Friday, September 19, 2014

The 2014 Duke Graduate Conference in Theology (DGCT) will be held at Duke Divinity School on Oct. 3-4. The conference provides an annual forum for graduate students from Duke and other institutions to engage with each other and with leading thinkers in their fields.

The second annual DGCT will feature a keynote address, graduate student presentations, and responses from Duke Divinity faculty members. This year’s event will center on the theme, “Do Not Be Silent at My Tears: Theological Perspectives on Suffering.”Professor Copeland Presentation topics include suffering in the black radical tradition, the problem of liturgical violence, practices of lamentation, and Maritain and Balthasar on the problem of divine impassibility.

M. Shawn Copeland, professor of systematic theology at Boston College, will deliver the keynote address—"Mapping the Tears of a Crucified World: A Theological Reflection on Social Suffering, Solidarity, and the Cross.” The keynote address, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 6:15 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 3, in 0012 Westbrook.

Registration for the two-day graduate conference is $15. To learn more and register, visit the DGCT website.