At the heart of DITA’s work is a group of doctoral students who are engaged in innovative and rigorous research.


DITA is a crucial initiative at a key time in our world. Insofar as it is investing in future leaders of the church by offering students a theologically careful, culturally intelligent, aesthetically rich, and pastorally wise understanding of the arts, it performs an invaluable service both to academy and church for the sake of a winsome witness in our society.”

David Taylor, Th.D. alum, Assistant Professor of Theology and Culture at Fuller Theological Seminary and director of Brehm Texas, an initiative in worship, theology, and the arts.


Doctoral Research on Theology and the Arts

Entering students work within theological disciplines such as Bible, church history, theology, ethics, homiletics, Christian formation, and also at the intersection of these disciplines with fields such as political science, peacemaking and reconciliation, medicine, and the arts. The program is intentionally interdisciplinary, and students have access to the resources of both the wider University and partner institutions (including UNC-Chapel Hill, NC Central University, and NC State University).


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