Scholarship & Research
In the 1960s, Pope Paul VI along with Protestant and Orthodox scholars envisioned an institute that would be designed for scholars to live in residence and to pursue their individual research in a community setting. Today at Tantur, we can provide a home and community for those wishing to undertake individual, self-directed study and research in the Holy Land.
Our goal is to provide scholars with the basic tools they need to research and write, which includes access to our own world-class library and to the extensive libraries and archives found nearby in Jerusalem. Where you think it may support your work, you are also welcome to participate in our community life and, when possible, meet with other scholars in colloquia to discuss each other's work.
Tantur welcomes junior and senior scholars and researchers who wish to make use of the resources at our own Tantur Library, and have access to the rich collections at other libraries and archives in Jerusalem.
Under the leadership of the University of Notre Dame at Tantur, our library is among the largest Christian theological libraries in the Holy Land and Middle East. It is open to theological scholars from all over the world and for general use.
The Scholars Program is designed for junior and senior scholars, without regard to religious affiliation, who wish to research and/or write on a topic integrally connected to the Holy Land.
Senior Ecumenical Fellow
The Senior Ecumenical Fellow coordinates scholarly initiatives which serve the search for truth and unity among Christians.
Here, in this sanctuary set next
to the Hebron road,
not far from Jerusalem
or Bethlehem, two places beloved
by three faiths, I sit and reflect.