Easter Will Feel More Like Passover

Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Stephen B. Chapman, Associate Professor of Old Testament (Duke Divinity) and Director of Graduate Studies (Graduate Program in Religion), shares his insights on Easter in the face of COVID-19.  Read the article here.
Juskus, Asadi, and Howell

Graduate School Awards Bass Fellowships to 3 GPR Students

Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Three students from the Graduate Program in Religion were recently awarded the Bass Instructional Fellowship for the 2020-2021 academic year - Ryan Juskus, Torang Asadi, and Chris Howell.  All three were awarded the "Instructor of Record" fellowship, and Ms. Asadi was additionally awarded a... Read More »
San Diego skyline

The GPR is Well-Represented at the AAR/SBL

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
A number of GPR students and faculty will be presenting in the AAR/SBL to be held in San Diego, California November 23-26, 2019. The annual conference of the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature is perhaps the most important conference of the year for those in... Read More »
Matthew Harber in Israel

Matthew Harber's Research in Israel

Thursday, September 26, 2019
Our sixth year PhD Candidate in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament writes from Israel, "I am a 2019-2020 Resident Doctoral Fellow at the Tantur Ecumenical Institute in Jerusalem, Israel. Tantur’s graduate student fellowship program, which is administered by the University of Notre Dame, supports... Read More »

Jenny Knust Interviewed on The Bible as a Living Document

Thursday, September 26, 2019
Our faculty member Jennifer Knust was recently interviewed on "The Bible for Normal People" on To listen, click here.
Ph.D. graduate Hunter Bandy with advisor David Morgan

Graduation 2019

Monday, May 13, 2019
Congratulations to the recent graduates of the Ph.D.!  The Graduate Program in Religion graduated nine Ph.D. students in the period from September 2018 - May 2019.  September: Kara Slade (CTS, Advisor- Willie Jennings); Marvin Wickware (CTS, Advisor Willie J. Jennings); David Smith (NT,... Read More »
mohsen kadivar

Mohsen Kadivar Receives NHC Fellowship

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
The National Humanities Center has announced Duke's own Mohsen Kadivar one of its 37 Fellows for the academic year 2019–20. These newly appointed Fellows will constitute the forty-second class of resident scholars to be admitted since the Center opened in 1978. Robert D. Newman, president... Read More »
Papa Francesco

Prof. Marc Z. Brettler Given Papal Audience

Thursday, March 28, 2019
Duke's own Prof. Marc Z. Brettler was recently granted a audience with Pope Francis on March 27. He and Duke alumna Amy-Jill Levine co-authored “The Jewish Annotated New Testament”, first published in 2011. As Levine is teaching in Rome at the moment and Brettler was to... Read More »
Leela Prasad

Prof. Leela Prasad Receives Fulbright

Thursday, March 28, 2019
Duke's own Leela Prasad has officially accepted the Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship. Leela will conduct ethnographic research in Maharashtra, India, a state that collaborates with NGOs to run a “Gandhi Study Program” in its prisons. Her goal is to study how ex-prisoners exposed to Gandhi’s... Read More »
Mark Goodacre

Mark Goodacre in "Jesus: His Life"

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Our very own Dr. Mark Goodacre is one of the scholars featured in History Channel's new series "Jesus: His Life!" The series explores the story of Jesus Christ through a unique lens: the people in his life who were closest to him. Each of the eight chapters is told from the perspective of... Read More »