Jeremy Begbie, Director

Jeremy Begbie is the inaugural holder of the Thomas A. Langford Research Professor in Theology. He teaches systematic theology, and he specializes in the interface between theology and the arts. His particular research interests are in the interplay between music and theology. Professor Begbie spends one semester each year (currently spring) at Duke Divinity School and the other semester at Cambridge. He is also senior member at Wolfson College, Cambridge, and an affiliated lecturer in the faculty of music at the University of Cambridge.

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Daniel Train, Assistant Director

Daniel Train has served as a postdoctoral associate for DITA since 2013. He received his Ph.D. in English from Baylor University with a concentration in Religion and Literature. He has published articles on authors as varied as the Venerable Bede, Ernest Hemingway, and Irish poet Eavan Boland, and he is completing a manuscript entitled Regarding Beauty: Flannery O’Connor and the Hermeneutics of Peace. Dr. Train teaches a variety of courses on the intersection of theology and the arts, and he has worked closely with students and faculty throughout the divinity school to create further opportunities for engagement with the arts.