Join our mailing list

Jeremy Begbie

Thomas A. Langford Research Professor of Theology

Jeremy Begbie is Thomas A. Langford Distinguished Research Professor in Theology at Duke Divinity School, North Carolina, and McDonald Agape Director and founder 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. Prior to his present appointment, he held a personal chair at the University of St Andrews and was Associate Principal of Ridley Hall, Cambridge.

Educated largely in Scotland, before studying theology at Aberdeen and Cambridge, he read music and philosophy at Edinburgh University. Holding piano performing and teaching qualifications, he is also an oboist, and a Fellow of the Royal School of Church Music.

He is author of a number of books, including A Peculiar Orthodoxy: Reflections on Theology and the Arts (Baker Academic), Redeeming Transcendence in the Arts: Bearing Witness to the Triune God (Eerdmans), Theology, Music and Time (CUP), Resounding Truth: Christian Wisdom in the World of Music (Baker), Music, Modernity, and God (OUP), and Abundantly More: The Theological Promise of the Arts in a Reductionist World (Baker, forthcoming 2023). He tours widely as a speaker, specializing in multimedia performance-lectures. Recent engagements have included preaching, speaking and performing in universities and churches in North America, Hong Kong and Australia.

Last Updated: 11/15/2022

View all Resources or Publications by Jeremy Begbie.