what it takes to end a war and what it takes to ensure a peace.
Rudy Nelson, emeritus associate professor of English and religious studies at the University at Albany, is the author of The Making and Unmaking of an Evangelical Mind: The Case of Edward Carnell (Cambridge University Press, 1987). Shirley Nelson is the author of the novel The Last Year of the War (Harper and Row, 1978) and Fair, Clear, and Terrible: The Story of Shiloh, Maine (British American, 1989).
The presentation is being sponsored by the Dean's Office, the Divinity School Historical Division, and Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts (DITA)
There also will be a discussion of the Nelsons' recently published novel, The Risk of Returning during Divinity School Professor's Xi Lian's class, World Christianity 815, in Room 031 Westbrook, on April 9 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. The book is a historical novel set in Guatemala in the 1980s reflecting the tragedy and heroism co-existing within Guatemala’s religious communities.
Both events are free and open to the public.