With the generous support of the Lilly Endowment, the Center sponsored a program in Christian Thought and Practice from 1999-2013. The program combined an integrated cluster of educational activities aimed at examining the intellectual basis for Christian thought and practice in the United States. These activities included postdoctoral fellowships for pre-tenured scholars engaged in research on historical or contemporary aspects of Christianity, congregations, or clergy; internships for Princeton graduate students to gain experience teaching in a seminary or divinity school context; and a public lecture series on topics concerned with the public understanding of religion. This program of activities supported the scholarly mission of Princeton University while also serving the interests of people of faith who wish to think deeply about the historical resources within the Christian tradition and make these accessible to a wider audience. Faculty, students, and religious leaders alike benefitted from this dynamic mix of scholarly and normative inquiry.
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