On April 8-9, Duke Divinity School will host documentary filmmakers Rudy and Shirley Nelson. On April 8 at 8 p.m. they will present a showing of their film, “Precarious Peace: God and Guatemala.” The film explores questions on what it takes to end a war and ensure peace. On April 9, the Divinity School will host a discussion of the Nelsons’ recently published novel, The Risk of Returning, at 2:30 p.m. The book is a historical novel set in Guatemala in the 1980s reflecting the tragedy and heroism co-existing within Guatemala’s religious communities.
From February 16-18, Duke Divinity School and Blacknall Memorial Presbyterian Church in Durham hosted “The Word Made Fresh,” a series of lectures, concerts, and workshops that focused on theology and the arts through the lens of poetry, music, and Scripture. The events featured poet, priest, and English literature scholar Malcolm Guite, singer-songwriter Steve Bell, and Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts director and theologian Jeremy Begbie. Audio recordings of the event are available on iTunes U.
The director of Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts (DITA), Jeremy Begbie, has written a new book in the field of theology and the arts. Music, Modernity, and God will be available in the U.S. at the end of the month.