Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts (DITA) promotes a vibrant engagement between Christian theology and the arts at Duke Divinity School and beyond.
Through DITA, we aim to demonstrate:
- what theology can contribute to the arts
- what the arts can contribute to theology
with a view to
- contributing towards transformative leadership in the Church, academy and society
- enriching theological education in the Church, academy and society
Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts pursues its aims through an integrated program of teaching, research and artistic engagement. DITA is directed by Jeremy Begbie, Thomas A. Langford Research Professor of Theology, and incorporates his earlier highly successful project Theology Through the Arts.
"Sounding the Passion" Registration Now Open
Three days of lectures and events culminates in the U.S. premiere of James MacMillan's new St. Luke Passion on April 13.
"The Word Made Fresh" Highlights Christian Imagination
The February event engaged audiences through poetry, music, and Scripture.
Carrie Newcomer Concert
Dean's Songwriters Series continues with visit from singer-songwriter on Feb. 26.
Film Series: "Resurrection in Pop Culture"
DITA Image & Word film series continues this spring.
Roger Lundin to Give Lecture
Lundin will speak Feb. 6 on "Christ and the Poets."
The Word Made Fresh
Feb. 16-18 event features artists engaged in exploration of the arts, discipleship, and Christian imagination.
Three New Courses in Theology & the Arts
In the spring 2014 semester, DITA will present three new courses in theology, literature, and the arts.
'Music, Modernity, and God'
A new book by Professor Begbie explores theological issues of the modern age through music.
DITA Lecture Connects Sculpture and Theology
Lecture by art historian Anna Kim addressed Michelangelo's last Pietà.