MA in Conflict Transformation
Dr. Bruce Dayton
Dr. Tatsushi Arai
Evangelicalism and peace and conflict studies are both salient topics in addressing current religious and political dynamics in the United States. Amid the realities and myths surrounding these topics, there are many complementarities and tensions between evangelicalism and peace and conflict studies, both real and perceived. One of evangelicalism’s most prominent academic institutions, Wheaton College, recently established a Peace and Conflict Studies Program, placing this program at the center of an unexpected relationship between peace and conflict studies and evangelicalism. This study examines the views of students in Wheaton’s Peace and Conflict Studies Program to explore how they see the relationship between evangelicalism and peace and conflict studies, as their voices provide a unique insight into this relationship. The research includes an analysis of current literature on evangelicalism and peace and conflict studies as well as interviews carried out with Wheaton peace and conflict studies students. Bringing these sources together, the research then assesses how the literature findings and the interviews compare and what that could mean for the relationship between evangelicalism and peace and conflict studies moving forward.
Christian Denominations and Sects | Christianity | Peace and Conflict Studies | Religious Education | Sociology of Religion
Bouwsma, Sophia, "Evangelicalism and Peace and Conflict Studies: A Wheaton College Case Study" (2019). Capstone Collection. 3168.