Dean’s Office

“Still in Saigon?: Movies, Ministry and Moving On” with Justin Lewis-Anthony, AEHS Director Candidate

Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 12:20pm to 1:20pm
0012 Westbrook
jnorris@div.duke.edu

Justin Lewis-Anthony, a candidate for the position of director of the Anglican Episcopal House of Studies at Duke Divinity School, will present a public lecture, “Still in Saigon?: Movies, Ministry and Moving On.”

Lewis-Anthony is the rector of St Stephen’s Church, Canterbury, U.K., and the former precentor of Christ Church, Oxford, U.K. He is the author of "If You Meet George Herbert on the Road, Kill Him: Radically Re-thinking Priestly Ministry" published by Continuum International.

Educated at the London School of Economics and Oxford University, Lewis-Anthony has been ordained for 20 years.

“The World Could Not Contain the Books: A Theology of Theological Librarianship” with Beth Sheppard

Friday, March 23, 2012 - 12:20pm to 1:20pm
0012 Westbrook
jnorris@div.duke.edu

Beth Sheppard, a candidate for the position of director of the Duke Divinity School Library and the director of the United Library at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, will present a public lecture on “The World Could Not Contain the Books: A Theology of Theological Librarianship.”

A Ph.D. graduate of the University of Sheffield where she focused on the Gospel of John, Sheppard also holds a library science degree from Emporia State. She continues to research in both fields and her work frequently appears in Theological Librarianship. Her forthcoming book, The Craft of History and the Study of the New Testament, will be available from Scholars Press in November 2012.  

South Carolina UMC Conference Visit

Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 12:15pm to 2:00pm
Alumni Memorial Commons Room - 152 Langford`
dwoodell@div.duke.edu or (919) 660-3481

Representatives from the South Carolina UMC Conference will sponsor a lunch for students interested in learning more about the conference.

Register to Debra Woodell.

“The Promises and Perils of Christianity in China: A Historical Perspective” with Faculty Candidate Xi Lian

Friday, March 16, 2012 - 12:20pm to 1:20pm
0012 Westbrook
jnorris@div.duke.edu or (919) 660-3529

Xi Lian, a candidate for the open faculty position in world Christianity at Duke Divinity School, will present a public lecture on “The Promises and Perils of Christianity in China: A Historical Perspective.”

Lian is a professor of history at Hanover College in Indiana and also an associate in research at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University. He teaches East Asian History and specializes in Modern China.

The author of Redeemed by Fire: The Rise of Popular Christianity in Modern China published in 2010, Lian is the recipient of the “Christianity Today 2011 Book Award” and the Chinese Historians in the United States “Award for Academic Excellence." His other works include The Conversion of Missionaries: Liberalism in American Protestant Missions in China, 1907-1932.

2012 Wallace Chappell Lecture Series Featuring Dana Robert

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 (All day)
0014 Westbrook and 0016 Westbrook
Callie Davis at cdavis@div.duke.edu or (919) 660-3599

Duke Divinity School will hold the 2012 Wallace Chappell Lecture Series featuring Dana L. Robert, Truman College Professor of World Christianity and History in Mission at the Boston University School of Theology and director of the Center for Global Christianity and Mission.

She will give two public lectures March 13: "Witness Unity and World Christianity: 1910-2011" at 12:20 p.m. in 0014 Westbrook and "Christian Presence and Proclamation Reunited"at 4 p.m. in 0016 Westbrook.

Robert is a world renowned missiologist who has published more than 10 books and numerous articles, as well as has directed over 60 doctoral dissertations related to evangelism and mission.

She delivered the keynote address at the historic centennial conference of the World Missionary Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland in 2010 and the 2nd Global Christian Forum in Indonesia in 2011 on the subject of witness and unity in 21st century world Christianity. The forum is the most representative gathering of Christian churches in modern history, including representatives from Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant, Evangelical, Pentecostal, and Indigenous traditions.

“`Singing the Song of the Lord on Foreign Soil’: What the Early Centuries Tell Us about the Migrant Factor in the Making of Global Christianity” with Faculty Candidate Jehu Hanciles

Monday, March 12, 2012 - 12:20pm to 1:20pm
0012 Westbrook
jnorris@div.duke.edu or (919) 660-3529

Jehu J. Hanciles, a candidate for the open faculty position in world Christianity at Duke Divinity School, will present a public lecture, “`Singing the Song of the Lord on Foreign Soil’: What the Early Centuries Tell Us about the Migrant Factor in the Making of Global Christianity.”

Hanciles is an associate professor of the history of Christianity and globalization, and director of the Center for Missiological Research at Fuller Graduate School of Intercultural Studies in  Pasadena, Calif.

His most recent book, Beyond Christendom: Globalization, African Migration and the Transformation of the West, explores the critical role of human migration in the process of globalization and religious expansion. Hanciles' current research aims to survey the history of global Christian expansion through the lens of migration.

Iowa UMC Conference Visit

Friday, March 2, 2012 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
145 Langford
dwoodell@div.duke.edu or (919)660-3481

The Rev. Brian K. Milford, conference superintendent from the Iowa Annual Conference, will be at the Divinity School to talk with students interested in the conference. He will be available in 145 Langford to answer questions. Iowa students and friends also are invited to dinner with Milford that night.

Register for a meeting or to attend dinner by contacting Debra Woodell.

North Carolina UMC Conference Visit

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Alumni Memorial Common Room (152 Langford)
dwoodell@div.duke.edu or (919)660-3481

Representatives of the North Carolina Conference will meet with students interested in learning more about the conference. The representatives are Laura Ledford, associate director of Ministerial Relations, the Rev. Bill Gattis of the Burlington District, the Rev. Jon Strother of the Raleigh District, and the Rev. Gray Southern of the Durham District.

Register for an individual meeting by contacting Debra Woodell by email or at (919) 660-3481.  Lunch also will be available at 12:15 p.m., but registration is required for that also.

Dean’s Basketball Challenge

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 5:30pm
0014 Westbrook Building and Cameron Gym
Cathy Watson at cwatson@div.duke.edu or (919) 660-3548


Duke Divinity School Dean Richard Hays and the Office of Student Life are sponsoring the "Dean's Basketball Challenge." Students, faculty, and staff may buy a $10 ticket for the event, which includes a reserved seat ticket for the Duke women's basketball game against Virginia Tech, a T-shirt, and a pre-game catered meal.

Order tickets on a first-come, first-served basis from the Student Life Office at 113 Gray by Feb. 10. Payment can be by either cash or check.

Kenneth Clark Lectures: “The Virgin on the Donkey: Making Sense of the Christmas Story” with Markus Bockmuehl

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 10:00am to 11:15am
0016 Westbrook
Jacquelyn Norris at jnorris@div.duke.edu

The second and final lecture in the 2012 Kenneth Clark Lectures series will feature Markus Bockmuehl, a fellow of Keble College and professor of Biblical and Early Christian Studies at the University of Oxford, speaking on “The Virgin on the Donkey: Making Sense of the Christmas Story.”

Bockmuehl earned a Ph.D. at Cambridge after receiving degrees in classics and in theology in Vancouver, Canada. He then held academic posts in Vancouver, Cambridge, and St Andrews before moving in 2007 to Oxford, where he currently also serves as an associate head of the Humanities Division.

His most recent publications include Seeing the Word: Refocusing New Testament Study; Paradise in Antiquity; and  two books on St. Peter: The Remembered Peter in Ancient Reception and Modern Debate and Simon Peter in Scripture and Memory (on press).

Bockmuehl and his wife, Celia, a conservator of books and works of art on paper, live in rural Buckinghamshire, England, and have five children.

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