Anglican Episcopal House of Studies

Worship Service led by AEHS with Bishop Dorsey McConnell Preaching

Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 11:25am to 12:15pm
Goodson Chapel
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Duke Divinity School will hold a Service of Word and Table led by the Anglican Episcopal House of Studies (AEHS). The Rt. Rev. Dorsey McConnell, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh, Pa., will preach, and David Marshall, AEHS director and associate professor of the practice of Christian-Muslim relations at the school, will preside at the Eucharist. The Divinity Choir will provide music.

All are welcome.

2014 AEHS Study Day: 'Towards Understanding Islam'

Monday, March 31, 2014 - 8:30am to 3:30pm
Alumni Memorial Common Room (152 Langford Building)
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The Anglican Episcopal House of Studies Duke Divinity School will host a study day featuring David Marshall, associate professor of the practice of Christian-Muslim relations at the school and director of the house of studies. This year's theme is "Towards Understanding Islam."

Topics will include: the foundations of Islam  ̶  Muhammad and the Qur’an; how Muslims see Christianity; and Christian approaches to Islam including the need for intelligence, humility, and confidence.

An ordained priest in the Church of England, Marshall studied theology at the University of Oxford and Islamic studies at Birmingham University. From 2000-2005, he served as chaplain to the archbishop of Canterbury. In this position he was responsible for the archbishop’s work in interfaith relations and was involved in a number of initiatives in Christian-Muslim dialogue in England and internationally.

Before coming to Duke in early 2013, Marshall was a research fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs at Georgetown University, where he served as academic director of the Building Bridges Seminar for Muslim and Christian scholars, chaired annually by Archbishop Rowan Williams. Marshall also has taught on Islam and Christian-Muslim relations in several universities and seminaries in Europe, the U.S., and Africa.

All are welcome, but registration is required.

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Lecture Reflects on C.S. Lewis’ Legacy

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Robert MacSwain’s lecture and sermon commemorated the 50th anniversary of Lewis’ death.

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MacSwain, photo courtesy of The School of TheologyOn Nov. 20, the Anglican Episcopal House of Studies (AEHS) at Duke Divinity School sponsored a public lecture, “Rational and Imaginative Persuasion:  Reflections on C.S. Lewis on the 50th Anniversary of His Death.” The event featured the Rev. Dr.

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AEHS Brown-Bag Discussion on "The Vocation of the Priest-Poet" with Malcolm Guite

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 12:20pm to 1:20pm
Duke Divinity School, 0012 Westbrook
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The Anglican Episcopal House of Studies at Duke Divinity School will co-sponsor a brown-bag lunch presentation and discussion, "The Vocation of the Priest-Poet," by poet and musician the Rev. Malcolm Guite. This event is only open to Duke University students, staff, and faculty.

The discussion is part of a three-day exploration of poetry, music, and Christian imagination sponsored by Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts (DITA) at the Divinity School and Blacknall Memorial Presbyterian Church in Durham, N.C.

In collaboration with DITA Director Jeremy Begbie, Guite and folk singer-songwriter Steve Bell will present free public lecture/concerts, readings, and theological discussions as part of the "The Word Made Fresh," culminating in a final evening performance.

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Mentoring for Ministry: Becoming Reconciled Reconcilers

Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 12:20pm to 1:20pm
0014 Westbrook Building
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Duke Divinity School's Center for Reconciliation and the Anglican Episcopal House of Studies will hold a workshop entitled "Becoming Reconciled Reconcilers: Pursuing Peace Within and Beyond the Church," with Canon David Porter, director of reconciliation for the Archbishop of Canterbury.  This is part of the Mentoring for Ministry series held on each Thursday of the academic year.

All are welcome.

"Crazy Christians: A Call to Follow Jesus" Book Reading with Bishop Michael Curry

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
0012 Westbrook Building
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The Anglican Episcopal House of Studies and the Office of Black Church Studies, both at Duke Divinity School, will host a book reading and discussion of a recently released book, "Crazy Christians: A Call to Follow Jesus," by the Rt. Rev. Michael Curry, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina.

Copies of the book will be available for sale at this public event.

No registration required.

50th Anniversary "Reflections on C.S. Lewis" Lecture with Robert MacSwain

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
0012 Westbrook Building
stilley@div.duke.edu or (919) 660-3539

The Anglican Episcopal House of Studies at Duke Divinity School will hold an evening lecture on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the death of author and scholar C.S. Lewis.

The lecture, “Rational and Imaginative Persuasion: Reflections on C.S. Lewis on the 50th Anniversary of His Death,” will be presented by the Rev. Robert MacSwain, assistant professor of theology and Christian ethics at the School of Theology at Sewanee, The University of The South, and co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to C.S. Lewis. 

During the public lecture, MacSwain will address Lewis' past and current success in persuasively communicating the basic content of the Christian faith to millions of readers; why he so sharply polarizes readers; and what, if anything, can be appropriated from Lewis a half century after his death.

No registration required.

AEHS Brown-Bag Seminar: "Talking about Things that Divide Us" with Chris Rice

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 12:20pm to 1:20pm
0015 Westbrook Building
stilley@div.duke.edu or (919) 660-3539

The Anglican Episcopal House of Studies at Duke Divinity School will sponsor a brown-bag seminar featuring Chris Rice, director of the Center for Reconciliation at the school. His topic will be "Talking about Things that Divide Us: Lessons from the Center for Reconciliation." 

AEHS Brown-Bag Seminar: "Unity and Disunity in the Early Church" with Professor Warren Smith

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 12:20pm to 1:20pm
0012 Westbrook Building
stilley@div.duke.edu or (919) 660-3539

The Anglican Episcopal House of Studies at Duke Divinity School will sponsor a brown-bag seminar featuring Warren Smith, associate professor of historical theology at the school, speaking on "Unity and Disunity in the Early Church."

AEHS Brown-Bag Seminar with Dean Richard Hays speaking on "Unity and Disunity in the New Testament"

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 12:20pm to 1:20pm
0012 Westbrook Building
stilley@div.duke.edu or (919) 660-3539

The Anglican Episcopal House of Studies will sponsor a brown-bag seminar featuring Richard Hays, George Washington Ivey Professor of New Testament and dean of the Divinity School, speaking on "Unity and Disunity in the New Testament." The seminar is open to anyone in the community.

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