What it means to be human is a matter of renewed urgency today. As we are pressed by advances in technology and biology, on the one hand, and by rapid social and political change, on the other, theology and religious studies promise a space of reflection, perspective, and new possibilities. Funded by grants from the Luce Foundation and the Office of the Vice Provost at Indiana University Bloomington, the Center for Religion and the Human supports interdisciplinary and cross-cultural research on religion which attends to these new realities while being rooted in IUB’s traditions of excellence in humanist, social-scientific and historical scholarship.
The Center had its formal launch on September 26, 2019. The first issue of American Religion is out now!
Apply to the Being Human Summer Institute. We seek applications from early-career scholars for a series of four-day workshops that will take place during the second week of August each year and maintain the same cohort for a three-year cycle (2020-2022).