OUR MISSION



We convene leading thinkers in an interdisciplinary research environment where theology makes an impact on global concerns, and we share those discoveries to change the way people think and act.

The Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton, New Jersey, is an ecumenical institute for interdisciplinary research in the field of religion. James I. McCord founded it in 1978 to cultivate a theological renaissance through dialogue. Our mission is inspired by McCord’s vision and values – dedication to scholarship, openness to new ideas, generosity of spirit, and commitment to fresh thinking.



FROM THE DIRECTOR

Thank you for your interest in learning more about the mission and program of the Center of Theological Inquiry (CTI) in Princeton, NJ.

CTI was founded in 1978 as a New Jersey nonprofit corporation for educational purposes under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. CTI’s mission statement sets out those purposes:

We convene leading thinkers in an interdisciplinary research environment where theology makes an impact on global concerns, and we share those discoveries to change the way people think and act.

While our work is rooted in the interdisciplinary contribution of Christian theology to questions of global concern, CTI welcomes outstanding scholars in all branches of inquiry in the humanities and sciences, and any field of study in religion, including Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. Scholars from across all these academic disciplines are integral to our educational mission. They benefit from a collaborative research program that is conducive to the free exchange of ideas and fresh thinking on complex problems.

If you welcome our research environment for dialogue across disciplines, please support CTI with your donation. Thank you again for your interest.

William Storrar, PhD


BOARD OF TRUSTEES

The Center of Theological Inquiry (CTI) is an independent, ecumenical institution for advanced research in Princeton, and a not-for-profit corporation of the State of New Jersey. CTI is governed by a Board of Trustees which is committed to its founding mission, sound operation, and strategic development.

OFFICERS

  • Fred Anderson, Chair
  • Charles Wall, Vice Chair
  • Nancy Hearne, Secretary
  • Robert Hendrickson, Treasurer

TRUSTEES

  • Robert Gunn
  • Dale Irvin
  • Roy Lennox
  • Douglas Leonard
  • Jon Pott

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  • Judith Scheide
  • William Storrar
  • Jay Vawter
  • Charles Wall
  • Judy Wornat

HONORARY TRUSTEES

  • Craig Barnes
  • Bruce Freeman
  • Richard Mouw
  • Krista Tippett

ACADEMIC ADVISORY PANEL

Standards of excellence in research are conceived and implemented by acknowledged leaders in their respective academic disciplines, to whom scholars are drawn. For this reason, the Director of the Center of Theological Inquiry is advised on academic matters by a panel of distinguished scholars in the field of advanced research.

CTI ACADEMIC ADVISORY PANEL

  • João Biehl, Susan Dod Brown Professor of Anthropology, Princeton University
  • John Bowlin, Robert L. Stuart Associate Professor of Philosophy and Christian Ethics, Princeton Theological Seminary
  • Francis Clooney, S.J., Parkman Professor of Divinity and Professor of Comparative Theology, Harvard University
  • Angela Creager, Thomas M. Siebel Professor in the History of Science, Princeton University
  • David Fergusson, FBA, FRSE, Professor of Divinity, University of Edinburgh

CTI ACADEMIC ADVISORY PANEL

  • David Ford, Regius Professor of Divinity Emeritus, University of Cambridge
  • Robin Lovin, Cary Maguire University Professor of Ethics Emeritus, Southern Methodist University
  • Friederike Nüssel, Professor of Systematic Theology, University of Heidelberg
  • Peter J. Paris, Elmer G. Homrighausen Professor Emeritus of Christian Social Ethics, Princeton Theological Seminary
  • Jean Porter, John A. O'Brien Professor of Theology, University of Notre Dame
  • Jeremy Waldron, University Professor, New York University School of Law

Member Directory

Since its foundation in 1978, over three hundred research scholars have become members of the Center of Theological Inquiry. They include some of the most distinguished scholars in modern theology and related disciplines. We are honored to list all of them in this Member Directory.

