David Morgan Being Interviewed

David Morgan Interviewed About His Book

Sunday, March 22, 2020
David Morgan was recently a fellow at University of Utrecht, where he work-shopped his new book manuscript The Thing About Religion. The director of the program there interviewed him, and this is the link to the interview:    

UN Must Investigate the Killing of Protesters in Iran

Friday, November 29, 2019
UN Must Investigate the Killing of Protesters in Iran Friday, 29 November 2019   A group of prominent Iranians have appealed to the United Nations to take immediate action on Iran and appoint a commission to investigate the human rights violations in the... Read More »

Jenny Knust Interviewed on The Bible as a Living Document

Thursday, September 26, 2019
Our faculty member Jennifer Knust was interviewed on "The Bible for Normal People," on To listen, click here.
Ph.D. graduate Hunter Bandy with advisor David Morgan

A New Crop of Ph.D.s

Monday, May 13, 2019
Congratulations to the recent graduates of the Ph.D.!  The Graduate Program in Religion graduated nine Ph.D. students in the period from September 2018 - May 2019.  September: Kara Slade (CTS, Advisor- Willie Jennings); Marvin Wickware (CTS, Advisor Willie J. Jennings); David Smith (NT,... Read More »
Statue of Santa Claus kneeling next to baby Jesus in a manger

Is Religious Kitsch Offensive? The Answer is in the Eye of the Beholder

Friday, May 10, 2019 (RNS) — Shopping at Walmart a few years ago, David Morgan saw a statuette of Santa Claus praying on one knee before a cross and knew he had to have it. Morgan, a professor and religious... Read More »
Papa Francesco

Prof. Marc Z. Brettler Given Papal Audience

Thursday, March 28, 2019
Duke's own Prof. Marc Z. Brettler was recently granted an audience with Pope Francis on March 27. He and Duke alumna Amy-Jill Levine co-authored “The Jewish Annotated New Testament”, first published in 2011. As Levine is teaching in Rome at the moment and Brettler was to... Read More »
Leela Prasad

Prof. Leela Prasad Receives Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship

Thursday, March 28, 2019
Duke's own Leela Prasad has officially accepted the Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship. Leela will conduct ethnographic research in Maharashtra, India, a state that collaborates with NGOs to run a “Gandhi Study Program” in its prisons. Her goal is to study how ex-prisoners exposed to Gandhi’s... Read More »
Photo of Professor Leela Prasad, with backdrop of books

What Can Prisoners Learn From Gandhi?

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
By Duke Global staff Prasad’s study examines prisoners who are exposed to writings on compassion, non-violence and freedom through a voluntary Gandhi Study Program in Maharashtra(link is external), a state in India. The program is run by a collaboration between the state government and... Read More »
Blue text writing on beige background: 2019 Dean's Award's

2019 Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentoring

Monday, January 14, 2019
Special shout out and congratulations to our very own Leela Prasad, recipient of the 2019 Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentoring!!! Congratulations! :) ___________________________________________________ January 14, 2019 The Graduate School has announced the recipients of its 2019 Dean's... Read More »
Portrait of Rilke (1906) by Paula Modersohn-Becker (1876-1907) oil on tempera board

From Notebooks & Personal Papers - Rainer Maria Rilke (Author) David Need (Translator)

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) is recognized as one of the great poets of 20th century European modernism. From 1921-1926, he lived in southern Switzerland, in a region called the Valais. Following the completion of the Duino Elegies and Sonnets to Orpheus, Rilke began to work in both French and... Read More »