What it means to be human is a matter of renewed urgency today. As we are pressed by advances in technology and the sciences, 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. The Center for Religion and the Human (CRH) book series, published simultaneously by Indiana University Press on the Manifold Platform and in traditional paper and e-book media form, will introduce readers to new scholarly work that addresses the humanity, post-humanity, and inhumanity of the world we inhabit.
Funded by grants from the Luce Foundation and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research 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. CRH works in partnership with other units at IUB to engage undergraduate and graduate students, as well as communities beyond the university campus in public-facing scholarship.