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Duke Faculty Reads: Curtis Freeman

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Click here to watch Curtis Freeman, research professor of theology and director of the Baptist House of Studies at Duke Divinity School, discuss his book “Undomesticated Dissent: Democracy and the Public Virtue of Religious Nonconformity.”

Professor Colón-Emeric Meets with Pope Francis

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
On Oct. 19, Assistant Professor of Christian Theology Edgardo Colón-Emeric had an audience with Pope Francis as part of a delegation from the Methodist-Catholic Dialogue. The Methodist delegation presented the pope with a Spanish translation Colón-Emeric was asked to create of the dialogue’s latest... Read More »

Religious Studies Professors Chosen for Together Duke Seed Grants

Sunday, November 19, 2017
Congratulations to Associate Professor Richard Jaffe and Assistant Professor Joseph Winters! Their respective projects, "Mindfulness Across the Disciplines," and "Race, Religion, and Volatile Political Movements," were selected by the Office of the Provost for funding through the Intellectual... Read More »

Zoutendam Wins Goodwin Prize

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
First year PhD candidate in World Christianity Erin Zoutendam has won the 2017 Goodwin Prize for Excellence in Theological Writing for her essay entitled, "The Body, the Heart, and Desire: Catherine of Siena's Theology of Tears."  Essays that are chosen must demonstrate the following elements... Read More »

Chronicle of Higher Education Features GPR Alumna

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Dr. Jana Bennett, a 2005 alumna of the Graduate Program in Religion, was interviewed by The Chronicle of Higher Education regarding her participation in the Preparing Future Faculty program.  Jana is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at University of Dayton, Ohio. Read the whole story... Read More »

Duke is Well Represented at AAR/SBL

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
A number of GPR students and faculty will be presenting in the AAR/SBL to be held in Boston, MA November 18-21.  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 the field of... Read More »

Teaching & Learning Workshop on Constructing a Syllabus

Monday, October 16, 2017
Teaching & Learning is pleased to welcome Prof. Randall Styers on November 6th @ 2:30p in 0013W for a conversation about constructing a syllabus to facilitate productive engagement when teaching religion.  Prof. Styers is the Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at the University... Read More »

Jeff Nicolaisen Isn't Just Monkeying Around

Monday, October 2, 2017
Jeff Nicolaisen researches Life Conservationist Association, a Buddhist-founded animal protection group in Taiwan, with a focus on human-dog-monkey interactions. This year he visited the monkeys at Shoushan Mountain in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. At Shoushan, a local group works to educate citizens about... Read More »

Doctoral Programs Host Dr. Matt Ashley for Kickoff Event

Thursday, September 14, 2017
Dr. Stephen Chapman and Dr. Ross Wagner hosted a kickoff event Wednesday, September 13 for their two-year, $30,000 Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning grant.  The grant is designed to promote pedagogical formation, and involves doctoral students and faculty in religion and theology.... Read More »

Is America Losing Its Religion of Football?

Monday, September 11, 2017
By Martin E. Marty, Sightings The Monday Sightings is back, after a hiatus occasioned not by any lack of topics or scenes on which to focus but by the academic calendar at the University of Chicago, from which post we do our scanning, skimming, and probing. Surveying the places where “... Read More »

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