Monotheism, Nationalism, & Violence
In a new subscriber-only resource, Miroslav Volf writes: "The price monotheism always has to pay for its alliance with exclusive nationalism is the loss of its soul. When monotheism embraces exclusive nationalism, monotheism's God morphs from the creator and lover of all people and all creatures into a selfish and violent idol of a particular nation."
About Our Founder & Director
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.
We seek a world in which deep reflection on flourishing life is central to education, spiritual formation, and public discourse so that every person can wrestle with life’s most important questions and take hold of a life worthy of our humanity.
Our purpose is to help people envision and pursue lives worthy of our humanity. We see theology as a way of life seeking understanding. Our work takes its shape in research, teaching, and public engagement expressed through two initiatives: Christ & Flourishing & Life Worth Living.
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From 2003 to 2018, the Yale Center for Faith & Culture has pursued our purpose along a variety of completed initiatives, always dedicated to building bridges of religious, political, and cultural discourse, fostering truth-seeking conversations, and impacting change in individual and community life. Browse our archive of legacy projects below.
Theology of Joy & the Good Life
Building a transformative movement driven by a Christian articulation of the joy that attends the flourishing human life.
Faith & Globalization
Exploring the profound impact of religious faith in a world where political, economic and social spheres are increasingly interconnected.
Ethics & Spirituality in the Workplace
Encouraging business leaders to incorporate faith-based virtues into their work and promoting efforts to align business practice with authentic human flourishing and the global common good.