Research Initiatives

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The Center is at the cutting edge in leading large-scale, interdisciplinary research initiatives to investigate and generate popular interest in some of our most pressing questions about God, the universe, and the human condition. Since 2010, we have received $13 million in outside grant funding and have collaborated with Cornell University, UNC-Chapel Hill, the University of Pennsylvania, and a number of other institutions.


Past Research Initiatives

The Experience Project (2014-2017) (A $5.2 million research initiative investigating the nature and implications of transformative, religious, and spiritual experiences)

Hope & Optimism: Conceptual and Empirical Investigations (2013-2017) (A $5.2 million research initiative investigating the theoretical, empirical, and practical dimensions of hope, optimism, and related states)

The Analytic Theology Project (2010-2014) (A $2.5 million research initiative promiting interdisciplinary work at the intersection of analytic philosophy and theology)

The Problem of Evil in Modern and Contemporary Thought Project (2010-2013) (A $2.5 million research initiative promoting new work on the problem of evil, focusing on skeptical theism, early modern philosophy, and the problem of pain)


For more information about these initiatives, please visit their websites linked above or in the sidebar, or email us at