Research Initiatives

Current Research Initiatives


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Hope & Optimism: Conceptual and Empirical Investigations is a research initiative to study the theoretical, empirical, and practical dimensions of hope, optimism, and related traits.






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The Experience Project is a research initiative that explores the nature and implications of transformative experiences, the character of religious and spiritual experiences, and how work on transformative experiences may illumine our understanding of religious and spiritual experiences.






Past Research Initiatives


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The Analytic Theology research initiative promotes interdisciplinary work at the intersection of analytic philosophy and theology.





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The Problem of Evil in Modern and Contemporary Thought research initiative funds new work on the problem of evil, focusing on skeptical theism, early modern philosophy, and the problem of pain.





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