Our purpose is to help people envision and pursue lives worthy of our humanity. We see theology as a way of life seeking understanding. So our work takes its shape in research, teaching, and public engagement expressed through two initiatives.
Christ & Flourishing
What it means to be human and how to flourish are hotly contested in our world. We believe that Jesus Christ is the key to human flourishing, and that his life and work can revitalize and transform Christian higher education, the church, and through them, the world.
Podcast / For the life of the world
Episode No. 48
Patience with Yourself
Miroslav Volf and Ryan McAnnally-Linz reflect on Karl Rahner's admonition to be patient with oneself. The discussion begins by recognizing the gap between who you are now and who you aspire to be, and proceeds with the need to keep the tension alive, working and bearing with your limitations, and exploring the freedom of a serene patience with oneself. Serenity is not acquiescence to vice or bad habits. But it represents a courageous long-term peace with your imperfections—an effort to recognize oneself as rooted in divine love and grace and acceptance, even as you pursue a vision of a better self.
Miroslav Volf & Ryan McAnnally-Linz
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Education & the Life Worth Living
What is an education for? What does it have to do with real life—not just any life, but a life worth living? Explore our Yale undergrad seminar taught by Matt Croasmun, and aimed at the goal of preparing students to put the question of the good life at the heart of their college education.
Who we are
Founder & Director, Yale Center for Faith & Culture
The Yale Center for Faith & Culture is led by theologian Miroslav Volf, the Henry B. Wright Professor of Systematic Theology at Yale Divinity School. He is author/editor of more than 20 books, including Exclusion & Embrace—which was named one of the best 100 books of the twentieth century—as well as A Public Faith: On How Followers of Christ Should Serve the Common Good, Allah: A Christian Response,and most recently, For the Life of the World: Theology That Makes a Difference.