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“Westar is a community of scholars willing to work in public view on scholarship that matters. Understanding an empire and its family values has become all too relevant!”

-Susan M. (Elli) Elliott

Upcoming Events:

An Evening with John D. Caputo
Issues in Theology
August 27

The Jesus Seminar at 35
Brandon Scott and Lane McGaughy
September 15 and 16

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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