SEARCH FOR A SCHOLAR BY LAST NAME

A

Denise Ackermann
A.K.M. Adam
Robert Adams
Atul Aghamkar
Roger Alford
Diogenes Allen
Johannes Anderegg
Gary Anderson
Neil Arner
Ann Astell
Jesudas Athyal
Ulrike Auga
Daniela Augustine

B

Ernst Baasland
Jeremy Begbie
J. Christiaan Beker
Richard Bell
João Biehl
Michal Bihary
Clifton Black
Brian Blount
Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski
Markus Bockmuehl
János Bolyki
Kari Elisabeth Borresen
H. Russel Botman
Larry Bouchard
Walter Bouman
James Bratt
Chandler Brooks
William Brown
Alexandra Brown
Don Browning
James Buckley
Gordon Burghardt
Coenraad Burger
John Burgess

C

Phillip Cary
Peter Casarella
Robert Cathey
Christophe Chalamet
Ellen Charry
Steven Chase
Yang-en Cheng
Luke Cheung
Shin Chiba
John Chryssavgis
Francis Clooney
John Coleman
Gary Comstock
Ernst Conradie
Alan Cook
Sidnie White Crawford
Oliver Crisp
Lee Cronk
Conor Cunningham

D

Brian Daley
William Danaher
Peter Danchin
Sheila Davaney
Ivor Davidson
Horton Davies
John Dawson
Martinus de Boer
Arthur De Jong
Frederik de Lange
Etienne de Villiers
Celia Deane-Drummond
David Decosimo
Angelo Di Berardino
Wendell Dietrich
Willem Drees
Nancy Duff

E

Rifaat Ebied
James Edwards
Keith Egan
Kathy Ehrensperger
James Emerson
Anver Emon

F

Gabriel Fackre
Margot Fassler
David Fergusson
Silvio Ferrari
P. Corby Finney
David Ford
Duncan Forrester
Stephen Fowl
Christofer Frey
Roland Frye
Agustín Fuentes

G

Botond Gaál
Beverly Gaventa
Charles Gerkin
Jan Christian Gertz
George Graham
Michael Graziano
Garrett Green
Niels Gregersen
Nick Grief
Thomas Guarino
Judith Gundry
Colin Gunton
David Gushee

H

David Hackett
Wilfried Haerle
James Haire
Gábor Halmai
Marci Hamilton
James Hanson
Paul Hanson
Douglas Harink
Peter Harrison
David Hart
Ray Hart
Stephen Hart
Thomas Hastings
Richard Hays
Jan-Olav Henriksen
Robert Herrmann
Dieter Hessel
Kenneth Himes
Nicola Hoggard-Creegan
David Hollenbach
Andrea Hollingsworth
Kevin Hughes
Edward Hulmes
George Hunsberger
George Hunsinger
Reinhard Hütter

I

Ephraim Isaac

J

Timothy Jackson
Barry Jacobs
Stanley Jaki
Werner Jeanrond
Peter Jeffery
Robert Jenson
L. Ann Jervis
W. Stacy Johnson
Dominic Johnson
Brick Johnstone
Paul Dafydd Jones
Donald Juel

K

Christopher Kaiser
Joel Kaminsky
Cleo McNelly Kearns
James Keenan
S.T. Kimbrough
Wilson Kimnach
W.J. Torrance Kirby
August Kling
Craig Koester
Wesley Kort
James Kritzeck
P. Travis Kroeker
John Kuykendall

L

Jacqueline Lapsley
George Lawless
Sang Hyun Lee
John Leith
Hillary Lenfesty
George Lindbeck
James Loder
I-to Loh
Friedrich Lohmann
Christoffel Lombard
Luis Xavier López-Farjeat
John Loughlin
Howard Louthan
Robin Lovin
Jessica Lowe
Jack Lundbom
Edmondo Lupieri

M

Neil MacDonald
Graham Maddox
Lois Malcolm
Joseph Mangina
Joshua Mauldin
John Mbiti
Bruce McCormack
Gerald McDermott
Timothy McDermott
Peter McEnhill
Alistair McFadyen
Alexander McKelway
Kathleen McVey
M. Douglas Meeks
Piet Meiring
Doron Mendels
Linda Mercadante
Paul Metzger
Carol Meyers
Eric Meyers
Daniel Migliore
Donald Miller
Marlin Miller
Patrick Miller
Basil Mitchell
Lucas Mix
Mark Modak-Truran
Samuel Moffett
Arie Molendijk
Evelyn Monsay
Densil Morgan
Christiaan Mostert
John Muddiman
Lewis Mudge
Markus Mühling
Jan Muis
Martin Mulsow
Valerie Munson
Benjamin Myers

