"What Westar has done is taken scholarship that's widely known among scholars and go public with it."

-Brandon Scott

Upcoming Events:

Praxis Forum
On Mother Earth and Father Time:
A Family Crisis
(June 10)
Registration now Available

Westar Mini-Seminar
On the Clobber Passages:
The Bible and Human Sexuality

(June 15 and 16)
Registration now Available

Westar Online Seminars

Welcome to Westar Institute

Honest scholarship in religion for the public

Home of the Jesus Seminar, Westar is dedicated to:

  • communicating cutting-edge scholarship on the history and evolution of the Christian tradition to the public
  • raising the level of public discourse about questions that matter in society and culture.

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