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Postdoc in Public Theology at Berkeley

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The Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion has announced a postdoctoral fellowship in Public Theology. The position will be supported by a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation.

Funded by the Henry Luce Foundation, the Berkeley Public Theology Program brings together a group of scholars from fields across the humanities and social sciences, with specializations in a wide array of religious traditions. Our three-year initiative is dedicated to exploring the place of theology in public life, past and present. Theology is here meant broadly as the constellation of conceptual commitments and modes of inquiry that together enable communities to investigate and understand the world in religious terms. We propose to open this subject up to varied disciplinary approaches. Subjects might include, but are not limited to: theology and the institutions of secular life; theological aspects of politics; theology and law; art, literature, and
theological inquiry; theology and social formations, and so on. We will consider applicants from all relevant disciplines whose work promises to advance the research aims of the Berkeley Public Theology Program.

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2016. For more information, including eligibility guidelines and application instructions, see the full call here.

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