Programs in Christian Thought and Practice at the Center for the Study of Religion

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Start Date: 
Mon, 05/01/2000
End Date: 
Sun, 12/31/2000

Under the auspices of the Center for the Study of Religion at Princeton University, Robert Wuthnow directed a series of educational programs aimed at strengthening the intellectual foundations on which diverse professional and lay religious leadership in the United State depends. The programs consisted of: (1) an annual visiting lectureship for distinguished scholar-teachers specializing in Christian thought and practice; (2) fellowships for visiting scholars engaged in research on historical or contemporary aspects of the Christian tradition and its communities and congregations; (3) internships for graduate students who wish to gain teaching experience in a seminary or divinity school context; (4) freshman seminars to encourage students understanding of the Christian traditions; (5) annual symposia for clergy, community leaders, scholars and students to discuss implications of contemporary social change for faith communities; and (6) a public lecture series on topics concerned with the public understanding of religion. These programs aimed at bringing together the concerns of faith communities and the resources of a major university in examining questions of Christian thought and practice in order to strengthen Christian ministry.