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What Is World Religion Day 2017? Holiday Celebrates Spiritual Unity And Peace Between Faiths

Sunday, January 15, 2017
Observers around the world will celebrate World Religion Day Sunday, marking the 67th annual feast dedicated to spiritual unity and interfaith dialogue established by the Baha'i community. Click here for the entire article.

Hassan's Project Chosen for Provost Competition

Monday, November 7, 2016
Graduate Program in Religion's Assistant Professor Mona Hassan, along with Assistant Professor Mustafa Tuna (Slavic... Read More »

Richard Hays Publishes New Book

Monday, August 15, 2016
Richard Hays, George Washington Ivey Professor of New Testament, published Reading Backwards: Figural Christology and the Fourfold Gospel Witness. In Reading Backwards, Hays maps the shocking ways the four Gospel writers interpreted Israel’s Scripture to craft their literary witnesses to the Church... Read More »

Dean Elaine Heath: A Commitment to Shaping Leaders for Mission

Friday, July 1, 2016
As mainline Protestant Christianity undergoes profound change and challenges, new Duke Divinity School Dean Elaine Heath says that Duke Divinity School is well placed to play a leading role in the changes that are needed in theological education. “Because of Duke’s outstanding history in... Read More »

Campbell Receives National Humanities Center Fellowship

Thursday, June 30, 2016
Douglas Campbell, professor of New Testament at Duke Divinity School, has been awarded the Duke Endowment Fellowship from the National Humanities Center. The grant of $50,000 will support work on his book, Depicting Paul: The Book of Acts and History, during the 2016–17 academic year. Campbell’s... Read More »

Light Through the Wounds of Orlando

Friday, June 17, 2016
Omid Safi, Director of Duke's Islamic Studies Center, discusses the Orlando nightclub shooting.  

How Religion Changes The Way We View The Natural World

Thursday, June 2, 2016
Whether it's reducing carbon emissions or increasing solar energy, environmentalists see a need for people to change the way they treat the earth in the shadow of climate change. Likewise, some religion leaders see their faith as motivation to care better for the environment. Listen to WUNC... Read More »

Honoring Teaching, Leadership in Trinity College

Saturday, April 30, 2016
Some Duke teachers enjoy the challenge of introducing students to new fields of study. Language instructor JoAnne Van Tuyl once taught a class in Russian to French teaching assistants to help them understand what it’s like to be a student in a class teaching a language they didn’t know. Others... Read More »

Stephen Chapman Publishes New Book

Sunday, April 24, 2016
Stephen Chapman, associate professor of Old Testament, published 1 Samuel As Christian Scripture: A Theological Commentary. This work offers a robustly theological and explicitly Christian reading of 1 Samuel. Chapman's commentary reveals the theological drama at the heart of that biblical book as... Read More »

Norman Wirzba Publishes "Way of Love"

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Norman Wirzba, professor of Theology, Ecology, and Agrarian Studies, published Way of Love: Recovering the Heart of Christianity. In the book, Wirzba asserts that Christianity has slid off its rightful foundation, arguing that the faith only makes sense and can only be expressed in a healthy way if... Read More »

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