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The Center for the Study of Religion at Princeton University is a major academic initiative that aims to encourage greater intellectual exchange and interdisciplinary scholarly studies about religion through diverse perspectives of the humanities and social sciences. Founded in 1999, the Center is committed to scholarly research and teaching that examines religion comparatively and empirically in its diverse historical and contemporary manifestations.

  • Jonathan Walton
    The annual Doll Lecture on Religion and Money will be given by Jonathan Walton, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church, Harvard University, and Professor of Religion and Society, Harvard Divinity School. He will speak on "'Blessed and Highly Favored!' The Cultural Appeal of the 'Health and Wealth Gospel' in the USA."
  • example of Buddhist charitable giving
    Charity (Sanskrit: dāna, derived from the same Indo-European root as Latin: dōnum, gift) is the most fundamental of all Buddhist virtues, and rituals of donation are important throughout Buddhism. This day-long symposium on May 3, 2014 is intended to help develop conversations about dāna from a variety of disciplines, including history, ethics, philosophy, ritual studies, and anthropology.