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. 64
Have You Eaten Yet?
David de Leon joins Matt Croasmun for a discussion of hospitality and solidarity and justice, applying the parable of the Great Banquet to cultures of inhospitality, and especially to the context of the increased targeting, discrimination, marginalization, and violence against the Asian American community over the past year.
David de Leon & Matt Croasmun
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A Prayer for Thinking Hearts
Etty Hillesum’s words, written written by a victim of a genocide in which numerous self-identified Christians participated, express a central aspect of what Christian spirituality ought to be: through prayer and a life of following Jesus, we might “give space” to God, to borrow a phrase from Rowan Williams. In ourselves and in the world we are creating “a habitation for God.”
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.