Selected Research Projects
in Religious Studies and Theology

  • Center for the Study of Religion
    [The Center at Princeton University supports a number of projects. For current information, see the linked web pages.]
  • Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture
    [Located at Indiana University - Purdue University at Indianapolis, the Center currently is midway through a project (funded by the Lilly Endowment) on the teaching and practice of religion in higher education. The project is expected to produce ethnographic accounts of religion on four campuses in the U.S.: an African American University, a Roman Catholic University, a Protestant liberal arts college, and a large state-supported university.]
  • Danish Pluralism Project
    [An academic research project to document growing religious diversity in Denmark.]
  • Leonard E. Greenburg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life
    [Publisher of Religion in the News, the Center is located at Trinity College in Connecticut.]
  • Louisville Institute
    [The Institute is part of a project at the Louisville Presbyterian Seminary that is funded by the Lilly Endowment and supports a program for the study of American religion. The main goals are to contribute toward understanding of American religion and encourage the vitality of American religious institutions through grants and conferences. Areas of particular interest are Protestantism, Catholicism, African-American churches, and Hispanic religious experience.]
  • Material History of American Religion Project
    [Based at Columbia Theological Seminary and supported by the Lilly Endowment, the project suppports studiy of the history of American religion with a focus on material objects and economics.]
  • Pew Forum on Religion and American Public Life
    [Projects supported by the Pew Charitable Trusts.]
  • The Pluralism Project
    [Begun under support from the Lilly Endowment and directed by Diana Eck, the project has engaged students and scholars in study and documentation of "the growing religious diversity of the United States, with a special view to its new immigrant religious communities.]
  • Project Wittenberg
    [The project involves "an ad hoc group of individuals dedicated to posting on the internet cross-section of classic and historic texts written by Lutherans."]
  • Religion, Family, and Culture Project
    [Directed by Don Browning in coordination with the Louisville Institute and supported by the Lilly Endowment, the project "seeks to address the broad contemporary crisis in American family culture from a diverse array of theological, historical, legal, biblical, and cultural perspectives.]
  • Religion, Immigration and Civic Life
    [Research supported and coordinated by the Social Science Research Council "to stimulate scholars of immigration to take up neglected questions of religion in immigrant life and scholars of religion to consider how their perspectives might contribute to new interpretations of immigration issues." Includes working groups and support for younger scholars.]
  • Religious Pluralism in Southern California
    [The project examines the impact that religious pluralism is having on civic life in Southern California. It is funded by a grant from the Ford Foundation.]
  • Symbolism, Media and the Lifecourse Project
    [Directed by Steward M. Hoover of the University of Colorado at Boulder and funded by a grant from the Lilly Foundation, the project will support study of new trends in religion and the media.]
  • White House Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
    [A U.S. federal-government supported project from the executive branch.]

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