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Professor Marc Brettler featured on Duke's Faculty Reads

Professor Marc Brettler featured on Duke's Faculty Reads

Thursday, November 16, 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-OWaNF5f98&feature=youtu.be

Congratulations to Professor Richard Jaffe and his Mindfulness Across the Disciplines initiative member

Friday, November 10, 2017
Congratulations to Richard Jaffe and his initiative's members, Holly Rogers (CAPS), Denise Comer (Thompson Writing Program), and Moria Smolski (Psychiatry), Mindfulness Across the Disciplines, having been awarded an Intellectual Planning Grant for 2018.
Professor Mona Hassan's book: Longing for the Lost Caliphate: A Transregional History will receive award

Professor Mona Hassan's book: Longing for the Lost Caliphate: A Transregional History will receive award

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Congratulations to Professor Mona Hassan! We are delighted to announce that Longing for the Lost Caliphate: A Transregional History, has been selected to receive the AAR's (American Academy of Religion) Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion in the Historical Studies category.

Position Announcement - Early Christianity

Monday, September 18, 2017
Position Announcement Early Christianity   The Department of Religious Studies within Trinity College of Arts & Sciences at Duke University invites applications and nominations for a position in the study of Early Christianity, at the rank of (tenure-track) Assistant or (tenured)... Read More »
In Memoriam: Kalman P. Bland (1942-2017)

In Memoriam: Kalman P. Bland (1942-2017)

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Kalman P. Bland (1942–2017), a longtime member of the American Academy of Religion, was professor emeritus of religious studies at Duke University, amateur violist, conversationalist extraordinaire, and embodiment of the Platonic ideal of thoughtfulness. Kalman received his BA in philosophy from... Read More »
Mourning the Loss of a Beloved Professor

Mourning the Loss of a Beloved Professor

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Kalman P. Bland, Professor Emeritus of the Department of Religious Studies, Duke University, died on July 15, 2017, in Chesterfield Royal Hospital in Derbyshire, UK. He became seriously ill while traveling with his partner, Annabel Wharton, in Italy and England; doctors... Read More »
A 3-D digital scan throws a Buddha statue's carvings into sharp relief

A 3-D digital scan throws a Buddha statue's carvings into sharp relief

Thursday, June 22, 2017
What makes this sixth-century Chinese object, the Cosmic Buddha, exceptional are the detailed narrative scenes that cover its surface, representing moments in the life of the historical Buddha as well as the Realms of Existence, a symbolic map of the Buddhist world. A laser passing over the... Read More »

B4NP Podcast Episode 13: "On Being a Jewish Biblical Scholar"

Monday, June 19, 2017
This week’s episode explores how Judaism engages modern biblical scholarship which is often hostile to that tradition. Our guest is Marc Z. Brettler, Bernice and Morton Lerner Professor of Judaic Studies, Duke University. He is the author and editor of several important books including ... Read More »
Is the Old Testament dying?

Is the Old Testament dying?

Thursday, May 18, 2017
But Marc Brettler, professor in Judaic studies at Duke University agreed there’s simply not enough solid data to prove that Bible knowledge is dying. The speculative dimension, he said, reminds him of Mark Twain’s famous phrase: “Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated... Read More »
Professor Marc Brettler assisting with fact-checking for new cookbook

Professor Marc Brettler assisting with fact-checking for new cookbook

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
By Jill Warren Lucas - Correspondent As a renowned expert on the Old Testament, Duke professor Marc Brettler has been recruited many times to fact-check scholarly texts that cite the Bible. But there was something unexpected about a recent inquiry. Joan Nathan, a James Beard... Read More »

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