Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Hartford Institute for Religion Research?
We are a group of scholars who study religious groups and
organizations. We are part of Hartford Seminary. Each of us
teaches, does research, and writes on a diverse set of religious
topics. We do not directly address theological or biblical
questions, rather we study the social scientific dynamics of
religious organizations. We also network and do collaborative research with many denominations, scholars, and independent organizations around the country.
Who is Hartford Seminary?
Hartford Seminary is a non-denominational graduate-level theological educational institution.
What does Hartford Seminary do?
Hartford Seminary lives out its purpose by focusing on four
interrelated and integrated areas of expertise: developing
leaders for communities of faith and ministry in daily life; working
with religious institution of all faiths to strengthen the well being
of their communities; supporting the lived faith of Muslims and
Christian through interfaith engagement; and reflecting on the
literature, theology, ethics, worship, and traditions of Judaism,
Christianity and Islam as they enrich faithful living in contemporary
life. You can learn more about the Seminary by visiting its
primary web site at http://www.hartsem.edu.
Who can I contact to get an answer in regard to a specific area of interest?
Our contact information page lists all of our
faculty and their areas of expertise.
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