Published on April 15, 2020 by Sean Flynt  
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The TheoPsych project seeks new insights concerning human nature

Samford University science and religion professor Josh Reeves has earned a grant from the TheoPsych project at Fuller Theological Seminary, which seeks new insights concerning human nature by bringing together psychological science with relevant theological inquiry. At Samford, the $6,000 grant will support interdisciplinary conversations on psychology and Christianity over the course of three semesters for Samford faculty.

Reeves said Samford faculty will be invited to participate beginning late this summer, with the first of five seminars tentatively scheduled for September and continuing through September, 2021. In addition to discussion of key questions and debates in selected literature, the seminars will provide participants with summaries of research and bibliographies to encourage further reading.

TheoPsych: Bringing Theology to Mind, is funded by The John Templeton Foundation, which has supported initiatives of Samford’s Center for Science and Religion, many of them led by Reeves during his service to the center.
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