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Jeremy Begbie

Thomas A. Langford Distinguished Research Professor of Theology
Divinity School
Duke Box 90967, Durham, NC 27708
148 Langford Bldg, Durham, NC 27708


Jeremy Begbie teaches systematic theology, and specializes in the interface between theology and the arts. His particular research interests are in the interplay between music and theology.

Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts

Previously Associate Principal of Ridley Hall, Cambridge, he has also been Honorary Professor at the University of St Andrews, where he directed the research project, Theology Through the Arts at the Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts. He is a Senior Member of Wolfson College and an Affiliated Lecturer in the Faculty of Music at the University of Cambridge.

He studied philosophy and music at Edinburgh University, and theology at Aberdeen and Cambridge. A professionally trained musician, he has performed extensively as a pianist, oboist and conductor. He is an ordained minister of the Church of England, having served for a number of years as assistant pastor of a Church in West London.

He is author of a number of books, including Voicing Creation's Praise: Towards a Theology of the Arts (T & T Clark); Theology, Music and Time (CUP), and most recently, Resounding Truth: Christian Wisdom in the World of Music (Baker/SPCK), which won the Christianity Today 2008 Book Award in the Theology/Ethics Category. He has taught widely in the UK and North America, and delivered multimedia performance-lectures across the world, from Israel to Australia and Hong Kong.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Thomas A. Langford Distinguished Research Professor of Theology · 2009 - Present Divinity School
Research Professor · 2012 - Present Divinity School

Education, Training & Certifications

University of Aberdeen (United Kingdom) · 1987 Ph.D.
University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom) · 1977 B.A.