Arguing with Aseneth

Arguing with Aseneth: Gentile Access to Israel's Living God in Jewish Antiquity

Monday, October 15, 2018
Jill Hicks-Keeton, a Duke Graduate Program in Religion alumna, has released her new book, Arguing with Aseneth: Gentile Access to Israel's Living God in Jewish Antiquity. One of the central controversies of the early church was whether or not gentile converts would be required to be circumcised... Read More »
Illuminating Justice

Illuminating Justice

Monday, October 1, 2018
A first-year PhD student in Duke's Graduate Program in Religion, Jonathan Homrighausen has recently published a new book. Illuminating Justice explores the call to social ethics in The Saint John's Bible, the first major handwritten and hand-illuminated Christian Bible since the... Read More »
A Live Retrospective (album cover)

A Live Retrospective: 2017-2018

Monday, October 1, 2018
Wen Reagan, an alumnus of the Graduate Program in Religion, has recently released a new live album: "A Live Retrospective: 2017-2018!" These recordings are the sounds of teachers, physicians, accountants, students, speech therapists, and engineers, all volunteers in a 200-person... Read More »
Recent alumnus Dr. Scott Muir

Dr. Scott Muir Reflects on "Postdoc Purgatory"

Thursday, September 27, 2018
Recent alumnus Scott Muir reflects on his journey searching for tenure-track jobs while writing his dissertation, and where it has led. Read more here.
Mani Rao's "Living Mantra" book cover

Alumna Dr. Mani Rao's Book Release

Thursday, September 27, 2018
Asian Religions alumna Mani Rao's new book Living Mantra was just released in the Palgrave Macmillan Contemporary Anthropology of Religion series. "An intellectual journey through mantra practice at three Goddess-centered mantra communities in Andhra-Telangana, India Combines narrative,... Read More »

Duke Divinity's Dean Heath Steps Down

Thursday, August 2, 2018
Dr. Elaine Heath has stepped down as dean of Duke Divinity School.  Dr. L. Gregory Jones will be interim dean while a national search is conducted. To read more, click here.
Joel Marcus, Ross Wagner, David Smith, Brittany Wilson, Mark Goodacre

David Smith Successfully Defends Dissertation

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
David Smith, a 6th year student in New Testament, successfully defended his dissertation today!  Titled "Luke, the Jews, and the Politics of Early Christian Identity," his dissertation was on identity politics and Jewish/Christian relations in the Gospel of Luke. He is pictured here with his... Read More »
Juskus and research group

Ryan Juskus' Research Takes Him to Alabama

Monday, July 16, 2018
Ryan Juskus' summer has not been a typical one. He has been involved in a project researching sanitation access in Lowndes County, Alabama, where up to 90% of households have either no or inadequate access to sanitation. Read more here.
Kara Slade's Defense Committee

Slade's Dissertation Defense

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Kara Slade successfully defended her dissertation today! Her dissertation "The Fullness of Time: Christological Interventions Into Scientific Modernity" was directed by Dr. Amy Laura Hall and Dr. Willie J. Jennings. This is not Kara's first PhD at Duke.  Her BSE, MS, and... Read More »
Jeremy Begbie and Norman Wirzba

Two GPR Faculty Appointed as Distinguished Professors

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Two of our Graduate Program in Religion faculty have been appointed Distinguished Professor chairs. Dr. Jeremy Begbie and  Dr. Norman Wirzba, whose primary appointments are in Duke Divinity School, have been recognized with this, the highest honor awarded by the University to outstanding... Read More »