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Advent : Film and Music

The word Advent transliterates the Latin adventus, which means “coming.” This guide provides resources for pastors and lay people to prepare the church community for the first coming of Christ.

Journal of Religion and Films

Streaming Audio and Video

  • Naxos Music Library
    Stream music from over 75,000 discs--primarily classical, jazz, and world music.
  • Naxos Music Library. Jazz
  • Naxos Video Library
    Nearly 1500 streaming videos of classical music performances, opera, ballet, live concerts and documentaries, includes the Naxos DVD label, Opus Arte, Arthaus, Dacapo, EuroArts, among others.
  • Alexander Street Press Music Online
    Includes the following streaming audio databases, also linked individually below: Smithsonian Global Sound, Contemporary World Music, Classical Music Library, Jazz Music Library, and American Song.
  • Smithsonian Global Sound (Alexander Street Press)
    Offers nearly 3000 discs which document the world's musical and aural traditions, featuring Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.
  • Contemporary World Music (Alexander Street Press)
    Over 16,000 discs of world music, including reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz, Indian classical, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku, and more.
  • American Song (Alexander Street Press)
    Over 7,000 discs documenting America's past in song, including songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, and cowboys, as well as songs of Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, anti-war protests, and more.

  • Jazz Music Library (Alexander Street Press)
    Nearly 11,000 discs covering a wide spectrum of jazz artists, ensembles, albums, and genres.

  • Classical Music Library (Alexander Street Press).
    Nearly 8,000 discs of classical music from all periods and from major labels such as including Hyperion, Bridge Records, Sanctuary Classics, Artemis-Vanguard, Hänssler Classic, and Vox
  • DRAM (Database of Recorded American Music)
    Recordings from independent record labels and sound archives, featuring complete original liner notes and essays from such labels as New World Records, CRI, Albany, and Cedille

Films Available for Check Out at the Lily Library

The links below conduct searches in the Duke's library catalog.  

Jesus Christ -- Drama

Bible films

Religious films

To find videos in the Lily Library limit search results to "video and dvd" under the "format" drop down menu. DVD's must be checked out from Lily Library and can not be transferred to the Divinity School Library. 


The Ten Commandments

The Passion of The Christ 

The Greatest Story Ever Told 

Jesus Christ Superstar 

The King of Kings 


Subject Guide

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