Mark Goodacre is something of a Biblical sleuth. A leading New Testament scholar, he is often tapped to sort out hoax from authentic evidence when someone announces a new “discovery” from the early Christian era.
DURHAM -- Duke University says “several dozen” of its students, faculty and post-docs are affected by the travel ban U.S. President Donald Trump slapped on nationals of seven predominantly Muslim countries to start the weekend.
The university’s chief spokesman, Vice President for Public Affairs and Government Relations Michael Schoenfeld, said Duke officials “are in contact” with them.
Dear President Trump, Vice President Pence, Members of the Trump Administration and 115th Congress,
USA Today reports how researchers have revealed that an object resembling a burnt stick turned out to be one of the oldest known copies of the text fundamental to both Jews and Christians. Duke Professor Marc Brettler provided comments for the story. The full article is available on the USA Today web site.
David Morgan is the latest to take part in our “Four Questions with” series. His influential and acclaimed work on religion and visual culture will be familiar to many of our readers. Morgan is Professor of Religion with a secondary appointment in the Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies at Duke University. He is the chair of the Duke Department of Religion as well.
A new study reignites the thorny debate over biblical accuracy
Once upon a time, Abraham owned a camel. According to the Book of Genesis, he probably owned lots of camels. The Bible says that Abraham, along with other patriarchs of Judaism and Christianity, used domesticated camels — as well as donkeys, sheep, oxen and slaves — in his various travels and trade agreements. Or did he?
May 9, 2014: Dean Margaret M. Mitchell has announced that, upon recommendation from the Divinity School's Alumni Council, the Board of Trustees of the Baptist Theological Union has named Laurie L. Patton (AM 1986, PhD 1991 in the History of Religions area) as the Divinity School's Alumna of the Year for 2015.
"Roses from the Late French Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke"; translations & essay by David Need; pen & ink drawings by Clare Johnson
Excerpt from David Need's introduction: "Rilke’s Roses calls us into a more intimate relationship with things, asking us to consider the material world as sister of our imagination, rather than nameless patient of our ideas.