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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.

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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.

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Life Worth Living

Reviving dialogue with a diversity of world faiths and wisdom traditions to ask life's most important question: What is the shape of flourishing life?

Podcast / For the life of the world

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Episode No. 99

A Womb More Spacious Than Stars

What is the role of the Virgin Mary in Christian spiritual formation? Art historian Matthew Milliner (Wheaton College) joins Evan Rosa for a conversation about beauty of Mary in Christian spirituality—particularly for Protestants, for whom the abuses of the past have alienated them from a core component of creedal Christianity, Mary as "Theotokos," the Mother of God.

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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.

Yale College Seminar

Fall 2020

Who we are

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Miroslav Volf

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.

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Exclusion and Embrace

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If the healing word of the Gospel is to be heard today, Christian theology must find ways of speaking that address the hatred of the other. Is there any hope of embracing our enemies? Of opening the door to reconciliation?