The IRCI comprises three research programs: Biblical and Early Christian Studies, Medieval and Early Modern Studies, and Religion and Theology.
Within these research programs, the Institute brings together scholars who have established international research track records in New Testament studies, early Christian studies, medieval and early modern studies, historical and constructive theology, and religious studies.
A major focus of research in this program is the extent to which different strands of early Christianity aimed to define themselves in relation to Jewish and Greco-Roman religious, philosophical, rhetorical, social, and cultural heritages.Explore research
The modern world has been built on self-conscious rejections of religious Byzantine and medieval pasts, and narratives of progression from the age of Renaissance and Reformation to the glories of the Enlightenment, the triumph of free-market capitalism and liberal democratic secularism.Explore research
The IRCI’s Religion and Theology program supports constructive work in the study of religion that incorporates a wide range of methodologies.Explore research