Values in Scholarship on Religion

Values in Scholarship on Religion (VISOR)

The Values in Scholarship on Religion Project (VISOR) is gathering information about the values held by scholars of religion (across a wide variety of sub-disciplines) so that we can have a more informed conversation around the academic table. Scholars within various academic fields have significantly varying opinions over questions of definition, methodology, and audience. One of the most obvious places of confusion and dissent surfaces around the belief that scholars of religion should pursue the same sort of intellectual objectivity as scholars in the secular academy. The VISOR team is amassing survey responses at as well as intentionally seeking out consultation and advisement from experts with diverse religious and political opinions.  Years active: 2015–Present.

Key Personnel

Ray Paloutzian
LeRon Shults
Ann Taves
Wesley Wildman