Monday, March 30, 2020 - 1:30pm to 7:30pm
Goodson Chapel, Duke Divinity School (Map)
Nohemi Ramirez
(919) 660-3539

The annual Anglican Episcopal House of Studies (AEHS) Study Day at Duke Divinity School offers clergy, other ministry professionals, and students the chance to learn and reflect on a substantial topic relating to theology and ministry. This event is open to all.


This year's main speaker at AEHS Day Study will be Ellen Davis, Ph.D., Amos Ragan Kearns Professor of Bible EllenAEHSand Practical Theology at Duke Divinity School. The author of eleven books and many articles, her research interests focus on how biblical interpretation bears on the life of faith communities and their response to urgent public issues, particularly the ecological crisis and interfaith relations. Her most recent books are Preaching the Luminous Word (Eerdmans, 2016), a collection of her sermons and essays, and Opening Israel’s Scriptures (Oxford, 2019), a comprehensive theological reading of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament.

There also will be a panel discussion led by Davis with panelists Norman Wirzba, Ph.D., Gilbert T. Rowe Distinguished Professor of Christian Theology at Duke Divinity and a senior fellow at the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University; Luke Bretherton, Ph.D., professor of theological ethics at the school and also a senior fellow at the Kenan Institute; and Ryan Juskus, a Ph.D. candidate in the Christian Theological Studies track of the Graduate Program in Religion at Duke. Worship music will be provided by Charles Pettee and the FolkPsalm band. 


Monday, March 30

1:30 p.m.    Check-in

2:00 p.m.    Keynote Address: “Ministry in a Groaning World”

3:00 p.m.    Reception

3:30 p.m.    Panel with Ellen Davis, Norman Wirzba, Luke Bretherton, Ryan Juskus

5:30 p.m.    Evensong with Charles Pettee and band, and homily by Ellen Davis.

6:30 p.m.    Dinner 


Registration fee: $30.00
Duke Divinity Alumni: $20.00
Parking: $10.00

Clergy of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina may apply to the Office of Christian Formation for a scholarship. To register you will still need to pay the full amount, a portion of which may be reimbursed in cases of need. Contact Patricia Hamilton at the Office of Christian Formation at  or (336) 273-5770.

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