N

Piet Naudé
Haruko Nawata Ward
Harold Nebelsick
George Newlands
Kam Weng Ng
Ed Noort
Victor Nuovo
Friederike Nüssel

O

Mary Ellen O'Connell
Peter Ochs
Gerbern Oegema
Hughes Old
Dennis Olson
Milan Opocensky
Richard Osmer
Sheryl Overmyer

P

Lalsangkima Pachau
Peter Paris
Susan Patterson
Herman Paul
Iain Paul
Clive Pearson
Amanda Perreau-Saussine
Nicholas Perrin
Catherine Pickstock
Ronald Piper
William Placher
Cornelius Plantinga
Marcus Plested
Petr Pokorny
John Polkinghorne
Robert Pope
Stephen Pope
Ute Possekel
John Puddefoot

R

Paul Ramsey
Catharine Randall
Arne Rasmusson
Gerhard Rau
Mark Reasoner
Esther Reed
Anne Marie Reijnen
A. James Reimer
Johannes Reinders
Russell Reno
Jong Sung Rhee
J. Deotis Roberts
Robert Roberts
Marilynne Robinson
Eugene Rogers
Philip Rolnick
Paul Rorem
Randall Ruble
Christopher Ruddy
Fleming Rutledge

S

Katharine Doob Sakenfeld
Robert Salters
Andy Sanders
Gerhard Sauter
Robert Scharlemann
Daniel Schipani
Jeffrey Schloss
Konrad Schmid
Heinz Schmidt
Leigh Eric Schmidt
Karl Schmitz-Moormann
Susan Schneider
Anita Schorsch
Thomas Schubeck
William Schweicker
Friedrich Schweitzer
Peter Scott
Jean-Loup Seban
Jayakiran Sebastian
Peter Sedgwick
Christopher Seitz
Colleen Shantz
Robert Sherman
Uwe Siemon-Netto
Ola Sigurdson
Frederick Simmons
Gary Simpson
Matthew Skinner
Dirk Smit
D. Moody Smith
Katherine Sonderegger
Robert Song
Richard Sosis
Janet Soskice
R. Kendall Soulen
R. Marston Speight
Michael Spezio
Eric Springsted
Max Stackhouse
Russell Stannard
David Steinmetz
Dominique Steiler
Andrea Sterk
Jeanne Stevenson Moessner
William Storrar
Michael Suarez
Scott Sunquist

T

Kathryn Tanner
Hans-Martien ten Napel
Günter Thomas
Bard Thompson
Walter Thorson
Christiane Tietz
Derek Tovey
David Tracy
Roger Trigg
Etienne Paul Trocmé
Josef Truetsch
Ludmilla Turkevich

U

Anthony Ugolnik

V

Olli-Pekka Vainio
Gijsbert van den Brink
Eddy Van der Borght
Cornelis van der Kooi
Jan G. Van der Watt
Leanne Van Dyk
Wentzel van Huyssteen
Howard Van Till
Allen Verhey
Miklos Vetö
Andrea Vicini
Aku Visala
Miroslav Volf
Rudolf von Sinner

W

J. Ross Wagner
Jeremy Waldron
Steve Walton
Joseph Wawrykow
Darlene Weaver
Walter Weaver
Stephen Webb
Moshe Weinfeld
David Weir
Michael Welker
William Werpehowski
Charles West
Delno West
Todd David Whitmore
Peter Widdicombe
Owe Wikström
Welsey Wildman
David Willis
Haddon Willmer
Ellen Wondra
Linda Woodhead
David Wright
T. John Wright
N.T. Wright
David Wu

X

Zhibin Xie

Y

Christine Yoder
Robin Young
Carver Yu

Z

Avihu Zakai

CONTACT US

The Center of Theological Inquiry

Henry R. Luce Hall

50 Stockton Street

Princeton, New Jersey 08540

Map & Directions

Tel. 609 683 4797

Email: cti@ctinquiry.org

Business Hours:

Monday to Friday: 9am - 5pm, EST

Supporters:

To inquire about gifts to the Center, please contact the Donation Manager, donate@ctinquiry.org

Scholars:

To inquire about our program and online application process, contact the Application Manager,
Office of the Director: apply@ctinquiry.org

General Inquiries:

During business hours, please contact the Center: cti@ctinquiry.org