Villanova College has introduced a three-year, $three.9 million grant from the John Templeton Basis to research how the theology of human nature engages scientific approaches to humanity.
The most important grant ever in assist of an initiative within the college’s School of Liberal Arts and Sciences will assist fund Collaborative Inquiries in Christian Theological Anthropology, an interdisciplinary effort led by Jesse Couenhoven, a principal investigator within the humanities and theology departments, that may discover how the theology of human nature engages with biology and the social sciences, together with ideas equivalent to human flourishing, ethical company, freedom, and the event of advantage. The funding will assist a staff of greater than thirty fellows, mentors, and academic advisors engaged in varied actions, together with six summer time and winter workshops, displays, publications and collaborations. The initiative has obtained practically $700,000 in contributions from Villanova, the College of Notre Dame, and twelve extra faculties and universities.
“Villanova is extraordinarily proud that Dr. Couenhoven is main the investigation of this essential matter,” mentioned Amanda Grannas, the college’s affiliate vice provost for analysis and chief analysis officer. “This work is aligned with our institutional mission and perception that between true science and true faith there isn’t any intrinsic battle. This venture will discover new methods of relating faith and science, which in the end will considerably profit humanity.”