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CCCS, Calvin Center for Christian Scholarship, a center or Calvin College, Calvin College

Apply for a CCCS Major Grant

The CCCS exists to coordinate and provide leadership for the project of advancing and improving intentional Christian scholarship at Calvin College. Its purpose is to promote rigorous, creative, and articulate scholarship that addresses important theoretical and practical issues. To achieve this purpose, the Center provides one type of grant to apply for in the fall, Major Grants. Find out how to apply.

Recent Publications

beautiful light, roy m. ankerBeautiful Light: Religious Meaning in Film (Eerdmans, 2017)

Roy M. Anker

Closely examining nine critically acclaimed films, including Magnolia, The Apostle, American Gigolo, and M. Night Shyamalan's Wide Awake, Anker analyzes the ways in which these movies explore what it means to be human—and what it means, as human beings, to wrestle with a sometimes unwieldy divine presence. Addressing questions of doubt and belief, despair and elation, hatred and love, Anker's work sheds "beautiful light" on some of Hollywood's most profound and memorable films.

Learn more from Eerdmans.

Castle and Cathedral in Modern Prague, Bruce R. BerglundCastle and Cathedral in Modern Prague: Longing for the Sacred in a Skeptical Age (Central European University Press, 2017)

Bruce R. Berglund

Six million people visit Prague Castle each year. Here is the story of how this ancient citadel was transformed after World War I from a neglected, run-down relic into the seat of power for independent Czechoslovakia—and the symbolic center of democratic postwar Europe.

Learn more from Central European University Press.


CCCS Director Receives NEH Grant

CCCS director Dr. Susan M. Felch and Dr. Mark Rankin of James Madison University have received a 3-year, $335,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant to edit the writings of William Tyndale (1495-1536) for publication, in both print and online formats. Read more.


CCCS Research Fellow

Dr. Patrick Owens will be assisting Dr. David Noe (Calvin College) and Dr. Chad Van Dixhoorn (Reformed Theological Seminary) who received a Major Grant in 2015 for the Westminster Assembly Divines Translation Project. Learn more about this project.




Calvin College Press

Christian thinking goes where you go. Learn about the recent publications of the Calvin College Press.