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Research centre will focus on scholarship and faith

November 8, 2011 2 Comments

Providing a place for scholars to conduct research on the relationship between Christian faith, academic learning and the contemporary world is the focus of the new Canadian Centre for Scholarship and the Christian Faith (CCSCF) established by Concordia University College of Alberta in Edmonton and announced last week.

Rev. Dr. Bill Anderson is director of the Canadian Centre for Scholarship and the Christian Faith

The director of the CCSCF, Rev. Dr. Bill Anderson, says there are many “exciting ideas being presented in the academic world from many different disciplines—and this unique centre provides a medium for disseminating the relevance of these ideas from a Christian perspective for both the academic world and the general public.”

The CCSCF will hold its first annual conference on the theme of The Humanities and the Christian Faith, May 3 and 4, 2012.

Future conferences will look at The Social Sciences and the Christian Faith (2013), The Creative and Performing Arts and the Christian Faith (2014), The Sciences and the Christian Faith (2015) and Business and the Christian Faith (2016).

Dr. Anderson notes that “both the general public and academics continue to show a strong interest in religion—and that the new Canadian Centre for Scholarship and the Christian Faith wants to be central in sharing that passion with intellectual, cultural and academic rigour.”

The Canadian Centre for Scholarship and the Christian Faith receives funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).


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    Good to hear because scholarship is very much important. Everyone having faith but no one was interested to do it and also not having sacrificing and helping tendency.

  • Carlos Lange said:

    This news is excellent. The Reformation grew out of the academic environment, and this Centre has the potential to cater to those roots and to open an important dialogue. God bless.
    (Carlos Lange, Edmonton)

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