Center for Christianity and Scholarship





Director: Edward Dixon

Contact: [email protected], 202-270-8821

Duke University

608 N Buchanan Blvd, Durham, NC   27701

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Established as a non-profit corporation in August 2012, the Center for Christianity and Scholarship is an independent education organization interacting particularly with faculty and students at Duke University, with plans to include other universities and colleges in North Carolina’s Research Triangle. The Center explores intersections of Christian thought with the scholarly and academic life of the university.  Drawing upon multiple Christian traditions, it seeks to create and sustain a community of scholars and students interested and engaged in discovering what it means to think as Christians about the workings of the physical world, social structures, history, art, philosophy, and other fields of study.  The Center intends thereby to encourage the intellectual discipleship of Christians, both in the university and in the broader community; to engage in respectful dialogue with those who hold other worldviews and belief systems; to participate in the university’s search for knowledge and understanding; and to contribute to the general welfare of society.

The mission of Duke University is to provide a superior liberal education to undergraduate students, attending not only to their intellectual growth but also to their development as adults committed to high ethical standards and full participation as leaders in their communities; to prepare future members of the learned professions for lives of skilled and ethical service by providing excellent graduate and professional education; to advance the frontiers of knowledge and contribute boldly to the international community of scholarship; to promote an intellectual environment built on a commitment to free and open inquiry; to help those who suffer, cure disease, and promote health, through sophisticated medical research and thoughtful patient care; to provide wide ranging educational opportunities, on and beyond our campuses, for traditional students, active professionals and life-long learners using the power of information technologies; and to promote a deep appreciation for the range of human difference and potential, a sense of the obligations and rewards of citizenship, and a commitment to learning, freedom and truth.

Duke University Figures

Students 14,500
Academic Staff 1,800
Total 16,300