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CSLR Research Projects

The Center for the Study of Law and Religion sponsors several research projects on discrete themes that have religion at their core but command the analysis of several other disciplines, not the least law and legal theory.  Most projects yield public forums and publications.  Larger projects are driven by a team of Emory senior fellows and scholars from other institutions; some consist of a series of multiyear initiatives, often with the generous support of both Emory University and external benefactors.

In Their Own Words

"Happiness is both a perennial topic and a currently fashionable one, and the relation between some of the current trends in positive psychology and the traditions in philosophy and theology are as yet unclear, so this is an opportune time to take stock and to focus on the topic. What most intrigues me about the "Pursuit of Happiness" project is the way it brings scientists, humanities scholars, and theologians around the same table. The "dialects" that we use in our respective professional worlds are so diverse that our meetings sometimes feel like Babel, or chaos; and some members are a little troubled by that; but its an adventure. Moreover, the usual turf battles that go on within academic fields are completely irrelevant here, which is quite refreshing."

–Philip L. Reynolds