0014 Westbrook Building
Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts at Duke Divinity School will host a brown-bag lunch discussion with James K.A. Smith, author of Desiring the Kingdom and Imagining the Kingdom.
He will provide an overview of his Cultural Liturgies book series, a project which examines desire and imagination through their liturgical formation and possibilities, during this public discussion.
Smith is a professor of philosophy at Calvin College, where he holds the Gary and Henrietta Byker Chair in Applied Reformed Theology & Worldview. He also serves as editor of Comment magazine and is a senior fellow for The Colossian Forum on Faith, Science and Culture.
Professor Jeremy Begbie comments in the Duke Chronicle that for many people the arts are a great way into discussing the big questions of life and death because the arts are allusive and metaphorical
"Engaging Eliot: Four Quartets in Word, Color, and Sound" Celebration of Art and Faith Academic Colloquium
0016 Westbrook Building, Duke Divinity School
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Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts will host an academic colloquium as a part of its "Engaging Eliot: Four Quartets in Word, Color, and Sound" series, a multi-faceted celebration of art and faith exploring the poetry of T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets.
The colloquium will feature professors Michael Moses of the Duke Department of English, Gennifer Weisenfeld of the Duke Art, Art History, and Visual Studies Department, and the Divinity School's Dean Richard Hays. Ellen Davis, professor of Bible and Practical Theology at Duke Divinity School, will moderate.
The colloquium will focus on the way in which Eliot's poetic vision can be explored in word, color, and sound. The free event is open to the Divinity and Duke communities. Registration is recommended.
Brown-bag Lunch Discussion for Students on "Engaging Eliot: Four Quartets in Word, Color, and Sound" Celebration of Art and Faith
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Internationally known artists Makoto Fujimura and Bruce Herman will discuss with students how creative works by artists such as T.S. Eliot are catalytic for future development in the arts.
The discussion is part of "Engaging Eliot: Four Quartets in Word, Color, and Sound," a multi-faceted celebration of art and faith exploring the poetry of Eliot’s Four Quartets sponsored by the Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts at Duke Divinity School.
The centerpiece of the celebration is a grand exhibition of paintings (QU4RTETS) by the two artists mounted in Duke Chapel.
Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts has announced that Amber Noel, a recent M.Div. graduate of the Divinity School, has been appointed as assistant to the director of DITA.
Amber is a writer, professional administrator, theologian-in-training, and youth minister at All Saints Anglican Church, Durham. With a wide range of intellectual interests, she has already been a keen and energetic supporter of theology and the arts initiatives at the Divinity School.
Ashgate has released the latest title in its series Ashgate Studies in Theology, Imagination and the Arts.
Art, Imagination and Christian Hope: Patterns of Promise is co-edited by DITA's Director, Jeremy Begbie, with Trevor Hart and Gavin Hopps of the University of St. Andrews.
"Engaging Eliot: Four Quartets in Word, Color, and Sound" Celebration of Art and Faith Opening Lecture and Performance
Christina Carnes, firstname.lastname@example.org or (479) 366-2350
Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts (DITA) at Duke Divinity School will present "Engaging Eliot: Four Quartets in Word, Color, and Sound," a multi-faceted celebration of art and faith exploring the poetry of T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets. This set of poems by Eliot are considered a masterpiece of modern English literature that transcends its particular era and social location to inspire new generations of creative and spiritual thinkers.
The centerpiece of the celebration will be a grand exhibition of paintings (QU4RTETS) mounted in Duke Chapel and created by internationally known artists Makoto Fujimura and Bruce Herman. The exhibition will be open to the public Jan. 28 – Feb. 9 from 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily.
The Jan. 28 opening night of the exhibition will feature a performance of Christopher Theofanidis’s quintet, "Stillpoint," a piece commissioned in collaboration with the visual artists’ work. Other events will surround these presentations, including a colloquium on Eliot, art, and faith organized by Jeremy Begbie, director of DITA and the Thomas A. Langford Research Professor of Theology at the Divinity School.
The celebration is open to the Divinity School and Duke University communities. Due to the generosity of supporters, all events are free.
Advance registration is highly recommended.
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DITA has announced its co-sponsorship of a new Visual Theory and Theology Colloquium.
The mission of the Visual Theory and Theology Colloquium is to cultivate lively conversation and foster community among graduate students interested in visual theory, theology, and additional intersecting fields of research. The group seeks to accomplish this mission by scheduling monthly reading group discussions, holding roundtables, and hosting guest lecturers.
For more information, please contact Tanner Capps.