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.
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
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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The World Does Not Revolve Around You
The Rev. Tish Harrison Warren, Anglican priest, author, and writer for the New York Times, grapples with the nature of patience, and the related questions of humility and control. Why is patience so hard to practice?
Tish Harrison Warren
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
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.