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Jeremy Begbie

Thomas A. Langford Professor of Theology, Duke Divinity School
BA (University of Edinburgh), BD (University of Aberdeen), PhD (University of Aberdeen), ARCM (Royal College of Music), LRAM (Royal Academy of Music), FRSCM


Jeremy Begbie is the inaugural holder of the Thomas A. Langford Research Professorship in Theology at Duke Divinity School, North Carolina, and founding Director of Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts. He teaches systematic theology, and he specializes in the interface between theology and the arts. His particular research interest is the interplay between music and theology. He is also Senior Member at Wolfson College, Cambridge, and an Affiliated Lecturer in the Faculty of Music at the University of Cambridge. Previously he has been Associate Principal at Ridley Hall, Cambridge, and 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 the author of a number of books and his next book, Music, Modernity and God, is scheduled for publication by Oxford University Press in early 2014. A professionally trained and active musician, Begbie has taught widely in the UK and North America, and delivered multimedia performance-lectures across the world, from Israel to Australia and Hong Kong.


Media & Publications

  • Art, Imagination and Christian Hope: Patterns of Promise Book
  • Resonant Witness: Conversations Between Theology and Music Book
  • Music, Modernity, and God Essays in Listening Book
  • Creative Sweat Video

Jeremy Begbie is the inaugural holder of the Thomas A. Langford Research Professorship in Theology at Duke Divinity School, North Carolina, and founding Director of Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts. He teaches systematic theology, and he specializes in the interface between theology and the arts. His particular research interest is the interplay between music and theology. He is also Senior Member at Wolfson College, Cambridge, and an Affiliated Lecturer in the Faculty of Music at the University of Cambridge. Previously he has been Associate Principal at Ridley Hall, Cambridge, and 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 the author of a number of books and his next book, Music, Modernity and God, is scheduled for publication by Oxford University Press in early 2014. A professionally trained and active musician, Begbie has taught widely in the UK and North America, and delivered multimedia performance-lectures across the world, from Israel to Australia and Hong Kong.